ASICS Tiger has again gone into their extensive archives and retrieved the GEL-DS Trainer. Sharing similar lines with the GEL Kayano Trainer and introducing contemporary tech such as a DuoSole footprint and DuoMax® bi-density midsole, the GEL-DS was a gilded piece of lightweight, cushioned footwear when it debuted in 1995 (see below). Under the 'World Performance' moniker of the ASICS Corp, the GEL-DS Trainer was set-up for world road domination. Designed and marketed for high-mileage, serious roadrunners, the GEL-DS Trainer introduced foundations that are still signature elements to the DS Trainer, 19 iterations later.


Constructed of mix of synthetic leathers and mesh that were of the era, the OG colourway captures the essence of athletic footwear palettes of the 90's; neutral domination with bold flourishes of contrast. Taking cues from the Kayano Trainer, the GEL-DS sports a mono-sock bootie for a lockdown fit. T-GEL and P-GEL inserts in the DuoMax® midsole work simultaneously with the bold DuoSole forefoot - the standout feature on this bringback. Re-released alongside an inverted colourway of the original, the two pairs continue to shine a light on ASICS rich history in GEL and the legacy they've left on the roads of the world.

The DS Trainer OG Pack is priced at $199.95 AUD | Size: Men's US 7-13

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