The Asics Gel Challenger 9 provides exceptional comfort with heel & forefoot Gel Cushioning Systems and outstanding stability and support with a hidden midfoot Trusstic System. Excellent upper fit is addressed with Personal Heel Fit in the collar, while synthetic leather and mesh upper materials provide enhanced breathability and flexibility. A perfect choice for that everyday tennis enthusiast.
Midwest Sports only ships Asics products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
PGuard Toe Protector-Enhanced toe durability.
Synthetic Leather and Mesh Upper-Lightweight, comfortable and breathable, enhancing performance and fit.
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems-Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
P.H.F. (Personal Heel Fit)-2 layers of memory foam line the collar and mold to the athleteÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s heel, creating a personalized fit.
Solyte Midsole Material-A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICSÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ standard EVA and SpEVA. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability.
Trusstic System-Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
AHAR-ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
I've been a longtime fan of Asics shoes for years; for tennis, running and gym workouts. My Challenger 9's are my latest purchase, and "kick it up a notch". The fit is perfect (I'm a 12), with good toe room, comfort across the instep and snug but not tight heel fit. The fore- and rear-Gel cushioning absorbs the pounding from playing on hard courts, sparing my ankles and knees, yet gives me solid court contact. I'm totally pleased with them, and look forward to enjoying new Asics versions in the future . . . though the long-wearing outsoles may make that some time away!
4 StarsAsics Gel Sneaker
Steve VB from NY wrote (February 03, 2014):
4.0 Senior doubles player,have played for 50 years. Active in several USTA teams. I liked the sneaker,it seems to be good for a wide foot.Light weight and comfortable and is holding well on hard tru courts that I use it on here in FL and will use on NY courts this summer.
4 StarsGood shoes
Hung Dinh from wrote (January 27, 2014):
I have a pair Asics before I purchased this one. It is very comfortable and fit good. Gel cushioning is what I have been looking for. I give it a 4 stars cause I only wear it 3 times to play tennis.
5 Starsgood shoe, good price
Mark from OH wrote (January 20, 2014):
A friend recommended Asics, so I bought these on sale because of other good reviews. Great arch support, the bottom is a little stiff, but the top is soft. Too soon to judge durability.
4 Starsgood shoes, great price
Ian from FL wrote (December 17, 2013):
Bought for my 16 and 10 year old sons. The older guy goes through a pair in 3 months and is a bit demanding, but he seems to be very comfortable in his first pair of asics - normally he would wear adidas or nike