Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15

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Women's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER® 15 :: Slight modifications to the women's ASICS® GEL-DS Trainer® 15, a lightweight trainer with mild stability, include better breathability and a slightly more open toebox. Don't worry! You'll recognize the same race-ready, cushioned platform you loved in the previous DS Trainer. 8.6 ounces

Minimal: Great for foot strengthening, speed workouts, and racing. Perfect training tool for Stability+, Stability, Neutral+ or Neutral runners.

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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
  • Propulsion Trusstic®: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Solyte® Midsole Material: Lighter than ASICS' standard EVA and SpEVA®, combined with improved cushioning and durability
  • Space Trusstic System®: An advanced system that creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for greater midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: Enhances upper fit and comfort while minimizing the potential for irritation
  • Biomorphic Fit® Upper: Provides a superior fit and function
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Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 40 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (37)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Breathable (31)
  • Fast (25)
  • Cushions impact (20)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (9)

Best Uses

  • Road running (29)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (37 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (32), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (29), Gym rat (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for racing

By Sharon

from Lebanon, MO

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

    I run 20-30 miles a week and do several 5 and 10k races each year as well as a couple half marathons. I generally train in an Asics Gel Kayano which I love. However, I wanted a lighter shoe that I could race in and still have the stability that I needed. A friend suggested these as she had some and was very happy with them. I am very pleased with mine as well. After training in a heavier shoe, these feel light as a feather when racing.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's back!

    By A.W. Runner

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

      I can't keep track of the numbers, but I used DS Trainers in 2006 and did awesome in them. They changed the design for a while and they ruined my feet. I have stayed away from them for years. I was angry they messed them up, and even when I heard they were fixed, I refused to come back. I never found a good replacement, so I finally gave in and bought the 15's. They are definitely back and I am starting to run well again. Since I have come back to these, I tried the Brooks Launch, which I like just as much. I am rotating the two and they are working very well. This shoe has the perfect weight for a light weight trainer... not too heavy, but enough cushion to train for the marathon distance.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love the DS Trainers!

      By Jill

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

      I have been buying the DS Trainers since model 11, and they are the only road shoe that always works for me; I love them! I have tried several other brands and other varieties of Asics, but I still keep coming back to the DS Trainers. I do buy them a full size larger for running, and they don't seem to last as long as other running shoes which is the only reason why I even tried the others! I might get 4 1/2 months out of them instead of the usual 6.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I bought 6 pairs of this shoe

      By Love2run

      from Newport Beach, Ca

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Poor Traction
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

      I love this shoe. I train about 45-55 miles a week and run about 4 marathons a year. Boston qualifier and finisher. This shoe is fast, light weight, and has great comfort and cushion. It does wear down pretty quick with the high mileage I run but It's still worth every dollar. I love them!!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good shoe

      By Actuaries Rock

      from Maryland

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

      These shoes feel pretty good right out of box. I've never worn DS Trainers before but have been wearing Asics for a long time and these shoes fit right in the size I always buy. I have only done one 2.5 mile run in them so far, so it remains to be seen how they wear over time. My only complaint is that I can see possible blisterage happening on longer, hotter runs. I was quite comfortable on the short run that I did, but I could feel that my toes were a little closer together in the toe box than in my other running shoes. I'll try them with toe socks to see if that helps. Overall, feels like a great shoe so far!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best trainer there is

      By Asics Runner

      from Vienna, VA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

      I use these shoes for fast training-intervals and races. They are light, very comfortable and great for this type training. I wouldn't use shoes for a Marathon, though. You should have more support for that mileage. The trade-off for such 'fast' shoes is they will only give you 200 miles or less. I've been wearing these DS trainers for years. These are very good compared to previous models. Size up 1/2 for good fit as usual.

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      While the trainer 15 is ...

      By jlc

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

      While the trainer 15 is still better than the 12 and 13, it is heavy, not very flexible and not snug enough for a performance trainer. It feels clunky on the foot and high off the ground. The roomier fit caused blisters on the bottom of my foot. Something the no other version of the trainer did (with the exception of the XII and XIII as I did not even purchase them). The X was the best version of the DS trainer in years. Until asics can get this shoe back to where it needs to be, I will be sticking with the Saucony Tangent.

       
      5.0

      favorite!

      By Frenchie

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

        This is my seventh pair of ASICS Gel-DS Trainers: I LOVE these shoes! I am a near-daily runner (~30 miles/week on average) and I have found no other shoe that agrees with my feet as well as these do. I have an average-to-high arch, and my feet are perhaps somewhat wider than average, though I never need to buy wide shoes. These shoes are comfortable out of the box and do not require breaking-in. I've never had a blister from them. I can't say enough good things about them!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great lightweitht trainer

        By Runnergirl

        from Milford, MI

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Minimalist cushioning

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

        I usually where the 2150, but wanted something a little lighter to wear on my lower mileage days. They are great for about 5 miles, but beyond that, the balls of my feet start feeling it. I run between 35-40 miles per week and these are perfect for short races and runs.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Shoe

        By runner Donna

        from Hilton Head, SC

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Covers all that I want
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Great with Jeans
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

          running for over 35 years and this shoe is one of the very best! Light, fast, yet enough support for longer races . Great Shoe!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          It does feel lighter!!!

          By floridarunnergirl

          from orlando, fl

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Small

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

          I have worn the 2100 series asics for many years and decided to try the trainer for my track workouts. I bought the exact shoe size I'm used to and it is definitely smaller. I would need another 1/2 size up to fit similarly. That being said, they really do feel lighter and therefore I feel like I have my "speed" shoes on for track. I can psych myself into running faster!!!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I keep buying this product again & again

          By Runner girl

          from Alton NH

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

            Love this shoe. I have bought about 5 pairs and will continue buying them. I highly recommend this shoe.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            great shoe

            By krun

            from utah

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Arch Support

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

            I work out 5-6 days a week. I am running aprx 20 mile a week. theses are great shoes. I also cross train. I feel like they have good traction, on the hard wood floor.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Love these shoes

            By ttennell

            from Tampa Florida

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

              I run about 20 to 25 miles week, These shoes are lighter tan the other Asics that I have worn in past. These and the new 16 i highly recommend this shoes to anyone who puts high millage on. No cons that I have found!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Best Trainer Ever!

              By KD

              from Ojai, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

                I have tried many running shoes and these are by-far my favorite! Lightweight but with enough cushion for distances up to a marathon.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Narrow Last

                By JCro26.2

                from TX

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Fast
                • Good Traction
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight
                • Poor Arch Support
                • Poor Stability
                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

                I was looking for a quick/light shoe for speed training, and for those with naturally narrow feet, this should be a good shoe. I have average (med/B) width feet, and the lasts of these shoes are very narrow. I feel as if I'm falling off the shoes constantly, and this gives me the feeling that the shoe is not durable (that it's falling apart). At this point, I wear it as a bouncing around town shoe only. Bummer. Love the color!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great, supportive light shoe!

                By PNW Running Girl

                from Kirkland, WA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accommodates orthotics
                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good stability shoe
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile racing shoe

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

                As a petite Asian woman with small feet (size 4 womens/size 2 1/2 kids), Asics shoes run short enough that I can wear them instead of having to resort to running in children's shoes (which might lack the support I need). I have very low arches and wear orthotics, and the Gel DS Trainer 15 accommodates them beautifully. Because I have such low arches, I cannot race in racing flats. I use these shoes to race in. They are much lighter and faster than my heavier trainers, (the Kayanos, which are more durable). The only drawback is how quickly I wear out the outsoles (I am a bit of a heel striker, though.) The Ascis Gel DS Trainer 15 is a great, comfortable shoe that fits my undersized,overpronating feet perfectly! They're surprisingly supportive for how light they are, and perfect for longer road races like half and full marathons as well as perfect for 5k's. Another plus: they're attractive looking shoes for all you running fashionistas!Originally, there was some kind of snafu when I placed my order, and Road Runner Sports contacted me. Even though I didn't receive the message in a timely manner (I was on vacation), RRS allowed me to resubmit my order and even honored the earlier sales price that had since expired. The service was courteous and professional, which I truly appreciated. It was a pleasure doing business with RRS.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great lightweight shoe

                By Sandra

                from New York, NY

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

                I love these shoes for training and racing.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Ascics run better

                By Tammy Shoe

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

                  I so totally love my new Ascics Gel DS shoe!! It is comfortabe, fits well and I swear I run better in it!! I even wear them to work. The fit is great for me [...]. I run over 30 miles each week and I have never been happier with a pair of shoes and I have had lots of pairs.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  i would buy this product again and again

                  By Pato

                  from Cliffside Park - NJ

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 15 Running Shoe:

                    this is a good long distance racing shoe.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    1.    jlc rated this product 3 stars
                    Tue, December 15,2009:
                    While the trainer 15 is still better than the 12 and 13, it is heavy, not very flexible and not snug enough for a performance trainer. It feels clunky on the foot and high off the ground. The roomier fit caused blisters on the bottom of my foot. Something the no other version of the trainer did (with the exception of the XII and XIII as I did not even purchase them). The X was the best version of the DS trainer in years. Until asics can get this shoe back to where it needs to be, I will be sticking with the Saucony Tangent.
                    2.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                    Mon, October 19,2009:
                    I was lucky enough to get them early, and I'm so happy I did. As a fan of the previous one, I'm happy to say the 15 has the same great fit and feel. Toes have room. Heel feels snug. I love this shoe!

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