Asics Gel DS RACER
Originally uploaded by jo@flickr
I simped my Asics Gel DS Racers by cutting off 80% of the heels and taking the insoles out.
The weight of a shoe was reduced from 219 g (size EU 43.5, US 9.5) to 180 g. So they are 18% lighter, but that's not the main reason for doing this.
My purpose was to improve my running technique and strengthen the leg muscles. I believe this will improve my racing and prevent injuries.
A short 6K test run today proved my new simped shoes usable both on roads and forest trails. So far so good.