Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14

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Men's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER® 14 :: The lightest ASICS® in its class, this mainstay for performance runners is re-tooled to give you the supportive, responsive ride you loved in classic men's GEL-DS Trainer® models! 10.2 ounces

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PERFORMANCE STABILITY [?]
Get a lighter, more stable run in Performance Stability shoes. If you're a runner with average arches who likes to race, wants to go faster and enjoys better ground connection this is your shoe. Enjoy a smooth ride that's low to the ground and ideal for tacking on the miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.): Linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Solyte™ midsole material: Lighter than ASICS standard EVA and SpEVA with improved cushioning and durability
  • Space Trusstic System: Creates a pocket between the Trusstic System device and the midsole allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • ComfortDry Sockliner: Provides optimal cushioning performance in a cooler, drier, healthier environment
  • Asymmetrical upper: Enhances upper fit and comfort while minimizing the potential for irritation
  • Biomorphic fit upper: Provides a superior fit and function
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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe
 
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4.0

Smooth

By Black

from Hawaii

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

Excellant shoe for those not wanting a heavy pillow to run on. Good for forefoot runners. I wiegh 190lbs. and these work for me. Just because you weigh over 180 doesn't mean you have to get a full cushion shoe.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
 
5.0

Great running shoe!

By Bennetz

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    I use the DS14 for my regular training and it is great. It's light, comfortable and looks good. I have narrow feet and it is hard to find a running shoe that fits this well (the DS14 fits even better than the DS15).

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
     
    5.0

    would have to say that ...

    By Eric

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    would have to say that this is the best shoe of all time. the bad reviews must come from 20mi/weeker's... if that. you don't even need to tie the laces, just put the feet in and go. i ran for years in the kayanos, but a fortuitous run-in w/ these shoes and my running improved dramatically... close to running in bare feet but w/ all of the niceties of a kick-#!@ asics. your belief in this review of course is based on the assumption that you view asics as the best and only company that makes a competent running shoe for humans, not waffle irons.

     
    1.0

    After 80 miles of ...

    By cpeders1

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    After 80 miles of tweaking, these went back into the box. They gave me a hot-spot sensation on the bottom of my right foot and made the outside of my calf feel like I had been stung by a bee! It must be a defect with this pair because this is my first bad experience with Asics

     
    2.0

    the DS-T's are not a ...

    By Nick

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    the DS-T's are not a light performance shoe these days. The advertised weight is 10.2oz (for size 9 I guess), but this won't fit someone with a size 9 foot. A DS-T size 11 fits my size 10 foot, and this weighs 11.5oz, same as my Nike Air Spans. By contrast Mizuno Sub-3's have similar cushioning and weigh 7oz. I know it's not all about weight, but I think these are now made for the mass market, which is probably mid-pack runners.

     
    1.0

    Its a stiff shoe. It ...

    By PeterH

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    Its a stiff shoe. It pushes me into a heavier heel strike and flat take off. It has no 'sweet'-spot (1-2 inches forward of the mid section) responsiveness. Takes too much work to run in these shoes.

     
    5.0

    I started buying the DS ...

    By Greg

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    I started buying the DS Trainers when they first came out and it's been the only running shoe I've bought since. I've trained for 5k's, 10k's, half's and full marathon's in these shoes and they work great for each style of running and racing. The only way you'll catch me in something other than these is if they stop making them. They're super light, extremely durable and last forever.

     
    5.0

    I'm 6'2" and 172lbs ...

    By David

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    I'm 6'2" and 172lbs neutral runner. I've been on a few six mile runs, an 8.5miler, and some shorter tempo runs (6min/mile) with these shoes and am very happy. Light shoes with a good amount of cushioning without feeling too soft. Great all around trainer and race day shoe.

     
    5.0

    Great Shoe 10 or 12th ...

    By Greg B

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    Great Shoe 10 or 12th pair of Asics. I wouuld highly recomend getting fitted in store with there equiptment. I had been purchasing on line for years but finally stopped in and got fitted and the correct inserts and what a difference it made. The shoes were always comfortable to run in but I had heel pain the next day. Once tested and fitted with the proper inserts it completly dissapeared. Shoes are noce and light have run about 12 miles in the first 3 days right out of the box they have been great. No soreness hot spots or blisters. Oh amd lastly great pricing!!!!!!!!!

     
    5.0

    Ran DS trainers for a ...

    By Mike

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    Ran DS trainers for a long time. The last model was a dud but this shoe is great. Comfortable and well cushioned.

     
    2.0

    The DS trainers have ...

    By Matt

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    The DS trainers have slowly become bigger, slower, and fatter. I feel all asics have gone this way, much like mid-sized american cars. Every year they make the model bigger and heavier. After running in DS's for 4 years, they actually feel 1/2 size too big- mainly due to the fact the toe box has become so wide. It feels like they added a ton of extra material around the upper, and widened out the entire sole from front to back. They are indeed light, but by no means quick. Even the gel-speed star's are starting to feel this way.

     
    5.0

    i have been bought it on ...

    By goodsneaker

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    i have been bought it on line last month!the low price !high quality!

     
    5.0

    Finally back to what the ...

    By Paul

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    Finally back to what the DS trainer used to be. They hit a home run on this one!

     
    5.0

    these shoes are ...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    these shoes are great
    being a light weight stability shoe they do no not lack support or cushioning one bit highly recommend to all

     
    5.0

    Great shoe for training ...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    Great shoe for training and competing. Been using this shoe for my last 4 marathons and they work great, have enough cushioning and support for light pronator/neutral (normal arch). Also, the 10.2oz is a great weight for a long distance shoe.

     
    4.0

    Love this shoe! One of ...

    By Dane

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    Love this shoe! One of the best I have ran in! I am a neutral light weight runner and it works great for me.

     
    4.0

    Good shoe but gave me ...

    By Matt

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    Good shoe but gave me rubbing on the outside of my ankles.

     
    5.0

    I'm 6' 215 and have been ...

    By Gollie

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    I'm 6' 215 and have been running (training and races) in the 2140. I picked these up last week the day before a 10k and PR'ed. It was a very nice ride right out of the box. I don't think I will train in these but for me, this is a great racing shoe. Recommended!!!

     
    3.0

    5'11", 174pds, male - Avg ...

    By Steve

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    5'11", 174pds, male - Avg 25-30 mpw, U used to run in the DS Trainers up until last year. This new DS Trainer is too soft and clunky(in my opinion) as compared to previous models. I have run in the DS 14 for about a month and do not like it. I have been running in the Saucony Tangent and that is a better shoe. If you are looking for a Performance/STABILITY trainer, then I would not recommned the DS Trainer.

     
    4.0

    I gave it four stars ...

    By Jeremy

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 14 Running Shoe:

    I gave it four stars because I've only run in them once, a 6 mile run, but they're soft right out of the box and fit true to size again. I liked the DS12s, but they were not made in the size I needed (13.5). I then went to the Gel Speedstars, but they did not have enough support/cushion for me. These shoes feel soft, responsive, and smooth.

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    1.    Eric rated this product 5 stars
    Mon, November 23,2009:
    would have to say that this is the best shoe of all time. the bad reviews must come from 20mi/weeker's... if that. you don't even need to tie the laces, just put the feet in and go. i ran for years in the kayanos, but a fortuitous run-in w/ these shoes and my running improved dramatically... close to running in bare feet but w/ all of the niceties of a kick-#!@ asics. your belief in this review of course is based on the assumption that you view asics as the best and only company that makes a competent running shoe for humans, not waffle irons.
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    Sun, November 08,2009:
    After 80 miles of tweaking, these went back into the box. They gave me a hot-spot sensation on the bottom of my right foot and made the outside of my calf feel like I had been stung by a bee! It must be a defect with this pair because this is my first bad experience with Asics
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    Sat, October 24,2009:
    Its a stiff shoe. It pushes me into a heavier heel strike and flat take off. It has no 'sweet'-spot (1-2 inches forward of the mid section) responsiveness. Takes too much work to run in these shoes.
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    Thu, October 22,2009:
    the DS-T's are not a light performance shoe these days. The advertised weight is 10.2oz (for size 9 I guess), but this won't fit someone with a size 9 foot. A DS-T size 11 fits my size 10 foot, and this weighs 11.5oz, same as my Nike Air Spans. By contrast Mizuno Sub-3's have similar cushioning and weigh 7oz. I know it's not all about weight, but I think these are now made for the mass market, which is probably mid-pack runners.
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    Wed, August 19,2009:
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