New Asics Court FF 2

Wakeknot

New User
Is the consensus to size down 0.5?
My normal size (12) fit really well for me. I tried other lines of Asics in the store which did need to be down a size a bit, but not these.

At first I thought I didn't like them and they were overpriced. 3 months in the only thing I don't like about them is how hard they are to find in stock these days (I'd like the clay version, but can't find it). It just took hitting once or twice to break them in and make me forget they were on my feet.
 

Wakeknot

New User
I wear 12 in Nike and the 12 in these is perfect although tight on the first day or two. I think they aren’t super wide and I have slightly wide feet and thus the tight fit until the upper stretches a bit.
 

Diablo XP

Rookie
I forget which thread it was, but I was posting often about being super annoyed about the impossibility of getting these as they were for a few years now, my favorite shoe by far. Well after ordering in January from TW they finally were able to fulfill this week and I am so glad I didn't cancel. Still my faves. The GR8 in the middle was able to keep me happy in the meantime (2pair) and are a good shoe for me also. The FF2 (especially the non Djokovich branded) are so good.




 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
Oh how much I wish Asics would re-release that color combo. It was unavailable pretty everywhere but in Australia and was to my eye, one of the best looking tennis shoe ever. :love:

In clay also please .. with the Dark Blue soles. FF2 DJ version.. I snagged one pair and three pair of GR7 Illusion Blue/Silver clay last year right before COVID hit.
 

N01E

Hall of Fame
In clay also please .. with the Dark Blue soles. FF2 DJ version.. I snagged one pair and three pair of GR7 Illusion Blue/Silver clay last year right before COVID hit.
USO 2019 version had dark blue outsoles for clay as well. I just got the new blue cw sample (not 100% sure of they will end up as Novak's shoe but it's likely) and they'll probably be available with clay outsoles as well around USO.

when are these coming out? I can't find much info on them
It's for Olympics, so I would say around 1-2 months, maybe a bit earlier.
 

n80aoag

Semi-Pro
Much prefer the FF2 to the Gel Res 8's. While the GR8's were better cushioned than Nike Vapors, I had some heel lift and didn't feel as quick in them as I do in the FF2s. The FF2 is just so comfortable, has great traction, and a locked in feeling. Had knee pain with Nike Vapors/Cages and Adidas shoes (Ubersonic 3, Barricade models throughout the years) but haven't had any knee pain with the FF2s or GR8s after 3 months of use.
 

tarkowski

Professional
Huge Nike Vapor 9/9.5 fan. Been going through other models lately, trying to find one I like as much. For me, FF2 > Gel Res 8 for fit, as n80 described.

Recently got the SS FF2 and think I found my next core/goto shoe. I was concerned that it would be too light and not stable enough, but find it's just as good as the old Vapors, even lighter, and has better forefoot cushioning. Compared to the Court FF2, it's lighter and more responsive, but feels just as cushioned to me. And like the Court FF2, I don't get any heel lift, something I still experience with the Gel Res 8.

For me, SS FF2 > Court FF2 > Gel Res 8, but I can see that order varying quite a bit depending on your needs. I think the Gel Res 8 forefoot cushioning is the best of the 3, but the other 2 are excellent and still better than other shoes out there.
 

initialize

Semi-Pro
Huge Nike Vapor 9/9.5 fan. Been going through other models lately, trying to find one I like as much. For me, FF2 > Gel Res 8 for fit, as n80 described.

Recently got the SS FF2 and think I found my next core/goto shoe. I was concerned that it would be too light and not stable enough, but find it's just as good as the old Vapors, even lighter, and has better forefoot cushioning. Compared to the Court FF2, it's lighter and more responsive, but feels just as cushioned to me. And like the Court FF2, I don't get any heel lift, something I still experience with the Gel Res 8.

For me, SS FF2 > Court FF2 > Gel Res 8, but I can see that order varying quite a bit depending on your needs. I think the Gel Res 8 forefoot cushioning is the best of the 3, but the other 2 are excellent and still better than other shoes out there.
I'm a huge Vapor 9/9.5 fan as well. My collection is growing and my wallet is shrinking:

 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
I'm a huge Vapor 9/9.5 fan as well. My collection is growing and my wallet is shrinking:

You think youll ever wear them? I was collecting too but then I realized if I enjoy playing in them I need to just do it. skinned 2 pairs of the volt/pink soled 9.5s... I miss them but they were a shoe and needed to be worn
 

initialize

Semi-Pro
You think youll ever wear them? I was collecting too but then I realized if I enjoy playing in them I need to just do it. skinned 2 pairs of the volt/pink soled 9.5s... I miss them but they were a shoe and needed to be worn
Yes definitely, I realized I have more fun if I go out on the court dressed in my Federer-esque outfit, and I can pretend for a couple hours that I'm living vicariously as my idol lmao.
 
Been using the FF2 for a couple months now. It is a great shoe and no, it is not in any way "clunky". However, as someone that had 3 pairs of the original Court FF shoes, I can say I really did prefer those to the FF2. While the FF2 provides greater ankle stability, it's upper doesn't breathe as well and its rigidity is actually causing corns on a couple of my toes. Now, while my foot anatomy is a contributor to the corn formation, this was never an issue with the FF, which had more room in the toe area plus expanded more due to the fabric rather than hard/plasticky upper.

That all said, I have 2 pairs of FF2 and will use them until they aren't useable. But, I will look forward to the FF3 and hope it returns to a more breathable and flexible upper.
Yup. FF2 plastic uppers killed the comfort and they also reduced the cushioning in the sock liner and soles. They need to bring back the FF1 and keep the more durable FF2 soles - that would be the GOAT shoe for me. I hope Asics is listening.
 
Yup. FF2 plastic uppers killed the comfort and they also reduced the cushioning in the sock liner and soles. They need to bring back the FF1 and keep the more durable FF2 soles - that would be the GOAT shoe for me. I hope Asics is listening.
100%. If they made that shoe I would stock up for the next 5 years. FF1 was the best performance shoe I ever wore, just not the most durable. The FF2s upper was a deal breaker for me. I used them for a few weeks and sold them. I have since gone over to Nike but can't wait to get back to Asics.
 
100%. If they made that shoe I would stock up for the next 5 years. FF1 was the best performance shoe I ever wore, just not the most durable. The FF2s upper was a deal breaker for me. I used them for a few weeks and sold them. I have since gone over to Nike but can't wait to get back to Asics.
I was going to say the exact same thing, LOL. I'd buy at least 7 pairs before they 'new and improve' it, which is often code for 'cheaper to manufacture' and not nearly as good as the original breakthrough. I'm also finding that sock liner type shoes make a huge difference in comfort as traditional tongue designed shoes add pressure points and creases which diminish comfort in the uppers.

Which Nike shoe are you wearing?
 
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SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
Yup. FF2 plastic uppers killed the comfort and they also reduced the cushioning in the sock liner and soles. They need to bring back the FF1 and keep the more durable FF2 soles - that would be the GOAT shoe for me. I hope Asics is listening.
The foam I found to be pretty soft, and I feel the heel lockdown and heel comfort is better than the gel res 8.
 
I was going to say the exact same thing, LOL. I'd buy at least 7 pairs before they 'new and improve' it, which is often code for 'cheaper to manufacture' and not nearly as good as the original breakthrough. I'm also finding that sock liner type shoes make a huge difference in comfort as traditional tongue designed shoes add pressure points and creases which diminish comfort in the uppers.

Which Nike shoe are you wearing?
I have two pairs of cage 4s which I don't really like but are very durable(very hard to slide in). I should sell my one new pair but I have been lazy. I also have the gp turbos which are good but they are wearing out fast. Both are slightly heavy. I found the ff1 to feel light but the ff2s were on the heavy side.
 
I have two pairs of cage 4s which I don't really like but are very durable(very hard to slide in). I should sell my one new pair but I have been lazy. I also have the gp turbos which are good but they are wearing out fast. Both are slightly heavy. I found the ff1 to feel light but the ff2s were on the heavy side.
I'd give the GP Turbos a try, but reviews say it has a small, tight toebox which sounds painful. I'll probably just stick with the FF2's.
 
I'd give the GP Turbos a try, but reviews say it has a small, tight toebox which sounds painful. I'll probably just stick with the FF2's.
I have the gp turbos. They are really good but are wearing too fast. If they had a durability warranty I would make them my main shoe. They can feel a little heavy, but I move great in them and have no pain.
 

ericykchan

New User
agree GP turbos has tight toebox, 1/2 size up or even full 1 size up. But the cushioning is second to none (okay, I haven't tried that many shoes).
 

JGads

Legend
Yup. FF2 plastic uppers killed the comfort and they also reduced the cushioning in the sock liner and soles. They need to bring back the FF1 and keep the more durable FF2 soles - that would be the GOAT shoe for me. I hope Asics is listening.
100%. If they made that shoe I would stock up for the next 5 years. FF1 was the best performance shoe I ever wore, just not the most durable. The FF2s upper was a deal breaker for me. I used them for a few weeks and sold them. I have since gone over to Nike but can't wait to get back to Asics.
Another fan of the first FF, and here to report that the tennis spin dude said he saw the next FF 3 in person and said it was a blend of the 1 and 2 with a more soft upper like that of the 1. This was music to the ears. I believe he said the shoe is due out in January.
 

CameronS

New User
@TW Staff I heard elsewhere that the Mako Blue/White colorway was discontinued, yet every now and again I see it sprinkle into stock at places (and quickly sold out).

Can you confirm if style 1041A083.102 has really been discontinued?
 

TW Staff

Administrator
@TW Staff I heard elsewhere that the Mako Blue/White colorway was discontinued, yet every now and again I see it sprinkle into stock at places (and quickly sold out).

Can you confirm if style 1041A083.102 has really been discontinued?
Hi CameronS,

It doesn't appear we are expecting any further shipments of this color.

Thank you,
Tiffani, TW
 

N01E

Hall of Fame
Novak? Purple? Not Red, green, or blue?..... alright who died and who got promoted to shoe design in Asics?
One of ND's shirts will be mostly salmon pink with red and purple, so the shoes are matching with it. Another shirt is blue and green, but looks like shoes will be full blue (though they seem more purple than previous versions in person).
Indoor season colors?
Asian Swing.
 
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