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rafafan20 01-30-2013 07:24 AM

Nike and Adidas skeptics, come with me to the promised land...
 
And try Asics shoes, after nearly a decade of bitterly sticking to nike/adidas shoes, my feet have found a revolution. Both the GR's and Solution Speed are like heaven in a tennis shoe. Come with me everybody!

Surecatch 01-30-2013 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by rafafan20 (Post 7179768)
And try Asics shoes, after nearly a decade of bitterly sticking to nike/adidas shoes, my feet have found a revolution. Both the GR's and Solution Speed are like heaven in a tennis shoe. Come with me everybody!


In. I also have stubbornly remained loyal to Adidas for many years, but just recieved a pair of Asics Gel Game 4 treads. I have not played in them yet, but the fit and comfort out of the box is amazing and I'm quite sure I'll be more than satisfied with court performance. Tremendous comfort and fit.

Boricua 01-30-2013 08:34 AM

I prefer the Solutions over the Resolutions. But, try Yonex 308, great balance of stability and comfort. My prefered tennis shoe is the 308.

airdupont 01-30-2013 09:06 AM

+1 for resolution over barricade/feather2

dode 01-30-2013 09:09 AM

Unfortunately they don't make any in my size, so I am stuck with what I can find that fits.

John

bosssauce 01-30-2013 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by rafafan20 (Post 7179768)
And try Asics shoes, after nearly a decade of bitterly sticking to nike/adidas shoes, my feet have found a revolution. Both the GR's and Solution Speed are like heaven in a tennis shoe. Come with me everybody!

Asics just has a better quality line of shoes i feel.

gamerx52986 01-30-2013 06:23 PM

I personally have not tried any version of the Gel Resolutions but I have two pairs of the green speed solutions and love them. Just ordered a pair of the new black/yellow colorway. I mainly play hard courts and get pretty good durability considering they are a lightweight speed oriented shoe. Also have some of the Adizero Feather IIs but have not played in them yet as I just really like the speed solutions.

ArliHawk 01-30-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by gamerx52986 (Post 7181137)
I personally have not tried any version of the Gel Resolutions but I have two pairs of the green speed solutions and love them. Just ordered a pair of the new black/yellow colorway. I mainly play hard courts and get pretty good durability considering they are a lightweight speed oriented shoe. Also have some of the Adizero Feather IIs but have not played in them yet as I just really like the speed solutions.

You'll like the feather 2, it's a great shoe.

rafafan20 01-30-2013 07:42 PM

Its all about the black/yellow resolutions. The feather line is way too flimsy, the asics actually provide support+lightweight

parasailing 01-30-2013 08:19 PM

Tried both Speed Solution and Resolution and prefer the Speed Solutions which are really light and has decent cushion but after a couple hours on the court, my feet get a bit sore. The Vapor 9s on the other hand are really plush and I love the way they keep your midfoot nice and snug.

mmk 01-31-2013 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Boricua (Post 7179910)
I prefer the Solutions over the Resolutions. But, try Yonex 308, great balance of stability and comfort. My prefered tennis shoe is the 308.

I play in GR4s, but I recently tried on the 308s. I liked everything about the 308s except that for me the arch was too close to the heel, so I ordered a couple pair of closeout GR4s.

fundrazer 01-31-2013 08:27 AM

Never understand how people can tell others which shoes to get. Everybody's feet are different, you're own two feet are probably not even the same. I liked my GR2's from Asics, but the breathe 2k10 and now the cc feather II have proven to be the best fit for my feet.

Asics makes great high quality shoes, but they're not for everyone.

Surecatch 01-31-2013 09:00 AM

I'll be trying my new Gel Game 4 shoes tonight on the court....I've been looking forward to this all week. These things feel so incredible right out of the box.

Adidas Bercuda: narrow, didn't fit well being the right size, heel slippage, felt stifling and tight.

I returned them for...

Asics Gel Game 4: Felt like they were made for my feet. Perfect fit, amazingly comfortable, no slippage.

Can't wait...

Surecatch 01-31-2013 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by fundrazer (Post 7182121)
Never understand how people can tell others which shoes to get. Everybody's feet are different, you're own two feet are probably not even the same. I liked my GR2's from Asics, but the breathe 2k10 and now the cc feather II have proven to be the best fit for my feet.

Asics makes great high quality shoes, but they're not for everyone.


Shoes are not something I buy online for the same reason....I want to try them on first. But my kids ordered me Adidas Bercuda for Christmas despite my specific wishes NOT to get shoes that were ordered online. So I had no choice. Thankfully, the Asics Gel Game 4 were fantastic and all props' to TW for their superior customer service and turnaround.

The only other pair of Asics I've ever had was back in the mid 90's and my experience was exactly the same....unbelievable comfort from the first wearing. This leads me to believe that Asics is superior. I've been an Adidas guy forever, but truth be told....my last several pair of Adidas for casual wear (Superstars/shell toe) have not been up to previous standards. I think Adidas has slipped significantly.

dr325i 01-31-2013 09:21 AM

Been there, done that.
Was in love with the fif/feel/whatever. Realized the longevity and stability was not there, and am happily back to the Barricades.
Can't beat them -- last me about 9-10 months (with the free replacement) and are ~$65 per pair...

rafafan20 01-31-2013 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by fundrazer (Post 7182121)
Never understand how people can tell others which shoes to get. Everybody's feet are different, you're own two feet are probably not even the same. I liked my GR2's from Asics, but the breathe 2k10 and now the cc feather II have proven to be the best fit for my feet.

Asics makes great high quality shoes, but they're not for everyone.

Agreed, I can't really speak to the barricade but otherwise the shoes you mentioned (2k10 and feathers) might be more comfortable for you but they certainly aren't constructed better.

Tyler91 01-31-2013 02:28 PM

OP is right. I'm just now finishing off a pair of the red/black GR4s. They have been great. I have another pair ready in the box. AND should be receiving my blue/black GR5s from TW any day now!

IMO, the V9 is every bit as good as the GR4, but maybe a tad less durable outsole. Both are awesome.

rafafan20 01-31-2013 05:23 PM

The V9 is certainly a great shoe, but the price in conjunction with low durability just makes it a bad value.

Tyler91 01-31-2013 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by rafafan20 (Post 7183359)
The V9 is certainly a great shoe, but the price in conjunction with low durability just makes it a bad value.

Not sure I agree...The v9 is about the same price as the GR4 and GR5.

Gonzalito17 01-31-2013 06:16 PM

I really like Yonex and New Balance right now, after years of loyalty to adidas and nike. Wilson was hot last year but i see a big dropoff in design and look since the Ikon which seemed to sell poorly.

Asics is getting a lot of good buzz but they are just too damn zany colorful for my liking.


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