Who should buy the Asics Gel DS Trainer 26

  • going fast on short distances
  • mild to moderate overpronation

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Who should NOT buy it

You can pass up on the Asics Gel DS Trainer 26 if you need a running shoe for longer and slower miles. In such case, you can consider the Asics Gel Kayano or GT 2000.

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And if you don’t require extra arch support, consider the neutral Asics Noosa Tri.

What’s to like about the DS Trainer 26

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Sock-like fit

Thanks to the soft knit upper, slips are the least of your worries. 

Asics Gel DS Trainer 26 form-fitting upper

Speed enhancement

The Propulsion Trusstic element underfoot mirrors foot ligaments to propel the foot forward.

Asics Gel DS Trainer 26 midsole

A firm and responsive FlyteFoam also adds a bouncy touch.

Asics Gel DS Trainer 26 midsole foam

Safe landings

The Gel unit under the heel absorbs the shock.

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No fallen arches

The Duomax component on the inner side prevents the foot from rolling over.

Durable AHAR Plus rubber

Claimed to increase durability by 50% compared to regular rubber.

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For low-light runs

There are reflective details throughout the shoe for added visibility. 

Asics Gel DS Trainer 26 reflective

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 7.5oz / Women 6.7oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Stability
Collection: Asics Gel, Asics Gel Ds Trainer
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Low arch

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.