Asics Gel-DS Trainer 22 Review

The DS trainer returns again as the sleeper hit of ASICS’ arsenal of shoes. It is a fast shoe that introduces ASICS’ coveted new FlyteFoam mid sole. Thanks to the new mid sole material, it floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. I have been an avid follower of this shoe for a […]

Asics GT-2000 5 Review

ASICS comes back for a 5th time with their GT 2000 line of stability shoes. The sole is nearly identical from before, but the upper has had an overhaul giving a more updated look. The shoe is slightly heavier (.3 ounces) than last year. This was surprising considering the new upper. I personally cannot tell […]

Asics FuzeX™ Rush Review

Last spring Asics debuted its Fuzex collection of road shoes. The collection featured Asics new FuzeGel cushioning system a blending of the long-favored GEL technology and EVA. The initial line consisted of the FuzeX and FuzeX Lyte. Further expanding this collection Asics has a third shoe which is lighter and more performance oriented, enter the […]

Asics Gel Kayano 24 Review

ASICS is back again with the Kayano 24. Not too much has changed in this model, but there is an improved upper and increased room in the toe box. I enjoyed running medium to long distances in these and felt they excelled when I did my longer runs at a slower pace. The shoe is […]

Asics Gel Cumulus 19 Review

Upon first stepping into the Cumulus 19, the shoe’s bulk and stiffness were immediately apparent. The lack of flexibility both underfoot and in the upper did not result in the most comfortable first run. The heavy construction materials and overall inflexibility refused to allow my foot to flex naturally. I found the narrow toe box […]

Asics GT-3000 5 Review

On my first run in these shoes (5 miles) I wore thin socks, knowing it’s a narrow shoe, and got a small blister from the seam at the base of the laces on each of my 4th toes…(probably pre-irritated from my first run in GT-1000 two days before). Slightly thicker socks allowed the next run […]

Asics Fuji Trail Runner Review

Fuji Trainer I’ve been running on the Asics Fuji Trainer trail running shoes, part of their trail runner Fuji line. The Fuji Trainer is a wild styled blue beast, and my first experience with Asics and the Gel tech that differentiates them from their competitors. I was mainly running on the Trainers in the hills […]

Asics Gel Fuji Racer Review

Asics Gel Fuji Race Initial Thoughts The Fuji Racer feels like a streamlined evolution of the Fuji Trainer trail shoe. This makes sense, a lighter, faster race shoe design to complement the lower spec version. It’s a minimalist streamlined design and about 100g lighter per shoe than the Trainer. The Racer fits closer to the […]

Asics DS Trainer 16 Running Shoes Review

Asics DS Trainer 16 General Info The DS Trainer is marketed as a ligthweight training shoe with added stability. DS stands for “Duo Sole”, a combination of two different outsole material that provide both grip and a feel for the road. The DS series (both Trainer and Racer) is very popular and Asics tried and […]

Asics DS Trainer 17 Running Shoes Review

Asics DS Trainer 17 first impressions: The last DS Trainer I ran in was the 13th edition so its been a few years since I got to grind some asphalt with Asics’ flagship performance trainer. The 17th version of the shoe looks to retain the lower profile feel I recalled and still sports an aggressive […]