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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21

Item #04640
MSRP:$119.95
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Men's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER® 21 :: Run as light and stable as ever in the newly updated cult favorite, the Men's ASICS® GEL-DS Trainer® 21. Get that same perfect balance of speed and stability you've always loved in the GEL-DS Trainer® previous generations, as the 21 continues to incorporate all the treasured features. You'll get that same stable ride you've counted on from the lightweight Dynamic DuoMax® Support System and Propulsion Trusstic®, and you're sure to love the new Seamless Upper that will deliver a better and more comfortable fit.

Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System®: ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Dynamic DuoMax® Support System: Enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform comfort
  • Solyte® Midsole Material: A lighter weight midsole compound than standard EVA and SpEVA®
  • Propulsion Trusstic®: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage
  • Guidance Line®: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • DuoSole® Outsole: Reduces weight and enhances flexibility while maintaining traction and durability
  • 1000007713
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • WEIGHT: 9.1 ounces
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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (4)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Pronation control (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      60% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      80% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

MY new favorite shoe!

By Tim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

This shoe is now a staple in my rotation!

 
4.0

From an inveterate Asics user

By dale

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

Great light weight racing/training shoe. Better have good knees to run in these though. Always buy i/2 size up

 
4.0

Great shoe

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

Excellent shoe. I've been wearing these for 10+ years Light weight with just enough support and cushion provides a stable, smooth ride. These are great for everyday runs or racing. The only negative is they are a little tight across the top of the foot.

 
1.0

Punishing shoe

By peter

from Eagle, WI

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Poor Cushioning
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

      After wearing 15 to 20 pair of the original ds trainer I thought I would again give them a try. I used to wear them for running right out of the box with no socks. They were awesome and then asic changed the shoe.
      This version on a normal size foot is narrow with a tight toe box. The outer sole is unforgiving and they are even uncomfortable to walk in let alone run in. I wouldn't wear them to church. The color is abominable and the tongue slips. They're going back.

      Service and delivery comments:

      great

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Small Toebox

      By Eric

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

      Toe box is smaller than some of the other ASICS models

       
      4.0

      I would buy this sneaker again

      By William

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

      Needed a good trainer sneaker, after a few runs they are very comfortable

       
      3.0

      Gastly colo scheme!

      By Long-time DS Trainer User

      from South Carolina

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        Please offer in something other than the ghastly yellow/black color scheme! Hard for a long time Gel-DS Trainer user to stomach!

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

        Great, as always

        By Benjamin

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        As always--great shoes.

         
        5.0

        I would buy again.

        By Simon

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        Very natural product for my gait. I can run 1/2 marathons in them no problem.

         
        5.0

        Happy Trails

        By Stephen

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        Love the shoes, thanks

         
        5.0

        Super Shoe

        By Oregon Runner

        from Phoenix OR

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Great with Jeans
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        Great shoe - Love the bright color - Lightweight - Best Running Shoe

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

        Love the bright color..

        By Rodney

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        Great shoe and very comfortable and light!

         
        4.0

        I love this shoe but hate the startling color

        By colorblind

        from mill valley, california

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Pavement
        • Walking

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        I've worn the Gel trainer for years and find it the most comfortable shoe. But, please, more discreet colors like blue or grey.

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

        Always use ASICS

        By Derek

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        I have always used ASICS. What I like about the DS series is that it fits me and helps alleviate the leg pain I used to have.

         
        5.0

        glad I bought them

        By Brady

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

        light and comfortable… good for fast training and racing, but cushioned enough for personal satisfaction

         
        5.0

        Great product!

        By Mtnmini

        from Jasper GA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Pavement
          • Walking
          • Wet Conditions
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 21 Running Shoe:

          Works great with my fitness program.

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

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