Asics GEL-DS Trainer 16

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Asics GEL-DS Trainer 16
A shoe that's versatile enough for both high mileage and speedwork.

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What's new? Asics introduces a new and slightly lighter midsole construction designed to encourage efficient gait. Fit is improved with the addition of a new heel unit combining memory foam and a collar tightener linked to the top lace eyelet.  We say An unexpectedly cushy ride for such a close-to-the ground, go-fast ...  Continue reading

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2 user reviews of Asics GEL-DS Trainer 16 See all

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After 6 months of racing AND training in the Ascis DS-racer-8 shoe for both 10k and half-marathon distances I was looking for something for higher mileage as I get back in to marathon training over the next six Continue reading...
More than happy! I'm glad I splashed the cash - normally I look for medium priced shoes. Achilles Heel have them at £70 (RRP £92)for the old (better, less garish) colour. Continue reading...


I have found that the foam in the heel of later ASICs DS and kayono wears away quickly leaving a hard plastic component that digs into the side of my heel causing blisters. Have they changed something in the construction? I have not found this with other makes as the hard plastic component is higher, so it does not dig in or cause the foam to rub away.

This is a shame as iI really like the shoe, but it does not last long enough nowadays

Posted: 06/07/2011 at 17:41

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  • Price: £90.00
  • Year: from 2011

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