Chris - Asics Gel Resolution 4

Kenny022593

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Chris, I saw that you were wearing the Gel Res 4 in the RF 97 review, or at least something that looked very similar to it. Is Asics reintroducing that shoe or is TW bringing in a small batch of them?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Kenny022593,

Chris pulled his Gel Res 4's out of his closet of shoes for fun. Unfortunately, Asics is not reintroducing the shoe and we are not bringing in a batch.

Brittany, TW
 

Kenny022593

Professional
Thanks, Brittany!

Another question for Chris, though. Is there any current shoe that you would relate to the the Gel res 4? I don't mind the 5, but it feels a bit clunky compared to the 4. I also don't think the uppers are constructed as well. I tried out the Wilson Rush Pro, but it fell too much like a boot and wasn't very comfortable for my foot.
 

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Thanks, Brittany!

Another question for Chris, though. Is there any current shoe that you would relate to the the Gel res 4? I don't mind the 5, but it feels a bit clunky compared to the 4. I also don't think the uppers are constructed as well. I tried out the Wilson Rush Pro, but it fell too much like a boot and wasn't very comfortable for my foot.
I'm going to weigh in too because the Gel Res 4 is very dear to me...in fact it's my favorite tennis shoe EVER! Well, them and the Nike Breathe Cage II...

I agree that the Gel Res 5 is a little bulkier and rides higher off the court. It doesn't provide that same locked-in, streamlined fit that the 4 does. However, I've actually switched over to the Solution Speed 2 for tournament play. It isn't quite as durable as the Gel Res, but the ride is similar to the 4 and so is the comfort.

Another one I'd recommend is the Lotto Ultra Raptor IV. It isn't quite as cushioned as the Gel Res 4, but it offers a stable, low to the ground ride with a very natural court feel under foot. It's one of the best shoes around and doesn't get the credit it deserves. However, it does have more of a narrow fit, so if you have wider feet it won't be an ideal selection for you.

In my opinion, nothing stacks up to the Gel Res 4, but those would be a couple good options for you to start with in order to get a similar fit and feel.

Andy, TW
 

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jorel,

No, because they don't offer enough support or stability (especially side to side) for us.

Brittany, TW
 

jorel

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jorel,

No, because they don't offer enough support or stability (especially side to side) for us.

Brittany, TW
wat if u only go front to back...serve and volley..u dont have to anwer...i just like being argumentative
 

Kenny022593

Professional
I'm going to weigh in too because the Gel Res 4 is very dear to me...in fact it's my favorite tennis shoe EVER! Well, them and the Nike Breathe Cage II...

I agree that the Gel Res 5 is a little bulkier and rides higher off the court. It doesn't provide that same locked-in, streamlined fit that the 4 does. However, I've actually switched over to the Solution Speed 2 for tournament play. It isn't quite as durable as the Gel Res, but the ride is similar to the 4 and so is the comfort.

Another one I'd recommend is the Lotto Ultra Raptor IV. It isn't quite as cushioned as the Gel Res 4, but it offers a stable, low to the ground ride with a very natural court feel under foot. It's one of the best shoes around and doesn't get the credit it deserves. However, it does have more of a narrow fit, so if you have wider feet it won't be an ideal selection for you.

In my opinion, nothing stacks up to the Gel Res 4, but those would be a couple good options for you to start with in order to get a similar fit and feel.

Andy, TW
Thank you for the reply, Andy. How would you compare the Solution Speed 1 to the Solution Speed 2. I don't normally buy shoes that don't have a durability guarantee, but I tried on the Speed 2 at a local store and it fit nicely.
 

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Thank you for the reply, Andy. How would you compare the Solution Speed 1 to the Solution Speed 2. I don't normally buy shoes that don't have a durability guarantee, but I tried on the Speed 2 at a local store and it fit nicely.
I prefer the 2s to the 1s. They feel more stable to me for a couple reasons. First, the uppers are a little more rigid (in a good way) and second, the outsole's traction is improved.

I'm a big fan of the 2s and have actually played a couple tournaments in them this year. It's a great shoe!

Andy, TW
 
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