Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 4 vs. Asics Gel Resolution 8 ?

Brett69

Rookie
If you could pick one over the other which would it be and why? Also, which one is more comfortable?
 

kingnike12

New User
tour 4 is a lighter shoe but less cushioning than the gel resolution 8. In terms of fit for me, I felt that the gel res runs a little bit narrower and I had a little heel slippage with the gel resolution so I don't wear it when I play. The problem with the wave exceed tour 4 was that there was pinching on the pinky toe when I took a step because of the plastic that covers the outer layer. The shoe I wear is the court ff2 because it has great lockdown feel (although less cushioning compared to the gel res 8) and doesn't have that pinching issue like the tour 4 did (although the court ff 2 is heavier shoe than the tour 4. If there was a shoe that combines the cushioning of the gel res 8 with the lightness of the tour 4 and the lockdown of the court ff2, I would buy that shoe in a heartbeat. I have tried mostly all of the shoes that are out on the market since I work at a tennis shop.
 

AKB

New User
If you could pick one over the other which would it be and why? Also, which one is more comfortable?
Bought both in April 2020 to try side by side.

Wave Exceed Tour 4 is lighter, softer and less stable than the Gel Res 8. Asics are stiffer and have Barricade levels of stability.

The Mizunos caught my attention because they sit between a stability and speed shoe. I thought they did that job very well, the Asics however are just too good overall and only slightly penalize you with a bit of added weight.

I bought another pair of the Gel Res 8 and passed on the Mizunos for round two.

Can’t go wrong with either.
 

RickySpanish

New User
Bought both in April 2020 to try side by side.

Wave Exceed Tour 4 is lighter, softer and less stable than the Gel Res 8. Asics are stiffer and have Barricade levels of stability.

The Mizunos caught my attention because they sit between a stability and speed shoe. I thought they did that job very well, the Asics however are just too good overall and only slightly penalize you with a bit of added weight.

I bought another pair of the Gel Res 8 and passed on the Mizunos for round two.

Can’t go wrong with either.
I bought and use both equally. I agree with this assessment. The mizuno's to me felt more comfy when I first put them on. They were a little snug at first but are now much more comfortable after a few uses. The asics had no break in period for me. They feel a little stiffer than the mizuno's. I notice a little more stability from the asics. I like both very much but lately I've leaned towards the mizuno's for the versatility and my feet just feel a little better after. But I go back and forth. It really mostly depends on what clothes I'm wearing I guess. Can't go wrong with either shoe.
 

jrmitch21

New User
Can't comment on the Asics, but love my Mizuno's. From my understanding, there should be a new version coming late Feb as I was dealing with an exchange with them on my last purchase where they informed me that they were out of stock on color scheme and if I wanted to wait for new version in Feb to exchange out (Which I selected to do so).

The only downside I see with Mizuno is if you have a really wide foot.

Mizuno's are the 2nd most comfortable shoes I have worn on the courts with the first being the Diadora's.
 
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