The “faster” shoe in the stability range
Shoes for speed work when you are an overpronator aren’t the easiest to come by. I first tried the GEL DS Trainer 25 when I joined the ASICS FrontRunner team and was immediately impressed. So I was really excited to try the new model. I use these shoes for speed work and races up to 10k, but I know some of my team mates have used them over longer distances.
When I opened the box the first thing that stood out for me was the colours. I love them! I have the French Blue/Hot Pink colourway. I’m not usually a pink person, but I love the brightness of the pink in these shoes. They also felt lighter than the previous model. That is because for a woman’s shoe they come up 20g lighter than the GEL DS Trainer 25 at a weight of 190g. The heel drop is 8mm which is the same as the predecessor model.
What else do I need to know about these shoes?
The key features of these shoes are:
- FLYTEFOAM™ midsole material provides a soft and supportive feel from footstrike to toe-off.
- GEL™ Technology providing cushioning and shock absorption
- The PROPULSION TRUSSTIC™ technology in the outsole mirrors the foot's ligaments, creating a powerful lever to propel your stride.
- DUOMAX™ technology on the medial side of the midsole helps reduce the foot's pronounced inward roll and improves support
- The shoe is also complemented with an AHARPLUS™ heel plug to improve durability and expand its lifespan
I loved the fact that when I got these out of the box and ran in them I was able to do a speed session with no issues. For me that is the sign of a shoe that my feet and I are going to get on well with. I’ve got a 10k race coming up and will be putting them through their paces fully then. I really like the fact that my feet feel secure when I run in these shoes. Whilst they don’t have the same bounce as some of the other shoes in the Faster range, having support but lightness in a shoe when I’m doing speed work makes a massive difference to me. My feet and I are looking forward to racing in them soon! If you are an over pronator who is looking for a light shoe that you can use to help you go faster I’d definitely recommend these.
NHS Contract Manager from Bristol
Age group: FV45
Club: Active Soul UK
Coach: Paul Dennett
My first, my last, my everythingby Vicky Ledbury / Feb. 16, 2021
The ASICS GT 2000 range was first introduced in 1993. They were the shoe that started my relationship with ASICS. I bought my first pair around 2001, but at that point I didn’t really know anything about running shoes, I just bought them because I “dabbled” in running and I really liked the shoe!