New Asics Court FF 2

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
This shoe fits my foot (half size down) better than any shoe I have ever worn. However, I have noticed lately that my hips and knees ache more after playing. I put it off on the competition being better and me moving more. It dawned on me that I had been wearing the FFs exclusively. I am going to go out and play with an older pair of Prince t22 lites that I have. If I feel better....bam, another shoe bites the dust. I just ordered that white pair on clearance too. If my experiment gives me the previously stated results, they will be going back. I hope it does not.
 

des89

New User
I forgot to give a quick update on these. They felt ok walking around the house with a very thin sock on. However, with a tennis sock on which is naturally thicker, they felt a bit too tight(9.5UK). I tried the 10UK and I felt they were a bit too big...more so on my right foot(I've a broad foot), so I ended up returning them and got the Asics Court Speed instead(10.0UK), which seem to fit great thus far.
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
I played 3 sets on hard court today. Now I did not have to move as much as I was playing an opponent who I can handle easily but I feel no worse for the ware. I will play a tougher opponent Friday and wear these old Princes again. If I feel better than last Monday, I am sending back the white and green FFs I just bought on clearance. Problem is that the prince shoe always bothers my right toes. I guess there is too much room and my feet move in them. So strange but I guess that mushy feel from the prince protects me more. I hate it because these FFs fit great.
 

dr325i

Legend
I played 3 sets on hard court today. Now I did not have to move as much as I was playing an opponent who I can handle easily but I feel no worse for the ware. I will play a tougher opponent Friday and wear these old Princes again. If I feel better than last Monday, I am sending back the white and green FFs I just bought on clearance. Problem is that the prince shoe always bothers my right toes. I guess there is too much room and my feet move in them. So strange but I guess that mushy feel from the prince protects me more. I hate it because these FFs fit great.
I am curious about this!!!
Now that you've mentioned, I played Adidas Barricades since 2006 and switched to FF2 earlier this year and:
- my hips and lower back feel very stiff and painful
- both of my knees are out of whack and I have to have the left knee meniscus surgery
May be a coincidence, however, it all coincided with the shoe switch...
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
I can tell you for sure that the Gel Res 6 bothered my knee. I know because I switched to it and away from it and symptoms left. These FFs feel pretty cushiony to me but I am thnkng that my body likes more cushion than they provide. Another shoe that I liked was the nike zoom zero but now that I have played in that one a bunch, I am between sizes hopelessly. I fnd that the Prince shoe aggrivates my toes on the lateral side of my right foot. Its like my feet move too much in them. Only other shoe I have tried that seemed to be similar was the Diadora blue shield fly 2 but that shoe had almosst no arch support and was wide in the forefoot. I may try that one a half size down and see. I am certain that I will be sending the FF2's back and just use the ones I have for game day matches maybe. Damn shame.
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
playtest done...Old t22 lites help me more than zoom zero and ff2. That simple. played hard matches in all three and surprisingly, I was really sore after using the zooms. Probably should be in a 10,5 instead of a 10 but no matter....played today in a long match with worn out t22 lites and am FAR less sore. I guess somethng about that shoe and its cushionin g like my body. Will get two pairs and move on.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
I am curious about this!!!
Now that you've mentioned, I played Adidas Barricades since 2006 and switched to FF2 earlier this year and:
- my hips and lower back feel very stiff and painful
- both of my knees are out of whack and I have to have the left knee meniscus surgery
May be a coincidence, however, it all coincided with the shoe switch...
I had the exact same experience. I’ve switched now to Nike air Zoom Zeros and I have no problem.


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The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
I am curious about this!!!
Now that you've mentioned, I played Adidas Barricades since 2006 and switched to FF2 earlier this year and:
- my hips and lower back feel very stiff and painful
- both of my knees are out of whack and I have to have the left knee meniscus surgery
May be a coincidence, however, it all coincided with the shoe switch...
The issues with the knees and hips may not be due to the cushion as much is the stability issue. My feeling is that the shoe might be a little weak on the medial arch support. Do you happen to have flat feet?


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dr325i

Legend
The issues with the knees and hips may not be due to the cushion as much is the stability issue. My feeling is that the shoe might be a little weak on the medial arch support. Do you happen to have flat feet?


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I don't think I have flat feet, however, I do believe the fit and support of Adidas is completely different from the Asics
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
I don't think I have flat feet, however, I do believe the fit and support of Adidas is completely different from the Asics
Absolutely. While the ASICs is definitely more comfortable and easier to move in, the Adidas is the benchmark in terms of stability, durability, and support.


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aldabear1

New User
I've been wearing the original FF shoes for the past 2 years now in 11.5 US. I tried the Gel Resolution (not sure if it was 6 or 7) and I was a size 11US in that one so you have some idea of sizing.

I wear the FF1 double socked and the fit is snug along the midfoot area but comfortable. I love the fact that it fits like a glove and sometimes I have to remind myself to tie my shoelaces because the fit is perfect as if the laces were tied!

I just tried the FF2 in 11.5 US (also double socked) and it felt noticeably less form fitting and clunky (boot like). I still had room in the front of the toebox, but the shoe didn't feel like glove at all. I tightened up the shoe laces and hit for 2 sessions of 1.5 hours each, and I felt like the shoe was still big on my feet. They tight shoe laces actually bothered the top of my foot. I can tell that if the fit was right, it would feel like a durable and overall supportive shoe (especially around the midsole), and are even lighter than the original FF. Cushioning was still great though.

My next thought is so perhaps go down a 1/2 size and try that. Although I have a few extra boxes of the original FF left so may not for some time. Hope this helps!
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
I've been using the solution speed ff for a few months now and I like them but durability is meh. Considering the FF2 given all the amazing reviews but wondering if durability is better? And comfort?
 

TypeRx

Semi-Pro
Don't mind the red...the green is a bit too "Irish green" for me. Still waiting for any reasonable sale on these shoes -- they've been out almost a year and I still haven't found anything reasonable. Oh well....
 

McLovin

Legend
Still waiting for any reasonable sale on these shoes -- they've been out almost a year and I still haven't found anything reasonable. Oh well....
Agreed. Every now & then I find a "decent" sale (e.g., under $100), but then I look and see 'Size 6.5 only'. Sometimes ASICS has sales on their site, and I've gotten some great deals on the Nimbus running shoe ($68 this past holiday season), but the Court FFs never seem to be included in the sale.
 
Asics website had them for $90 on black friday. I loved the ff but the ff2s are not as good for me. I never tried the gel resolutions but the 8 looks like my next shoe once on sale.
 

McLovin

Legend
Asics website had them for $90 on black friday.
Yes, I saw that...except there were none in my size. I was about to pull the trigger on 10.5 (my normal size), until a friend mentioned that they tend to run large. I came to this thread and saw that was the consensus, went back to the site...and no size 10.
 

tomato123

Semi-Pro
Slightly off topic, but I'm curious how often you guys buy shoes online and end up sending them back after finding out they don't fit well or you just didn't like the feel? I've done this to about 3 shoes so far in the past couple months and still haven't found ones that were satisfactory to me, and I'm feeling bad that I keep making TW eat the shipping costs...
 

TypeRx

Semi-Pro
Asics website had them for $90 on black friday. I loved the ff but the ff2s are not as good for me. I never tried the gel resolutions but the 8 looks like my next shoe once on sale.
Damn, didn’t even think to look there. Thanks for the heads up - will keep track if their pricing from now on


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Slightly off topic, but I'm curious how often you guys buy shoes online and end up sending them back after finding out they don't fit well or you just didn't like the feel? I've done this to about 3 shoes so far in the past couple months and still haven't found ones that were satisfactory to me, and I'm feeling bad that I keep making TW eat the shipping costs...
It's the nature of internet shopping that there will be a lot of returns; it's just inevitable that not all shoes or clothes will fit the first time around. Undoubtedly, TW factors this into their pricing - they'd be out of business if they didn't. As long as you don't abuse it, you shouldn't have any problems. Yesterday I ordered 2 pairs of Court FF's in different sizes. Hopefully one pair will fit me so I'll only have to send one pair back. If I like the shoes, then I'll know what size to order in the future. If neither pair fits then I'll have to try again with something else. The first pair of NB Lavs fit me perfectly so I didn't have to return those, but the Cage 3's obviously didn't fit in any size and those went back. I'd say I return about half the shoes I order until I get the fit right and then after that no returns until I find a new style I want to try.
 

chinny562

New User
Slightly off topic, but I'm curious how often you guys buy shoes online and end up sending them back after finding out they don't fit well or you just didn't like the feel? I've done this to about 3 shoes so far in the past couple months and still haven't found ones that were satisfactory to me, and I'm feeling bad that I keep making TW eat the shipping costs...
I've done it a couple times only because I couldn't find the right shoe size.. yeah I felt bad about it too but after like the third time reordering, I've finally got the right size haha.
Nike sizing is different from Adidas/Asics sizing or each model it's different .. if that made any sense.
 
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