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.
Just received my shoes today. Once the order was straightened out, the shipping time was quick. Included was a postage page UPS sticker in case the fit was not correct. I like that and would not hesitate to buy shoes from Midwest online again.
5 StarsGreat shoes
dvwest5 from OK wrote (March 14, 2014):
My son had wore out his Adidas court shoes and was needing a new pair since HS tennis is now in full swing so I found and purchased this pair of Asics. I have had a couple pair of Asics and really like the way they fit and hold up so I thought he might. Right out of the box they were a great fit and has worked well for the hours he spends on the court. They are true to size and he even likes the color. In the past he has had pains in different muscle areas and he appears to be good without sleeves or tape. I hope they hold up as long as my pairs have but we will see. Thanks for a great shoe at a good price.
3 Starsgood price
chris from CA wrote (March 13, 2014):
this shoe is suppose to have the same sole as the gel resolution 5, but i found that i needed to break them
in and not use an insole in them
they fit pretty much the same as my res 5s
they are heavier than the GR 5, but seem to be just as stable but not as light, so i move slightly slower.
on the positive side, they are $30 less expensive
5 StarsLoyal Fan
Bill from VA wrote (February 04, 2014):
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.