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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
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Comfortable (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

       

      67% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 20 customers

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5.0

great shoe

By Jeffrey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Just as described. Very satisfied.

 
5.0

Best running shoe ever

By Agustina

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Love this shoe!

 
5.0

Southern Oregon Runner

By Southern Oregon Runner

from Oregon

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Bright Color helps with being seen on the road - Love It. Perfect Shoe - Have four pair.

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

      Absolutely the best running shoe...

      By Jerry

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      I've run in Asics since they were known as Tiger; the DS Trainers are the best - lightweight and good cushioning - they are the best....:)

       
      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

            Verified Reviewer

            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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