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Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 Shoe Review

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 Shoe Review

When I heard they changed the Asics Gel-DS Trainer for their 20th anniversary model, I had to give it a shot. All it took was hearing that Asics was somehow able to reduce an ounce of weight from the shoe.

Here are a few pictures of these great looking shoes along with a detailed review of the Asics Gel-DS 20 trainer.

Pros Cons
  • Lightweight & Supportive
  • Value priced (Retail: $120)
  • True sizing
  • Sleek profile
  • Durability of upper material and mesh
  • 1 color option

Verdict about the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20

The Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 is definitely worth checking out. The reduced weight and supportive feel makes this an ideal shoe for training and racing.  Similar to the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19, it has a lower price point than some of its competitors, making this shoe affordable and an excellent performance stability running shoe option.

About the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20

The new 20th anniversary version of the Asics Gel-DS Trainer running shoe has been updated. An ounce of weight has been cut, yet the shoe still has a supportive and lightweight feel. This trainer is a shoe that can easily be used for races of all distances.

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 Shoe SpecificationsAsics Gel-DS Trainer 20

  • Weight: 8.7 oz (size 9)
  • Shoe Type: Performance Stability
  • Retail Price: $120.00
  • Shoe Color: Blue/Silver/Black
  • Stack Height: Heel (26mm), Forefoot (16mm)
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm
  • Previous Model: DS Trainer 19

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 Initial Thoughts

After hearing about the update to the Asics Gel-DS 20, I was anxious to get this shoe. Upon opening the box and seeing the new design and lighter feel, I knew that I would like this shoe. My first thoughts about this shoe is that they looked great and felt amazing. The sole has the appearance of an earlier model, one that I really liked.

On my first run, these shoes were used during an 8 mile pace run. Whether I was running fast or slow, these shoes were very comfortable and fit great.

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 Sole

The Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 running shoe has a newly designed sole. As I mentioned before it has the appearance of a sole from a earlier model, one that I really liked. Similar to the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 19, this shoes has the standard DuoMax Support System and Impact Guidance System (IGS). These technologies not only offer enhanced support, but promote a natural gait.

The heel of the shoe is made up of a high abrasion rubber compound, which is designed to increase durability of the sole. The rear and front parts of the sole contain a gel compound that absorb shock and improve the feel of this shoe.

I definitely like the sole of this shoe better than the previous model.

Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 Upper

The updated Asics Gel-DS 20 upper appears to be more durable than the previous model. The updated open mesh upper keeps your feet cool and provides breathable coverage. The seamless upper allows for a comfortable fit even when you aren’t wearing socks. Something that could be great for triathletes.

The enhanced sock liner keeps your feet dry and reduces odors during and after wear.

Where to Buy the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20

  • Amazon – Shop Now
  • TriVillage.com – Buy Now (Save 10% with coupon ‘ORDER100-10’)
  • Holabird Sports – Buy Now

Have you worn the Asics Gel-DS Trainer 20 running shoe? If so, what are your thoughts on the latest model?

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