Asics Gel Resolution 8

srvnvly

Hall of Fame
Since ASICS supply sucks right now and for the foreseeable future, is the KSwiss Ultrashot a good alternative?
 

Obnavox

Rookie
Ultrashot 3 felt even wider to me than the ultra shot 2 I had been wearing. Didn't buy it. I wear a standard 9.5 with medium foot, regular arch. Gel res 8 fits well for me.
 

Chabnar

New User
Why would they use different fabric in this colorway of the shoe? This is my first time trying out the shoe and I bought this version. Unfortunately I'm getting major heel slippage because its all nylon where the heels are..

 

antony

Hall of Fame
Why would they use different fabric in this colorway of the shoe? This is my first time trying out the shoe and I bought this version. Unfortunately I'm getting major heel slippage because its all nylon where the heels are..

I had the normal lining on GR8 and it wore away by the heel
 

antony

Hall of Fame
I had the normal lining on GR8 and it wore away by the heel
It got worse and filed a warranty claim and it got approved in about an hour.
Unfortunately, Asics.com is all out of GR8's in my size

what do?

the voucher for a replacement expires in 6mos. Maybe I'll be able to score some GR9's?
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Can anybody compare the gel challenger 13 to the gel resolution 8? What was the durability and stability and support like compared to the resolution?

Anybody???
Less, less, and less.

But more comfy and low to the ground feeling. That has been the Challenger manifesto for years. 80% of the shoe for 30-40 bucks off.... at the cost of the outsole warranty.I would say it is perfectly fine for competitive recreational play and I am loving mine.
 
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SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
Less, less, and less.

But more comfy and low to the ground feeling. That has been the Challenger manifesto for years. 80% of the shoe for 30-40 bucks off.... at the cost of the outsole warranty.I would say it is perfectly fine for competitive recreational play and I am loving mine.
So when you mean less, you mean features I presume? As the challenger 13 won’t have that stabilizer thing on the inside, and a smaller dynawall on the outside.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
So when you mean less, you mean features I presume? As the challenger 13 won’t have that stabilizer thing on the inside, and a smaller dynawall on the outside.
Yes. I edited my post. Its softer and lower to the ground. Which I personally like. I havent worn through mine yet but at the rate I am going they wont last 6 months
 

OlgaOM

Rookie
So when you mean less, you mean features I presume? As the challenger 13 won’t have that stabilizer thing on the inside, and a smaller dynawall on the outside.
I have both. Initial feeling when putting on challenger - lighter, a bit wider in the toes, closer to the ground, less plush. I’d say same stability as gel resolution. My feet feel much toastier in challenger which is weird, cause it feels/looks like it should be more breathable…
 

RNBABOLAT

Semi-Pro
I wish I can say I like the FF2's at least as much as I love the GR8's
Maybe you can try the 3's and see what the update is about or even resell them or trade for the G8. I live now in Colombia and here we have plenty of the G8 but in Clay outsole and the Tokio colorway in all court. Wish I could help you getting ones
 

antony

Hall of Fame
Maybe you can try the 3's and see what the update is about or even resell them or trade for the G8. I live now in Colombia and here we have plenty of the G8 but in Clay outsole and the Tokio colorway in all court. Wish I could help you getting ones
What color way for clay? I want some gr8 clay shoes
 

AVSH

Rookie
Ugh lucky. I've been looking since mid October. They were available at point in my size but didnt pull the trigger now im regretting it
 

RNBABOLAT

Semi-Pro
Wait how do you know?
The guy on Tennis Spin youtube channel back on august sneak the launch date of the Court FF3 for SP22 (That is aparently true) and also said the update of the GR will be expected for fall of 22.... But as most of the new items there might be some delay or the guy might be wrong
 

jhick

Hall of Fame
Since ASICS supply sucks right now and for the foreseeable future, is the KSwiss Ultrashot a good alternative?
Ultrashot 2 I ended up selling because of the bad tongue design (thin with no cushioning) which made it uncomfortable. Also I would occasionally get blisters.
 

jhick

Hall of Fame
Just ordered the Asics Res 8 in the somewhat obnoxious Tokyo design (but they were $20 cheaper than the other colors). I guess the color will stand out along with my newer Radical sticks. But I noticed that my foot doesn't lock in real well, so I tried using the runners loop. The laces are almost too short to use all of the eyelets.
 

JGads

Legend
Just ordered the Asics Res 8 in the somewhat obnoxious Tokyo design (but they were $20 cheaper than the other colors). I guess the color will stand out along with my newer Radical sticks. But I noticed that my foot doesn't lock in real well, so I tried using the runners loop. The laces are almost too short to use all of the eyelets.
I skip the second to last eyelet and go straight to that last one in the rear. Seems to work as well, if not better, than going with a runner's loop. Also change to longer laces so I can really get a good pull on the laces to help - thicker laces also help a tad with the comfort overfoot.
 

ktx

Rookie
The price has gone up $5 on the new models. I got a new pair recently and don't love the upper material...it seems thinner and folds more than some of the older pairs I have.
 

antony

Hall of Fame
Speed ff 2s IF THEY were more durable it’s not even a contest :)…. you ll be amazed how comfortable they are.
I have the orange ones in clay

I need more stability I think. Ff2 supports my foot a little less when I run and get wide shots in open stance
 
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JGads

Legend
I have the orange ones in clay

I need more stability I think
Yeah, my clay Speeds are almost cooked and I do think I may end up getting GR8 clays as well. For sure it’s the more sure base, although of course I do like the lightness and better slip-on comfort of the speeds. Also waiting to see if by any chance the FF3s, which should be released soon, are worth having a look at.
 

antony

Hall of Fame
Yeah, my clay Speeds are almost cooked and I do think I may end up getting GR8 clays as well. For sure it’s the more sure base, although of course I do like the lightness and better slip-on comfort of the speeds. Also waiting to see if by any chance the FF3s, which should be released soon, are worth having a look at.
I have the Novak shoes for hard court and I would describe them as in between speed FF and GR8. I’m not a fan. Barely have worn them. Which is surprising considering the way Novak moves. Maybe I’m more like Gael :p
 

JGads

Legend
I have the Novak shoes for hard court and I would describe them as in between speed FF and GR8. I’m not a fan. Barely have worn them. Which is surprising considering the way Novak moves. Maybe I’m more like Gael :p
We’re like minded. I tried them for a bit and although they seem like a split, I find them to be just a little weird and I’d rather either extreme of the GR8 or speed. But I loved the FF1s so have some slight hope they could behave a bit more like that one. Tennis spin dude once said the FF3 will be more like the FF1. But then again the tennis spin guy can’t really be trusted.
 
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