WORRIED: tried Courtballistic 1.3 and Asics Gel Challenger 7. Help please.

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  1. zunderlips27

    zunderlips27 New User

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    Hi! because an injury that I have in my toes , I need the most cushioned shoes in the market. I am using for my normal life a pair of running shoes(Asics Gel Nimbus11) and they feel really soft and cushioned. I am looking for the same effect in tennis shoes. i know its difficult but some poeple told me that NIKE COURTBALLISTIC 1.3 and Asics Gel Challenger 7 are two of the most cushioned tennis shoes.

    I tried them yesterday and I found them really hard and even narrow. Is that normal? I am asking you guys if ,with your experience , those are really cushiones shoes. Can you please advice me other shoes , if exist, more cushioned,wide and flexible? I am really worried because I really need them to start playing again.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  2. tennispro19

    tennispro19 Banned

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    you should try the resolution. i have the ballistecs and find them great. if u need a wider shoe, the ballistec 1.2 comes in a wider fit and i would defo look at the k swiss defier
     
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  3. zunderlips27

    zunderlips27 New User

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    You mean the ASICS GEL RESOLUTION? Are they more cuchioned and flexible?
     
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  4. North

    North Professional

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    I used the Asics Gel Challengers starting with the the Challenger IIs because I have very high arches and need a lot of cushioning. At first the Challengers were perfect - lots of cushioning and nice soft uppers that fit my feet like a glove.

    However, with each subsequent incarnation of the Challlengers there was less cushioning. The most recent Challengers killed my feet - minimal cushioning and stiff heavy uppers that dug into the tops of my feet all over. (I never tried the Resolution because I have very small feet and the Resolution doesn't come in a small enough size.)

    So.. I went back to the drawing board and tried on a bunch of shoes. I am now very happily using the Fila Alfa IIs. Lots of wonderul cushioning and nice soft uppers that fit my feet well with no pressure points. If you need cushioning, you might want to check out the Alfa IIs (Fila).
     
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  5. mcutilize

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    its called u gotta break the courtballistecs in haha. u can always swap the insoles for more padding
     
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  6. CallOfBooty

    CallOfBooty Rookie

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    If you are looking for well-cushioned shoes, you cannot go wrong with the CB 1.3s. I have not tried the Asics but I have heard from multiple people that Asics generally makes light shoes so I do not think that they would be the best shoe choice if you have a toe injury. If I were you I would just go with the 1.3s. They look sick :)
     
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  7. zunderlips27

    zunderlips27 New User

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    The problem is that I tried the CB 1.3 and I felt them narrow and not flexible.
    I am looking for wide,cuhioned and flexible shoe. I am really worried.

    A good friend of mine recommended me the KSWISS ULTRASCENDOR, FILA ALFAII and PRINCE T22 but i dont know..
     
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  8. z_z

    z_z New User

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    Yo if you have a problem with your toes, the Cb1.3 is not for you. It is much higher at the heel area and this can potentially cause more stress to your toes...
     
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  9. zunderlips27

    zunderlips27 New User

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    Thanks zz. And what do you recommend me? What do you think of those shoes that I have mentioned?
     
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  10. schap02

    schap02 Semi-Pro

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    If you have toe problems at all I personally would skip the CB's and buy the GR2's - Asics are great - you can't go wrong.
     
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  11. z_z

    z_z New User

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    i think the V6 and GR2 are great shoes. It depends on whether you have narrow or wide feet as well...
     
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