Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16

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Men's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER® 16 :: This super popular lightweight trainer has been the perfect solution for those seeking fast action with added stability. Now in its 16th version, the men's ASICS® GEL-DS Trainer® has been fortified with a layer of dual density Solyte that enhances the feel and improves the overall ride. Tried and true fans will also be quick to notice that the addition of the Guidance Line adds efficiency through their gait cycle. Sure sounds like this shoe knows how to go with the flow. 10.0 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.®) (RUNNING): ASICS® Design Philosophy. Employs linked componentry that enhances the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Clutch Collar: A descendant of the Heel Clutching System, an Endoskelatal collar compliments the exoskelatal heel counter for a uniquely secure fit
  • Guidance Line™: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Propulsion Trusstic®: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage
  • Space Trusstic System®: This midfoot stabilizer creates a pocket between the Trusstic System® device and the midsole, allowing for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot function
  • Biomorphic Fit ® Upper: Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and the potential for irritation
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: An anatomically correct lacing environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit
  • Dual Density Solyte® Lasting: Employs different densities of Solyte® lasting material in heel and forefoot for improved comfort
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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (25)
  • Breathable (23)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Fast (22)
  • Cushions impact (19)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (7)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (26)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      70% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

DS Trainer 16 = mini kayano

By JLB

from Melbourne, AUST

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction

Cons

  • Heavy
  • No road feel
  • Poor Cushioning

Best Uses

  • Pavement

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

I've been cherishing my DS Trainer 14s for many months -years! I love the way they hug my feet, feel extra grippy and most of all how I feel fast in them. Not so with the DS Trainer 16s. I put these on and I barely feel a change from my daily Kayano shoes. They feel like mini-kayanos; heavy, very high heel with no road feel whatsoever. The DS 16s are definitely NOT a shoe I would ever consider racing in. I guess I have to switch brands because ASICS has designed this shoe into a dead-end. Too much trainer/stability feel and not enough speed.

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

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great Ride!

By Shoe Hog

from Vancouver, BC. Canada

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

    This version is great with a well cushioned (not too soft or firm) smooth ride. The fit is snug and just enough support that isn't in the way. The ride is better than the 15 with more forefoot cush and a lovely rolling transition. Asics please use the clutch collar on the 2000 series and kayano...time for a run.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very Comfortable

    By Desert Runner

    from Baqubah, Iraq

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

    I run about 75-85 miles per week. I go through a lot of shoes. I have been running on DS trainers for two seasons now starting with the 14's and loved them. My only problem has been the heels on the 15's and 16's have worn out quickly. Developing a hole in the liner and then to the heel cup. The first at ~150 miles and to the heel cup by ~300 miles. This could be to my own running style and do not want to discount the wonderful balance this shoe has to being lightweight and fast but able to provide great comfort and protection over hundreds of training miles. I run mostly on hardpack desert, treadmills and roads....

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great shoe

    By Senor phillips

    from San Diego, Ca

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

    Train pretty hard shoe feels great. The trainer is lightweight, flexable, and very comfortable. Great for someone putting in up to 70 miles a week

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good shoes, wrong label

    By Mac

    from Fort Wayne, IN

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

    I am 5'10" and weigh around 165 lbs and have been running for more than 20 years. I wore the DS Trainers 15 almost exclusively last year. They were one of my favorite shoes of all time. Needless to say I was looking forward to the new model coming out. These are great shoes and the fit is very consistent with the 15s. I have been training for ultras for a while and these shoes work perfectly. A great blend of cushioning an support.

    However, the only thing I have an issue with, is that this is NOT a lightweight trainer. Not even a little bit. The 16s are almost a full once heavier than the 15s and the added padding around the heal and ankle doesn't do what they designed it to do.

    Again, GREAT shoes, just don't advertise them as something they are not, i.e. a lightweight trainer.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A solid high mileage trainer

    By A runner pretending to be a triathlete

    from Williamsburg, VA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

      I bought this shoe to rotate in for some of my long runs and unstructured training. As a fan of the DS trainer 13's, I thought I'd go back and give these a try despite seeing a lot of reviews about ASICS making these shoes too robust. At first look, I'd have to say that I agree with them. Once I ran in them, though, I was very impressed. They feel fast and light on the feet, despite their heavier weight and abundance of features. I even raced an impromptu 5K in them and was happy with their feel and performance. I will still race in HM and less in Brooks T7 and Marathons in Brooks Launch, but these are going to stay in the rotation for my long training runs when I feel I need a little support. This is a great training shoe for an efficient runner who wants just a touch of stability.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Stop Changing the DS Trainer!

      By HIBen

      from Honolulu, HI

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor road feel
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

      Having run in DS Trainers since 2002, and recently through several pairs of the DS Trainer 15, there is a huge difference moving into the 16. It feels like an inch of cushion has been added to the forefoot. This has resulted in a stiffer forefoot, taller feeling in the shoe, less connected feeling with the road, and an overall sluggish feeling. I am in the best shape of my life and can't get rolling in these. I've been torturing my body by going on the fast runs in my worn out DS 15's.

      The days of the DS Trainer being a true lightweight and fast trainer are over it seems.

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

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome running shoe

      By Corbit.

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

        This was my first pair of asics. I previously had A pair of new balance running shoes. These Asics are by far the best running shoes I have ever owned!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fast and responsive!

        By Ruben Guadalupe

        from Cidra, PR

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

        I am currently training for my third marathon. These shoes perform great on the intervals and tempo runs. Also I have been used them on a 16 miler and the performance was pretty good too. I would be doing a 20 miler this weekend and I'm gonna use them. I'm a huge overpronator and these shoes are holding my stride. The only bad thing is that they fit half a size too big so I am planning to exchange them for an smaller size.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Not enough forefoot cushioning

        By Marathoner

        from PA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning
        • Uncomfortable
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

          I am a forefoot/midfoot striker who weighs 135 lbs. I felt there wasn't enough cushioning in the forefoot for any heavy mileage or long runs. I really wanted to like this shoe b/c I set my marathon PR in an earlier DS trainer version, but don't love the trainer 16. Maybe it's made for heal-strikers?

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels too wide
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I'm stuck on you

          By jlatc

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

            I've been in DS Trainers since 1995, now on my 43rd pair with the DS Trainer 16 1/2s (that's what I'll call the later model red 16s). Strange new feel to these flat laces; it remains to be seen how they work out. I cannot fathom a reason to even consider changing shoes; they've served me well through 40+ marathons.

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

            doesn't do anything really well

            By loyal Asics runner

            from Chicago

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact

            Cons

            • Feels sluggish

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

            I am a loyal Asics user. This shoe is kind of like an all-season tire, it does many things OK, but ultimately doesn't do any one thing very well. it doesn't give as much support/cushioning as a high mileage trainer like the Nimbus, or GT-2170, and it is not as good as a performer in the performance stability category then some of its competitors, like the Mizuno Wave Elixir. Its lighter than high mileage trainers but not as light as others in the same category, and it feels a little bit more sluggish than others in the same category. In addition, the laces always seem to come undone even double-knotting. Purchased thru RRS, won't try this model again until significant improvements are made.

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

            Two different 16s

            By Mensa Miler

            from Maine

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Fast
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

            I'm a 55 yo male, 6 feet, appx 165 and run 30-50 weekly, depending on work schedule. Have run for years in Keyanos and was looking to try something lighter. I purchased 2 pair of DS 16's this year, first the white shoes with the orange/pink laces and later a red pair with the flat, black and white ties. These are like 2 completly different shoes in the fit department. The white pair were quite tight in the toe box initially, the red pair fit great right out of the chute. I don't understand the change, but am glad it happened. As long as they keep making them this way, I'll keep buying.

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

            Love this shoe

            By BKing

            from North Carolina

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

              Very well balanced shoe for my needs: lightweight yet stable, nice cushioning yet responsive, comfortable but feels fast. I don't mind the heel clutch system as it doesn't hamper the fit or feel of the shoe, but it doesn't seem to hold my heel any better than other shoes I've worn. Still, I'm extremely happy with this shoe and am glad I made the switch to the DS-Trainer for speedwork and races.

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

              almost perfect

              By denny

              from Hurley WI

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control
              • Tight fit

              Cons

              • Few colors
              • Pinkish shoe laces

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

              I needed a pair of under-pronation running shoes for sprints up/down my 340' hard gravel driveway. These are the best so far. To further help with your shoe selection, go to Asics website.

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

              Great Running Shoe

              By stunice

              from Campbell, CA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                I run four to five times per week for between 4 and 6 miles and often am on the verge of a knee injury. Since I started running in these shoes, I have been pleasantly surprised at the cushion and stability these give my legs. I would highly recommend them.

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

                Good shoe, got what I was looking for.

                By Mac

                from Gulf Breeze, FL

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                  Fits like Asics which is to say a slightly wider toe box. Had been running in the 2000 series Asics for years so less cushioning in the DS Trainer but I was looking for a lighter shoe for races. This fits the bill. Not sure this would be a great shoe for someone logging a ton of miles but great for quick runs and races.

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

                  Lightweight and Fast

                  By BigBoyJohn

                  from Louisville, KY

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Only one color option

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                  I use this as a training shoe to get the feet stronger for race day when I wear the DS Racer. Has worked out great.

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

                  Good, but not the best of the DST line

                  By TomT

                  from Reston, VA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                    Not sold on the new heel design, but they are very comfortable to run in, which is what matters. I miss the DS 14's but these are still better for me than any other shoes out there.

                    Color is terrible.

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

                    Great changes made!

                    By Dr Quick

                    from raleigh

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                      Last version was a disappointment...this got back to original feel..I love this shoe and have owned about every version.

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

                      Awesome trainers.

                      By Road Scholar

                      from Maine

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                        Great for tempo runs and intervals.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        3.0

                        Skinny but good shoe!

                        By GuruDog

                        from Millbrook, NY

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                        • Low heel
                        • Toe box tight small

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                        I haven't bought the DS Trainer in some time because the Landreth came on line which was similar to the original Gel Lyte, but now the Landreth is growing in weight and bulk. Unfortunately, the DS TRainer is really made for small lightweight runners, but the Landreth assumes you are a tank. I'm looking for the in-between!

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

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great shoes horrible lace colors

                        By WK22

                        from seatte

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                          Great shoes. Never disappoint, but horrible lace colors. Who would want bright orange on the laces. Would recommend, but change the laces.

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

                          This shoe is IT, light and FAST!

                          By NRGY LAB Owner

                          from Boulder, CO

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Fast
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                          • Wears Out Quickly

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                          Light, fast shoe. Comfortable right out of the box! The shoe fits like a slipper and doesn't need any break in.
                          Sweet!

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

                          Asics continue to impress me

                          By La Mera Mecha

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Fast
                          • Good Traction
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                            I've been using the DS Trainer for 8 years now and with very few exceptions, it has been an outstanding shoe for running all distances. It provides just the right amount of support for a lightweight shoe. I alternate this shoe with another brand and I never get any kind of feet problems, even during peak marathon training.

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

                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Shoe is great, but........

                            By Nico

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Color choices

                            Best Uses

                            • Gym

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                            Great shoe, but the color stinks, why are the shoe laces colored? The light orange looks pink from the distance. I may get my butt kicked at the gym for wearing these.......can't wait for the DS 17 (bring back the blue!!!)

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

                            Great Shoes

                            By Dan

                            from Hope Mills, NC

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                              I run between 15-25 miles every week. I went away from Asics for about a year, and came back to these. They are light, fast, and have enough stability for longer runs. I've used them for sprint workouts, as well as distance runs. I can't say anything about their durability yet, as I've only had them for a few weeks. So far so good.

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

                              Nice update

                              By Mont

                              from Lubbock, TX

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                                I had the 14s, which seemed less substantial. These trend more to the "trainer" side of the racer-trainer spectrum, but are light enough to race in. I don't hesitate to take them out for long-ish tempo runs.

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

                                DS Trainer never disapoints

                                By Esbjorn1

                                from Stockholm, Sweden

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Fast
                                • Good Traction
                                • Hightech
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Mainstream

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                                I am on my 8th version of DS Trainer and it still never disapoints when a new model is launched. If you don't have very specific foot type needs it is the best allround combination of stability and lightweight you can get. Don't get fooled if you weight it in your hand, it still gives you lots of support. Running in mine every other day or so.

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

                                very good running shoes

                                By Klemen-KLM

                                from Kamnik - Slovenia

                                About Me Professional Athlete

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                                  I use this shoes for intervals and tempo runnings. I used DS Trainer 14 also for mountain marathon and I must say, they are unbealivable durable, fast and the grip is also good on wet rocky terrain. My favourite model.

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

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