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are you taling about the gel court ff?Ok, played some doubles over the weekend and just finished a singles match tonight in the new Court FF2.
Great shoe! Nothing drastically changed but some noticeable changes.
First, I wear size 9 and bought size 9. I had bought both 8.5 and 9 with the FF 1, but the 8.5 was a little too snug for me. I have a "normal" sized foot with a neutral setting. So same size 9 in the FF2.
I actually still have a brand new pair of the FF so was able to compare the 2 "straight out of the box".
I've never had any issues putting these things on (never needed a shoehorn or anything like that), but I can see how people can say it's difficult. The 2's seemed a tad easier to get into.
The length in the FF in the toe box was greater than the FF2.
I've learned to use the runner's loop in my shoes so never had any issues with heel slippage. Not that I had any before I used that method of tying, but I had a few instances of toe jam in the FF. Not anymore since I use the runner's loop.
The FF's seemed to be more plush with it's cushioning compared to the FF2; that's NOT to say that the 2's weren't cushioned, they are. Both are extremely comfortable for my feet.
The FF's seemed to fit my foot "glove like". The FF2 while snug seemed like they had just a little more room overall.
The biggest issue I was having with the FF was with lateral stability. Hard changes in directions and it felt like the shoe became looser. I was re-tightening my laces every chance I could.
Not so with these FF2. Could be the honeymoon period, but so far so good.
Other that some of the color choices, def an improvement over the first iteration and will now be my match day shoe of choice. Hopefully the durability is the same or better.
I'd like to add on to the question. The general consensus for the Court FF was .5 size down from normal. I'm normally a size 10 in all of Asics but did a 9.5 for the Court FF. Is the FF2 similar for the .5 size down?Someone in the TW review said they run a bit large.
Did anyone compare them directly to Gel Res 7 in terms of size? Same, smaller/larger?
I wear US 9 in GR7, like in all other shoes, it fits fine. Perhaps just a hair too big, but 8.5 would be too small for sure. (So ideally I guess I'd wear 8.8-8.9 if such a thing existed.)
I hope so because the TW stocking and planning is horrific. Just when I was hoping to get them before my trip, they pushed the date from 4/30 to 5/16 for the orange ones while other sites ship already!!!Shows in my Amazon wishlist, but when I click I can only select the black pair. Coming soon?
WOW, incredible video on how Asic developed these shoes. they took extra long to make these
Did you tried solecourt because they are excellent....?Received the orange ones yesterday and immediately took them out for a 2-hour practice. I have used Barricades (almost) exclusively since 2007 and went through the love (2, 4, 5, 7, 2015-18) and hate (6, 8, Solecourt Boost) relationship. However, the barricades were the benchmark for fit, durability, stability...
After first two hours - I am sold on the FF2. The fit is great. My size is 11, Barricade 2018 I used 10.5, SCB 11 is way too loose, the FF2 size 11 is a great fit. The shoes feel very light and fast. Just a perfect sole - allows to slide on HC with amazing stability. The comfort is great out of the box. They feel great on HC. At this point I am not sure about the durability. The stability is amazing.
- shoelaces as everyone pointed out
- I am not sure how good the ventilation is. They did feel warmer than the barricades.
Asics calls it “Cherry Tomato”.The shoes TW is calling orange are not really orange. They match the red shirt from the winter. If you look online for the most recent Asics clothing and think the red shirts are orange then that is the “orange” you will get