Womens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed

Item #ASC1455
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Women's ASICS® GEL-DS SKY SPEED :: With improved fit and flow to comfortably carry you no matter how far you go, the women's ASICS® GEL-DS Sky Speed is ready to take on your world. Best suited for the efficient runner, the construction enhances the foot's natural pronation, ensuring safe shock absorption in your natural gait. Add to that ASICS's revolutionary Impact Guidance System, and you've got an incredibly smooth and cushioned ride that doesn't know how to quit. 9.1 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 ASC1455 Review

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Womens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (7)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Fast (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Cushions impact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (7)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        71% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A speedy, light ride

    By Rachel

    from Harrisburg, PA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

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

      I was initially a bit worried about trying these because they were brand new[...] I typically run in the Gel Cumulus did a marathon in the new Saucony Kinvara. After seeing the difference a shedding few ounces made, I became very interested in seeing what Asics had with lightweight shoes for longer road runs. I was very pleasantly surprised with how smooth and fast the ride is. The cushioning isn't abundant, but it's all very well placed within the structure of the shoe (although I will probably put a pair of foot inserts in them for 15+ milers). The return is moderate and not too springy. I found that these have less emphasis on the heel strike and forced a more even stride, which defnitely helps with the faster, lighter run. I will say that I didn't get the same kind of performance out of them when I did a test run on a treadmill. I found that the smooth, responsive ride wasn't there and the return was a little wobbly when the belt was put at faster speeds. The asymetrical lacing is something I hope Asics does with all new generations of shoes. It makes such a difference in the comfort and security of the laces. Additionally, I love the color. The bright, visible yellow gives that extra feeling of security when the sun isn't maximum. These only get 4 stars because I've only logged about 50 miles on the Sky Speeds so far. At this point, I'm impressed enough to get another pair and hope that their "endangered" status doesn't mean that Asics is pulling them already. I don't know if I'll pass up the 6.7 ounce Kinvaras for marathon day; however, I could definintely get used to using these for each subsequent training program and all of my road runs as long as they provide the same kind of high-mileage durability Asics typically delivers.

      • 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)

       
      4.0

      Asics Always Delivers!!!

      By Lakerunner Girl

      from Lake Palo Pinto, TX

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

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

        Was looking for a lighterweight shoe...tried another brand, but felt pinched in the toebox...The Sky Speed felt good right out of the box...nice roomy toe box, and very light...Asics has always performed well for me.

        • 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

        Great shoe, Love them!

        By love to run

        from Hermosa beach, Ca.

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

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

          Just got these shoes, run everyday , fit perfect , comfortable. Why are they discontinuing this shoe. Was going to buy more, but now worried about what they know that we don't about this shoe. These just came out! Does anyone have any answers.

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

          Light and Fast

          By HIlarysun

          from Tennessee

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

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

          I used these for running in Afghanistan while deployed and loved them. SInce I can not wear my toe shoes in uniform these where a good choice for minimalist shoes.

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

          2nd pair in 5 months - LOVE THEM!

          By HKJ

          from Canada

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Flexible
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

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

            This is my second pair of these shoes in about 5 months, running 40+ miles per week.
            For a lightweight trainer, they have good durability and cushioning.
            They are light, flexible, comfortable, and fast. Good for speed work and races, and if you're an efficient runner can easily do 15+ mile long runs in these.
            The off-set laces keep the tongue from slippping off to the side.
            All-round great shoe. :-)

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

            FInally a perfect shoe!

            By mp

            from Scottsdale

            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 Womens ASICS GEL-DS Sky Speed Running Shoe:

              Long runs, fast runs, trail runs, track.

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

              awesome!

              By heatherkj

              from BC

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Haven't found any yet

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

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

              So happy to see that Asics finally made a neutral equivalent to the DS Trainer. :-)
              DS Trainer was my favorite until I outgrew the need for stability.
              These are the perfect combination of light, flexible, cushion and fast.
              Would be great for racing if you're not quite ready for a full-on flat.
              The fit is very similar to the Kayano (years ago, as I remember) and DS Trainer. The asymetrical laces keep the tongue from slipping off to one side.
              All round great shoe for everything from long/slow days to races.

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

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