Looking for a tennis shoe that screams speed at first glance? Well, ASICS has just the thing for you with the Gel-Solution Speed 3, a responsive shoe with a low profile design that’s great whether you’re playing tennis or a few rounds of ping pong. This tennis shoe has a vented design that’s a little […]
Looking for a tennis shoe that screams speed at first glance? Well, ASICS has just the thing for you with the Gel-Solution Speed 3, a responsive shoe with a low profile design that’s great whether you’re playing tennis or a few rounds of ping pong.
This tennis shoe has a vented design that’s a little busy, but easy on the eyes. The top of the toe box and sides are mesh to help keep your feet cool. A material called Flexion Fit takes care of the rest and provides support in all the key areas. It also looks pretty darned cool and stretches more than shoes with basic mesh venting.
ASICS didn’t slot this shoe into a class, but it’s safe to say it’s an all-terrain tennis shoe. You’ll have no issues playing indoors or out. We’re not sure if they have a name for the pattern employed on the sole, but trust us when we say it gives you plenty of traction and allows you to cut on a dime. Responsive is certainly an accurate word. We don’t have a shot of them on the court, but they do look good out of the box…
One feature we want to touch on is called the P.H.F. system. That stands for personal heel fit and consists of two layers of memory foam around the collar. They conform to your heel which leaves you with a customized fit without the cost of true custom shoes. It also adds an additional layer of comfort along with a unique cushioning system.
The ASICS Gel-Solution Speed 3 uses rear and forefoot cushioning that would make other shoes jelly. It helps with impacts and toe-off phases while covering all the transitions in the foot. The PGuard toe protector adds protection to the tips while a high abrasion rubber outsole takes care of damage from the sides.
From the company’s tried and true Trusstic system to their shock absorbing gel, there is a lot to like about the Speed 3 tennis shoes from ASICS. The only issue is that some consumers feel these shoes run a bit narrow, so you may need to size up if you have a wider foot. They are sized from a 6 to a 15 in a half-dozen colors and come with a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects.