I do not quite remember how I got to hear about the new company, Altra, but this was 2011, and the minimalist craze had just taken the running world by storm. I was emerging from a summer-long layoff after an ill-fated trial of the first iteration of the New Balance Minimus. Something was just off … Continue reading
Got these shoes from my local running store in exchange for the Asics DS 16. It was another moment of desperation. I had decided not to run any further in my faithful Asics Gel-Enduros and I needed a pair of shoes for the next day’s run. The NB Minimus Trail seemed my best choice that … Continue reading
The Asics Gel-DS Trainer 15 was the precursor to the latest Gel-DS Trainer 16. These cuties are still available, and I’m sure some DS fans would still prefer these to the newer 16s. These shoes are simple, yet elegantly constructed with high-quality materials.
The Asics Gel-DS Trainer 16 marks a major number of changes to the DS. Arguably one of the cutest of the line to date, the DS 16 is roomier and better cushioned (compared to the DS 15; not necessarily a plus), sporting a comfortable heel clutch. This is not a technical review by any means, … Continue reading