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The outsole of the DS Racer is made up of heel components and forefoot components. The heel outsole is AHAR+ high-abrasion rubber and has been holding up well – no excessive [url=http://www.joomlas.co.uk/nike-air-presto-c-36/nike-air-presto-womens-c-36_38/]Nike Air Presto Womens[/url] wear apparent. The forefoot is composed of a softer rubber, and there is pretty significant wear present on the central forefoot after about 40 miles of running. I don’t think this will negatively impact the function of the shoe, but it would be interesting to see what they [url=http://www.dannywinstanley.co.uk/adidas-ultra-boost-c-39/adidas-ultra-boost-womens-c-39_41/]Adidas Ultra Boost Womens[/url] look like after a few hundred miles (can anyone comment?).
One other minor complaint is that the drain holes in the sole tend to pick up road debris – I’ve had to pluck out a few rocks mid-run, and you can see one of them plugged up in the photo above. I know some people fill holes [url=http://www.pierrerobyr.ch/adidas-eqt-support-adv-c-1/adidas-eqt-support-adv-damen-c-1_2/]Adidas EQT Support ADV Damen[/url] like this with shoe goo, so I suppose that would be a simple fix. I have not run in wet conditions in these so can’t comment on water drainage/entry via the holes.
The Asics DS Racer 10 is easily among the top shoes I have run in so far this year. It’s not a newly released [url=http://www.alainhemet.fr/nike-air-zoom-mariah-flyknit-c-63/nike-air-zoom-mariah-flyknit-femme-c-63_64/]Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Femme[/url] shoe, but it’s one that I wish I had tried sooner. If you’re looking for a lightweight racer that can also handle longer runs, it’s definitely worth a look. Great shoe!
The benefit of the fact that the DS Racer has been out for awhile is that it can be found for sale at very [url=http://www.dannywinstanley.co.uk/adidas-campus-c-30/adidas-campus-womens-c-30_32/]Adidas Campus Womens[/url] reasonable prices, particularly when new colors are released (Running Warehouse US has a few colors priced under $70 right now). Outside of the US, they are also on sale at Running Warehouse EU, and are available at Running Warehouse Australia.
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