Tennis Identity

ASICS releases new tennis footwear for 2011.

ASICS GEL Resolution 3 Black and Pink ASICS has released four new tennis shoes for 2011. I have never worn a pair of ASICS so I can’t vouch for them personally but a review of chat on past lines comes up glowing. Comfort and cushioning are recurring words. I know players who swear by them for those reasons.

The new tennis line-up starts with the flagship GEL-Resolution 3 for $115 USD offering synthetic leather with form fitting support and stability. Pictured above is one of the women’s models. It also comes in white with purple accents. An impact guidance system is said to enhance the foot’s natural gait cycle and heel clutch system insures feet stay put. There is a six-month outsole guarantee on this shoe. The men’s version is 13.7 oz and women’s is 11.9 oz. Men’s colors: black with yellow accents and white with red accents.

ASICS GEL Challenger 8 Black and Lime The GEL-Challenger 8 is $20 less than the Resolution 3. Priced at $95, this shoe is made of synthetic leather and mesh and offers GEL cushioned comfort and support, including personal heel fit without the extra bells and whistles and without the six month guarantee. A men’s version is pictured right in black and lime. It’s also available in white with black. In women’s it comes in white with fashionable maui blue or boysenberry accents.

ASICS GEL Game 3 White and Navy The GEL-Game 3, $75, is a  mid-level shoe for players who want to be light on their feet. The men’s is 12.6 oz and women’s 10.4 oz.  Again, fewer of the extras but a solid tennis shoe. Men’s also comes in white with crimson. Women’s: white with purple or white with green.

The GEL-Dedicate 2 , $65 is the least expensive version in the new ASICS line-up (not pictured). It is also the lightest shoe. Women’s: white with blue. Men’s: white with charcoal.

Find more info at ASICS (there is a store locater there) or buy at Tennis-Warehouse (men’s or women’s) or tennis retailers world wide. BTW Tennis-Warehouse offers a site 6 month sole warranty on ALL of these shoes. That’s pretty nice for those of us that chew through shoes.