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New Asics For the U.S. Open | a Packer collab and…you gotta see ’em

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New shoes news from Asics here. Packer Shoes collaborated with Fila last summer for a limited edition look at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame, and now they’re back featuring a new set with Asics. This five pair lineup includes styles for on the court and off. BTW there’s an Asics/Packer pop-up event space located at Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall (89 E 42nd Street, NYC) August 30th and 31st.

Packer X Asics Gel-Resolution 6 “Game Set Match”

Taking inspiration from the brand’s innovation in running, the Gel-Resolution 6 tennis shoe borrows the signature GEL® Cushioning System and AHAR® outsole to maximize comfort and durability on the court. Featuring pigskin nubuck accents and a premium French terry collar lining, this silhouette is set to take the courts in Flushing Meadows with a pair of rope laces, gum colored outsole, and a patriotic color scheme. One report indicated Gael (Human Highlight Film) Monfils was to wear this one on court:

Gael Monfils

Packer X Asics Gel-Resolution 6 Game Set Match


Packer X Asics Gel-Lyte III “Game Set Match”

Packer X Asics Gel-Lyte Game Set Match

Packer X Asics Gel-Sight “Game Set Match”

Packer X Asics Gel-Sight Game Set Match

Packer X Onitsuka Tiger GSM “Game Set Match”

Packer X Onitsuka Tiger GSM Game Set Match

Packer X Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship “Game Set Match”

Packer X Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship Game Set Match

Each shoe has a variant of the crossed racquets on the heel:

Packer X Asics Gel-Resolution 6 Game Set Match

But that’s not all for Asics. They also have a special shoe commemorating this year’s Open; the Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 NYC. Asics designers surely aren’t shy about the look, are they? I can imagine a bunch of mad scientists deep inside the Asics R&D labs at 2:00am, fueled on Red Bull. “Let’s see how wild we can make these look,” they said. And this was the men’s result. ( Notice the “I heart NY” on the forefoot.)

A full length Polyurethane material adds more durability to the shoe’s upper and pairs with the Trusstic system to keep your feet supported while making aggressive cuts on the court. The midsole and outsole structure remain the same, as Asics continues to inject their signature GEL cushioning into this speedy shoe to ensure players are completely comfortable. The rubber compound on the outsole is in a modified herringbone tread pattern and offers durability and traction on any court surface. (Get it here.)

Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 NYC

..and the ladies. (Get it here.)

Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 NYC

Under The Hood (for both):

Upper: Brand new full length PU upper with Flexion Fit for increased support, comfort and flexibility. Personal Heel Fit technology locks in the back of the foot for better stability and fit.

Midsole: Signature GEL cushioning in the rear and forefoot offer an exceptionally plush and responsive feel under foot. A midfoot Trusstic system resists unwanted twisting for added support and stability.

Outsole: Asics High Abrasion Rubber in a modified herringbone tread pattern offers good durability and traction on any court surface.

Monfils photo from U.S. Open website.






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