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Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe

Women's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17

Item #ASC1541
MSRP:$114.95
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Women's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER 17 :: Run fast and fully supported when you hit the road in the women's ASICS® GEL-DS Trainer 17. You'll run in complete confidence when you're sporting this Stability fan favorite. Enjoy glove-like fit and ideal comfort with heel-hugging collar and fewer seams. Stay cool with breathable mesh! 8.8 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • Clutch Collar System™: 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
  • Biomorphic Fit ® Upper: Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and the potential for irritation
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Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Arch support (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

asics further ruins this shoe

By not happy

from northeast

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Wide squishy heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

      since the ds trainer x, asics has continued ruining a great shoe. every successive version became more and more unwearable. it is no longer a responsive performance trainer. it is a wide squishy, inflexible trainer. the heel clutch system is ineffective and a joke. there is essentially no difference now between this shoe and the 2100 series. there is no wearable shoe in the asics line anymore if you are looking for a true performance shoe with a touch of stability. The ds racer is probably the closest shoe to that but it really isn't a shoe that you want to run 100 miles a week in like you could in the old trainer. if asics put one quarter of its time into producing their flagship shoes the way it does their horrible 33 collection, they might get some of their runners back who used to love the ds trainers. for the last 7 years, they haven't paid attention to the athletes' comments on the trainers.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Half-Size Too Big

      By Amanda

      from Buffalo, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

      I have the previous generation (Asics Gel DS-Trainer 16) and also owned the one before that. I have been very happy with them. I ordered these in the same size (7.5) to replace my 16s, but they are definitely a half size larger. I thought it was my imagination, but I held it sole to sole with my 16s and sure enough, the 17 is longer.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
       
      4.0

      like running on a cloud...

      By runs for chocolate

      from Georgia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

        very comfortable lots of padding everywhere,like running on a cloud! For some,might be too much padding at fore foot,a bit difficult to get feedback from running surface...

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

        Love these shoes

        By Bz

        from Niles, michigan

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

          I walk a lot and do aerobics. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had. Very lightweight, very cushy.

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

          Excellent light weight neutral shoe

          By stats0915

          from San Diego

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

          This is my regular training shoe and I've worn it for marathons as well! It is lightweight yet still provides sufficient support. This shoe is perfect for the neutral runner requiring some cushion without added weight.

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

          "Ok for short runs"

          By trigirl152

          from Marina, Ca.

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning

          Best Uses

          • Wet Conditions

          Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

          I am a triathlete and marathon runner, so I log a lot of hours of running; however, I only used this shoe for the treadmill and some really long walks, just to "get back into" shape and my feet were killing me. I do not like the shoe and I am sending it back. I am switching to Mizuno as ASICs has changed their shoes so much, that none are comfortable anymore. I used to run in the 2140 up to the 2160's but I cannot trust this brand for now.

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

          Fabulous Running Shoe

          By OCRoadRunner

          from Ocean City, MD

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

            These shoes are great. I usually wear a size 8.5 women's, but I ordered a size 9 after reading the other reviews. They are a tiny bit big, but I think the 8.5 would have been too small. I am the average woman at 5'5 and 150 pounds. Having the slighly larger size prevents my middle toe from being jammed up against the show. I am training for my first marathon and run a steady 8 minute mile. These shoes fit right into my workouts without giving me any blisters or anything, as I've had with other shoes. I was not normally an Asics girl (I stuck to New Balance and Saucony) but this is my second pair of Asics and I'm loving this brand. Great shoes!!

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

            very happy

            By Shelly

            from Burtonsville MD

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

              I have high arches and usually get high stability shoes i love these because there is stability without the extra shoe around my foot. I am ordering my second pair now. They offer just the right amount of cushioning and stability for me. I do use super feet as insoles.

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

              Great All Around Shoe

              By BEar

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

                I am a high school runner at a fairly competitive school where we logged about 25- 30 miles a week. These were great shoes that were able to withstand both my spring season of track and the following summer training for cross country. They endured all types of conditions (wet, trail, pavement, heat). The shoes never gave out and even at the end of the season they are still very comfortable. (*note, I did change the insoles to a more supportive insole)

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

                Love The Fit!

                By RunningStrong2012

                from Californa

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

                  First time trying out a DS Trainer and I love them. I wear the Gel Kayano's regularly but wanted to try something a little lighter weight to do some speed work in. I bought these a 1/2 size larger then my Kayano's and the fit is perfect. So glad I decided to take and chance and order these shoes. Looking forward to many great runs in them!!!

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

                  love them!

                  By marathon girl

                  from york, pa

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

                    I love these shoes. I am super specific about what I wear and have tried many many shoes until I found these. They are lightweight but sturdy enough to handle daily training. The DS trainers fit like a glove and and super comfy.

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

                    good trainng shoes

                    By Cecile

                    from Brooklyn NY

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe:

                    I've been running in Asics for years and have also tried Newtons, Saucony and Nike and I guess I'm fine in any of those, so when I have to choose I select on the type of run I'm about to do. I can run on Neutrals for 5k races or short runs, but feel better with some stability if I go beyond 10/15k. The Asics are great for long runs (marathon training), light, responsive and durable. The only down side for me is I tear the upper mesh easily with my big toe and end up with a hole before my shoes have a 100 miles:(...well it's more ventilation I suppose!

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

                    Great shoe

                    By Redferd

                    from San Clemente, CA

                    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 17 Running Shoe:

                      First pair of Asics and I am really pleased. I love light weight shoes but need a little stability and these do the trick.

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

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