While we’re fans of the Speed 3 and that lineup as a whole, sometimes you need something a little more stable on the court. That’s where a shoe like the ASICS Gel-Resolution 7 comes into play as it doesn’t compromise when it comes to stability or durability on the court. Comparing the Resolution 7’s design […]
While we’re fans of the Speed 3 and that lineup as a whole, sometimes you need something a little more stable on the court. That’s where a shoe like the ASICS Gel-Resolution 7 comes into play as it doesn’t compromise when it comes to stability or durability on the court.
Comparing the Resolution 7’s design to the Speed 3 is like comparing apples and oranges. The latter is built for “speed” with a lightweight upper and plenty of ventilation. We’re not going to say the ASICS Resolution 7 is a slow shoe, but the design certainly makes a difference.
The area around the toe box has been enhanced. This means you’ll get an additional layer of protection over the mesh and some extra rubber on the toe. That rubber is AHAR+ and used on the outsole as well where it provides grip and excellent abrasion resistance that’s three times higher than traditional rubber.
How tough is the rest of the shoe?
Fairly tough although after the third eyelet from the toe, the back half of the upper softens up. The Flexion Fit upper allows for a snug fit while gender-specific cushioning ensures you’ll have the right amount of cushion and compression. It’s a little heavier than full mesh shoes and well-built like the rest of the company’s shoes, but only the outsole comes with a 6-month warranty.
Another thing we like about the Resolution 7 tennis shoes is the GEL cushioning system. In this case, you’ll find it in the rear and forefoot where it handles shock during toe-off and impact phases. While it’s not what we would consider a “fast” shoe, most folks have been happy with the weight given the durability.
We think the ASICS Gel Resolution 7’s are an excellent option for beginners as they are in the middle of the pack in most areas. That’s ideal when you’re not sure what you need from a shoe, and can’t try before you buy. On the downside, they aren’t the best choice if you want a quick shoe that lets your feet breath. You can pick these shoes up in the usual sizes and in five colors ranging from wild to mild.