Best Asics shoe?

jugheadfla

Semi-Pro
Agree, Gel res 8 Suck big time. heel slippage is totally unacceptable
They really just need to put a warning on the GR8's that says if you have high arches, do not buy! Personally I love the GR8's and have not even come close to having any type of heel slippage what so ever. IMO if you have lower arches for flat feet like I do these should be your go to's, by far the best support and comfort for that foot type.
 

JGads

G.O.A.T.
Haven't tried the Gel Resolution 8 on the courts yet but I do feel the heel slippage just by walking on it. Feels even more obvious when I have the thick Thorlo socks on. Having said that, the resolution 8 is probably the most comfy tennis shoes I had just by jogging around my house with it.

Skipping the second to last eyelet and using the one really far back has really helped this issue for me. But you have to replace the laces to do it because the stock laces on these are terrible and not long enough anyway.
 

jugheadfla

Semi-Pro
Is this due to overall length or toebox width? What about heel slippage?
This may vary from person to person. I stayed with the same size from 7's to 8's and have had no issues. As far as heal slippage goes, its simple, if you have high arches you will have heel slippage, if you have low arches you will not. I think the 8s have a little bit bigger/wider toe boxes than the 7s but as far as I know the length of the shoe is the same. I even measured the 7s to 8s and exactly the same.
 

jugheadfla

Semi-Pro
Seems very counter intuitive. Shouldn't ot be the opposite?
I'm definitely not a podiatrist, but it seems like when you are more flat footed your heel tends to sit tighter on the back of the shoe. If you look at the reviews of this shoe on you tube, the majority of the people who hate this shoe have high arches, so that is what I am going by. The shoe Dr. you tuber guy hated the shoes because of the heal slippage, and he mentioned that he had high arches as well. ‍‍
 

Fintft

G.O.A.T.
How do the fit of these two differ from each other? In terms of toebox width and overall length? Any heel slippage?
I just realized that the new pair I've been using was still GR7, so I stand corrected(after checking my last new pair):

GR8 is wider in the toe box and has softer uppers.
Plus it doesn't have that stich that caused me blisters.

Note: I just ordered my second clay pair, be it red :)
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Haven't noticed any diffference on clay...
Doesn't heal slippage happen on hc?

On top of it, I try to be mostly on the toes, bouncing :)
 
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Fintft

G.O.A.T.
I'm definitely not a podiatrist, but it seems like when you are more flat footed your heel tends to sit tighter on the back of the shoe. If you look at the reviews of this shoe on you tube, the majority of the people who hate this shoe have high arches, so that is what I am going by. The shoe Dr. you tuber guy hated the shoes because of the heal slippage, and he mentioned that he had high arches as well. ‍‍
Btw, I am using Dr Scholls active insoles, that have plastic reinforcements in the arch, so it's high.

And yes GR8 are wider.
 
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Blade_X

Professional
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Still debating
 

jugheadfla

Semi-Pro
one thing I have noticed with my GR9's is that at the end of their life, which in my case was about a year, they are basically unusable what so ever. Even though the tread on the sole is in great shape the padding in the shoe seems to have fully lost all support. The thing is I almost exclusively play on clay so they haven't taken the beating they would have on the hard courts. Even when I play on clay with them now, afterwards I feel like I was running around barefoot of concrete. Almost every part of the bottom of my foot is so sore, especially my heel. I literally had to go back and use my GR8s which were at the end of their life instead because at least my foot wouldn't ache after playing in them like the GR9s.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
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Still debating
Not as much interested in the Court FFs, but I'm curious to hear your opinion on the solution speeds vs gel res. I'm currently playing with the solution speed ff 2s but undecided about moving to the 3s or trying the GR9s.
 

Blade_X

Professional
Not as much interested in the Court FFs, but I'm curious to hear your opinion on the solution speeds vs gel res. I'm currently playing with the solution speed ff 2s but undecided about moving to the 3s or trying the GR9s.
I ll start with court ff 3. It’s their best overall shoe but heavy and needs long breakdown period.

Between the 2 you ve asked. I didn’t like speeds in my first sessions but it’s growing on me. You must put plush insoles cause comfort on the forefoot has decreased. It’s a step forward in speed and durability. 2s were more breathable thought and in terms of stability it depends on your feet…. they are more cushioned in the upper and ankle area. Lower to the ground. I still haven’t decided between 2 and 3s.

As for res 9 even after I cut the straps they still give me pressure on the sides (dynawall). So i ll move away from them.

It’s speed vs court 3s for me on hard courts…..for clay it’s court 3.
 

jimdontcare

Rookie
I love all three Asics shoes, I will vouch for them all day long, but in my mind you'll know pretty early which one works for you best. Assuming Asics fit your feet fine. Gel Res 9 just does everything I want a shoe to do.
 

slchsu

New User
I love all three Asics shoes, I will vouch for them all day long, but in my mind you'll know pretty early which one works for you best. Assuming Asics fit your feet fine. Gel Res 9 just does everything I want a shoe to do.
Totally agree with this. All three are great but most people will gravitate to one. For me, it’s the Solution Speed, because it fits my foot the best.
 
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