Asics Gel Challenger 9 Mens Tennis Shoes

Asics Gel Challenger 9 Mens Tennis Shoes
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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.

Color: White/Grey/Orange

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 athlete’s heel, creating a personalized fit.
  • Solyte Midsole Material-A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS’ 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.

Average weight: 14.2 oz. (Mens 10.5)


Pretty good shoe

4 Stars

LJ Holmes from NV on 2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like the fit of these but they are a bit stiffer than the Gel Resolutions. Great looking, got lots of compliments on them.

Good Shoe!

5 Stars

Kris from MD on 1/18/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I used to wear ASICS gel resolution but the new generation didn't feel right. I tried the gel challenger and liked it better! It took about 4 hours of tennis to break in. They have plenty of cushion and a wide toe box. I'm happy with my decision.

Best shoes ever

5 Stars

Bandana Man from FL on 8/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.


5 Stars

Marjoy from FL on 7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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!

Teaching Pro

5 Stars

Jon from MA on 7/9/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.

Lives up to thehype

4 Stars

egm from OH on 6/28/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Arrived right away and am enjoying them thoroughly It's my first pair of Asics and I'll do it again.

Great fit and comfort

5 Stars

Kris from MN on 6/27/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.


5 Stars

jack from TN on 6/21/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very comfortable and true to size. Looks good. too soon to tell about wear.


5 Stars

Rob 4.5 from CA on 6/14/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this shoe because Asics is one of the great running shoes made. It is nice to see them in the tennis scene. The last pair performed well but if you are a toe-dragger, beware. So, I am trying this pair to see if they have improved on that. We will see.


5 Stars

Rob 4.5 from CA on 6/14/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this shoe because Asics is one of the great running shoes made. It is nice to see them in the tennis scene. The last pair performed well but if you are a toe-dragger, beware. So, I am trying this pair to see if they have improved on that. We will see.

very good shoes

4 Stars

Cliff from NC on 5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

very comfortable shoes. Mesh in the toe box would have made them exellent

Quick shipping/nice shoes

5 Stars

Glenn from OH on 4/3/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.

Great shoes

5 Stars

dvwest5 from OK on 3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.

Loyal Fan

5 Stars

Bill from VA on 2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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!

Good shoes

4 Stars

Hung Dinh from on 1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.

good shoe, good price

5 Stars

Mark from OH on 1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.


5 Stars

John Lloyd L. from WI on 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this pair because of sale price. I've worn them for several tennis matches and so far I'm very happy with them.


5 Stars

Rob from MO on 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

2nd pair, they are very comfortable

good shoes, great price

4 Stars

Ian from FL on 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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

First try

5 Stars

Henry from OH on 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I never tried this brand for tennis but was surprised of how comfortable it is when I stepped on the court. Don't know how the wear will be since I just bought it week ago. It feels light just as their running shoes. So far so good.

Asics Gel Challenger 9

4 Stars

Rugby from BC on 12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like Asics shoes very much and feel great comfort with a lot of support when I am working out every week.

Xmas gift looks good

3 Stars

Lou from UT on 12/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

just recieved my order and tried them on,the fit was true to size.They look and feel great but I won't be using them until after the holidays so I'll submit another review soon about the shoes.


4 Stars

Alfonso from on 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Good comfort

My second pair

5 Stars

Mike from CA on 11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Liked my first pair so much I bought a second pair. Comfortable, relatively light, stable, and durable. Good value.

Right price, right shoes

5 Stars

EK from OK on 11/15/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have been wearing Asics running shoes the last few years and this tennis shoe doesn't disappoint either. The traction has a little more friction which means I can move the lateral movement faster. But on the other hand, this shoe might not give you a sliding movement like Novak. The shoes are very well made, comfortable and fits well on my feet. The only downside I have found so far is durability. I only wore twice for the game and I already found small scratches on the bottom. I am not sure how long I can wear this shoe. But in general, it works well for me.


5 Stars

Russ from AZ on 8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have had Asics shoes before when I went to Australia for the Hopman Cup. These are very comfortable and I really am satisfied with them. I would highly recommend them.

Asics Gel Challenger 9 Mens Tennis Shoes
$110.00 $69.95

Asics Gel Challenger 9 Mens Tennis Shoes

Item # E303Y-0176

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