Who should buy the Gel DS Trainer 24

The Gel DS Trainer 24 from ASICS is a lightweight running companion that is built to make you go fast. This shoe might be compatible with you if:

  • You need a road running shoe that provides moderate stability and arch support
  • You want a cushioned running shoe that is made for low to moderate arches

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 name

Updates to the ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24

  • A knitted fabric upper provides breathable support, accompanied by a set of thin printed overlays for security and durability
  • Flytefoam Lyte and Gel serves as the main cushioning unit of the shoe, allowing for adequate stability and shock attenuation
  • Additional midsole elements are included to deliver mild support against overpronation

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 toe cap

Grippy outsole for precise movements

The outsole unit of the ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 is composed of AHAR or ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. This compound protects the midsole foam from the damaging effects of surface contact and continued use. It is also generously layered, allowing it to have better longevity. Its grippy nature lets the runner take control of the movement on the ground, ensuring precise steps, swerves, and brakes.

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 ahar

Lightweight yet springy ride

The Flytefoam Lyte makes up the bulk of the ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24’s midsole unit. This platform technology offers a lightweight yet springy ride. It is made of environmentally friendly materials (organic nanofibers), yet it is touted to last as long as its industry-standard counterparts. The ASICS Gel Kayano 25 is an example of a product that also uses this feature.

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 flytefoam

The back part of the midsole is graced with the Gel, a silicon-based piece that’s made to absorb impact shock during the landing phase, dispersing the potential for discomfort due to the forces generated by the foot-strike.

Stability elements of the Gel DS Trainer 24

A dual-density DuoMax unit placed on the medial side of the platform is meant to buttress the arch and prevent it from collapsing during the running session (known as overpronation). It is not very obvious as it doesn’t have a raised top or an exaggerated construction, so it permits neutral pronators to feel supported, as well.

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 duomax

The Trusstic System is a thermoplastic layer between the midsole and outsole. Its purpose is to reinforce the platform and to act as a proxy for the muscles and tendons of the foot, seizing much of the effort of transitioning through the gait without sacrificing the quality of the performance.

Stretchy upper coverage

The ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 is comprised of a performance knit exterior, a stretchy and seamless material that welcomes the foot and accommodates its capacity to move. It has ventilation pores that permit air into the foot-chamber, thereby ensuring a cool and dry running session.

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 knit

Thin prints adorn the sides and the instep. These seemingly inconsequential layers are meant to support the foot and keep it in place. They also make sure to bolster and maintain the structural integrity of the façade.

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 prints

Support features for a more efficient ride

The traditional lacing system helps the rest of the upper in locking the foot in the interior chamber and preventing it from quivering during the run.

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 laces

The lightly padded tongue and collar work together to cushion the heel, the ankles, and the bridge of the foot. These parts of the façade are also tasked with averting any accidental shoe removals.

ASICS Gel DS Trainer 24 tongue

Velvety fabric is used for the internal sleeve of the Gel DS Trainer 24, its seamless configuration serving as an assurance of freedom from skin irritation.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 246g / Women 201g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: ASICS Gel DS Trainer 26
Forefoot height: 9mm
Heel height: 17mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
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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.