Asics Gel-DS Trainer 14

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Trent_Otter
Reviewed: 29 December 2009

Great racing shoe for distances of half marathon to marathon. Feel responsive with ample protection.

I love the balance of support and responsiveness. They lace well. I have absolute confidence in these for my Marathons, with back to back PB's since using them. I use them for olympic + distance triathlon too with elastic laces. They have adequate responsiveness for track reps. I don't know if their lacing arrangement towards the big toe seems to make a difference.
None really. Could add rocket pack for mile 24 onwards in marathons? You can get away with a lighter shoe for Sprint Tri's, 5K's etc.
Great all round distance racer! An out and out road shoe.
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Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
5.0

Trent_Otter would recommend this product
David Broadley
Reviewed: 26 October 2009

FEELS LIKE RUNNING ON AIR

Incredibly light, fit like a glove, whilst being supportive to the moderate pronator. Despite being billed as a faster trainer/2nd pair, these are so good I just alternate between pairs of these.
Perhaps not for those with severe biometric needs or BMI >28
My favourite shoe, I have just ordered another 3 pairs!
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Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Value:
4.0

Mark@LansonRunning
Reviewed: 14 October 2009

LIGHT BUT STILL CUSHIONED

Well cushioned for lighter weight shoe. Mild stability would suit neutral runners too over long distances.
Quite expensive and heel fit took a while to get right with loop lacing.
A really good shoe suitable for training and racing. Highly recommended.
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Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Value:
3.0

Nijsy
Reviewed: 26 August 2009

COMFY, SNUG & LIGHT

Comfy and light for a support shoe.
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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 +4 and the Asics are by far more superior...
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Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Value:
4.0

David Shardlow
Reviewed: 29 April 2009

SUPERB LIGHT BUT SUPPORTIVE SHOE

Really comfortable
Enough support for mild over-pronators
Very light
Excellent fitting service from the ASICS Store in London W1
Not cheap
Highly recommended
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Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Value:
3.0

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