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ASICS GEL-DS Racer® 9

  • 5 stars
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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Become legendary, when you slip into the featherlight performance of the GEL-DS Racer™ 9 from ASICS®.
  • Update to the GEL-DS Racer 8 (no longer available).
  • A lightweight neutral racing shoe.
  • Highly breathable mesh upper.
  • Lightweight synthetic overlays provide structural support.
  • Lightly padded tongue and collar for added comfort and performance.
  • Foam insole supplies light underfoot plush.
  • Rearfoot Gel® cushioning system attenuates impacting shock and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Solyte® midsole is lighter than standard EVA and SpEVA® designed by ASICS. Its responsive nature delivers a supremely cushioned ride and makes it highly durable.
  • Dual-density DuoMax® midsole is specifically positioned for running to enhance support and stability.
  • Trusstic System® reduces overall weight of the sole unit, while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Drainage ports on the outsole expels excess moisture.
  • DuraSponge® forefoot outsole material is comprised of a blown AHAR® rubber for superior cushioning and long-lasting wear.
  • AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 12, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

56% Felt a half size smaller
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 33% True to size
  • 56% Half size too small
  • 11% Full size too small
67% Felt true to width
  • 67% Felt true to width
  • 33% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
63% Moderate arch support
  • 12% Excellent arch support
  • 62% Moderate arch support
  • 25% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Become legendary, when you slip into the featherlight performance of the GEL-DS Racer™ 9 from ASICS®.
  • Update to the GEL-DS Racer 8 (no longer available).
  • A lightweight neutral racing shoe.
  • Highly breathable mesh upper.
  • Lightweight synthetic overlays provide structural support.
  • Lightly padded tongue and collar for added comfort and performance.
  • Foam insole supplies light underfoot plush.
  • Rearfoot Gel® cushioning system attenuates impacting shock and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Solyte® midsole is lighter than standard EVA and SpEVA® designed by ASICS. Its responsive nature delivers a supremely cushioned ride and makes it highly durable.
  • Dual-density DuoMax® midsole is specifically positioned for running to enhance support and stability.
  • Trusstic System® reduces overall weight of the sole unit, while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Drainage ports on the outsole expels excess moisture.
  • DuraSponge® forefoot outsole material is comprised of a blown AHAR® rubber for superior cushioning and long-lasting wear.
  • AHAR® (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is known for its supreme durability and is strategically placed throughout high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 12, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

ASICS GEL-DS Racer® 9

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 9 reviews.

Top Positive Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

Great shoes! Run a half size small - I normally wear a 10.5 in an Asics 2160, but had to step up to an 11 for this shoe. Although this is not a wide shoe (it is a D width), and I normally wear a 2E in Asics, these fit very well, with only a small amount of tightness in the width. Very light shoe - almost feel like slippers. You can notice a lack of cushioning over an everyday trainer, but this is only a race day or speed work day shoe. Very happy with these! Have run a 1/2 marathon and 8K race, and several speed days on the track in these.

Read more » « Show less April 7, 2012 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Style

I bought this sneaker because it was listed under the 'padded' section and stated as having a 'gel' pad. I need a lot of support in order to have a comfortable run. The padding in this sneaker was extremely weak and I got no sense of a 'gel' pad anywhere. Padding in sneakers wear away over time and I could tell after about a month or so, the sneaker would have that 'flat' feeling (once what padding it does have, flatten down). Also, I ordered a size 9 man's and it was extremely tight. Hope this helps.

Read more » « Show less March 1, 2012 by Anonymous
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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought this sneaker because it was listed under the 'padded' section and stated as having a 'gel' pad. I need a lot of support in order to have a comfortable run. The padding in this sneaker was extremely weak and I got no sense of a 'gel' pad anywhere. Padding in sneakers wear away over time and I could tell after about a month or so, the sneaker would have that 'flat' feeling (once what padding it does have, flatten down). Also, I ordered a size 9 man's and it was extremely tight. Hope this helps.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Boston, MA
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoes! Run a half size small - I normally wear a 10.5 in an Asics 2160, but had to step up to an 11 for this shoe. Although this is not a wide shoe (it is a D width), and I normally wear a 2E in Asics, these fit very well, with only a small amount of tightness in the width. Very light shoe - almost feel like slippers. You can notice a lack of cushioning over an everyday trainer, but this is only a race day or speed work day shoe. Very happy with these! Have run a 1/2 marathon and 8K race, and several speed days on the track in these.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Chicago, IL
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love the look and weight of this shoe but it ran very small. I have noticed that NB's version of this lightweight cross training/running shoes also run small but I won't be ordering another pair of these until they come out in wide. :)

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Austin, Texas
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are nice and light shoes, but run small. I normally wear size 10 and they were tight. I would recommend a larger size when ordering.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Oshkosh, WI
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am an RN and spend lots of time on my feet, I have found these shoes to be very comfortable. I don't have knee pain or low back pain since wearing them excellent purchase.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

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Width: D - Medium

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