Asics Gel DS Trainer 19 Shoe Review

Asics Gel DS Trainer 19 Shoe Review

I recently purchased the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19 running shoe from and wanted to provide a review of the latest version of the Asics Gel-DS Trainer running shoe.

Pros Cons
  • Excellent support
  • Lightweight feel
  • Natural running sole
  • Value priced
  • True sizing
  • Durability of upper material and mesh
  • 1 color option

Verdict about the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19

The Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19 is a great lightweight shoe that can be used for training, speed work, and racing. With a lower price point than some of its competitors, makes this shoe affordable and a great option for a performance stability running shoe.

About the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19

Asics continues to impress with the latest (19th) version of the Asics Gel-DS Trainer running shoe. This lightweight running shoe weighs in under 10 ounces in a great looking blue and yellow. Although this shoe is marketed as a trainer, it could easily be used for races of all distances.

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19 Shoe SpecificationsAsics Gel DS Trainer 19

  • Weight: 9.7 oz (size 9)
  • Shoe Type: Performance Stability
  • Retail Price: $120.00
  • Shoe Color: Royal/Lightening/Flash Yellow
  • How It Fits: True to Size (based on width D)

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19 Initial Thoughts

When I first picked up the shoe, my initial thoughts were that the shoes not only looked great, but they were lighter than I expected. The sole also seemed a little softer than some of the other running shoes that I worn. The paper-thin mesh over the toe was thinner than expected.

The initial run in these shoes not only felt softer than expected, but the shoes were very comfortable and felt easy to land on the forefoot of the shoe. I ran a few faster miles and the lightweight shoe made for a smooth and enjoyable run.

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19 Sole

The sole of the Ascis Gel-DS Trainer 19 running shoe has some of the typical technologies you would expect from Asics. The standard DuoMax Support System and Impact Guidance System (IGS) can be found on some of the previous trainer models. These technologies not only provide enhanced support, but also enhance the natural gait of the foot.

One of coolest new feature of this shoe is the Propulsion Trusstic technology. This feature allows for a more natural motion and encourages forefoot striking. Something that everyone should strive to do.

Another feature that was introduced with this shoe is the Wet Grip outsole. This special blend of organic and non-organic components provide enhanced traction on wet surfaces.

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Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19 Upper

The Asics Gel-DS Trainer upper is not only lightweight, but almost too lightweight. The tongue is thin, but felt great when tying the shoelaces. The toe box has a very thin mesh covering that had me a little concerned about the durability of this part of the shoe.

The Active Guy Conclusion

The Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19 is a great looking lightweight shoe that has a the right amount of support and balance. This shoe is ideal for racing, speed work, and tempo runs. Even thought this shoe has a softer feel, I would not recommend this for longer training runs.

If you are a mild over pronator and are looking for a great tempo and racing shoe that is value priced, then I would suggest you check this shoe out!

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