Asics Gel Resolution 8

FloridaAG

Professional
Life long 10.5 wearer - including Asics - I got these in 10.5 and they were too large with the heel slippage also - I used the heel lock hole on the shoes which was a partial solution - I was desperate for the shoes so did not return even though I should have -

Recently acquired these in 10s and they are perfect. So as others said, I would also urge all to go 1/2 size down from the usual. At least it worked for me.
 

Rob2D

New User
Life long 10.5 wearer - including Asics - I got these in 10.5 and they were too large with the heel slippage also - I used the heel lock hole on the shoes which was a partial solution - I was desperate for the shoes so did not return even though I should have -

Recently acquired these in 10s and they are perfect. So as others said, I would also urge all to go 1/2 size down from the usual. At least it worked for me.
Thanks! This is exactly what I came here to find out.
 
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RickySpanish

New User
Thanks! This is exactly what I cam here to find out.
I had a different experience with GR8. Most running shoes I wear a 10 and running stores say I'm a 10 without a doubt when I get measured. My very old barricades are 9.5 and they fit perfect. I updated to mizuno's and the 10s were WAY too long and the 9.5 felt better so I stuck with them and now realize they're not wide enough and are uncomfortable after a while. So I bought GR8 in 10 and 9.5 wide and the 10s fit absolutely perfect.
 

Syfo-Dias

Professional
Any truth that he LE colorways fit differently than the regular colorways? I've read that a couple of places and it just seems odd to me.
 

jeep2008

Rookie
Any truth that he LE colorways fit differently than the regular colorways? I've read that a couple of places and it just seems odd to me.
The Parley SCB fits differently than the normal one,a little bit bigger.So that wouldn't surprise me.
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
I wish asics would make some mostly black colorways again. Their colors are always so.... "Asics" haha.

More muted colors. But not white
seriously, maybe some black and yellow, orange, red, gray. I mean the peacoat and the white ones are horrendous. Would be nice to have more than one colorway in clay style as well.
 

Syfo-Dias

Professional
So I ordered some white/peacoat Resolution 8's a half size smaller than normal and they're way too tight. I guess in this colorway I need my usual 10.5. The sizing on this shoe is really confusing.
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
So I ordered some white/peacoat Resolution 8's a half size smaller than normal and they're way too tight. I guess in this colorway I need my usual 10.5. The sizing on this shoe is really confusing.
Agreed, I actually stayed with my normal 11.5 with the GR8s and didn't go down like most people did and they are perfect for me. I think people are confused with this shoe because the forefoot and toe box are wider and have more space than the previous GR7s so it feels like its longer but it isn't to me.
 

1hander

Rookie
Any truth that he LE colorways fit differently than the regular colorways? I've read that a couple of places and it just seems odd to me.
They do fit differently I had the blue gold and now the red/black Toyko colorway and they seem different fit wise. On the left foot my toe is ramming the top of the shoe. And it is the same size as the other pair and the other pair fit well. Otherwise the problem on the Toyko colorway I really like them.
 
Agreed, I actually stayed with my normal 11.5 with the GR8s and didn't go down like most people did and they are perfect for me. I think people are confused with this shoe because the forefoot and toe box are wider and have more space than the previous GR7s so it feels like its longer but it isn't to me.
People that have medium/medium wide feet who insisted on using Gel Res in the past had to go up in size (sometimes considerably), because the shoe was so narrow for their type of foot. With Gel Res 8 that is slightly better (they are wider), so suddenly people notice that their usual sizes for Gel Res are oddly big mostly lengthwise. I went from my usual 45.5 in Adidas to 45 in Gel Res 8 just to try them out. They are still on the narrow side for me, but much better than the Gel Res 7.

:cool:
 

zunderlips27

New User
Hi from Spain! I have just bought a pair of Gel Resolution 8. They feel really comfortable as always but im having a very annoying issue.

The upper material bends on each step creating some kind of fold. When the fold "stretches" at the end of the step, always sounds like a "pop", like a squeaky noise.

Does anybody had that problem? It only happens in my left foot. I took them to the store and they were very nice. They told me to play a couple of times to see if its a break-in issue.
Im thinking in changing them for the Gel Bela 7 (very popular in Spain due to Padel, which is like mini-tennis with walls)

Any suggestion? I really love the GR8 but that noise and uncomfortable folding is driving me nuts.

Thank you!

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jugheadfla

Rookie
Hi from Spain! I have just bought a pair of Gel Resolution 8. They feel really comfortable as always but im having a very annoying issue.

The upper material bends on each step creating some kind of fold. When the fold "stretches" at the end of the step, always sounds like a "pop", like a squeaky noise.

Does anybody had that problem? It only happens in my left foot. I took them to the store and they were very nice. They told me to play a couple of times to see if its a break-in issue.
Im thinking in changing them for the Gel Bela 7 (very popular in Spain due to Padel, which is like mini-tennis with walls)

Any suggestion? I really love the GR8 but that noise and uncomfortable folding is driving me nuts.

Thank you!

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So I have those same exact shoes even the same color, and I vaguely remember something similar when I first got them, but I think that went away pretty quickly because I can't remember that noise happening again after I wore them a couple times. I think it is just because that part is a rubber mesh and once you sweat in them a couple times and run around and stretch them out it will go away. I have had mine for over a year now and I have had no issues with them, some of the most durable, comfortable, and supportive shoes I have ever owned. Like we have said before, just wish they had some more appealing colorways.
 

jim e

Legend
Hi from Spain! I have just bought a pair of Gel Resolution 8. They feel really comfortable as always but im having a very annoying issue.

The upper material bends on each step creating some kind of fold. When the fold "stretches" at the end of the step, always sounds like a "pop", like a squeaky noise.

Does anybody had that problem? It only happens in my left foot. I took them to the store and they were very nice. They told me to play a couple of times to see if its a break-in issue.
Im thinking in changing them for the Gel Bela 7 (very popular in Spain due to Padel, which is like mini-tennis with walls)

Any suggestion? I really love the GR8 but that noise and uncomfortable folding is driving me nuts.

Thank you!

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The Asics solution speed ff does the same to me. Folding and popping of the upper plastic material. I really did not want to use that for tennis, as it was too annoying, so I just wear them at work.
Funny you said left foot only as same for me.
When I wear shoes, I like the feeling where I don't have to think about them and just think of my game, as that is an indication of a good shoe for me.
Sadly these do not fit that criteria.
 

lim

Semi-Pro
Hi from Spain! I have just bought a pair of Gel Resolution 8. They feel really comfortable as always but im having a very annoying issue.

The upper material bends on each step creating some kind of fold. When the fold "stretches" at the end of the step, always sounds like a "pop", like a squeaky noise.

Does anybody had that problem? It only happens in my left foot. I took them to the store and they were very nice. They told me to play a couple of times to see if its a break-in issue.
Im thinking in changing them for the Gel Bela 7 (very popular in Spain due to Padel, which is like mini-tennis with walls)

Any suggestion? I really love the GR8 but that noise and uncomfortable folding is driving me nuts.

Thank you!

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It will soften up don't worry. I remember that feeling the first 2-3 sessions and thinking it was going to be a lingering issue. Hasn't crossed my mind since. My only gripe is that they are very squeaky-especially if you are an aggressive mover but the upside is they transition very well if you are changing directions
 

jeep2008

Rookie
Hi from Spain! I have just bought a pair of Gel Resolution 8. They feel really comfortable as always but im having a very annoying issue.

The upper material bends on each step creating some kind of fold. When the fold "stretches" at the end of the step, always sounds like a "pop", like a squeaky noise.

Does anybody had that problem? It only happens in my left foot. I took them to the store and they were very nice. They told me to play a couple of times to see if its a break-in issue.
Im thinking in changing them for the Gel Bela 7 (very popular in Spain due to Padel, which is like mini-tennis with walls)

Any suggestion? I really love the GR8 but that noise and uncomfortable folding is driving me nuts.

Thank you!

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Same here....hope it will go away...
 

zunderlips27

New User
It gives me a little relief kwowing that this is not just a problem of my GR8.

The problem is that when i spend 100$ i want to enjoy them and thinking only in my game.

Maybe its my fault and I am too fussy...
 

JGads

Legend
Hi from Spain! I have just bought a pair of Gel Resolution 8. They feel really comfortable as always but im having a very annoying issue.

The upper material bends on each step creating some kind of fold. When the fold "stretches" at the end of the step, always sounds like a "pop", like a squeaky noise.

Does anybody had that problem? It only happens in my left foot. I took them to the store and they were very nice. They told me to play a couple of times to see if its a break-in issue.
Im thinking in changing them for the Gel Bela 7 (very popular in Spain due to Padel, which is like mini-tennis with walls)

Any suggestion? I really love the GR8 but that noise and uncomfortable folding is driving me nuts.

Thank you!

This is a picture of what im telling .


Hey mate, I don’t know if my experience will be any help to you, but I tried the GR8 and had not only the folding issue but also the shoes just felt a bit muddy/heavy. I have a pair of Padel shoes (gel Lima) that are amazingly comfy but offer almost no lateral support on hard stops, maybe this is common with padel vs tennis? Recently been trying a lot of different options and have found the Mizuno Intense Tour 5 to be very much like the Gel Res but just better on all fronts - sharper feeling on hard stops, stable, extremely supportive back-to-front cushioning and transition. Would highly recommend these if you can find them. Wilson Rush Pro 3s also very good, and GP turbos if you want max cushion. Anyway just my two cents.
 
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MikhailT

Rookie
Hi from Spain! I have just bought a pair of Gel Resolution 8. They feel really comfortable as always but im having a very annoying issue.

The upper material bends on each step creating some kind of fold. When the fold "stretches" at the end of the step, always sounds like a "pop", like a squeaky noise.

Does anybody had that problem? It only happens in my left foot. I took them to the store and they were very nice. They told me to play a couple of times to see if its a break-in issue.
Im thinking in changing them for the Gel Bela 7 (very popular in Spain due to Padel, which is like mini-tennis with walls)

Any suggestion? I really love the GR8 but that noise and uncomfortable folding is driving me nuts.

Thank you!

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Also have the same color and had the same issue for first few weeks, i.e. first 5-6 hitting sessions, then the shoe softened up and didn't fold anymore.
 

zunderlips27

New User
Hey! thanks for your answers. I have a very weak right ankle and despite the Asics Bela felt more comfortable, I chose the GR8 because in almost every review, its regarded as one of the best stability and lateral support shoe.

In Padel you als need a lot of support. In that matter is closer to squash: a lot of stop and go, change directions etc Very aggressive.

Thanks for your recommendations. I will try to find them in stores and try them on. I have also been adivsed about YONEX and KSWISS.

First, I will try to get the desired desired "break-in" of the GR8. I really love the cushioning and stability that provides me, even if the upper is stiff and not very comfortable. Why is so difficult to finde the perfect shoe ? :p
 
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Syfo-Dias

Professional
Any word on when the GR8's are going to be in stock again? Almost impossible to find them anywhere right now.
 

srvnvly

Hall of Fame
seriously, my year old GR8s are running thin and need some new ones asap!
supposedly, early December, according to Brittany


srvnvly,

It looks like besides the Court FF 2 colorways coming in mid November, the next stock of shoes will be getting will be for Spring 2021 and we typically launch those in December. Unfortunately, it just looks like Asics doesn't have any stock. However, if you can hang tight we will have some good stock on 2021 shoes soon!

Thanks,
Brittany, TW
 

Vicious49

Hall of Fame
I tried reading through some of this thread but there's just too many posts to sort through so here's my question:

If I'm always a size 10 in the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X, what size do you suggest I order these Gel 8's?
 

SonRK

Semi-Pro
I'm so impressed with the durability on this sneaker! It's been about 4 months and I am not through the outsole, and all previous Barricades with 6 months would already be done by now.

Trying to take advantage of the mild November (located in NJ) to get more play time in and hopefully be able to use the 6 month warrenty.
 

FIRETennis

Professional
I liked the Gel Resolutions 7s but lateral stability on clay wasn't great. Rolled my ankle twice in them. Lasted over 250 hours. The herringbone is like tractor tires thick. Grip is amazing.
Switched to the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X and love their stability, hate their durability. Extremely comfortable and hard to roll ankle in them due to their side lip design. Ready for the trash after ~2 months of training (100 hours).
I had high hopes for the Gel Resolutions 8s, but besides the design which leaves something to be desired, I don't feel they are stable at all laterally. The whole sole design feels very elongated. Hard to explain but I felt like I was on a platform in them. Tall guy here with horrible center of balance :)
 

FloridaAG

Professional
I tried reading through some of this thread but there's just too many posts to sort through so here's my question:

If I'm always a size 10 in the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X, what size do you suggest I order these Gel 8's?
I think it largely depends on your foot shape - either 9.5 or 10 should work - for me a 10.5 wearer - they were too big and I had to go down to 10 - others have posted for them, they fit true to size
 

ACTennis11

New User
I was lucky enough to have picked up a pair myself in the silver/white a couple days ago. So far I'm amazed with how durable the shoe has been so far, Sliding with this shoe is actually fairly good compared to my previous Adidas. As others have said, this shoe is much narrower, I myself went with my regular size of 11 and imo if I had went a half size down I probably would not fit it. This is my first time with Asics so I'll see how they do for me in the future.
 

socallefty

Legend
I liked the Gel Resolutions 7s but lateral stability on clay wasn't great. Rolled my ankle twice in them. Lasted over 250 hours. The herringbone is like tractor tires thick. Grip is amazing.
Switched to the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X and love their stability, hate their durability. Extremely comfortable and hard to roll ankle in them due to their side lip design. Ready for the trash after ~2 months of training (100 hours).
I had high hopes for the Gel Resolutions 8s, but besides the design which leaves something to be desired, I don't feel they are stable at all laterally. The whole sole design feels very elongated. Hard to explain but I felt like I was on a platform in them. Tall guy here with horrible center of balance :)
Just because the outsole lasts 250 hours doesn’t mean that you are supposed to play that long with any pair of tennis shoes - I’m not surprised you rolled your ankle twice. With today’s advanced materials, the outsole lasts longer than the other parts of the shoe that become soft, expand and make the shoe too roomy making the ankle support worse. I have to throw out GR8s after 60-70 hours on hard courts because they start feeling like my ankles lack support and my knees/ankles start getting sore after matches - meanwhile the outsole is still great. I use to get maybe 20 more hours out of Barricades and then had to throw them out well before the outsole wore out also. So, the 6-month outsole warranty is worthless these days if you play on hard courts as the shoe wears out in terms of ankle support long before the outsole.

If I buy lightweight shoes like Speed and Ubersonics, I have to replace them below 50 hours on hard courts because they get too soft, too big and too unstable for my ankles/knees.
 

FIRETennis

Professional
Just because the outsole lasts 250 hours doesn’t mean that you are supposed to play that long with any pair of tennis shoes - I’m not surprised you rolled your ankle twice. With today’s advanced materials, the outsole lasts longer than the other parts of the shoe that become soft, expand and make the shoe too roomy making the ankle support worse. I have to throw out GR8s after 60-70 hours on hard courts because they start feeling like my ankles lack support and my knees/ankles start getting sore after matches - meanwhile the outsole is still great. I use to get maybe 20 more hours out of Barricades and then had to throw them out well before the outsole wore out also. So, the 6-month outsole warranty is worthless these days if you play on hard courts as the shoe wears out in terms of ankle support long before the outsole.

If I buy lightweight shoes like Speed and Ubersonics, I have to replace them below 50 hours on hard courts because they get too soft, too big and too unstable for my ankles/knees.
It was on clay. Seems ridiculous to replace shoes every two months but I guess that's what it will come to with the Vapor X's I am using now :/
 

PD1978

Semi-Pro
Just because the outsole lasts 250 hours doesn’t mean that you are supposed to play that long with any pair of tennis shoes - I’m not surprised you rolled your ankle twice. With today’s advanced materials, the outsole lasts longer than the other parts of the shoe that become soft, expand and make the shoe too roomy making the ankle support worse. I have to throw out GR8s after 60-70 hours on hard courts because they start feeling like my ankles lack support and my knees/ankles start getting sore after matches - meanwhile the outsole is still great. I use to get maybe 20 more hours out of Barricades and then had to throw them out well before the outsole wore out also. So, the 6-month outsole warranty is worthless these days if you play on hard courts as the shoe wears out in terms of ankle support long before the outsole.

If I buy lightweight shoes like Speed and Ubersonics, I have to replace them below 50 hours on hard courts because they get too soft, too big and too unstable for my ankles/knees.
I am definitely replacing shoes more often then before as I’m listening to my body, and my body is speaking to me when it’s time to change shoes.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
Bought a pair of clay GR8 (black/white/blue) from Asics's website due to Black Friday sale. First time wearing Asics (Barricade 2 x 2 -> hiatus from tennis -> Zoom Vapour 9 -> Ubersonic 3). Would have bought the Court FF2 instead but all my sizes were out of stock. Look forward to trying out my new kicks.
 

Vicious49

Hall of Fame
I think it largely depends on your foot shape - either 9.5 or 10 should work - for me a 10.5 wearer - they were too big and I had to go down to 10 - others have posted for them, they fit true to size
I appreciate the advice. I picked up a pair in my usual size 10 and they fit great. No sizing down needed for me.

I'm so glad the Gel 8's fit me. I loved the 6's but unfortunately the 7's pinched my pinky toes so I had to move away from them. I've been using the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X since as they are bit wider in the toe area. The Nikes have virtually no 'rebound' in the soles like the Gels. They make you want to play flat footed instead of bounce around or even split step as it feels like there's no cushioning there for your feet. I better stock up this time in case the Gel 9s (whenever they come out) don't work for me.
 

socallefty

Legend
Bought a pair of clay GR8 (black/white/blue) from Asics's website due to Black Friday sale. First time wearing Asics (Barricade 2 x 2 -> hiatus from tennis -> Zoom Vapour 9 -> Ubersonic 3). Would have bought the Court FF2 instead but all my sizes were out of stock. Look forward to trying out my new kicks.
In case you have heel slippage, tie a runner’s knot using the last lace hole and the problem will go away.
 

McGradey

Professional
Great shoe. Best I've used all round; stable and bulletproof but still feels quick, and I love the cushioning in the forefoot.
 

FloridaAG

Professional
Thanks! I have been doing that since Zoom Vapour 9.


I'm flat-footed / have low arch, so I guess less problem for me...?
I am no expert, although it is true for me. That comment - that is particularly a problem for high arches because of the shoe design - came from the Tennis Pro Doc on You Tube -
 
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