Thanks to my wife, I found below surprise under the Christmas tree, the Asics Gel-Solution Speed. First Impression: + > Very light (330g for US size 8 ) > Comfortable (cushioning & fit) > Flexible out of the box (no break-in required) - > Forefoot feels relatively high off the ground (due to cushioning), not quite sure how I am gonna like this. Neither/Nor > Durability - time will tell, but as I will be playing on carpet most of the time this should not be a major issue. I have taken them for a run and again they felt very comfortable and nothing hurt. The downside is, that I do not know, if these shoes will see a lot of tennis, due to weather and time, prior to February/March. These are my first Asics tennis shoes. I have used the CB 3.3 and Barricade 5 in the past.