Asics Gel DS Trainer 18 Sneak Peek

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Asics DS Trainer 18 Men's Shoe

The DS Trainer has long enjoyed a strong following among dedicated runners. A slimmed down trainer combining lightweight performance with a touch of stability, this classic lineage now enters its 18th rendition and shows no sign of slowing down.

And as you can see, big changes are in the works. In this update, the DS Trainer receives a sleek redesign from the ground up. From a dual-layered midsole to a new lightweight upper with style that screams “fast,” this version is sure to catch the attention of runners looking for a performance-oriented design for both training and racing.

What to Watch For

  • Revamped Upper: A new seamless design sheds weight and increases flexibility without compromising breathability.
  • Traditional Heel Design: After the clutch-collar heel design in several previous versions, this update reverts back to a more traditional heel collar design.
  • New Support System: Along with other Asics models, the DS Trainer 18 switches to Dynamic Duomax for a smoother, yet still supportive ride.
  • Reduced Weight: Asics claims weights of 9.1 oz (Men’s size 9) and 7.6 oz (Women’s size 8), down from 10.4 oz and 8.8 oz.

Launch Date
January 2013


Men’s Color
Yellow/Black/Red DS Trainer 18

Women’s Color
Purple/White/Neon Yellow DS Trainer 18

Asics DS Trainer 18 Men's Shoe Medial View

Asics DS Trainer 18 Women's Shoe (Catalog View)

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