I have always been a fan of the Asics Gel Resolution line of shoes, with my favorite being the Asics Gel Resolution 6. Well, up until now. I was looking for a shoe with good support and fit, and for me personally, edition 7 was an improvement. But let us dive deeper into my Asics Gel Resolution 7 shoe review.
Before I splurged on the new Asics Gel Resolution 7, I considered the new Yonex Power Cushion Eclipsion 2 (“a handful name”), but just felt the fit was slightly better for my high-arched feet in the Asics Gel Resolution. When you purchase a new pair of tennis shoes, like with a tennis racquet, testing them is of course always advised. But if you want my opinion about these shoes, keep reading this Asics Gel Resolution 7 shoe review.
So what is new with the Asics Gel Resolution 7? For starters, I think the fit in the toe area is better, which made them great for me from the first hit. For some, with wider feet, I think the compact and stable toe area might be an issue and will require some players to go for a half size larger. But for me, with my slightly narrow, high-arching feet, it is just a perfect fit.
Another issue with the Asics Gel Resolution 6 was that the heel section of the shoe felt a bit too roomy at times, and it made me look for a bit more support. The Asics Gel Resolution 7 makes my feet feel more locked-in, and they offer better support than the predecessor. With my recent knee injury woes, good support and cushioning was exactly what I was looking for and these shoes really do that well for me.
Asics Gel Resolution 7 Shoe Review – The Scores
First of all, I must say I was surprised that this edition pretty much solved all my issues with the predecessors. Things that work better for me: support in the heel and toe-area and cushioning around the whole foot. The durability, weight and traction is very similar to the previous version. On the whole, I would say these are all around average compared to other shoes, but I believe the cushioning and fit is the most important factor with tennis shoes.
Support/Stability – 9/10
For me personally, the fit and support of the Asics Gel Resolution 7 is hard to beat. I tried around 6-7 pairs of tennis shoes before I committed to the shoe, and I have of course played with loads of different tennis shoes over the years, and this is the best one so far.
Durability – 7/10
Bulkier shoes usually offer better durability, such as the Adidas Barricade for example. But then you usually have to sacrifice a heavier feel and a longer break-in period. Asics Gel Resolution 7 offers decent durability. Not worse and not much better either than most tennis shoes. Most wear and tear is on the soles and that is a good sign. Compared to the Wilson Amplifeel shoes (read my review) I used before, where there were issues with the straps and the sock of the shoe. You get a 6 month outsole warranty with the Asics too.
Traction – 8/10
With my troublesome knees and sometimes slippery courts in Malta, this is important for me and I think the Asics maintain good traction even after the tread pattern has gone a bit. The grip is good with these shoes. Even if you play on a clay court, Asiscs offers great grip for their clay court tennis shoes.
Weight – 7/10
These are not “speed” shoes but they are not heavy and slow either. I think they are in the middle range, now that there are a lot of shoes that talk about speed. I rarely have an issue with the weight of the shoe personally, so this is a non-issue for me. If you want “faster” shoes, there are many options on the market. The Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 is a good one.
Total – 8/10
I am really happy with my purchase of the Asics Gel Resolution 7. They offer pretty much everything I am looking for in a shoe. They offer the dampening, support and snug fit I want without being too bulky/heavy or slippery. Just a top class tennis shoe. I used to be a fan of the Nike Zoom Vapor Tours which offer amazing comfort, but the durability have always been an issue there and I think the Asics Gel Resolution 7 are a more all-round alternative.
Asics Gel Resolution 7 Shoe Review – Video review
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