Asics Gel Resolution 4 TW Exclusive Colorways

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  1. netguy

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    I got the GR4 and it pissed me off that Asics decided to go cheap on the Asics' inner side logo of the shoe (top photo). If you look at the top photo carefuly you can tell that the logo is made out of a cheap "pastiky" material.
     
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  2. bluetrain4

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    Even thought I wouldn't personally buy them, I totally agree. It's a great marketing ploy to sell shoes. Plenty of kids and even some adults want bold colors and graphics and simply want to be "funky," different from everyone else. That's good. Not everyone has to be the same.

    Clearly, it's not for for everyone, and I don't think Asics for a minute thinks that it is. Obviously, some people won't like them.

    But, there's tons of "safe" options for people who don't want these, including other variations of Gel Resolution 4s. It can't hurt to have the option.
     
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  3. grimmbomb21

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    When your first thought is Elton John, the shoe is not for you. I'll pass.
     
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  4. Arthuro

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    Yeah I just ordered a pair
     
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  5. 1st Seed

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    all canucks there is a warranty in Canada
    Emailed asics asking why they don't honour the warranty as per the USA
    I was quickly replied with YES we do only in the gR4's
    so keep your recipts:)
    i can go threw the soles in a weekend, but well worth it considering youre walking on a cloud
     
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  6. nyc

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    too bad the whole neon color retro 80s look is so 3 years ago.

    But I do applaud Asics for having some guts and bring some fun to a market that is staunchily conservative.
     
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  7. raging

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    asics shoes rock! Have had lots of their Kayanos. But would like to know what you think of SFX, I have Propulse 3 as Contract shoe but also interested in SFX as it is supposedly softer, more comfortable ride?
     
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  8. JGads

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    Man, these are killer.
     
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  9. ArliHawk

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    Really torn on what I call the Lite Brights. Might have to order both the 8.5 and 9 to see what works out best. Seems like it's a mixed bag on the sizing according to the reviews and recommendations.
     
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  10. Cindysphinx

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    This shoe is causing me a great deal of pain.

    I love love love any shoe that looks different. I don't know why -- it just energizes me.

    Trouble is, I have five pairs of Prince T22s in service right now (although two are ready for the dust bin). I was never a big fan of the Resolution.

    Then again . . . it's *beautiful!*

    Maybe I should just get them already . . . .
     
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  11. The Dampener

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    I wear nothing but ASICs. I love 'em. And I, too, love any shoe that flips the bird at convention.

    I just don't love the idea of paying $120. For any shoe.

    : (
     
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  12. Arthuro

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    Is it wrong that I have every colorway of Asics Gel Resolutions from the 2 to the 4?

    I kind of collect them like airforce ones.
     
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  13. PhotoBlue

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    Hey guys. Just have a question about the GR4. I have always wanted to try some asics but haven't because I have never had a shoe better than Nike or adidas. So...

    #1- how is the cushioning on these shoes, particularly heel?
    #2- how is the durability on these shoes? Note: I play about 20 hrs a week on hard courts that are pretty gritty.

    Thank you
     
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  14. banter

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    Cushioning is superb.
    Durability is less than adidas and Nike, but they out do them in other categories to easily compensate.
     
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  15. The Dampener

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    I agree.

    The cushioning is why many choose ASICs. The durability used to be terrible. But they improved it for generation 3/8 or the Resolutions/Challengers. The Games still wear pretty quickly in my opinion.
     
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  16. PhotoBlue

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    Might give them a try...
     
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  17. eidolonshinobi

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    Is this Europe Exclusive? I dig the bright red, didn't much care for the brick red of the GR3.
     
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  18. NJ1

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    I hear you, but remember $120 is really on $60 per shoe if you play often thanks to the wear warranty.
     
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    It's like a koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain!

    Actually, I don't hate them...definitely works on the "High Visual Clutter" scale...just not sure I can pull off that look at 47...
     
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  20. ArliHawk

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    Age is just a number. I'm 37 and am very tempted by these. My only confusion is to size down or stay the same size. Guess I could just order both and send the ones back that don't work.
     
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  21. King_roger

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    IMO the best Gel-Resolution colorway ever!
    They're unbelievable!
     
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  22. The Dampener

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    True, but there are so many options available at $40, or less, per shoe.
     
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  23. Hankenstein

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    119 $ is a VERY good price for this shoe! Here in Sweden, the normal Gel Res 4 is about 1400 SEK (around 200 US $) :shock:
     
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  24. eidolonshinobi

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    Goodness...that's a ripoff
     
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  25. dje31

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    That's why they have the disclaimer / rule : "US sales only"
     
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  27. Torres

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    Cost of living tends to be quite high in Sweden.

    Lovely country but go into a normal bar in Stockholm, and a pint of Coca-Cola will be the equivalent of $6-$7.
     
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  29. The Dampener

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    Did you choose your normal size, or go a 1/2 size smaller as recommended?
     
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  30. T21D

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    yes sir, I'm a true US 10 in Nike/adidas. A live outside pic from a point and shoot. Unlike, TW's studio $1000plus DSLR pic:oops:
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  31. Yonie

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    Jeez thanks for the pic, these are sick!! :shock: :shock:
    I bet you will get A LOT of comments about them oncourt.

    Sucks they are US only :(
     
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  32. ArliHawk

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    So, did you size down or not?
     
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    Seeing them in that setting, they seem like they'll work well with white and green shorts and shirts. I was worried maybe I'd look like a clown on the court, but they're not nearly as bad without the women's colors and confetti all around.
     
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  34. T21D

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    ArliHawk- YES went down to a 9.5

    NRod2- and WHITE socks (asics resolution crew- my OCD kicks in and I HAVE to have the same brand sock/ shoe combo:oops:)
     
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  35. dizzlmcwizzl

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    Got these shoes today and played 4 sets. Felt great and looked ugly ... er awesome

    Anywho, I went 1/2 size small and wished I had not. They are fine, I will play them and wear them out ... but the extra 1/2 size would be just a little more comfy ...
     
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  36. ArliHawk

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    Now I am just all worlds of confused. Some say size down, others say normal size. Too confusing.

    Will have to try them on at my local shop.
     
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  37. netguy

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    It seems that people with wider feet should stay with their normal size,
    and people with normal to narrow feet should go 1/2 size down.
     
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  39. netguy

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    ^^^
    Well, going down 1/2 size fitted me and three TW playtesters. (See the review)
    The important thing is that you found what works for you. Now enjoy your GR4
     
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  40. AutoXer

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    I really wanted the blue\silver till I saw these. Ordered them a few minutes ago.
     
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  42. Torres

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    The photos seem to have disappeared?

    I'm only seeing a white square with a red cross.
     
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  44. dizzlmcwizzl

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    Not true for me also ... while I have large feet (size 13) they are not wide for their size ... every time I have ever been fit my feet have been long and lean ... just like I wish I were.
     
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  45. T21D

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    that's because I DELETED them.
     
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  46. Torres

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    Which begs the obvious question.....
     
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  47. Arthuro

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    This colorway is sick!!! Has to be the best of the year.

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    Thoughts?
     
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    My wife's arrived today. Wow
     
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    I can't post pics yet but if anyone wants to see a real life shot, let me know, I can snap/send to someone to post.
     
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