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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe

Men's ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII

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The GEL-DS Racer® VII is an industry leading lightweight yet supportive racer, engineered for distances from 5k to marathon.

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Get a lighter, more stable run in Performance Stability shoes. If you're a runner with average arches who likes to race, wants to go faster and enjoys better ground connection this is your shoe. Enjoy a smooth ride that's low to the ground and ideal for tacking on the miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe
 
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5.0

Best racer ever produced, ...

By Scott

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

Best racer ever produced, bring it back

 
5.0

Hi! All that i can say ...

By Ducky

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

Hi! All that i can say about these shoes is WOW! They are without a doubt the best combination of comfort and lightness that i have ever experienced in any running shoe. I really haven't had them that long so I can't comment on durability, but if you're the kind of person who likes a fast shoe without loosing much comfort than this is it.

 
5.0

I just finished the ...

By Rhett

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

I just finished the Boston Marathon in these shoes. I had no discomfort in my feet and my legs felt great at the end. I didn't even get any blisters. That's a marathon first for me!

 
4.0

Coupla interesting ...

By kenny b

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

Coupla interesting reviews here, one very much on the mark and the other clearly malicious. The construction this year (some sewn in Vietnam) made for a slight and perhaps unintended size change in the toebox, David B. is absolutely correct. Otherwise same great shoe. Likely competitor is Brooks T4. All would agree that the outer lugs do not disappear after 2 races. They are not aggressive or pronounced by design, this is a racing flat, but will typically get a season (maybe just a season) of half marathons of 10Ks.

 
4.0

The new DS Racer does not ...

By David B.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

The new DS Racer does not have the same forefoot space as the past model (it's slightly reduced, but you'll manage). Otherwise, it is pretty much the same shoe, except for the histrionic color it comes in. Very lightweight, reasonable cushioning and all the good stuff from the past model.

 
4.0

I recently ran a half ...

By Shawn

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

I recently ran a half marathon in these shoes and they felt great.
They have nice forefoot comfort that goes along with the light weight.

 
5.0

Phenomenal racers. My ...

By johnnyc

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

Phenomenal racers. My first go at these and I'm not looking for another racer. I'm 165 pounds and a 5:30 miler. I've put about 30 miles on them and they're still strong.

 
1.0

This shoe is light enough ...

By Arnold V

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

This shoe is light enough for a racer but has very little stability and support. Only runners with normal arches should wear it. That is not the way it is advertised though.

 
5.0

Directly i walked a pr on ...

By tarz

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

Directly i walked a pr on my 5km run after 5km training only!. I walked 00:22:29. It has enough cushuning for long distances and with thuis shoes you can walk very fast, just train and go. I expect only pr's with this shoes.

 
5.0

I am less than 150 pounds ...

By Nick

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

I am less than 150 pounds and neutral. Just set a new PR at NYC Marathon in these shoes.

 
5.0

I bought these for our PT ...

By SSG Ken

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

I bought these for our PT test and received them the day before the test. I ran the 2 miles fast enough to score a 100. Enough said.

 
1.0

Seriously, if you do more ...

By Fidel

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

Seriously, if you do more than say 2 races in these, you'll notice the outsole lugs wear out. I returned mine.

 
5.0

This shoe is by far the ...

By track *

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

This shoe is by far the best shoe i have ever run in. It won me 3rd place in 4 out of 6 races. Is very lightweight and cushioned. But after about a year and a half of using a pare of then the hardened rubber on the bottom wore out. But Still by far the best racing shoe made.

 
5.0

Been running in DS Racers ...

By M.Keebler

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Comments about Mens ASICS GEL-DS Racer VII Racing Shoe:

Been running in DS Racers for 8 years. This is by far the best so far. Excellent stability for a racer, low weight and great feel. Look pretty awesome also!

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1.    Scott rated this product 5 stars
Tue, January 19,2010:
Best racer ever produced, bring it back
2.    Ducky rated this product 5 stars
Thu, July 19,2007:
Hi! All that i can say about these shoes is WOW! They are without a doubt the best combination of comfort and lightness that i have ever experienced in any running shoe. I really haven't had them that long so I can't comment on durability, but if you're the kind of person who likes a fast shoe without loosing much comfort than this is it.
3.    kenny b rated this product 4 stars
Mon, June 04,2007:
Coupla interesting reviews here, one very much on the mark and the other clearly malicious. The construction this year (some sewn in Vietnam) made for a slight and perhaps unintended size change in the toebox, David B. is absolutely correct. Otherwise same great shoe. Likely competitor is Brooks T4. All would agree that the outer lugs do not disappear after 2 races. They are not aggressive or pronounced by design, this is a racing flat, but will typically get a season (maybe just a season) of half marathons of 10Ks.
4.    Rhett rated this product 5 stars
Wed, April 25,2007:
I just finished the Boston Marathon in these shoes. I had no discomfort in my feet and my legs felt great at the end. I didn't even get any blisters. That's a marathon first for me!
5.    johnnyc rated this product 5 stars
Mon, February 12,2007:
Phenomenal racers. My first go at these and I'm not looking for another racer. I'm 165 pounds and a 5:30 miler. I've put about 30 miles on them and they're still strong.
6.    Fidel rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 11,2007:
Seriously, if you do more than say 2 races in these, you'll notice the outsole lugs wear out. I returned mine.
7.    track * rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 09,2007:
This shoe is by far the best shoe i have ever run in. It won me 3rd place in 4 out of 6 races. Is very lightweight and cushioned. But after about a year and a half of using a pare of then the hardened rubber on the bottom wore out. But Still by far the best racing shoe made.
8.    tarz rated this product 5 stars
Sat, December 09,2006:
Directly i walked a pr on my 5km run after 5km training only!. I walked 00:22:29. It has enough cushuning for long distances and with thuis shoes you can walk very fast, just train and go. I expect only pr's with this shoes.
9.    David B. rated this product 4 stars
Thu, December 07,2006:
The new DS Racer does not have the same forefoot space as the past model (it's slightly reduced, but you'll manage). Otherwise, it is pretty much the same shoe, except for the histrionic color it comes in. Very lightweight, reasonable cushioning and all the good stuff from the past model.
10.    Nick rated this product 5 stars
Tue, November 21,2006:
I am less than 150 pounds and neutral. Just set a new PR at NYC Marathon in these shoes.
11.    SSG Ken rated this product 5 stars
Sun, October 22,2006:
I bought these for our PT test and received them the day before the test. I ran the 2 miles fast enough to score a 100. Enough said.
12.    Shawn rated this product 4 stars
Tue, October 17,2006:
I recently ran a half marathon in these shoes and they felt great. They have nice forefoot comfort that goes along with the light weight.
13.    Arnold V rated this product 1 star
Thu, October 12,2006:
This shoe is light enough for a racer but has very little stability and support. Only runners with normal arches should wear it. That is not the way it is advertised though.
14.    M.Keebler rated this product 5 stars
Fri, March 31,2006:
Been running in DS Racers for 8 years. This is by far the best so far. Excellent stability for a racer, low weight and great feel. Look pretty awesome also!

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