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Asics Spring 2011 – The DS Trainer and a Few Close Cousins

August 4th, 2010

The Asics DS Trainer was popular long before the current minimalist movement hit.  There’s a reason it’s been around for over 15 years, the enticing combination of light weight, responsive ride and a touch of support resonated with a significant portion of the serious running crowd.  With the advent of the minimal movement and the demand for more light weight models increasing, Asics has decided the best way to address the market was to take their most popular lightweight midsole/outsole combination and offer slightly tweaked version targeted at different runners.

For Spring 2011, Asics offers three lightweight trainers all based on the tooling borrowed from various versions of the DS Trainer; the updated GEL-DS Trainer 16, the newly introduced GEL-Noosa Tri 6 and the entirely new GEL-DS SkySpeed.

Asics GEL-DS Trainer 16

The Updated Asics GEL-DS Trainer 16. Women's shown in Lime Green

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The New Direction of Zoot

December 7th, 2009
Zoot Ultra Kalani for men and women

Zoot Ultra Kalani for men and women

Zoot Sports has its heritage firmly planted in the triathlon.  Founded in 1983 in Kona Hawaii, Zoot Sports was one of the first brands to focus on the triathlon and began by making performance apparel designed for elite triathletes.  Since the inception of the sport, triathletes have sought any and all available technologies to help them gain an advantage.  Companies that cater to the triathlon market must be at the forefront of introducing technology if they are to survive. Zoot, as a major player in this market, is keenly aware of the importance of introducing technology consistently.

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