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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 20 Running Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 20

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Men's ASICS® GEL-DS TRAINER® 20 :: Fly lighter than ever in the cult favorite that celebrates its 20th version with a massive weight reduction - the Men's ASICS® GEL-DS Trainer® 20. Experience the lightest GEL-DS Trainer® to date, and get the perfect blend of moderate support and a speedy ride. Treat your feet to a fit that feels nothing less than amazing thanks to the seamless upper, and score that tried and true spring in your step that's been a praised feature of previous GEL-DS Trainer® generations.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Impact Guidance System: Employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System: Enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform comfort
  • Solyte Midsole Material: A lighter weight midsole compound that features enhanced cushioning and durability
  • Propulsion Trusstic: Mimics connective tissue in the foot by creating tension as foot enters propulsion stage
  • Guidance Line: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency
  • Heel Clutching System: Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • Seamless Construction: The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams
  • DuoSole Outsole: Reduces weight and enhances flexibility while maintaining traction and durability
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  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • WEIGHT: 8.7 ounces
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One of the best shoes I've worn

By Forrest Gump

from Baltimore, MD

Verified Reviewer


  • breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Extra cushion
  • Long life


    Best Uses

    • all terrain

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 20 Running Shoe:

    I've been running the last few years mostly on minimalist shoes. I felt like I needed a bit of a change so I started running with these. This will be my third pair of these trainers I'm buying. I LOVE them. Injury free. Perfect fit, great cushion, and they work well with my custom insoles. Since there is a bit more stability in the ankle, I can also wear these offroad without having to switch to trail shoes. I couldn't recommend them more.

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    Departure from what you expect with DS

    By Marine/Triathlete

    from Camp Lejeune, NC


    • Good Forefoot Cushioning


    • Rigid Heel Cup
    • Tight And Stiff Toe Box

    Best Uses

    • Training

    Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 20 Running Shoe:

    These shoes are a departure from every Asics shoe I have ever had, tiger paw, speed star, Ohana racer, noosa Tri, piranha, ds trainer, ds racier, to name a few. I am a forefoot runner who runs 50 miles/week @ ~6:30 mile pace, I'm 6'7", 185 lbs. These shoes are much tighter than the previous DS Trainers. The rigid heel has given me my first runnin blister in years, and the toe box restricts my toe movement. The forefoot cushioning is nice.

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    Great Alternating Shoe for Speed!

    By NJ Runner

    from New Jersey

    Verified Reviewer


    • Lightweight
    • Slim Profile Tongue
    • Stability


      Best Uses

      • Speed Workouts

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 20 Running Shoe:

      I mainly run in the Kayano 21's but wanted to try something with a little less cushioning and bulk to gain some speed. These are great. Have a few 3-4 mile runs in them and a great mix of stability and "snappy" cushioning. Will continue to alternate with the Kayano's on speed days. Highly recommend!

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      Love them so far, but......

      By G.E.

      from Lakewood, CA

      Verified Reviewer


      • Lightweight comfortable


      • Problem With Asics Sign

      Best Uses

      • Faster Runners

      Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 20 Running Shoe:

      Right out of the box i liked how they felt and how light they were, took them on a couple short 6 mile runs and i must say inwas impressed. Except for the fact that the Asics sign started coming off the shoe, on both shoes. Looks like its not glued properly. Hopefully this dosent happen to my replacement pair

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