I have previously used the Asics Ds-Racer as my racing shoe, but wanted to try something new. I went with the Gel-Hyperspeed 2, and this proved to be a wise decision.
The build-up of the shoe is like none other I have tried.
The heel is almost completely non-existent, which makes it virtually impossible to land with the heel first, making it easier to run on the forefoot.
Forefoot-running is after all our natural way of running, try running barefoot and see.
This shoe is very light, has a good fit, and shows no tendency to blister my heels, as opposed to the Ds-Racer and Ds-Trainer.
Overall, I couldn't be happier. This shoe will be my steady companion in races and training in the future, no doubt about it.
I use it for everything, even long slow runs. They have enough stability and cushioning, for the light runner.
I had to go up half a size in these, compared to both my Asics Kayano and Racer, something to think about.
OverviewCushioning from the Gel units and EVA midsole comes with a good level of responsiveness and a grippy, supple outsole. At 251g the weight is nice and light for fast running.
Road Race Suitability
My all time favourite running shoe