Asics Gel Resolution II Thoughts

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  1. slice it

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    Hey, I cant really seem to find much as far as opinions/reviews go for this shoe.

    If somebody that has it can give me a mini review that would be really great. Im looking to get a new pair of shoes. I like a nice light-weight shoe and I play on clay in the winter, but with my team we play on hard-courts so i dont need anything as far as a full herringbone sole goes. I have played with Vapor 5's for the past year or so, and I liked them a lot.

    If there are any other shoes that you guys recommend, feel free to comment on them as well!

    Thanks for all the help!
    it is greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. EKnee08

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    I have been playing with it since September and am very happy with it. Great performance shoe and has great cushioning and stability which is key for me since I have chronic knee issues. (Had microfracture surgery on one knee and could use the same procedure on the other knee as well)

    Note that the gel resolution has a clay court version as well as one suited for all surfaces.

    Here is a link to the tennis magazine review of the shoe.
    http://www.tennis.com/gear/showShoeReview.aspx?ID=477

    Also look at the customer feedback on tennis warehouse site and various threads which you can access by doing a search on this forum.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/feedback-AGR2***.html
     
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  3. stanfordtennis alum

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    excellent shoes.. very durable, great comfort and look great.. recommended!
     
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  4. Fedace

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    You guys think this shoes feels heavier compared to Yonex SHT 306's
     
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    Some people complain about their durability especially since there isn't a 6 month guarantee. Also, the shoe laces should be a few inches longer.

    I have been wearing the Resolution 2s for a few weeks, which is only a couple of hours of hitting for me. They are great so far except a piece of plastic is rubbing against the base of my right pinky toe. Hopefully it will go away as the shoes get more use.

    Fedace, I'm coming from wearing Yonex 304s and I don't notice much difference in terms of weight.
     
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  6. jrod

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    Probably the best "comfortable" performance shoe on the market. I've not tried the clay version, but I suspect it performs equally well to the hard court version. In fact, I've played on clay with the hard court version and the shoe performs quite well.

    The only down side is durability. My latest pair of GR2's has 40 hours on them and I've nearly worn a hole in the toe of my right foot. The most I get out of them on hard courts is 80 hours.
     
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  7. slice it

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    okay, thanks for all the help guys.....i think i am going to go for them.

    even if they do wear out....they will last long enough to hold me over until those neon-yellow ballistecs come out ;)
     
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    there is another online retailer offering 6-month outsole warranty on the Asics GR 2.

    google "asics gel resolution 2 men's 6-month outsole warranty" to find this.
     
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    I love mine. No complaints. Super comfortable, great cushioning.
     
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    been playing on them for 3 weeks, coming off of knee surgery over Thanksgiving, great so far
     
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    Yes, thats true and they currently are the only one in the US offering the clay court version although the regular version is versatile and can be used on all surfaces.

    My first pair lasted me 6 months playing 2-3 times a week on har-tru for 2 years per session.

    Because I play only on clay and har-tru during the indoor season and they are the only store offering the clay court version, I just bought a pair from them.

    Does anyone know, if TW will carry the clay court version in the spring?
     
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  12. Fedace

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    Someone said the shoe makes Farting noise after few minutes of wear. IS this True ??
     
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    I bought the cool blue version of this shoe and tried it in november and december in a couple of leaguematches and tournaments.

    The forefoot is pretty narrow for me but the shoe has great cushioning and decent support.

    Took like 30 minutes to get a nice broke in feel .

    One major issue is the durability!! After a total of 15 tennis-sessions (a total of maybe 25 hours of hard court tennis) there is just a fraction of rubber left before my big toe pops out. It wears out extremely fast. Way way way faster then any other shoe i have tried in the past,, For example,, I have used the Barricade V about the same time and they are still like brand new. I fully understand why Asics dont have a 6 month durability warranty.
     
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  14. Fedace

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    What do you think about adding Teflon toeguard in the front ? that may stretch the life a bit
     
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    Durability is the only issue with these shoes, to me, other than that, they are perfect...

    Some Sites H-Bird will offer a 6 mth guarantee which is nice...
     
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  16. Racer41c

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    Man I wished I agreed with you all. After 4 pairs of the Res I's I should have bought 10 more before they got replaced with the II's. If I ever wear out the II's I won't be buying another pair. If I don't wear them out, I'll throw them away.

    I find the drag on plastic kills my feet. I had the same problem with Nike Cages. If they fit your feet fine, but if they don't they never conform to your foot. The old Res I's were some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn, tennis, running or whatever.
     
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  17. slice it

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    I dont think teflon has any properties that would promote durability...
     
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  18. Dags

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    Might stop dirt sticking to the shoe mind...
     
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    I don't think it's the shoes, Feddy :shock:
     
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  20. curvefan

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    I agree with you about the Gel Res 1's.

    Most comfortable tennis shoe I have ever wore. I have a few Gel 2's but they don't compare to the 1's as far as comfort, at least in my opinion.

    I should have also bought more of the 1's before they stopped selling them.

    Anybody ever run across any of the 1's in size 11 1/2, please give me a holler.

    Thanks
     
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  21. coyfish

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    I used this shoe and they were great. Nice and light but they did pinch my 4rth toe and my foot is narrow . . . Wasn't bad though. Can't beat the comfort but the durability is low.


    Im using the nike balistec 2.3's and I think the nikes are even better / on sale. Just as comfortable with 6 month durability guarantee. There is a thread about them and nobody says anything negative about them.
     
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  22. Maverick16

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    Had them for just over 2 months now and the soles are almost warn out.
    Getting ready to send them back to H-bird.
    On the right shoe there is something that rubs my baby toe and causes major blisters.
    I do not recommend these shoes.
     
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  23. slice it

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    okay, thanks for all the recent comments......i think im going to stick with my beloved nike shoes
     
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  24. Orion

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    Fedace I had the GRI's and they made that farting sound the entire life of the shoe, especially toward the end. I found the sole ran down extremely quick. I played mostly indoors with them. They required no break-in and were comfy and ultra-supportive given the light weight.

    I have seen two retailers offering the 6mo warranty. I'm sure TW will follow suit in the coming months.
     
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    does GI2's have the same problem ??
     
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  26. onkystomper

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    gel resolution 2's are the best shoe i have worn.. tried barricades 4 & 5's nike ballistec and vapors.. I do not think the GEL 2's wear out any more quickly than Nike's do..

    Also the grip is excellent especially on a slightly damp court (which is important in the UK)
     
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  27. Xisbum

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    Just bought my third pair of Res 2s, and the other two are still fine after about a year of alternating them on hard courts. I kept my Res 1s and now use them on clay, with pretty good results.

    I sometimes notice the funny sound, but I can live with it for the comfort and stability these fine shoes provide.

    P.S. I bought my second pair of blues and am looking hard at the new black Res 2. With all black Nike or Lotto shirts, shorts, socks, wrist and head bands, I could be Darth Hacker. LOL :lol:
     
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    The sound is caused by the upper rubber "mesh" crimping and releasing. I'm surprised to hear from the one poster who says the GR1's did the same thing for him. The uppers on the GR1's were made of a much thinner and softer mesh material. In fact, the GR1's were a better design in my view...more comfortable right out of the box. The GR2's need about 1 hour of break-in and even then they are not as comfortable as the older model. Still the most comfortable performance shoe on the market....
     
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  29. Orion

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    Jrod-

    Not the sound I'm talking about. My GR1's squeaked non-stop. It wasn't coming from the rubber on the upper. I was from the soles. I take alot of "tiny" steps setting up to hit and found the smaller the steps the louder the squeak. I found the GR1 VERY comfy and the kangaroo leather required absolutely no break-in. They were playable out of the box. The tread wore quickly and had some smooth spots but not enough to warrant the constant squeaks and slipping that was going on. I recall playing a mixed doubles match indoors where I spent a fair amount of time on my keister. Enough so that a teammate commented in jest that I should change my shoes.
     
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    ok, got it. Mine squeak as well in this manner. I never really gave it much thought since it seemed quite normal compared to the uppers making a sound. You must have good footwork....
     
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    Good point; I like the squeak for this very reason. It reminds me that I'm moving my feet and to keep doing it.
     
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  32. Orion

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    I really liked the GR's, am tempted to buy the black GRII's or the black Gel Game but a "love affair" with the black BV's @ $55 from the Adidas outlets makes the additional $50 bucks hard to justify. My only complaint with the GRI's is the ankle support. It's not bad but when making quick cuts I almost rolled my ankle several times. I wish the achilles notch and ankle was a bit higher.
     
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    I'm on my 3rd pair of GR1's. I have not experienced the squeak some have experienced in any of the 3 pairs I have worn. Also, these shoes soles wear the most evenly for me. Therefore, last me the longest. When I used to wear Nike, I would wear out the right toe in 4 months. I have not wore out the right toe on the GR1's ever! Awesome shoe. I had a pair of the GR2 but sent them back because the toe box was a bit wider and my foot slid around it it.
     
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    How was the arch support on this shoe ?? even with my orthotics i am finding out that i need shoes with good arch support ....
     
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    Your orthodics aren't very good then.
     
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    I have problems with arch support myself. Very frustrating...
    People suggested I try Nike Cage. Certainly got them on my list since then.

    Meanwhile, tried the Asics Resolution II. They are impressively comfortable and "serious", quality shoes. The arch support could be more "intense" though... I am not getting the pain I used to with other shoes, just doesn't make me feel that confident. For people with "issues free" feet, these shoes are the bomb !!

    If you don't have wide feet, for an "exaggerating" arch support you can try the barricades II and the Genius line of shoes. Solid arch support, but make sure the fit is compatible to your feet overall. I do have narrow feet and they feel nice :)
     
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  37. charliefedererer

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    This is the great review that TW gave the Gel Resoltion I and convinced me to try a pair: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/AGRWWB/AGRWWBReview.html

    They are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn and I am on about my eighth pair. Hopefully TW will have a similar 6 month sole warranty like another site started with, as I'll need to get some in another couple of months, even though I just started with a new pair.
     
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    I agree. They absolutely do need to match that offer. They just lost out on an sale of 2 pairs from me, primarily because of this.
     
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    OK i am going to give this shoe a try with orthotics In. Lets hope this shoes is better than the Yonex SHT 307's. If not i have to try the new Nike Vapors that Federer wears.....sigh........................
     
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    Holy cow. I just walked around in this shoes Asics Gel Resolution 2 for 10 minutes and my feet feels GREAT. My PF doesn't hurt at all. I may have found the new shoes of my life.......bye bye Yonex....
     
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    Welcome to the Club. :D
     
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    Same here, I am happy you like the shoes !!
     
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  43. Fedace

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    Lets not fire Premateurly here. but i am playing a full match tomorrow night with this shoes on. Lets see what happens. Some guy said the shoes can come Off while playing,,,,,,sure hope that isn't true...........lol

    and why doesn't this come in Stanford colors.......:???:
     
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    Bad day today in the Asics Gel Res 2. my feet hurt at the end of 2 hours of tennis. Shoes felt hard and not very comfy at all. i have to go back to Yonex on Sat and see what happens.....
     
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    Fedace - I had arch issues after a couple hours wearing them. I posted this a while back regarding this particular shoe. For those with high arch, it's on to something better.

    For others with low arch or have flat feet, these are great shoes. Good cushioning, support, and feels light.

    I love their running shoes but somehow they should come out with a model for people with high arch.
     
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    Guys, these shoes are soft. I mean if they aren't soft and comfortable, then what shoe is...?

    Now, the arch support, especially if you have high arch, could really constitute a problem.
     
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  47. Xisbum

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    Sorry to be contrary, but I have an extremely high arch and these shoes give me more than ample support.

    Guess beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.
     
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    O.K. if it works for you, but trust me, many, many other shoes (without saying that Asics are not comfortable) provide more "pronounced" arch support.

    There is a reason why I say more pronounced and not necessarily better.
    The cushion designated for the area is higher at almost every single adidas shoe. I really don't know how this works for everybody.

    I 've seen posts where people with high arches prefer lower support, others with high arches wanting higher support. What can you say...

    When it comes to myself, I have narrow feet with almost flat arches and if I don't have enough support at this area, after 2 hours of intense playing my right foot aches.
     
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    Thank you for your thoughts. What shoes do you recommend for people like me ?? What about Nikes ?? Lunarlite Vapor or Breath 2K10 ???:confused:
     
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    what i meant was Upper areas were bit stiff. and Cushioning is good but it isn't pillow soft like Yonex. but cushion seem to be more durable however.
     
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