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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22

Item #13079
MSRP:$119.95

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Men's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER® 22 :: Run light, stable and strong in the updated Men's ASICS® GEL-DS Trainer® 22 running shoe. Leave miles in the dust with a full-length FlyteFoam™ midsole that's extra light and super cushioned thanks to organic fiber reinforcements. Stabilize your strides with the Impact Guidance System® giving you natural feeling support. Let technology propel you with a midsole that mimics your foot's connective tissue to load and release with forward spring. Plus, your GEL-DS Trainer® 22 fits your heel snug so you move more efficiently and maximize your hard work.

Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System®: Enhances the foot's natural gait
  • External Heel Clutching System™ technology: Provides improved support and creates an improved heel fitting environment
  • Propulsion Trusstic® technology: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as the foot enters propulsion stage
  • Full Length Flytefoam™ midsole: Provides unrivaled lightness and maximum cushioning in every step
  • 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
  • Duosole® outsole: Reduces weight and enhances flexibility while maintaining traction and durability
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  • Drop: 10 mm
  • WEIGHT: 8.0 ounces
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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Excellent shoe

By Terry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

Excellent shoe. PRed first race with them.

 
5.0

A+++ for Mens Asics Gel-DS Trainer 22.

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

I was looking for another running shoe to add to the lineup and read a good review from an old cross country runner. Being one myself I took his advice and boy am I glad I did. Great shoe, easy break in, I think I wore them around the house the night they showed up and took them out for 10 miles the next day. Great responsive shoe, couldn't be happier.

 
5.0

Best iteration in years.

By Troy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

Ran a half ironman in them yesterday and it was awesome! I'll say one thing about sizing. I run most runs in the Kayano and wear a 10.5 with thick socks and have plenty of room. I can wear the same thick socks with these, but they are VERY snug and tight. I could prob go up to 11 in those socks. Race day I wear thinner socks and it wasn't an issue. Wonderful shoe! Been using it for years.

 
5.0

yes please

By Matthew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

I am looking forward to running my tenth marathon in this shoe! I have run most of my previous marathons in earlier versions of this shoe.

 
4.0

Light yet stable

By smjazz

from Oldsmar, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Road Running
    • Treadmill
    • Walking

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

    Just bought 22's and have run 100 miles on 21's. If you're looking for a light shoe with just a bit of stability control, this shoe is a good fit. I normally wear a neutral shoe, but tried the DS Trainer after a bad experience with the latest Cumulus. While the arch is not quite as tall as the Cumulus and the cushioning is not quite as soft, I found the DS Trainer more than adequate for short runs (5k). There is sufficient cushioning and good road feel. Plus the lightness of the shoe is a nice feature. My son, who is 37, ended up buying a pair after I told him how much I liked them. He was surprised about how good this lighter shoe feels.

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

    A Blast from the Past

    By Leonard

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

    I ran exclusively in DS Trainers for over twenty years . . . Then, a few years back ASICS started "tweaking" them, and I no longer found them my running shoe of choice . . . About the same time, I began a rather drawn out process to resolve some cardiac issues . . . Well, the old ticker settled down, and I started back to running regularly a few months ago and thought I'd give the Trainers another go . . . Good decision . . . While they seem a bit narrower than I remember, the overall feel from the past was there . . . I hope ASICS leaves them alone for a few cycles, because its nice to have my old friend back . . .

     
    3.0

    Good while it lasted

    By Ted

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

    I've worn this shoe for years & years
    At least the earlier models the current
    One ds trainer 22 ha some characteristics
    Of other years, light, responsive, great traction
    But this model seemed to wear out after
    Few hundred miles and started leaning in
    On left shoe bothering my planter facia

     
    4.0

    Narrow

    By Alexandra

    from undisclosed

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

    Really comfortable, but uncharacteristicly narrow for Asics. Wish they came in a wider width!!

     
    5.0

    Looks like a keeper.

    By A.

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

    I have been running, walking and in the gym. Feels great.

     
    5.0

    Best version yet

    By EGrunner

    from Pontiac Mi

    About Me Professional Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement
      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

      I have worn every version of the shoe. With the 65-70 miles a week I put in they last me about 3 month before needing another pair. I like the new flyte foam technology instead of the Gel cushioning system and I was hoping the shoe would last longer but it seems to hold up the same. This version of the shoe is great but wish they had more color options like traditional Asics

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

      Turbo Charged!

      By Marc

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

      Light, fast, stable. Excellent running shoe and looks turbo charged! Aloha & Cheers!

       
      5.0

      Great for faster workouts!!

      By Joel

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

      A great tempo and hill repeats shoe!

       
      4.0

      Light

      By Paul

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

      Light

       
      5.0

      Great DS Trainers

      By Mark

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

      Great shoes; like the new design. Lightweight, great trainers for most distances. Highly recommend.

       
      5.0

      Great Shoe

      By Larry

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

      This is a great 22nd version of this shoe. If the previous versions have worked for you this one will do the same.

       
      3.0

      Why did the change a great shoe?

      By BretS

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

        I have worn almost every version of the DS trainer. Best overall shoe I've ever had. The new 22 is a miss. The ride is good but the shoe is so narrow now that it cramps your toe. I don't have a wide foot either.
        Disappointed to have to return them.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Fast and light weight

        By Tom

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

        Purchased shoes one week before a marathon and put 20 miles on them. Ran the marathon in these with no problems. No blisters and no rubbing. Finished 4 seconds over my personal record for a marathon. Love the shoes. The fit was great right out of the box.

         
        4.0

        Ds Trainers has very nice updates

        By Ted

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

        nice ride for me reminds me of some of the older models of ds trainers that I always had as my shoe of choice.
        Light, responsive a little support and great traction on the roads. Wore it at a 15k race on Sunday
        Felt great on a hilly course for me but I'm a forefoot striker.

         
        2.0

        Much different fit than previous versions

        By William

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

        I ran Ironman Hawaii in DS-Trainer V3-- so I'm old. The DS Trainer has been my go to shoe for 20 years. There have only been one or two misses and unfortunately for me #22 is a big miss. It is much narrower, has too much added stability (hurt my arch instantly) and I could tell that the toe seam was going to give me a blister. I made one loop around the kitchen and sent them back.

        If the shoe fits, then it is for you. Unfortunately the fit has drastically changed and now I'm looking for a new shoe.

        With all that said, this is why you shop at road runner and their no hassle return policy. You would never get that from a store.

         
        1.0

        shoes

        By chandra

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

        very poor and they are too tight for my legs. I got several blisters on feet fingers

         
        5.0

        DS Trainers are still awesome

        By Daniel

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 Running Shoe:

        I've been running in DS Trainers for 25 years. The 22 is great. Past DSs ran 1/2 to 1 size large. These were 1/2 size large at most. I'm glad they choose subdued colors this time unlike former neon colored shoes.

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        You have to see the Men's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22 in action! Watch the video, and take advantage of Matt's expert knowledge as he shows you everything you need to know about the Men's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 22, including how you'll love the full-length Flytefoam midsole, Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems, Impact Guidance System, and Duosole outsole.

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