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ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17

Item Number: T262N.9704

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  • Type: Racing / Minimalist
  • Manufacturer's Category: Speed Collection
  • Pronation Control: Neutral / Mild
  • Weight: 7.6 oz
  • Height: 19.5/9.5 mm (Heel/Toe)
  • Drop: 10 mm
  • Features: I.G.S.® / Heel Clutching System™ / Guidance Line® / Propulsion Trusstic® / DuoMax® Support System / WET GRIP® Outsole / No Sew Upper


  • The update to the GEL-DS Trainer series continues to provide a lightweight, supportive ride. The 17th version features a comfortable, breathable-fitting upper with an innovative Clutch Collar System for optimal fit.

    Weight: 8.8 oz.

    Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.)

    An ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel-strike to toe-off

    Biomorphic Fit

    Stretch material strategically placed on the upper that helps prevent buckling and the potential for irritation

    ComforDry Sockliner

    Provides cushioning performance and anti-microbial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment

    Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning System

    Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle

    Solyte Midsole Material

    A lighter-weight midsole compound than ASICS' standard EVA and SpEVA. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability

    DuraSponge Outsole

    A blown AHAR rubber compound for enhanced cushioning and durability in the forefoot


    An acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. It's placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability

    DuoMax Support System

    A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, and positioned sport specifically

    P.H.F. (Personal Heel Fit)

    Two layers of memory foam that line the collar and mold to the athlete's heel to create a personalized fit

    Guidance Line

    A vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency

    Propulsion Trusstic System

    A midsole stabilizer that creates a pocket between the Trusstic System device and the midsole to allow for controlled midsole deformation and more efficient foot function


    Designated shoes have the use of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) seal of acceptance

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ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Titanium / Flash Yellow / Lightning

About ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17

  • Searching for a fast ride from a lightweight trainer with a touch of stability? Look no further than the GEL-DS Trainer, a legendary shoe known for its light, supportive ride. ASICS’ Clutch Collar System and comfortable, breathable synthetic and mesh upper joins the Heel Clutching System for a snug, secure fit. Gel cushioning throughout the insole enhances the amount of support delivered during your run. You’ll be able to run faster for longer with the comfort infused into this shoe. The performance-oriented Gel-DS Trainer is a versatile training option, ideal for mild to moderate overpronators.


Asics collage With a mission to become the No. 1 brand for sports enthusiasts, ASICS is determined to build the best equipment for athletes around the world. To accomplish this goal, its Japan-based research institute goes above and beyond to discover new ways to innovatively cross the finish line. Founded in 1949 as a basketball footwear company, ASICS products might have evolved through the years, but its founding philosophy remains the same: a sound mind in a sound body. The phrase in Latin is what makes up the acronym ASICS (Anima Sana In Corpore Sano), and this basic principle remains to be a driving force behind a world-class running shoemaker.