These are great and better still, they’ve been designed with the help of tennis star Gael Monfils.
In the latest evolution of Asics iconic tennis shoe series, the brand have announced the new gel-resolution 8 model.
Combining advanced technology with human-centric science, this trainer has been created with modern tennis player at the forefront.
Giving players the edge, these Asics look the business but enhance performance too.
Boasting Dynawall technology having been developed with input from Monfils, eight-time ATP singles tour titlist, and current top 10 player, they ensure balance and flexibility.
According to tests at the Institute of Sport Science, the trainers deliver 7.2% more dynamic braking force than it’s predecessor, enabling quicker recovery and surefooted returns from the baseline.
“Shoes are very important, I need to trust them and the first thing I look for in tennis shoes is stability - stability and comfort,” Monfils told Asics.
“It’s no secret that I am an extreme mover on the court, and with these shoes I feel confident and balanced to return any shot.
“I've been putting Gel-Resolution 8 to the test and the stability and grip is unreal, no doubt ASICS has exceeded my expectations again.”
Tatsuya Ishikawa, Lead Researcher with the ISS Footwear Function Development Team added, “Ultimately the Gel-Resolution 8 tennis shoe reflects ASICS’ commitment to understanding the mechanics of tennis.
“In contrast to running, which is principally about moving in straight lines, tennis involves a lot of different movements. It’s our job to focus on those, and every new release takes that to the next level.
“We’ve been selling tennis shoes since 1952, and as playing styles have evolved and become more physical––from the pro ranks right down to youth tennis––our shoes have adapted to meet those requirements.”
“With tennis shoes, the ultimate goal is to give the wearer more time,” adds Isamu Ochi, General Manager of ASICS CPS Footwear Division’s Product Management Department. “That means the time to make that crucial return, prepare for the next shot, seize the upper hand and put your opponent on the back foot.
“Being able to stop and change direction quickly is vital to that, which is where our new GEL-RESOLUTION™ 8 model comes in.”
Gel-Resolution 8 is available now at Asics’ retail stores and online at ASICS.com.