Asics Gel-DS Trainer 14

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Asics Gel-DS Trainer 14
Asics may have returned to its older last but they've also introduced a new 'green' outsole which help it grip in the wet.

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The DS Trainer has gone back in time to its most successful incarnation, number 7. Having discovered that the last few versions came up small, Asics has returned to its older last. A new 'green' outsole contains rice husks which help it grip in the wet (as the rubber wears ...  Continue reading

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6 user reviews of Asics Gel-DS Trainer 14 See all

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Great all round distance racer! An out and out road shoe. Continue reading...
My favourite shoe, I have just ordered another 3 pairs! Continue reading...
A really good shoe suitable for training and racing. Highly recommended. Continue reading...
Most comfortable shoe I've worn in 4 years. Love the way the laces are angled inwards over the crest of your foot towards the big toe. Felt great for a 10K race, got PB!! (These have replaced my Nike Zoom Elite Continue reading...
Highly recommended Continue reading...


i am a neutral runner with low but no quite flat arches and have struggled with which shoes.

nb 1062 helped but weighed a ton and saucony arche are too hard so i get a bruised medial arch

currently running in brooks dyad which are good but again weigh a ton

i went to get some lighter/performance shoes and they suggested asics gel dst14

does anyone have experience with this


Posted: 24/05/2009 at 14:33

Interestingly, the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 14 has been "repositioned" in the structured cushioning category - and I am quoting the Asics "highlights 2009" catalogue I picked up a few weeks ago at the FLM Expo. So... this may not be the shoe for you anymore...?

Posted: 25/05/2009 at 21:53

You might try Mizuno. I fund the Wave Elixir and Wave Rider both comfortable.

Asics Kayano impressed me last time but does not appear to handle mud / wet well in terms of wear rates.

Posted: 21/06/2009 at 23:18

Kayanos have significant pronation correction.

Mizuno & New Balance both do nice lightweight trainers, better still how about this?

I have the previous year's version, best race shoe I've had so far.

Posted: 22/06/2009 at 23:10

40 minutes, the T6 is a pure racer rather than a perfprmance trainer which has more cushioning

i have tried the DS trainer 14 and they have very little correction but then again i am over 14stone

Posted: 23/06/2009 at 10:06

Like you I have a neutral stride and low arches, and also prefer training in lighter shoes - I'm under 10 stone so don't tend to need the extra cushioning or support. I swear by asics DS trainers. If you're not put off by the price they could be worth a go.

Less expensive and just as good I'd say are Mizuno's Wave Elixir and Wave Precision.

Also take a look at Nike Zoom Elite.

Posted: 24/06/2009 at 10:13

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  • Price: £90.00
  • Year: from 2009

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