Asics Gel Resolution 8

RNBABOLAT

Semi-Pro
Any news on GR9?
First color will be black/blue as the OG resolution 8. Similar to the Court FF3 midfoot with a really wide "Dynawall" and the release date might be next year but if this supply chain issue persist... I can see the same delay as the Novaks FF3 with pics in the website but still unreleased
 

Yamin

Professional
Similar to the Court FF3 midfoot with a really wide "Dynawall" and the release date might be next year but if this supply chain issue persist.
Any idea if they weight is similar? The size of the Dynawall in photos makes it look much bulkier
 
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smithie

Semi-Pro
I am currently rotating between two pairs of GR8's which are about to fall apart and with the continued supply issues it doesn't look like I will be getting any replacement pairs any time soon. In an act of desperation to continue playing, I managed to pick up a pair of NB Lav v2 on sale which were in my size so I was wondering what peoples experiences of these are in comparison to the GR8?
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
what website?
Thats the one a saw but not that detailed. Thanks for sharing
 

Vicious49

Hall of Fame
I am currently rotating between two pairs of GR8's which are about to fall apart and with the continued supply issues it doesn't look like I will be getting any replacement pairs any time soon. In an act of desperation to continue playing, I managed to pick up a pair of NB Lav v2 on sale which were in my size so I was wondering what peoples experiences of these are in comparison to the GR8?
How are you guys struggling so bad to get your hands on shoes? I have 9 new pairs of shoes waiting in my closet - 7 of them GR8s. I've gone through 3-4 pairs of GR8s, have another 7 unused in the closet and have 1 more on preorder. I'm one of the most popular sizes (US10) but I order or pre-order every new color that gets released and haven't had any problems with a shoe shortage.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
How are you guys struggling so bad to get your hands on shoes? I have 9 new pairs of shoes waiting in my closet - 7 of them GR8s. I've gone through 3-4 pairs of GR8s, have another 7 unused in the closet and have 1 more on preorder. I'm one of the most popular sizes (US10) but I order or pre-order every new color that gets released and haven't had any problems with a shoe shortage.
You’re doing it wrong. I always wear mine out in 4-5 months and get a new pair free.

I’m also on pair 6 or so but only paid for 3
 

Vicious49

Hall of Fame
You’re doing it wrong. I always wear mine out in 4-5 months and get a new pair free.

I’m also on pair 6 or so but only paid for 3
I sweat a lot so I have to rotate at least 2 and sometimes 3 pairs of shoes to allow them time to dry. In 6 months I will have worn through some of the thread where it's smoothing out in some areas but I'm not wearing them out to the point they will replace them for free. I'd be interested in seeing pics of the ones they replaced for you to see exactly how bad it has to be to qualify for that offer.

Also, I loved the GR6 but hated the GR7 since they pinched my pinky toe. I was forced to use Nike Zooms during that time instead. I didn't stock up on the GR6 so I could last through a generation if I needed to. I'm not making that mistake again.
 

smithie

Semi-Pro
How are you guys struggling so bad to get your hands on shoes? I have 9 new pairs of shoes waiting in my closet - 7 of them GR8s. I've gone through 3-4 pairs of GR8s, have another 7 unused in the closet and have 1 more on preorder. I'm one of the most popular sizes (US10) but I order or pre-order every new color that gets released and haven't had any problems with a shoe shortage.
I’ve always rotated between two pairs and wear them until they need replacing (which was really a month ago with my current shoes). I’ve never needed to stock up on any additions pairs before as I have always been able to buy new ones when required. However, the supply issues here means I can’t do that now, hence the struggle.
I’ve been on the look out for a UK 10.5/US 11.5/EU 46 for at least a couple of months and no UK retailers have that size in stock, or any stock period.
 

jimmy8

Professional
How are you guys struggling so bad to get your hands on shoes? I have 9 new pairs of shoes waiting in my closet - 7 of them GR8s. I've gone through 3-4 pairs of GR8s, have another 7 unused in the closet and have 1 more on preorder. I'm one of the most popular sizes (US10) but I order or pre-order every new color that gets released and haven't had any problems with a shoe shortage.
That's why no one can buy shoes, because hoarders like you buy every shoe in stock so no one else can find shoes. It's like not too long ago when no one could find toilet paper. My coworker was like you, during that time he said he had just bought 5000 rolls of toilet paper. He and people like him were the reason no one could find toilet paper.
 

fox

Professional
How are you guys struggling so bad to get your hands on shoes? I have 9 new pairs of shoes waiting in my closet - 7 of them GR8s. I've gone through 3-4 pairs of GR8s, have another 7 unused in the closet and have 1 more on preorder. I'm one of the most popular sizes (US10) but I order or pre-order every new color that gets released and haven't had any problems with a shoe shortage.
That's how it works. People like you think the supply is short so instead of buying 1-2 pairs they buy 10 and that's how the supply demand issue happens. Same as with toilet paper etc.
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
I would also try calling to speak to a CSR to check inventory. Sometimes interweb info may be inaccurate.

This makes me miss NSO so dearly. I remember calling and the CSR found me the size I was looking for at an outlet store in upstate NY.
 

janelgreo

Professional
LOL y'all are overreacting... one guy buying 6-9 pairs of shoes at once isn't going to create supply issues. Comparing it to toiler paper is crazy, that was a wide spread thing, I doubt many people in the world are buying that many tennis shoes unless they're reselling which is stupid.

With that being said I think they've gotten almost back on track with their supplies, look at Asics, two months ago I was looking everyday and there were only 5 shoes available to buy in size 10... now there are 27 including GR8's, SS FF2's, and Court FF2's. Same with Adidas, Nike, Diadora, etc... doesn't look like an issue buying a shoe if I needed one.
 

Vicious49

Hall of Fame
That's why no one can buy shoes, because hoarders like you buy every shoe in stock so no one else can find shoes. It's like not too long ago when no one could find toilet paper. My coworker was like you, during that time he said he had just bought 5000 rolls of toilet paper. He and people like him were the reason no one could find toilet paper.
That's how it works. People like you think the supply is short so instead of buying 1-2 pairs they buy 10 and that's how the supply demand issue happens. Same as with toilet paper etc.
I'm buying 1 pair of a new color as they are released. So maybe 1 pair every 2-3 months. I'm not wearing through them as fast as that rate though. I'm also not picky with the colors as some of the folks above - read the post about the 'ugly mako blue'. Not to mention I've had to wait about 6 months for some of these after I place the pre-order. It's called planning ahead. IF you think I'm the cause for a supply chain issue then you really don't know how that works.

EDIT: Normally would I have bought all these colorways? Probably not. I would have skipped this pine green one I just received and maybe 1 or 2 others. I would have been much pickier with the colors. But hearing all these shortage stories, I just accepted whatever color they were released in. I honestly didn't think Asics would release this many colors of the shoe. I'm set for the next 3 years now so I wouldn't mind if Asics would slow down on the releases.

EDIT EDIT: Looking at them again the green ones are the only ones I would have skipped.
 
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jimmy8

Professional
I'm buying 1 pair of a new color as they are released. So maybe 1 pair every 2-3 months. I'm not wearing through them as fast as that rate though. I'm also not picky with the colors as some of the folks above - read the post about the 'ugly mako blue'. IF you think I'm the cause for a supply chain issue then you really don't know how that works.
Just kidding, you aren't the problem.
 

Yamin

Professional
Well these companies have multiple month return policy, and with Asics you can't cancel orders / return shipping is difficult with their torn bags. I have 2 court ff2 and a gel res 8 I need to return as I got them in my true size and need to size down.

I'm trying to get mine returned as soon as possible but I'm sure people just sit on these for eternity
 

fox

Professional
LOL y'all are overreacting... one guy buying 6-9 pairs of shoes at once isn't going to create supply issues. Comparing it to toiler paper is crazy, that was a wide spread thing, I doubt many people in the world are buying that many tennis shoes unless they're reselling which is stupid.
Of course one guy is not but the problem is multiple people think exactly the same way and it starts the whole story. When 1000 people think the same way and buy 10 pairs then it happens ‍
 

Vicious49

Hall of Fame
Of course one guy is not but the problem is multiple people think exactly the same way and it starts the whole story. When 1000 people think the same way and buy 10 pairs then it happens ‍
Is something preventing you from pre-ordering them? It seems like a failure to prepare on your part is the real issue here.
 

Vicious49

Hall of Fame
Since people want to blame me anyways . . .

The black/green ones in the front is what I'm currently rotating alongside a pair of Mizuon Wave Exceed 5's. I've tossed away 2 or 3 pairs of GR8s that wore out. The other 7 are waiting to be used. Have 2 more on preorder.

You like apples? How 'bout dem apples!?

 

janelgreo

Professional
Since people want to blame me anyways . . .

The black/green ones in the front is what I'm currently rotating alongside a pair of Mizuon Wave Exceed 5's. I've tossed away 2 or 3 pairs of GR8s that wore out. The other 7 are waiting to be used. Have 2 more on preorder.

You like apples? How 'bout dem apples!?

Very nice! Love the variety of colors, could literally match any outfit. That being said, do you color coordinate or really doesn't matter and wear whatever is in your rotation?
 

Vicious49

Hall of Fame
Very nice! Love the variety of colors, could literally match any outfit. That being said, do you color coordinate or really doesn't matter and wear whatever is in your rotation?
No, I don't color coordinate much. I will use the same 2 pairs of shoes with whatever outfit until it's time to replace them.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
@TW Staff any info on when the above Solution Speeds, Gel Res, and Court FF 2 Novak's (White/Tuna Blue) will be available?

Actually see clay version of the Solution Speeds on TW Europe but guessing those won't be available here in the states. If they are, then I'd maybe buy both.

Been meaning to order more Nike Court Multiplier socks but haven't had anything else to buy so I've held off.
 

janelgreo

Professional
@TW Staff any info on when the above Solution Speeds, Gel Res, and Court FF 2 Novak's (White/Tuna Blue) will be available?

Actually see clay version of the Solution Speeds on TW Europe but guessing those won't be available here in the states. If they are, then I'd maybe buy both.

Been meaning to order more Nike Court Multiplier socks but haven't had anything else to buy so I've held off.
You can get it from the ASICS website, unless you really want to buy it from TW. ASICS has faster shipping.
 

MrAvocado232

New User
does this model have a more resistant back part (the ankle part) than the gel dedicate 7 model? the gel dedicate lasted me a short time, the material broke and the foams came off
 

veedo

New User
does this model have a more resistant back part (the ankle part) than the gel dedicate 7 model? the gel dedicate lasted me a short time, the material broke and the foams came off
I’ve gone through two pairs of gel res 8:
- on the clay shoes, the padding at the back of the heel fell apart and I had foam and fabric stuck in my socks in the final weeks. Probably got about 80-100hrs of play out of them.
- on the all court shoes, the tpu upper of the right shoe cracked a bit after less than 10hrs. Now, about 50hrs in, the crack goes across the whole area where the foot bends. Function is not compromised, as there is no tear in the textile layer, but I’m still about to replace them because of the look.
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
Since people want to blame me anyways . . .

The black/green ones in the front is what I'm currently rotating alongside a pair of Mizuon Wave Exceed 5's. I've tossed away 2 or 3 pairs of GR8s that wore out. The other 7 are waiting to be used. Have 2 more on preorder.

You like apples? How 'bout dem apples!?

is the one on the top right the blue harmony/white? if so, that looks a lot better than the pics on asics' site.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
I held off initially but I already got the solution speeds in similar color. Like them a lot but durability is maybe not as good as I would have thought. I don't burn through shoes very fast, but my red ones already have noticeable wear on the left toe area.

Gel Res much better in that department from my understanding though. For me it will be good to have backup pair when my red ones go.

Pic for anyone curious about the color.
 

jimmy8

Professional
Gel res 9 for sale on dbay size 9 $499

prototype sample of a shoe that’s supposed to release 2023 Spring/Summer.
 
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