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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed

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Men's ASICS® GEL-DS SKY SPEED :: The best in style, speed, and technology come together to create ASICS® latest, greatest invention, the GEL-DS Sky Speed. Best suited for the efficient runner, the construction enhances the foot's natural pronation, ensuring safe shock absorption in your natural gait. Built with ASICS's exclusive Impact Guidance System, the overall fit and flow provides unending comfort no matter how far you go. 9.8 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. 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
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: An anatomically correct lacing environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit
  • Guidance Line™: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Discrete Eyelets: Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort
  • 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
Product ASC1454 Review

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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (17)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Fast (16)
  • Breathable (11)
  • Cushions impact (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (16)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        95% 

        (18 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (19 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (12), High arch (4), Low arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Great New Shoe!!!!

    By Ned

    from Columbia, South Caroline

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

      I run on pavement on hilly roads. These shoes are GREAT! They have a rare combination. They are light, with great flexibility through the forefoot. But they have great support and good impact cush through the heel. And, they are easy on the legs. I train for anything from a 5K through the marathon. At the end of a training run my legs always feel fresh enough for a final push through the last miles. Most importantly, my legs feel good after the run so I go the next day. They are good on the hills, the flats, and the track. I train in these and have raced in these. They let let you hit your stride and feel easy doing it. I hope this is the beginning of a long line of these because I will definitely continue getting them.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Shoe

      By Frenchy

      from Clarksville, TN

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

        This is really a great shoe. I run mostly mid-long distances (half-full marathons)and wanted to try a lighter weight shoe compared to the landreth 6 asics I was using. These shoes did not disapoint; and for being light weight they are extremely durable, great cussion, and provide pretty good support. The only thing I would change is the color to something a little less flashy, but it's well worth the trade for th performance of the shoe.

        • 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)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic lightweight trainers

        By Jared

        from Portland,OR

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

            When I got these shoes, I'd been doing a lot of training in racing flats. I like to use as light and minimal a shoe as possible, but found the flats got uncomfortable at distances past about 10k. I was also wearing through them very quickly at full training volume. I've done several tempo runs and long runs in these and I couldn't be happier. They are light, flexible, and fast, with just a little cushioning for comfort.

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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            IF You Want an Incredible Ride

            By Ned

            from Columbia, South Caroline

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

              If the DS Sky Speed is a new shoe then we are in luck! I run on rolling pavement....nothing flat. And these shoes are just a wonderful ride. Impact is great on the downhills. The shoes are light, but have wonderful impact cush and support! It is easy to hit a smooth stride -- the have just enough flexiblity through the forefoot and wonderful support in the heels to let anyone feel comfortable. What is best is that near the end of a medium to long run (8 miles to 15 miles) these shoes let you feel that you have "legs" left to bring it home strong. These shoes are the rare combination -- light weight, cushy, great ride, and feel great at the end of the run. I will be buying these again and again.

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

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Orange delight

              By mytfst

              from Washington DC

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Minimal cushioning

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

              I race about 10 5ks a year and always in an Asics racing flat. I recently bought the Sky Speed as I wanted a shoe that was a little lighter than my typical trainer to do some faster road workouts. The 9.8 ounce shoe felt as light as my 6 ounce flat and provided more cushioning, but not as much as a larger/heavier trainer. I liked it enough to use it in a race recently and ended up winning it. Great shoe that is lighter and faster than it seems.

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

              fast and lightweight

              By ks in tn

              from jackson, tn

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                Liked the first pair so much I bought a second as a back up. I have run distances up to a marathon in these shoes with no problems. I like the light weight, fast feel, and minimal drop between the heel and toe.

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

                Finally, A Shoe He Is Happy With!

                By Ange-D

                from Smiley, Pennsylvania

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                  My husband had been an avid cyclist but due to where we live now, is unable to so he tried taking up running. He had his ideas about what shoe was ideal for him and wound up getting constantly injured. Finally, I picked this shoe for him to try and what do you know? I was right!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • High Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome lighweight everyday trainer!

                  By tsquaredohio

                  from Palm Springs, CA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                    This seems to be an ideal everyday trainer for me. I've taken them out for long runs up to 15 miles so far. They are light, low to the ground, yet seem to be very durable. I'm impressed!

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

                    I would buy this shoes

                    By Koko

                    from Barranquilla, Colombia , S.A

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Great with Jeans
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Non

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                    They are amazing

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

                    Finally found the shoe

                    By Glenn the runner

                    from Iowa City, Iowa

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                      I've been looking for a replace for the Nike Skylon which was revamped about 3 years ago, and this shoe finally seems to be the one. It is light, comfortable, cushioned and supportive.

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

                      Better than expected

                      By Bucket List Bob

                      from Tustin, CA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                        I purchased these shoes as a lighter weight alternative to my Asic 2110's (which I have worn for years) that I could wear for my first marathon. They performed great. During training I used them for my long weekend runs so that I would not wear them out quickly. Another great product from Asic.

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

                        superlight,superfast

                        By Mighty Mouse

                        from sydney australia

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                          [...]

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

                          Awesome shoe

                          By Sam

                          from st Paul, mn

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                            I've run a couple of times in these and love them. A little truer to size than last DS. Feel great - good blend of cushioning and support for me - male, 6'1", 150 lbs.

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

                            Fast, great compliment to the Nimbus

                            By ljg

                            from Ogden, UT

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Wears Out Quickly

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                              Lightweight and Fast, minimal support

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

                              Jury's still out, but so far I like them

                              By Runner Dave

                              from Joplin, MO

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Poor Cushioning

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                              Bought these to use for speed workouts and race day. I am a big time ASICS fans and normally run in Nimbus. So far I have been pleased with my Sky Speeds. They are light and very flexible (I really enjoy walking in these). Obviously you give up cushioning, but afterall they are classified "minimalist". With that said, I am a mid foot striker and Sky Speeds seem to have adequate cushioning where it counts.

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

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              great new shoe

                              By Jeff

                              from Laramie, WY

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                                I'm a 155 Lbs, 40-60 mi/wk runner. Most of my running is on roads with some light trail running and the occasional track or hill workout thrown in. I had been running on the Speed Star but the latest updates have been getting just a little to minimalist for me. The Sky Speed reminds me of the old Gel Lyte (the shoe the Speed Star replaced...) It has enough beef to it to protect my tender feet. If they keep the Sky Speed around I may yet someday forgive ASICS for getting rid of the Lyte.

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

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great everyday trainer

                                By madsciencenow

                                from carmel, in

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                                  I bought this shoe as an alternative to the adidas Boston which I found to be a bit heavy and clunky and to rotate with the Brooks Launch which I really like for maintenance and long runs. I've used the shoe for maintenance runs of 12 miles and feel pretty confident that I could use the shoe for long runs as well. I haven't used the shoe for tempo or track workouts; however, the shoe feels fast enough that it could probably be used for this purpose (I prefer the brooks green silence and adidas adios for these purposes). I've also run in the snow and rain and found the shoe to have pretty good traction and haven't noticed the shoe wearing out quickly. My only complaint is the price which seems high relative to other shoes with similar weight and features (e.g. brooks launch, adidas boston, etc.). I'm about 5ft 8inches tall, weigh 175 lbs., run between 65 and 85 miles per week, and am a slight underpronator.

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

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  The answer to replacing speedstar 3's.

                                  By fittorun

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                                    60+ mile per week runner 170lbs. I was looking for something to replace the speedstar 3's (as the 4's and 5's are terrible - see review). Well thankfully these answered my calling. They are almost as light as the 3's with a very similar feel to them when running. I believe the heel toe ratio is lower on this by tad and they a bit harder on the forefoot. This is not a cushion shoe by any means. I would use these for tempo run and the occasional long run.

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

                                    Nice and smooth

                                    By moov foreward

                                    from near vancouver, BC

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Fast
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

                                      Fits like the ds 15 for length. The midfoot wrap is nice. A smooth cushioned ride with good flexibility. Forefoot padding is good but not stellar. A good racer for 5k to marathon.

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

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