ASICS Asics GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoes (For Men)

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About Asics GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoes (For Men)

Closeouts. A loaded favorite with premium features including the DuoMax® support system and Propulsion Trussic® system, Asics' GEL-DS Trainer 17 running shoe is back and ready to rock with a stable platform that helps correct mild underpronation and overpronation and a hefty underfoot cushion.


Specs about Asics GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoes (For Men)

  • Non-Waterproof
  • Upper: Mesh and synthetic leather
  • Lining: Mesh
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: Solyte® co-polymer
  • Outsole: Rubber
  • Weight (pair): 1 lb. 6 oz.
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • Runs small, order 1/2 size larger
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  • US shipments only


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4.555555 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 27 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by DStrainerdevotee from DC on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I've run in this shoe since the 12th or 13th edition. That was about six years ago, so I forget...These are great trainers, with just enough cushioning to protect the feet during 50+ mile weeks but not enough to make them heavy or spongy. Good toe-box room with a stretchy outer side, but a comfy a... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rich from AZ on Thursday, July 10, 2014
    I always vuy these because of the quality and fit.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by For Petes Sake from Housotn TX on Thursday, May 8, 2014
    I'm 5'11", 185 lbs and run 7-8 min miles training.

    For a lighter runner, these shoes would be heavy and clunky.

    For me, they are a great semi-supportive option for marathon training in all workouts and even the race. I usually am 11.5 and even though it was suggested to size up, the 11.5 (where slightly smaller) actually fit better. It does have a roomy, open toe box.

    For comparison, my ASICS GT2000's 11.5 were a little too big and had more of a flat footed feel. The Gel DS Trainer 17 has a very smooth transition.
  • Reviewed by JimmyTwoTeeth from Ft. Collins, Colorado on Thursday, February 27, 2014
    I have run in a number of brands before, including Asics, and I have never had this problem before. I got a pair of these, and two weeks later the outer sole on the back heal just fell off. Like the glue or vulcanization or whatever didn't take. Sierra Trading post was kind enough to send me a new pair right away, but now two months later the same thing happened! This time it isn't the back of heal, but the outside edge of the heal that fell off. On both shoes! (If you are looking at the pictures, I am trying to describe the black part of the sole that is attached to the blue part.) I'm not going to write Asics off for this, but I would steer clear of this model.
  • Reviewed by slowrunner77 from Reno, NV on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Back in the day, these were THE lightweight performance trainer. Fast forward a few years and 10.4 oz seems almost heavy. The support and cushioning though are great, and they should last longer than most any lighter shoe. Great look and fits true. These were just for speedwork back when the averae trainer was 12 they function well as an every day trainer. If you need to shave an ounce, spend a little more for a newer model (these are 2012).
  • Reviewed by EEB from MD on Friday, January 31, 2014
    Great products from Asics. True to size as I wear an 11-11.5 in most shoes

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The ASICS footwear brand has remained committed to helping athletes perform their best since the company was founded by Kihachiro Onitsuka in 1949. In order to better understand the body in motion and develop new, progressive technologies, ASICS created the Research Institute of Sports Science in 1990. At this 45,000 square foot facility, ASICS shoes are engineered, tested and improved to give athletes the ultimate combination of support, comfort, mobility and grip. Today, advancements found in ASICS running shoes include Impact Guidance System® for dynamic stability, ASICS GEL® Cushioning and FluidRide® midsole technology. Whether your sport is soccer, tennis, running, cross training or wrestling, you can trust ASICS to deliver products that surpass expectations.