The Asics GEL-DS Racer 9 Men's Racing Shoes are an update to the GEL-DS Racer 8 shoes and continue to combine supportive excellence in a racing platform. The primary focus of the updated GEL-DS Racer 9 is support. Runners looking for extra support in a lightweight, responsive racing shoe will be pleased with this new addition to the Asics racing line.
The Asics GEL-DS Racer 9 Men's Racing Shoes offer a comfortable and secure fitting upper ideal for longer racing distances and marathons. The stylish racing shoe features a Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System that attenuates shock during impact and allows movement as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
Asics High Abrasion Rubber protects the critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability, while the forefoot is protected with Asics DuraSponge - A blown High Abrasion Rubber compound for enhanced cushioning.
Because extra support is the primary focus of the Asics GEL-DS Racer 9 Men's Racing Shoes, several Asics technologies are employed in the structural design of the shoe. A dual-density DuoMax Support System is utilized in the midsole for increased support and stability, and a Trusstic System retains the structural integrity of the shoe while reducing the weight of the sole unit.
Finally, a lighter Asics Solyte Midsole Material is used in place of Asics standard EVA and SpEVA. This material aids in shock absorption and ultimately provides a more comfortable, cushioned ride. Durability is not sacrificed with the use of Solyte material as it actually provides greater durability than its midsole compound counterparts.
The GEL-DS Racer 9 Men's Racing Shoe is a great option for the long distance runner seeking extra support in a racing shoe. The GEL-DS Racer 9 accommodates both neutral runners and those with a moderate overpronation.