Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Chopin, Sep 26, 2009.
The title says it all: what is the most cushioned tennis sneaker available?
Definitely the Stan Smiths. Here is a pic so you can identify them easier at your local retailer.
Asics Gel Resolution 1 and 2.
Wow...I remember wearing these some 20+ years ago in grad school. Can you still buy them?
Anyway, regarding the OP's question, the Asic Gel Resolution II's are probably the most cushioned high performance tennis shoe available in the market today.
Fila Alfa 2 feel pretty cushy to me.
Why can't Asics and Yonex release their top shoes in a more normal colorway though?
I'm a Vapor V user and I'm debating between the Vapor VI, Asic Gels, CB 1.3s and Yonex SHT-306.
I like my Vapor Vs and love them when they're new out of the box for the first two months or so but I find that the cushioning gets worn down very quickly. I feel their more match day shoes that a pro like Federer would wear for a few matches and then break out a new pair.
Asics GR2's,Nike Breathe Free 2's,NB 1004's and most cushioned of all is the RBK Match Day Pumps,real pillows.
I find any KSwiss with the 7.0 cushioning, Fila Alfa 2, and Diadora Topspins to be cushy. I have knee and ankle issues, so I am really picky about comfort.
What's wrong with the white/orange Gel Resolution 2? Looks normal enough IMO.
You are putting replacement insoles in your shoes, right?
Another vote for Gel resolution II's as the most comfortable.
I wore them 30+ years ago. Sucked than, and probably suck even more now. I would stay far away from these. Laver's and Nastase's are much better....not that they are good.
And yes, you can still buy them. And in even more colorways than the traditional white/green.
Well back in the old days I used to wear the tops of these out so damn fast it wasn't funny. Now I don't even remember how to slide....
asics gel resolution
No, I never do that. Do you have any recommendations?
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OK. So I've effectively narrowed it down to the Asics Gel Resolution 2 or Vapor VI (like I said, I'm a fan of the Vapor line). I may just buy both.
Now do the Gel Resolutions run true to size? I take an 11 in my Vapor Vs, shall I get a 11 in the Asics?
Asics Gel Resolution 2
Prince T-20: I think it is by far the most cushioned shoe I have ever worn.
My foot is a tad smaller than yours (8.5), but my ASICS all fit perfectly. And you'll love the cushioning.
I have never found a tennis shoe that doesn't have an insole made out of a relatively thin, soft material that quickly compresses down and is then useless for shock absorbtion. Sure, the rest of the shock absorbtion qualities of the shoe should remain, but you lose a significant amount, and in some shoes it seems like most of, the shock absorbtion. Especially since tennis shoe outsoles have to be made of pretty hard rubber to provide durability.
TW's sister site, Running Warehouse, has a pretty wide selection of replacement insoles: http://www.runningwarehouse.com/catpage-insoles.html
I've been using the Sof Sole Athlete insole, but the Superfeet Orange seems the most popular in recent threads:
After just one or two times on the court, I take out the original insoles, note how they are already compressed across the ball of the foot, and throw them out. They are replaced with the new insole.
By the way, I also think Thorlo socks also make a difference in cushioning.
I would say the Nike Air Zoom Vapor VI's
asics gel resolution 2 made a huge difference
I had microfracture surgery about a year ago but my knees still ached during and after play. Based on the recommendations of those on this forum, I purchased the asics gel resolution 2 and used them on har-tru last night for the first time and played singles. All I know is that during play, immediately after play and today ( the day after) I have had virtually no discomfort at all. Best I have felt in over two years.
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