Asics tennis and running shoes. Same sizing ?

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  1. tenapasi

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    Is the asics tennis and running shoes have the same exact sizing ?
    I use size 11 of asics running shoes. Will my feet fit on size 11 of asics tennis shoes ?
     
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  2. Dags

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    Asics tennis shoes aren't necessarily consistent. My history with them:

    Challenger 5 - true to size
    Gel Res 2 - true to size
    Gel Res 3 - true to size
    Gel Game 3 - too small. Should have gone up half a size.
    Gel Solution Speed - length true to size, but very narrow around the mid-foot.
    Challenger 9 - true to size

    I've had one pair of running shoes - the GT 2120 - and they were true to size.
     
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  3. Roger Wawrinka

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    Yea, I've had some of the experiences above as well.
     
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  4. NJ1

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    To add to the above list:

    Gel Res 4 - fits one half size long (so order smaller)

    Gel Res 5 - fits true to size
     
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  5. charliefedererer

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    It seems shoes are manufactured with different sizing systems in mind, then the company tries to label their shoes for different markets around the world.

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    Asics headquarters is based in Japan so one could expect their shoes should be designed with Japanese specs.

    But with worldwide sales, some shoes could be designed with specific markets in mind as their largest sales areas.

    Also, having multiple factories, there is bound to be some descrepencies in sizing for a company with so many shoe designs.

    Still, I run in Asics and have gone through at least a dozen pairs of Asics Gel Resolutions, and they remain my favorite tennis shoe.
     
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  6. tenapasi

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    So i conclude it won't probably the same sizing, huh ?
    Oh well... :(
     
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  7. Dags

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    ^^ My experience is that it probably will be, but that you can't guarantee it.

    Asics are by far my favourite tennis shoes. I wish they were consistent in sizing, but the fact that I've had a few blips hasn't stopped me from buying them. Once you've chosen your model, check out the description on TW; they'll give you their opinion of whether it's true to size or not. And you can always post again to get consensus from people who have bought them (if it's the Resolution or Solution line, you'll find a fair few threads already exist).

    I'm assuming you're asking as you intend to buy online. Whilst it's a minor hassle, so long as you don't wear them outside, retailers will almost always replace them if you find them to be the wrong size. Some people even order two sizes, specifically intending to return one of them.
     
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  8. ericg

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    I have had 6 pairs of Asics running and ordered all my gel res tennis shoes based on the fit of the running shoes. So far so good. I am about to start wearing the gel res 4 I've had for awhile. I am hoping they will fit well
     
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  9. TheO182

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    I run with asics gel kayano and I just sent back my resolution 5's as they were a little too large with the same size used in the running shoe, hopefully half a size down will do the trick.
     
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  10. fuzz nation

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    I'd say take a look at the TW page for the specific model you're looking at and see what they have to say. I think they do a rather good job of laying out what sort of foot type is better suited to a certain shoe and how the sizes run.

    Our pal Dags turned in the same experience I've seen with a couple of their shoes, including their Gel Game 3. I should have taken their (TW's) advice and ordered a larger size, but I didn't. TW got it right, but I tried to outsmart 'em... D'oh!!!
     
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  11. dominikk1985

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    has anyone else made bad experiences regarding the durability of ascis running shoes?

    I mean they are great shoes with a good dampening but I have experienced that that "mesh" on top of the shoes can tear rather quickly.
     
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  12. yellowmatter

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    How do you compare the toe box? I've been playing with the Gel game 3 the past year and now need new ones. Was about to buy the Res 5 but after trying them i felt they were too tight in the toe box. Could the Solution Speed be more roomy?
     
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  13. ArliHawk

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    Any consensus on the 4 sizing? Seems like in the reviews 1/2 the people say to size down, while 1/2 say order normal size. Want to pull the trigger on some of the bright ones, but am leaning towards normal size. Thoughts?
     
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  14. Dags

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    I found the toe box surprisingly big on the Solution Speed. My first impression of the shoe can be found in the thread below:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=427528

    I'm still playing with them, but they're nearly done (I've just realised I've had them for almost a year, which is longer than I thought! I do mainly play on carpet, which doesn't wear the sole anywhere near as fast.). They were close to perfect for me: light, low to the ground, plenty of room in the toe box. But I've also almost turned my ankle on a couple of occasions, and it's because of that narrow mid-section. I can just lose some stability if I change direction hard off a split step. It's for that reason I didn't buy another pair, and am giving the Challenger a run next.
     
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