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92 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
I’m getting more durability from these than from much heavier shoes I’ve recently playtested.
I was really impressed with the support and stability of this shoe. I love that it is light weight, I think Asics really nailed it.
A newly engineered upper makes this already high performing shoe even lighter and more flexible than versions before. The 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.
Even without a ton of cushioning, these shoes are very comfortable and my feet didn’t get sore during my playing sessions. On court, they were quick and responsive to lateral movements and forward accelerations and gripped the court nicely.
The shoes are light and there’s absolutely enough stability for my level of play. I’m never afraid to roll the ankle in any situation. Comfort is good but not great. There’s a low-to–the-ground feeling, a feature I like in general.
A modified version of the 2nd incarnation, the Gel Solution Speed 3 is wrapped with a full PU Flexion Fit casing. This external wrapping intends to provide more dynamic support than the previous model without putting tons of weight to the feet. It may not be equipped with the durable characteristics of trainers from the Asics Gel Resolution family, but it’s flexible with the ability to adapt to the kind of play preferred by aggressive court movers.
Like the previous design, this shoe has a low-to-the-ground profile but crafted with a broader lateral forefoot makeup for enhanced stability. It features the Trusstic midfoot arch system that helps control torsion, an advantageous attribute for players who spin and slide a lot during intense court action.
Traction. The rubber outsole offers a balance of grip and give that permits the user to spin around the court at full speed. Inspired by the rubber material used in car tires, the bottom section of the shoe is devised with the AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber). This tough-wearing material reduces damage and puts more life to the outsole.
Tread pattern. Such rubber compound is hollowed out with a modified, non-marking herringbone tread pattern that allows the user to switch and perform from one type of outdoor court to another.
Support. This footgear is incorporated with the Asics Impact Guidance System (IGS), a series of support technologies that are meant to promote natural foot movement during rigorous court games.
The midfoot arch is crafted with the Trusstic plane to minimize ankle twisting and achieve smooth landings. It works as the primary source of stability that gives the player the confidence to charge towards the net and baselines.
Cushioning. Much of the shoe’s reduced weight is contributed by the Solyte midsole, a foam compound that’s lighter than the typical Asics EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) foam and SpEVA (special EVA). Despite its lightweight makeup, this sponge buffers impact, limiting the chances of foot discomforts.
Like the high-performance Gel Resolutions, this speed trainer offers enhanced cushioning coming from the signature Gel pads. The rearfoot and forefoot Gel cushioning system offsets shock during toe-offs and landings. Also, these silicone-based soft pads help the foot transition through the gait cycle.
Flexibility. It features a full-length polyurethane casing called Flexion Fit that’s wrapped atop a mesh membrane. The purpose of this overlay is to deliver more support and flexibility since this shoe is primarily designed for speedy court players.
Durability. For added durability, the forefoot section is designed with a PGuard toe protector. The added layer protects the shoe from abrasion, especially during repeated toe drags.
Stability. Asics introduced the PHF (Personalized Heel Fit) system to achieve a better fit and stability around the heel collar. It is made up of two layers of memory foam which intends to mold to the user’s rearfoot for a customized fit.
- A soft court version of this shoe that’s mainly useful on clay surfaces is the Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 Clay.
- It should be noted that the TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) wrapping on the upper tends to make the fit snug in the forefoot.