The ASICS Gel DS Racer 10 is a racing flat designed for a mild overpronated foot motion, ideal for long distance races from 5K to the marathon.


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The ASICS Gel DS Racer 10 delivers speed and support in a fan-favorite racing shoe. Featuring a lightweight build that won’t weigh you down, this shoe offers mild stability to combat overpronation while retaining a quick and responsive ride. A modernized upper utilizes seamless overlays to reduce hotspots for lasting comfort, making this shoe ideal for longer races.

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Weight: 6.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 23mm (Heel), 15mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to low
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-curved


  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
  • F.A.S.T. Drop consists of a low heel-to-toe differential for reduced weight and improved running economy.
  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.
  • Magic Sole uses a vented midsole to minimize weight and increase breathability.
  • DuoMax Support System uses a dual-density material in the midfoot to reduce over pronation.
  • Trusstic System utilizes a lightweight thermal plastic midfoot unit for lightweight, torsional rigidity.


  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • DuraSponge in the forefoot is made from a blown AHAR compound, for responsive cushioning and flexibility.


  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage.
  • Seamless Upper Construction allows for irritation-free sockless wear.
  • Standard sockliner provides additional underfoot cushioning.
  • California Slip Lasting involves stitching the upper along the perimeter of a synthetic material which is then attached to the midsole.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: The Asics Ds racer was my racing shoe for the last two years I like the shoes when you first get them, they are super light and have a good amount of support for running up to half marathons but after 100km in them the bottoms of the shoe lose its responsive feel and wear down to almost nothing, I'm trying the new balance 1500 now as they look like they have a more durable bottom and are simliar weight to this. If you going to wear this shoe I would recommend keeping it as your racing shoe and not training in it to make it last longer.
From: Jack, New Zealand. October 8th 2015

Comments: A long-time wearer of the Asics GT-2xxx series, the DS Racer 10 is my first lightweight running shoe. They are incredibly light and feel fast, but still provide a good deal of support (I'm a mild overpronator). I use them mostly for speed work and for races from 5k to half marathon. I don't know if they have enough cushioning for me to wear them for a marathon, but one day I'll take them on a 20 mile LR and find out. I have about 130 miles on them now. They seem to be wearing okay, but I wouldn't be surprised if they don't last the same 500 miles that I usually get out of the GT-2k model, simply because there is less cushioning to begin with.
From: Anonymous, MD, USA. August 18th 2015

Comments: First of all I like this shoe, it's a very lightweight stability racing flat with relatively good support (when it's new). However this shoe breaks down incredibly quickly, especially in the forefoot where after 6 or 7 runs the midsole has begun to collapse and the outsole is almost gone. I'm light (140lbs) and relatively quick (29.30 10k) and I don't go through shoes quickly. It would have been a better shoe had Asics added duosole to the forefoot (after all DS used to stand for Duosole on this product!) but I guess that would be too exensive. I notice that this is actually a budget racer/trainer on the Japanese market called the skylyte.
From: David, UK. February 24th 2015

Comments: Been a Ds Racer fan since gel banditos, Ran 3 marathons in them, caballo blanco 50 miler and Boston Marathon in ds racer 9. On dec 14th, im running Monterrey marathon and Im not sure if Should ran in ds racer 10, they feel awesome but the are like a very light neutral racers, no support at all (compared with banditos, racer 8 and 9) They are 2 ounces lighter, so maybe this time not for my frame size. Im 172 lbs. 5' 11".
From: Juan, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. December 6th 2014

Comments: I was looking for a racing shoe with some pronation support. I train in the Asics Kayano. Not sure if I got a defective pair but these caused a horrible blood blister on my 4th right toe only. Waited a few weeks and tried them again and the same thing.
From: Anonymous. July 1st 2014

Comments: Love this shoe! Super light but seems to have a bit more cushioning than the DS Racer 9. I run 2-4 miles 3x a week and occasional longer runs. My foot has a high arch but I pronate a bit, these seem to give me good support.
From: Roger, Lantana, FL, USA. May 29th 2014