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corbind
09-06-2011, 09:14 PM
Shoes: Asics Gel Resolution 3
Purchased: May 4th (warranty expires Nov 3rd)
Used: 23 times n 4 months

Are my shoes close to nearing warranty replacement coming up in 2 months? If not, how far down do they need to be worn?



http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/AsicsRes3closeup9-5-11.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/ASICS-GEL-Resolution-3-Men-whenNEW-2.jpg

eidolonshinobi
09-06-2011, 09:25 PM
I purchased Asics Gel Resolution 3 on 5-4-11 so I'd have until 11-3-11. Are my shoes ready or even nearing warranty replacement? If not, how far down do they need to be worn? I've used them 23 times now and here is the wear...

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/AsicsRes3closeup9-5-11.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/ASICS-GEL-Resolution-3-Men-whenNEW-2.jpg

Negative. you need to have burned through the primary outsole. You've got at least another month or so with these especially if you've only gotten this far in the span of 4 months.

Some of the guys on this forum burn through their shoes in 2-3 months max. And burned meaning that their shoes have holes into the secondary base outsole.

Area 420
09-06-2011, 09:34 PM
Wow it looks like you have significantly more wear on your left shoe...lefty by chance?

corbind
09-07-2011, 05:39 AM
Negative. you need to have burned through the primary outsole.

What is the primary outsole? How can I tell the difference in primary outsole and secondary? Do I need to burn the entire bottom of the shoe's primary or just get through it in a spot? This is my first tennis shoe purchase.


Wow it looks like you have significantly more wear on your left shoe...lefty by chance?

Nope, I'm a righty serve 'n volleyer and spend most of my day at the net in doubles. I play the ad side most frequently so I'm constantly pushing off of left to get to the middle to poach. Still, I do question the wear more on the left shoe since I used running shoes last year for tennis and I wore more on the left too. But back then I split my time equally on ad and deuce.

When I'm at the baseline returning serve I generally push off using my left to get to the net. Yet on serves I push off most on my right. Anyone have other ideas why I wear much more on left? I figure my right shoe would get more action since I use a closed 1HBH and an open forehand which means my right foot is used as the outside base on every shot I have time to prepare.

kimguroo
09-07-2011, 06:46 AM
no.
I think you can still wear the shoes for at least 30 hrs.

check here. you will have better ideas.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=340506

banter
09-07-2011, 11:55 AM
Nope. As for GR 3's mine passed as these:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=5847352&postcount=269

goran_ace
09-07-2011, 12:11 PM
What is the primary outsole? How can I tell the difference in primary outsole and secondary?

OP, take a look at the toe area in banter's photo ^^^

It's not so much the smoothing/wearing out of the tread that they are looking for as much as it is where you can see the midsole exposed (the softer white EVA foam) through the dark hard outsole.

jkang909
09-07-2011, 01:16 PM
no you are not sir

Ambivalent
09-07-2011, 02:21 PM
What is the primary outsole? How can I tell the difference in primary outsole and secondary? Do I need to burn the entire bottom of the shoe's primary or just get through it in a spot? This is my first tennis shoe purchase.




Nope, I'm a righty serve 'n volleyer and spend most of my day at the net in doubles. I play the ad side most frequently so I'm constantly pushing off of left to get to the middle to poach. Still, I do question the wear more on the left shoe since I used running shoes last year for tennis and I wore more on the left too. But back then I split my time equally on ad and deuce.

When I'm at the baseline returning serve I generally push off using my left to get to the net. Yet on serves I push off most on my right. Anyone have other ideas why I wear much more on left? I figure my right shoe would get more action since I use a closed 1HBH and an open forehand which means my right foot is used as the outside base on every shot I have time to prepare.

You have to burn through until you hit foam.

roger nadal
09-07-2011, 04:14 PM
ive got the same exact shoes man. they really are durable ive resorted to wearing mine where ever i go to wear them down. your gonna have to work on those

sphinx780
09-08-2011, 09:46 AM
OP-

The links that banter and kimguroo have it right. When looking at the pictures, look for the spots that are worn further through than the wear down of the sole similar to yours. Once you get a spot at any part of the shoe to go that far then you should be good to go for warranty.

I go through the Adidas Barricade's like candy (3 months max). Thank goodness other brands like Diadora are still around as they last me 3-4x as long so I don't have to worry about the warranty any longer. I could stop dragging my toe but what would be the fun in that? ;-)

THAAS909
09-08-2011, 02:36 PM
if you really think theyre too worn to play with.. throw them on a belt sander i do this sometimes with nikes and they always accept them.

thebeast73
09-08-2011, 03:18 PM
Nope once you get a hole in them there ready. Those aren't bad at all.

roger nadal
09-08-2011, 04:20 PM
if you really think theyre too worn to play with.. throw them on a belt sander i do this sometimes with nikes and they always accept them.

i like your style man. thats what i do

corbind
09-20-2011, 10:33 PM
Is this much closer? I circled the (I think) foamy layer coming through. I've used these shoes now 25 times. I still have until early November to burn them up.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/9-20-11.jpg

BallistecMissile
09-21-2011, 06:07 AM
Is this much closer? I circled the (I think) foamy layer coming through. I've used these shoes now 25 times. I still have until early November to burn them up.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/9-20-11.jpg

I would give it a couple more good playthroughs just to be sure but it looks like you rolled a yahtzee, sir.

corbind
09-21-2011, 07:59 AM
I would give it a couple more good playthroughs just to be sure but it looks like you rolled a yahtzee, sir.

Yea, I plan to use the shoes up the beginning of November. Now I'm kind of showing a progression and I'll add pictures after every two uses so we can see how it goes. Time lapse...but much slower!

It seems bizarre how much more I wear my left shoe. It seems like the tennis gurus here or a podiatrist could give some answers why.

zapvor
09-22-2011, 09:43 AM
yea i would keep going. you are getting closer

PhotoBlue
09-22-2011, 12:58 PM
Wow it looks like you have significantly more wear on your left shoe...lefty by chance?

I'm a righty and I always put more wear on my left shoe...

corbind
09-25-2011, 09:25 PM
Now shoes used 28 times.....

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/Shoesused28x9-26-11.jpg

PhotoBlue
09-28-2011, 04:57 PM
Now shoes used 28 times.....

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/Shoesused28x9-26-11.jpg

Looks good to me... You should get it

corbind
10-06-2011, 10:06 PM
Now used 31 times here is how they look:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/CloseupNSused31times10-4-11.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/corbind/Used31times10-4-11bestone.jpg

Centryx
10-12-2011, 09:49 PM
how about my shoes guys are these ready for a warranty herehttps://picasaweb.google.com/104845268088348560151/Untitled#5662850244454196434

Dream_On
10-12-2011, 11:09 PM
how about my shoes guys are these ready for a warranty herehttps://picasaweb.google.com/104845268088348560151/Untitled#5662850244454196434

not quite yet i would think but maybe

Centryx
10-13-2011, 04:07 PM
thanks i guess i got to put another match on them and they will be done

Mighty Matteo
10-13-2011, 04:19 PM
those already look ready but it would be a good idea to play in them again just in case

PhotoBlue
10-13-2011, 04:25 PM
how about my shoes guys are these ready for a warranty herehttps://picasaweb.google.com/104845268088348560151/Untitled#5662850244454196434

What about the toe area?

Centryx
10-13-2011, 08:40 PM
toe area is worn but not through yet the back heel is the worst of it