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.
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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 have already tried Babolat, Wilson, NB and Adidas and none of them compares to these shoes. I bought two pairs. I don't play tennis but pickleball an average of 3-4 hours a day and I feel always like "floating" and quick. They are like a "glove" to the foot.
Marjoy from FL wrote (July 10, 2014):
I am extremely pleased with this purchase. Next to NB, it is the best fit I have experienced in a tennis shoe. The great fit immediately transferred to total comfort and confidence on the court. I do recommend giving them a try. Although subtle in their presentation, they are quite stylish!
5 StarsTeaching Pro
Jon from MA wrote (July 09, 2014):
These shoes are the most comfortable and promote the best foot, leg, and back health of any shoe I have owned. I have used NB, Adidas, Nike, and some more and these are the most comfy after a long day on the court. They don't breathe well but its worth it for me. I thought the extra heat might not be good for the feet but so far the benefits outweigh the positives.
4 StarsLives up to thehype
egm from OH wrote (June 28, 2014):
Arrived right away and am enjoying them thoroughly It's my first pair of Asics and I'll do it again.
5 StarsGreat fit and comfort
Kris from MN wrote (June 27, 2014):
I bought these shoes for my Dad who really needed an updated tennis shoe but still prefers mostly white. He recently bought a pair of Asics running shoes so I thought these would fit him well too. They have been very comfortable and much more supportive than the old Reebok "casual" shoes he had been wearing for tennis.