ASICS Gel Resolution 7 vs Nike Air Zoom Cage 3

#2
Not sure about the Nikes, but my average width (CC) feet love the Resolution 7s! I just tried a pair and they are the best of the Resolution line over the past decade for me.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
#3
Not sure about the Nikes, but my average width (CC) feet love the Resolution 7s! I just tried a pair and they are the best of the Resolution line over the past decade for me.
Do you think someone with a wider foot can wear them? I'm triple E, and I can fit in Vapors pretty well with the lacing system, but I need something easier on my joints.
 
#11
Hi,
Does the uppers of the Zoom Cage 3 really solid??
Or is it easy to wear off quickly??
I actually play with Asics SS3 and I love it. Extremely durable shoe!!!
Can I expect the same durability with the Cage 3?
I play only on clay at 5.0 level.
Thank you
 
#12
I have both (have had several pair of gel resolution 7's).

I am trying to upload a pic but the site is not taking my imbedded URL.

The cage uppers are solid. They needed about four hours to get comfortable however. The gel resolutions are arguably more comfortable (ymmv of course), and def out of the box.

The Asics are probably a better quality shoe but the Nike's are sexier.
 
#13
I know you asked about the Cage 3 but, I have Res 7 and Cage 2...Cage 2 are much more narrow than the Res 7. I were them equally and the Cage 2 sole is wearing much faster than the Res 7. IMHO, the Res 7 is more comfortable.
 

Sardines

Professional
#15
Hi,
Does the uppers of the Zoom Cage 3 really solid??
Or is it easy to wear off quickly??
I actually play with Asics SS3 and I love it. Extremely durable shoe!!!
Can I expect the same durability with the Cage 3?
I play only on clay at 5.0 level.
The PU cage in the ZC3 is very durable on hard courts. Better than the Asics GSS3, One more thing I find about the GSS3 is the ankle support is not as good as the ZC3, which has a big higher ankle collar, and can be made to be snug. with the lacing. The GSS3 collar is about 1cm lower, has a bit harder ankle lining and thicker mid/outsole. More frustrating is the lacing system which allows too much lace slippage between eyelets, so I have to retie the shoes for optimal fit, more often. So it stands higher too! The SSFF is the same design but lighter. Personally I like the Asics limited edition upper designs like the Paris or NYC editions, which is the only reason I buy them. I would not play seriously in them because of the lower ankle collar and lacing issues.
The ZC3's most significant problem is the tight sockliner ankle collar makes the shoe a pain to put on/take off. A shoe horn is needed to make it easier put on. Otherwise, it's a great durable outsole shoe with a snug fit and good ankle support. Cooling is good compared to the GSS3/SSFF, which can be hot. Since you play on clay, the outsole design are similar but the ankle support is significantly better with the ZC3. If you are happy with the GSS3, you'll be happy with the GSSFF replacement, as it is lighter. If you are looking for a more durable, supportive shoe and can tolerate the issue with getting in/out, the ZC3 is a great option with its better ankle support and lower to the ground feeling. It is a little heavier by about 20g, but worth the ankle support and non-slip lacing.
 
#16
The PU cage in the ZC3 is very durable on hard courts. Better than the Asics GSS3, One more thing I find about the GSS3 is the ankle support is not as good as the ZC3, which has a big higher ankle collar, and can be made to be snug. with the lacing. The GSS3 collar is about 1cm lower, has a bit harder ankle lining and thicker mid/outsole. More frustrating is the lacing system which allows too much lace slippage between eyelets, so I have to retie the shoes for optimal fit, more often. So it stands higher too! The SSFF is the same design but lighter. Personally I like the Asics limited edition upper designs like the Paris or NYC editions, which is the only reason I buy them. I would not play seriously in them because of the lower ankle collar and lacing issues.
The ZC3's most significant problem is the tight sockliner ankle collar makes the shoe a pain to put on/take off. A shoe horn is needed to make it easier put on. Otherwise, it's a great durable outsole shoe with a snug fit and good ankle support. Cooling is good compared to the GSS3/SSFF, which can be hot. Since you play on clay, the outsole design are similar but the ankle support is significantly better with the ZC3. If you are happy with the GSS3, you'll be happy with the GSSFF replacement, as it is lighter. If you are looking for a more durable, supportive shoe and can tolerate the issue with getting in/out, the ZC3 is a great option with its better ankle support and lower to the ground feeling. It is a little heavier by about 20g, but worth the ankle support and non-slip lacing.
Not agree with your analysis but thanks for taking time to post it. ;)
 

Sardines

Professional
#17
Which part do you not agree to? I measured my shoes so the measurements are correct in my samples. I can't see how you can compare with the ZC3 if you don't have the shoe?
 
#24
Does anyone know if the GR7's are unisex sized?
I don't think that the men's and women's GR7's are the same shoe. Asics men's shoes tend to have medium arch support while the women's shoe tends to have low or non-existent arch support. The last pair of women's Asics I purchased were GR6's and they included a little bit of sales literature in the box stating their shoes were made specifically for women, have a more flexible shank and have a footbed shaped for women. I am now wearing the men's GR7's which I bought for the additional arch support and I can tell you they are much stiffer than the women's shoe. The men's shoes still fit better for me than the women's. I have an average-shaped foot so if you are a women trying to buy the men's shoe I think you will be fine, but I'm not sure whether it will work the other way around. As far as sizing goes, the normal rule of thumb is to drop down a size and a half from women's to men so 8 --> 6.5 for example.
 
#26
I don't think that the men's and women's GR7's are the same shoe. Asics men's shoes tend to have medium arch support while the women's shoe tends to have low or non-existent arch support. The last pair of women's Asics I purchased were GR6's and they included a little bit of sales literature in the box stating their shoes were made specifically for women, have a more flexible shank and have a footbed shaped for women. I am now wearing the men's GR7's which I bought for the additional arch support and I can tell you they are much stiffer than the women's shoe. The men's shoes still fit better for me than the women's. I have an average-shaped foot so if you are a women trying to buy the men's shoe I think you will be fine, but I'm not sure whether it will work the other way around. As far as sizing goes, the normal rule of thumb is to drop down a size and a half from women's to men so 8 --> 6.5 for example.
Great reply and I appreciate your help!
 
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