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Review: Asics Gel-Ds Trainer 20 (Mens)

Overall Score
59/100
Based on 4 reviews
Stylishness Read 4 comments 2.5
Comfort Read 4 comments 2.8
Sizing Read 4 comments 2.8
Durability Read 3 comments 4
Road suitability Read 4 comments 4
Mud suitability Read 4 comments 1.5
Rocky suitability Read 4 comments 2.3
Lightweight Read 4 comments 4

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Stylishness

  • says I won't lose them in a hurry.
  • says Not a big consideration really.
  • says Not as quite good as previous models IMO
  • says Average, not too garish

Comfort

  • says Little or no rubbing, fine in wet and fine up to mara distance.
  • says poor.
  • says This pair dont seem to fit me quite as well, but all previous models have been really comfortable
  • says Toe box is ridicuously shallow and would crush my toes and seriously damage my toenails.

Sizing

  • says Tend to be get a larger size than i would for Mizuno
  • says had to buy a bigger size and they still feel tight in the toe
  • says This pair feels narrower than previous DS trainers which doesn't suit my wide feet as much
  • says Toe box too shallow. Also toe area is too narrow.

Durability

  • says Typically get 450-500 miles out of prev models
  • says All previous DS trainers I've had (about 5 versions) have lasted around 500 miles which I think is good
  • says Unable to comment since they've been returned.

Road suitability

  • says Use for training and have raced longer distances in them rather than flats
  • says The plastic coated bits on the sole make it sound like you're running in tap shoes. Dreadful
  • says Road shoe
  • says Very suitable but haven't tried them on wet surfaces.

Mud suitability

  • says Road shoe - have managed on some dry trails
  • says Not tried
  • says Don't bother in wet or deep mud, use trail shoes instead
  • says Hadn't intended to use them in mud, and I don't think they would cope. I'd use trails or spikes.

Rocky suitability

  • says Road shoe - have managed on some dry trails
  • says No chance
  • says Surprisingly good on rocky trail. Not got loads of grip, but they have a secure fit, and solid sole which means you don't have rocks poking into your feet. They're not trail shoes, but I use them all the time on rocky trails and on the coast path.
  • says Not tried

Lightweight

  • says Decent lightweight training shoe
  • says Decent light weight but why change a perfectly good formula. I'm almost tempted to contact the manufacturers and complain but I'll vent here instead. Perhaps speaks volumes that they are already heavily discounted.
  • says Farily light my feet - good for training, but they're not a racer
  • says Light, intended to use them for racing rather than training

Stylishness

Some kit exudes coolness, whilst some says 'The eighties called, they asked if they could have their stuff back'

Comfort

Is this kit so comfortable that you can forget you're wearing it, or is it as uncomfortable as whalebone pants?

Sizing

It's fairly common to go for a slightly larger size when choosing running shoes. How accurately are these shoes sized?

Durability

How well does this kit stand the test of time (feel free to adjust your rating and comment as time passes)

Road suitability

How suitable is this kit for road running?

Mud suitability

How suitable is this kit for running in muddy conditions?

Rocky suitability

How suitable is this kit for running in rocky conditions?

Lightweight

Is this piece of kit as light as a feather, or does it weigh you down?

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