ASICS DS Trainer 25

After being a huge fan of of the 24s and using them in races from 5km to half marathons I was excited to give the 25s ago. When I took them out of the box I wasn’t blown away by the colour but if they performed as well as the 24s then that is all that matters.


Since I changed to DS trainers for my speed sessions I have noticed my performance has improved. They are a light responsive shoe and you get the most out of your session in them. When the new version of a shoe comes out you can always be a bit worried on how they will feel. More so when you read that there has been some changes to the design. The PROPULSION TRUSSTIC technology creates a powerful level to propel your stride with the GEL technology in the rearfoot adds cushioning to reduce the severity of shock upon impact.

I did find some issues with grip on a fast twisty downhill section where I was running. I did find similar in the 24s but after a wore them a few times that seemed to go away.

DS Trainer 24 vs DS Trainer 25

If you were a fan of the 24s and you are thinking about getting the 25s then some of the main differences are

  • The weight has increased by approx 10 grams but this is due to the new composition of the FlyteFoam.
  • There is a re-shapped EVA Insole

These changes hasn’t really bothered me and I am still a huge fan to the DS Trainer family. For some it might take some getting used to but before you know it you will see notice that these changes doesn’t affect the performance of the shoe


I would definitely recommend these if you want a comfortable shoe but still want to go fast. My marathon shoe has always been the Kayano so wearing something that is lighter, feels softer and has more cushioning really helps over the shorter distances. This will now be my race shoe for races up to half and looking forward to testing thema out further in the weeks and months ahead.


  • FLYTEFOAM™ technology
  • Rearfoot GEL™ technology
  • Propulsion TRUSSTIC SYSTEM™ technology
  • Super AHAR™ heel plug
  • Mesh lasting
  • Engineered knit upper
  • Contoured sockliner
  • Full Ground Contact outsole