ASICS is a Japanese footwear and sports equipment company. They are well-known for their unique running shoes and signature style. They have taken what they have learned with their running shoes and have developed tennis shoes. Each and every ASICS shoe is approved by the American Podiatry Medical Association; a leading resources for foot and ankle health information. Like their signature running shoes, all ASICS tennis shoes feature their unique GEL Cushioning system. This year ASICS has brought back some of their classic court shoes and they have also redeveloped some of their older styles. The new technologies in the footwear line mean that shoes will be lighter, more durable, provide more stability and be more comfortable while still following the company’s unique design and structure.
The Gel Resolution 6 is a continuation of the popular Resolution series. This performance shoe offers great support with its uniform sole, while also providing great stability. The sole of the shoe features multiple pivot points that allow for smoother transitions when changing directions. The Gel Resolution 6 sole is made from ASICS Hard Abrasion Rubber Plus Technology which has been developed to increase the durability and the stability of the shoe. In the collar of the shoe two layers of memory foam have been placed to allow the players foot to mould to the shoe providing a custom fit. ASICS famous GEL cushioning pads have been placed in the heel and in the forefoot. This increases overall comfort, as well as minimizes impact - from the moment your heel strikes the court to when you push off for your next shot.
The Gel Solution Speed 2 offers similar technologies to the Gel Resolution, but it is built to provide a quicker with a decreased weight. The shoe has been designed using a Fusion Fit technology that wraps the shoe around the foot for greater support. The sole of the shoe is designed in two parts, the heel and the forefoot, allowing the shoe to be more flexible and responsive to quick directional changes. You will find GEL cushioning pads in the heel and the forefoot, which makes the shoe feel more responsive and comfortable.
Be sure to check out this video where Canadian Vasek Pospisil talks about the Gel Solution Speed 2 shoe:
Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: A proprietary GEL that is placed in the heel of the foot that is designed to withstand long term impact. It allows for greater comfort in in the heel and midsole of the shoe.
Forefoot GEL Cushioning System: A proprietary GEL that is placed in the heel of the foot that is designed to withstand long term impact. It allows for greater comfort in in the forefoot of the shoe will also reducing the shock to the foot while you are pushing off into your next step.
PGaurd Toe Protector: A high durability rubber that is placed at strategic points along the forefoot where the toe often drags on the surface. This protector was designed to help increase the durability of the shoe and decrease the wear and tear.
Solyte Midsole Material: Is a lightweight midsole compound that enhances the cushioning and durability of the shoe, while also making the shoe lighter. This technology is lighter and more durable than the ASICS standard EVA and SpEVA.
Trusstic System: Is a technology that reduces the weight of the midsole, while also maintaining the structural integrity of the shoe. It allows for more support of the foot - from the heel to the toe.
DuoMax Support System: This dual-density midsole system that is positioned in specific points of the shoe that allows for extra durability and support in the forefoot.
Impact Guidance System (IGS): The ASICS IGS design, which was initially designed for running shoes, has been transitioned into their tennis shoes. The technology links the rearfoot with the forefoot of the shoe to enable a more natural foot step from when your heel strikes the court to when you are pushing off into your next step.
Personalized Heel Fit (PHF): This brand new technology places two layers of memory foam in the collar of the shoe which moulds to the heel of the foot creating a more custom fit.
ASICS Hard Abrasion Rubber (AHAR): This proprietary rubber is used in the outsole of many of their shoes to increase the durability of the shoe.
Flexion Fit: Is a proprietary technology that ASICS has developed for their Gel Solution Speed Shoes. The material has been designed to be light weight, while still providing great support. The shoe wraps around the foot allowing for flexibility and great comfort.
Checkout the 2015 ASICS collection here.
Be Social With Us
Make sure that you follow us on our social media platforms to get the most up to date information about what’s going on in the Canadian tennis community. Sign up for our newsletter to get the best deals on tennis equipment.
adidas Roland Garros Collection by Y-3
"Y-3 is pioneering the future of sport and fashion. It's an exciting opportunity to fuse the iconic style of Yohji Ya...
Technologies Explained: Adidas Climachill
This cooling revolution features aluminum cooling shields (small beads along the upper back of the shirt). These sh...
Q&A with Filip Peliwo
Merchant of Tennis caught up with Filip Peliwo after his recent success on the ITF tour in Egypt where he reached the...