New GR4 Colorway

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  1. eidolonshinobi

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  2. Doublebounce

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    it looks too much like a running shoe
     
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  3. jk175d

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    yeah, that color is bringing back to Asics! Goes well with the EXO3 Tour100!
     
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    I love that shoe. The best colorway of a tennis shoe I have seen this year.

    I was all set to get a pair of the Lotto Raptors and those were introduced the same day. Now I'm in a quandary about which to get. I like my GR3s a lot, but there are things I could see being better about them. I've heard great things about the Raptor III, but know that I like the Asics a lot and would hate to go looking for something better and find out that what I had before has it beat...
     
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    Order both from TW, compare them here, send the worse one back.

    I LOVED the Lotto shoes I had a couple years ago (Syn Raptor II) but I think these new Speeds are for much narrower feet. At least I know the previous version was, and this new III looks like the exact same shoe as the II.
     
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    Jgads - I went with the Asic Speed Solutions and they are great. No jabbing like the GR4s which were a lot less than the GR3s but this colorway makes me want to just buy the GR4s for the looks :).
     
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    what do you mean by jabbing?
     
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    As far as exclusive colorways...do they reproduce them or is it a one time deal? I got my wife the wonky bright gr4's. So far only 1 other lady around here has a pair. I believe the ladies are sold out now, so does that mean no others will be available ever?
     
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    There's a plastic piece on the side of the shoe that is really stiff and when you move laterally, it tend to rub or in my case feels like it digs into my ankle. Since everyone's foot anatomy is different, it may or may not be an issue.
     
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    Really? I had the ankle jabbing issue with the 3s, not the 4s. I wish the Speeds would work - I love the look and I can tell they were super, super comfy and nicely light, but they were too narrow for my wide feet to play tennis in. My left foot was kind of going over the edge of the shoe. Not so with the GR4.
     
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  12. jk175d

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    so JGADS, did you go 1/2 size smaller or the same as with the GR3s?
     
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    i hate the versions after the 2.0///

    they lost that vapor like feel and turned into barricades
     
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    The ankle jabbing was the worst with the 3s and the 4s were much better but still bothered me a bit. I guess if I broke them in, they would probably end up being okay.

    They really did a great job with the Speed Solutions, it feels like a running shoe with lateral support. Fast and light and decent amount of cushioning. Maybe your left foot is slightly larger hence they felt cramped.
     
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    1/2 size smaller. BUT.. tried another GR4 today and the normal size felt perfectly fine, leading me to believe that Asics might have altered or corrected the sizing issue from the earliest versions they put out? Just a guess, as my normal size was WAY too long when I first got the 4s, and then today my normal size felt fine.

    It is larger than the right, one of the things that often makes my shoe shopping experience a nightmare. Actually think I'm going Babolat SFX on my next shoe for a little changeup; extremely plush and nicely wide.
     
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    Yeah I can also see how that could make it quite expensive. You might have to buy two pairs of shoes just to make your feet happy. I guess I am going to have to order up both sizes again to see if Asic did fix their sizing as I love the new colorway and willing to take some time to break in the shoe.

    Let us know how the Babolat SFX works out for you. I had the Propulse 3s and my only grip was the poor forefoot cushioning. It felt a bit thin and after a couple hours, the front of my foot was sore.

    I guess wish the Speed Solution had the Michelin rubber of the Propulse 3s which would make it the GSOAT.
     
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  17. JGads

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    Decided against the SFXs because I think they're actually too plush for me, if that's possible. I like a little court feel and the Resolutions offer a plush feel but you still feel the court, which helps in getting those good jumps to the ball. I know what you mean about the forefoot cushioning leading to issues. That used to be the case with my old Wilson Tour Visions - after a couple months, the bottoms wore down so much the forefoot was always sore afterward. Don't have that issue with the Resolutions; cushioning doesn't really wear down too much over time, to the shoe's credit.
     
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    Totally agree. I just can't get into the gray/orange. I love those two colors on a shoe, but the busyness of the GR4 pattern, with the added white/silver that's added to the shoe, just makes it all look too busy and messy for me. TWE has all of the best colorways.
     
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    yeah, and why does TWE get multiple colorways for the solution speed while TW only offers neon green?
     
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    I personally have to disagree I like the Orange and Silver looks really good. Its a shame those Euro black and Red shoes have white soles should of been more black or red down the bottom and would of nabbed em for sure. But the colour I'm really hanging for is the Black and Blue in Japan.

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    Anyone know if the US will be getting the black/blue colorway?
     
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    i like..........................
     
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  26. Arthuro

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    Isn't that a grass pattern?
     
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    Sort of, it's omni-court for artificial grass et al.
     
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    this kind of looks photoshopped.... someone prove me if im wrong
     
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    Yeah, it is an omni court. But hopefully we get a hard court sole in this colorway.

    I hope you are wrong. I like this a lot.
     
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    just got mine yesterday. I like the look but I kind of wish the grey was darker. The picture looks a little darker than it actually is, and I was hoping it was the other way around. Shoe feels great on the feet though!
     
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    I take back what I said, they look great on the court. I dig the colors. At home on my floor I wasn't feeling at much as the picture, but as I said, they look great on the court. Extremely comfortable shoes too!
     
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  32. thefederman

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    the 2013 colorway for the solution looks great as do the new resolution 5!
     
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    pictures. now.
     
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  34. The Dampener

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    The Five??? Are you sure about that?
     
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    Wow, great find dude.

    Don't know what it means, but it appears they're utilizing the soft Solution-like piece for the inside forefoot rather than the harder rubber stabilizer thingy (that's it's official name) that's on the current GR4.
     
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  36. Capt. Willie

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    Where are you guys seeing the 2013 pics and info?
     
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    A link was posted up, briefly, before mods removed. To be honest, the shoe mostly looked like the same thing. Same (a little too) aggressive pattern, the colors shown was a black/blue version and a predominantly version, from what I remember.
     
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    Asics Resolution 5? Or New Model?

    I think 5's on its way fella's

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    that looks like a merging of GR2 and GR4 styling. It also looks like an indoor shoe with that gum-rubber looking outsole
     
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    Actually, what it looks like is one of ASICs racquetball or volleyball shoes. Indoor court shoes generally have that camel-colored sole.
     
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    That's what I meant by indoor shoes. Like badminton shoes. Gum rubber soles for wood floors.
     
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  42. The Dampener

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    Yes, sorry. I sorta rushed through your post when responding to the previous one. My bad.

    Besides, all this "Resolution 5" discussion has little basis from what I can tell. I haven't seen any announcements or photos that indicate a new model is on the near-term horizon. Most of the info I've come across simply suggests new colors to be released in July.
     
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    the resolution 5 will be launched in 2013 i already posted pictures that were subsquently removed. like a previous poster said they look mostly like the resolution 4 but are the resolution 5
     
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  44. JGads

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    The link that was temporarily up led to what looked like a totally legit description and pic of the 5, though like the previous poster said, probably a far-off release in January or thereabouts. The highlighted shoe looked very much like the shoe in post 23 of this thread - exact same black/blue/silver colors, but with a blue tongue and blue top of the forefoot (inside the 'claw' looking design there).. The rest was black and the heel 'claw' was silver.

    There was also a very bland looking nearly all-white version with the blue Asics stripes and a mostly yellow version with black Asics striping. All in all, looks like basically the same shoe except instead of the hard rubber piece on the inside of the forefoot now, there's the lighter Solution-Speed-like medial 'guard.' Perhaps this helps to make it a slightly lighter Gel Resolution, as the weight listed was 14.3 oz, as opposed to the 15.4 oz current model. I can recall these details because the window is still open on my computer, but won't post the link again since it isn't permitted.
     
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  45. The Dampener

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    Well, a 2013 release does not surprise me. Thanks for the update.

    Incidentally, do any of you notice ASICs new product marketing approach. Use to be, they would release the Resolutions and Games in similar colors. Nowadays, we're seeing all of these "exclusive" colors available at different outlets with no similar versions in the Game model.
     
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