Asics Super-Gel J33 / DS Trainer 23

27 Jun

*update June 2018: I find the DS Trainer 23 is a good replacement*

So Asics, you´ve discontinued this great shoe. Not good. I had to spend a lot of time in different shops. Loplabbet, where I got them, were no help at all. My request was simple: get me a replacement for these shoes. I switched to forefoot about 7 years ago and I have completed two half-marathons since then.

In the end, I was recommended Nike Lunartempo 2 at Oslo Sportslager. They share some characteristics, like a flat broad front, low drop, and moderate cushioning, key features I was looking for. I don´t like the squishy feel of the Nike foam in general, but here the sole is so thin it´s not an issue. In general I prefer the feel of ASICS, and will never forget my first pair, the Gel Lyte III, the one they made 25 years ago…

In June 2018 it was back to ASICS: DS Trainer 23.

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