Comments: I have Asics Tarthers and Pirahnas and love them. This shoe, the Asics Gel DS Racer generates a major hot spot on the outside edge of my soles everytime I have run in them. Changed the insoles to superfeet with no improvement. I'll end up donating them to the goodwill.
From: D., Redondo Beach, CA
Comments: 150lb, 6ft3", 40mi/wk, 7:30pace. Got my marathon PR in Banditos. Just got the DS Racer 8. They have a light, responsive feel like Banditos, even with a bit more welcome padding.
From: Steve, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Comments: This is a good shoe BUT where the stripes comes down on the inside of my feet by the big toe I got blisters. This occured slightly in a 5k and then badly in a 15k. I guess the stripes rubbed my feet the wrong way.
From: John, Orlando, FL, USA
Comments: Good room in the toe box, comfortably snug everywhere else. Just enough support, but not so much that you can't feel the road underneath. Feel very light, flexible, but also somewhat stable. Definitely no stiffness in this shoe. I like them. Very comparable to the Banditos, as was expected.
From: Glorybelle, Turlock, CA, USA