Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13

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Women's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER® 13 :: Your favorite lightweight trainer is back with a few updates. At your request, the women's ASICS® GEL-DS Trainer® 13 gives you a slightly roomier forefoot, added flexibility and cushioning, and asymmetrical lacing for a very natural fit. 7.6 ounces

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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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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  GEL-DS Trainer 12
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|GEL|Forefoot|GEL
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Dual density compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather
  • Country of Origin: China

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5.0

Anyone remember the gold ...

By Jen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

Anyone remember the gold one back in 2002? Anyway, I have a huge bunion and despite that, the toe box is not too small. This is an awesome training shoe, hence the name-but not for more than say a half marathon. Best shoe for me, neutral foot, bunions and someone who likes stability but not heavy shoes.

 
4.0

Not as good as the 11, ...

By Galeo77

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

Not as good as the 11, but they are the next best thing. The 11's were perfect! Like wearing a slipper. The tonge on the 13 tends to roll in, so you have to be sure they are good and flat when you put them on. Still wishing for the 11, until then, these will have to do.

 
4.0

I became a devoted DS ...

By Michelle

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

I became a devoted DS Trainer 11 fan (best shoes ever!) after a struggle to find just the right shoe because I have a tendency to blister at the ends of my toes. They were soon replaced with the DS 13, which was awful, but I stuck with it. I have thrilled when they kinda of brought a bit of the DS 11 back in the 13, but they are still not quite the DS 11. However, these are still the best running shoes out there. I did have to go up two sizes to avoid the blisters at the toes. The DS Trainers are light, and provide just enough support for my gait. I set a PR at Boston in April in these shoes, and I adhere to the philosophy that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There is NO perfect shoe. I have tried them all...Brooks, New Balance, Mizuno, Nike...and always end up right back to my trusty Asics!

 
2.0

Worst DS Trainer since it ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

Worst DS Trainer since it came out. I used to love these shoes and don't run in anything else. I bought the 13 and got blisters the first time I ran. It hurt my toes and the heal. It was not a great experience. I expect much more from this shoe that I used to love. I have to find a new pair to replace my old DS Trainers.

 
4.0

I stumbled across a pair ...

By Danielle

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

I stumbled across a pair of 11's and they were the best shoes I have ever owned. I ran my best marathon in them. The 12's were miserable, and I was eagerly waiting for the 13's. The 13's are everything you expect from Asics; I have never had problems with my toes feeling cramped, or the laces being weird. I stocked up and bought 4 pairs of these, just in case the 14s turn out to be duds.

 
4.0

i like them but some ...

By xc

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

i like them but some people dont they have a narrow toe box so this is for somebody with narrow feet

 
1.0

these were the worst ...

By DS TRAIN-NO

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

these were the worst shoes i have ever purchased. I ran boston marathon in the nimbus 9, with a wider toe box and recently ran nyc marathon in these and had to slow down b/c of pain and when i took them off i had 8 blisters. not a good long distance shoe. Stick to 4-5M in these MAX.

 
2.0

I am disappointed in both ...

By ju

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

I am disappointed in both the 12 and 13. Despite ordering a half size larger than I normally wear, these shoes hurt the edges of my toes. I ran a marathon in them and ended up with toes hurting. I wish I could get my hands on a 11.

 
3.0

I have run in DS Trainers ...

By Paula

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

I have run in DS Trainers since they came out in '97 and never had a problem with them until this update. Although the 13s look great, the offset seam on the outside of the toe chafes between my third and fourth toes causing blisters. Other than that, I like the shoe. The seam needs to be dealt with as many of the complaints here highlight the same problem.

 
5.0

Light and comfortable! I ...

By Marathoner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

Light and comfortable! I did have to go a 1/2 size up from my normal Asics size othwerwise my toes would have been squished. I love the colors and the new lacing design.

 
2.0

I too am a fan of the ...

By colleen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

I too am a fan of the 11s. I was bummed to find that the 12s had so many changes made to them and waited on the 13s to come out. They were still shorter than the 11s and I had to go up 1/2 size. Now the shoe felt too wide and loose in the heel. And my toes still took a beating from the changes made to the uppers. I returned the shoes and went back to Saucony after years with Asics. So long Asics!

 
3.0

I can't stand this new ...

By cathy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

I can't stand this new update. The offset lacing system causes the upper to chafe the tops of my small toes. And something on the inside heel of the shoe presses in so tight it started causing pain. Definitely returning these.

 
1.0

hurts the toes sooo bad.

By Shion

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

hurts the toes sooo bad.

 
5.0

Wow! what a wonderful ...

By Hillary

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

Wow! what a wonderful update. It's light, fast and I like the new lacing system because it provides the fit that a performance trainer should have. Best shoe of '08 hands donw.

 
4.0

I used the DS trainer 11 ...

By Diane

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

I used the DS trainer 11 for interval training and racing. It was just the right level of cushion, stability, and fit. The 12 was not good at all for me. I was excited to see the 13 come out with some solutions to the problems of the 12. The biomorphic stretch on the toe box does not give as much as the 11 and the shoe is shorter than the other versions. So now I am in between a 7.5 and 8. The lacing system did not bother to much. I don't see why they can just bring back the 11.

 
3.0

i was hoping this shoe ...

By donna

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 13 Running Shoe:

i was hoping this shoe would bring back
the great features of the 11, but no such luck. i sized up and it still hurts my toes. the 11 was the greatest shoe ever,and these last two versions have been so disappointing by comparison.

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1.    Jen rated this product 5 stars
Fri, January 23,2009:
Anyone remember the gold one back in 2002? Anyway, I have a huge bunion and despite that, the toe box is not too small. This is an awesome training shoe, hence the name-but not for more than say a half marathon. Best shoe for me, neutral foot, bunions and someone who likes stability but not heavy shoes.
2.    Galeo77 rated this product 4 stars
Thu, January 15,2009:
Not as good as the 11, but they are the next best thing. The 11's were perfect! Like wearing a slipper. The tonge on the 13 tends to roll in, so you have to be sure they are good and flat when you put them on. Still wishing for the 11, until then, these will have to do.
3.    Michelle rated this product 4 stars
Sat, January 03,2009:
I became a devoted DS Trainer 11 fan (best shoes ever!) after a struggle to find just the right shoe because I have a tendency to blister at the ends of my toes. They were soon replaced with the DS 13, which was awful, but I stuck with it. I have thrilled when they kinda of brought a bit of the DS 11 back in the 13, but they are still not quite the DS 11. However, these are still the best running shoes out there. I did have to go up two sizes to avoid the blisters at the toes. The DS Trainers are light, and provide just enough support for my gait. I set a PR at Boston in April in these shoes, and I adhere to the philosophy that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There is NO perfect shoe. I have tried them all...Brooks, New Balance, Mizuno, Nike...and always end up right back to my trusty Asics!
4.    DS TRAIN-NO rated this product 1 star
Fri, November 07,2008:
these were the worst shoes i have ever purchased. I ran boston marathon in the nimbus 9, with a wider toe box and recently ran nyc marathon in these and had to slow down b/c of pain and when i took them off i had 8 blisters. not a good long distance shoe. Stick to 4-5M in these MAX.
5.    ju rated this product 2 stars
Tue, October 28,2008:
I am disappointed in both the 12 and 13. Despite ordering a half size larger than I normally wear, these shoes hurt the edges of my toes. I ran a marathon in them and ended up with toes hurting. I wish I could get my hands on a 11.
6.    xc rated this product 4 stars
Fri, October 10,2008:
i like them but some people dont they have a narrow toe box so this is for somebody with narrow feet
7.    Anonymous rated this product 2 stars
Tue, September 09,2008:
Worst DS Trainer since it came out. I used to love these shoes and don't run in anything else. I bought the 13 and got blisters the first time I ran. It hurt my toes and the heal. It was not a great experience. I expect much more from this shoe that I used to love. I have to find a new pair to replace my old DS Trainers.
8.    Danielle rated this product 4 stars
Thu, September 04,2008:
I stumbled across a pair of 11's and they were the best shoes I have ever owned. I ran my best marathon in them. The 12's were miserable, and I was eagerly waiting for the 13's. The 13's are everything you expect from Asics; I have never had problems with my toes feeling cramped, or the laces being weird. I stocked up and bought 4 pairs of these, just in case the 14s turn out to be duds.
9.    Paula rated this product 3 stars
Tue, May 20,2008:
I have run in DS Trainers since they came out in '97 and never had a problem with them until this update. Although the 13s look great, the offset seam on the outside of the toe chafes between my third and fourth toes causing blisters. Other than that, I like the shoe. The seam needs to be dealt with as many of the complaints here highlight the same problem.
10.    donna rated this product 3 stars
Tue, May 13,2008:
i was hoping this shoe would bring back the great features of the 11, but no such luck. i sized up and it still hurts my toes. the 11 was the greatest shoe ever,and these last two versions have been so disappointing by comparison.
11.    colleen rated this product 2 stars
Fri, March 14,2008:
I too am a fan of the 11s. I was bummed to find that the 12s had so many changes made to them and waited on the 13s to come out. They were still shorter than the 11s and I had to go up 1/2 size. Now the shoe felt too wide and loose in the heel. And my toes still took a beating from the changes made to the uppers. I returned the shoes and went back to Saucony after years with Asics. So long Asics!
12.    Diane rated this product 4 stars
Mon, March 03,2008:
I used the DS trainer 11 for interval training and racing. It was just the right level of cushion, stability, and fit. The 12 was not good at all for me. I was excited to see the 13 come out with some solutions to the problems of the 12. The biomorphic stretch on the toe box does not give as much as the 11 and the shoe is shorter than the other versions. So now I am in between a 7.5 and 8. The lacing system did not bother to much. I don't see why they can just bring back the 11.
13.    Marathoner rated this product 5 stars
Wed, February 20,2008:
Light and comfortable! I did have to go a 1/2 size up from my normal Asics size othwerwise my toes would have been squished. I love the colors and the new lacing design.
14.    Shion rated this product 1 star
Mon, February 18,2008:
hurts the toes sooo bad.
15.    cathy rated this product 3 stars
Thu, February 14,2008:
I can't stand this new update. The offset lacing system causes the upper to chafe the tops of my small toes. And something on the inside heel of the shoe presses in so tight it started causing pain. Definitely returning these.
16.    Hillary rated this product 5 stars
Sat, February 09,2008:
Wow! what a wonderful update. It's light, fast and I like the new lacing system because it provides the fit that a performance trainer should have. Best shoe of '08 hands donw.

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