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Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16

Item #ASC1463
MSRP:$109.95
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Women's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER® 16 :: Now in its 16th version, the super popular women's ASICS® GEL-DS Trainer® has been fortified with a layer of dual density Solyte that enhances the feel and improves the overall ride. Light and quick with improved cushioning, this trainer is the perfect solution for those seeking fast action with added stability. Tried and true fans will also be quick to notice that the addition of the Guidance Line adds efficiency through their gait cycle. Sure sounds like this shoe knows how to go with the flow. 8.5 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for 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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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
  • Clutch Collar: A descendant of the Heel Clutching System, an Endoskelatal collar compliments the exoskelatal heel counter for a uniquely secure fit
  • Guidance Line™: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Propulsion Trusstic®: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage
  • 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
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design: An anatomically correct lacing environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit
  • Dual Density Solyte® Lasting: Employs different densities of Solyte® lasting material in heel and forefoot for improved comfort
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Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Cushions impact (8)
  • Fast (8)
  • Breathable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      82% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Back in the DS Trainer

By Shellrun

from Boca Raton, FL

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

    I had worn this shoe for years and got away from it a few years ago when I was convinced by a salesperson at my local running store that I shouldn't be running long distances in it. I disagree. It has always been the best shoe for me. I have a small frame and am light, so a light shoe is what I am most comfortable in. I am very pleased to be back in the DS Trainer and love it as much as I did back when I started in it. Very comfortable, ample cushioning, good breathability and most important for me, light.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great lightweight stability

    By KD runner

    from Maine

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Wide heel

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

    great for fast runs and even everyday shorter runs. I don't usually use this one for my runs longer than 6 miles. Has great cushioning and fair amount of stability for my avg. to high arch type. My heel doesn't seem to sit into shoe far enough may get better with use.

    • 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

    I'm seriously in love.

    By Dvyne59

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Fits like a glove
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

      I've been running in the 2100 series for 6 years; I bought one pair of Asics DS trainers about 5 years ago, but have since avoided them because I am tall with a medium frame (130 lbs), and I thought these were only for 97-pound girls.
      I have medium arches and pronate.

      What an incredible shoe. Right out of the box, they felt like a dream: light, perfect fit, and incredibly cushy. The first time I ran in them was the 4-mile Coronado Bridge run, they performed beautifully for this distance.

      I'm still using my 2160's for my long runs (8-15 miles) because I know they provide better support; but all my runs under 8 miles are run in these, and I just love them. Just bought my second pair to rotate, and am seriously considering using the Gel-DS 16's exclusively!

      Best feeling shoes I've ever put on my feet, period. Glad that RoadRunner just got a new color in stock!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Big changes, but I like it

      By love the heat

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

        I could not believe this is the same shoe as the DS Trainer 15! It has a completely different and stiffer feel. It rides a bit higher on my heel. It took about 5 - 5k runs to break in. I noticed stiffness under my big toes, but that went away during the break in. Now I like this shoe. I am running a bit faster, not sluggish, no pains. My complaint about the 15 was it wore out quickly. I can imagine this is no longer true with the 16. I will buy another pair.

        • 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

        Love them!

        By Shoe Fiend

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

          I don't love the color, but the fit of these is amazing - they feel like road flats with better support and cushioning.

          Having previously worn a more cushioned shoe than this (with a thicker sole), I initially found them to be a bit jarring, but after a couple of weeks, I was in love with them!

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

          i love this shoe!

          By SoCal Runner

          from Southern California

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Roomy toebox

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

            I was unhappy with the updated model of the Brooks Adrenalines, so I tried the DS 16 trainer (my first pair of Asics). They are the most comfortable shoes; so comfortable, that I ran 10 miles right out of the box. No break-in period needed. Great cushioning, support and fit! Just lovely.

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

            Great for half marathons and below

            By Coach D

            from Nashville, Tn

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                I love these Asics. Coming from the Kayanos, these are so much lighter and more responsive. I've run up to 13-14 miles in them. I'm hesitant to run further than that, but they are great for the half marathon distance and below. They feel great right out of the box. I wear a 9 in street shoe and buy a 10 in running shoes (both Kayanos and Brooks Adrenalines). A 10 in these was perfect. No black toenails so far, either!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Very different shoe than the 15

                By littleguns

                from Michigan

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast

                Cons

                • Poor Stability

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                These shoes are very different than the DS Trainer 15. They almost feel like a minimalist shoe. They are very comfortable and could pass for a slipper. I am a small person and do not need a lot of support, however these shoes offer hardly any lateral support. I ran on a gravel path for about 10 miles and afterward my left foot felt like it had a slight fracture in it. I wear these around the gym but am hesitant to really run in them for long distances. If you want a bit more support than go for the 15 version.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                MUST READ IF YOU'RE BUYING THE PINK PAIR

                By Angela B-DC

                from Uniontown, PA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                  I LOVE these shoes!! They are fantastic. BUT if you order the pink pair, be aware that the shoelaces are TERRIBLE. I've been running competitively (ie going through 3-4 pairs per year) since 1995 and these are the cheapest shoe laces I've ever had. So when you get the shoes, I recommend changing out the laces so they fit properly. The laces which come with the shoes are so cheap, that you can't tighten them sufficiently/can't "hold" and the shoes feel loose when you run. But if you get new laces, these shoes are worth the price!

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

                  love this shoe

                  By love the heat

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                    I'm updating my review from earlier this year. I'm right there with Dvyne59 on this shoe - I'm seriously in love! 230 miles on my first pair, close to that on my second, starting my 3rd, and I'm ordering my 4th today. My longest runs in it are 10k. I love love love this shoe. Maybe I'll order 2 pairs because I'm scared to death they will change something in the next version. Please don't!

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

                    Marathon Race Day Must-Have

                    By Nicole (Team Marathon Proud)

                    from Grand Blanc, MI

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 16 Running Shoe:

                      This is a must-have for marathon runners. The DS Trainer offers great support for being a lighter weight shoe. I ran my PR in this shoe (3:00:29) and have nothing negative to say! This is also a great shoe for speed work days, in addition to race day. I rotate them with the 2100 series trainer and have had great success. Every time I try to bring a comparable brand into rotation, I experience nothing but disappointment! Bottom line: get it, love it and run fast in it!

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

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