Asics DS Trainer 19 Sneak Peek

A speedy option for the mild overpronator, the DS Trainer is a perennial favorite in the daily trainer category. Nothing earth-shattering for the updated 19th version of the shoe, but why mess with success, right?

What to Watch For

  • Engineered Mesh Upper: The bumble bee upper from the current DS Trainer 18 flies off into the sunset. In its place is an engineered mesh material with fewer overlays and seams.
  • Carryover Platform: No changes to the midsole or outsole in this update, so expect an underfoot feel identical to that of the DS Trainer 19.


Release Date
January 2014

Men’s Color
Royal/Lightning/Yellow Asics Gel DS Trainer 19

Women’s Color
Emerald/Pink/Lime Asics Gel DS Trainer 19

Asics DS Trainer 19 Women's Running Shoe

  • Nugget

    meh… No need to mess with success but somehow asics looks so dated right now. The first DS trainer was a great running shoe and looked cool. These new versions look tired.

  • Michael

    These are running shoes, not smartphones. If manufactures are pushed to produce and sell what appears to be trendy, runners as a whole are not served well. The DS Trainer is a perennial winner.