Needed to replace my aging original Solution Speeds. Fit-wise, these are definitely marginally wider in the toe box, which is a good thing for me, as the originals did require a little break-in due to my wide feet. No break-in needed here.
Cushioning is excellent when new - feet wrapped in a soft glove, and like walking on pillows. I'm expecting it will flatten out over time like my Solution Speed's, but should be good for a year's worth of tennis for me (twice a week).
Wife is a big fan of the colors. A huge step up from the original green elf shoes!
This Asics shoe fits like a glove right out of the box. It's easy to lace up and easy to loosen the laces, too.
Comfortable, lightweight. Ready to go right out of the box. Looks great too!
Like the other Gel Speed 2 models, this shoe fits and runs great. I order 1/2 size larger to avoid toenail bruising. The picture doesn't show, however, how NEON the orange and yellow are. Others have commented how they like the colors.
My heels would always hurt the next day in my previous tennis shoes. So far, after playing a couple of times in these I have experienced no foot pain. These are light, comfortable, and quick.However, they are less stable and I nearly rolled an ankle when I did not have them laced tight. They also tend to squeak on quick stops on the hard court.
I'm a big Asics running shoe fan, so I figured trying their shoes out for tennis would be a good idea. These are great, not clunkly at all, very light for the amount of support they offer (in moving side to side). The cushioning is comfortable as well. I can't comment on durability yet, as I've only put about 3 hours on these so far, but so far so good.
True to size...very comfortable...bright colors r sharp & look great with all my tennis shirts & price was right!
The Asics Speed 2 is a nice shoe. It has the feel of a running/training shoe because of its relatively light weight and good ventilation. At first the cushion sole seemed to push against my relatively flat feet but they have become very comfortable as they've broken in. The traction is exceptional. I squeak my way around the court because of the grip--even after a few weeks of wear. After two pairs of Asics I'm beginning to think I could downsize half a size. I normally wear a 10 and could likely be comfortable in a 9.5 Asics. Midwest was prompt in delivery. Price was a very good value. Can't imagine that spending additional $60 would give me any better shoe. Seem to be holding up well. Thanks Midwest!
I think it was a good purchase, a good price, punctuality of shipping and secure site to buy! I will buy new items soon!
I've only owned one pair of Asics prior to this purchase and was a little disappointed with them (Fit and Performance were average at best) One of my tennis buddies recommended I give the Speed2 a try and I have to say I am hooked. Great shoe in every respect for your everyday club player. The shoe is extremely nimble and comfortable. It adapts well on clay though I think it is most at home on hard surfaces. I've now played on them 4 or 5 times and find no flaws. Time will tell on durability, but for $79 I think it is good value. I dig the crazy color/design, but it may not be for everyone. Definitely worth a try.
Just received my Gel Solution Speed II shoes. Very comfortable out of the box;minimal break-in time. The fit is true to size. The great thing about these shoes is that they are lightweight yet they offer phenomenal lateral support. I will definitely buy another pair.
Midwest Sports offers the best prices and selection of products. Their shipping is fast. Highly recommended!
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