Asics Gel Challenger 12 Mens Tennis Shoe

$100.00 $94.95
  • Asics Gel Challenger 12 Mens Tennis Shoe White/Classic Red 1041A045 115
  • Asics Gel Challenger 12 Mens Tennis Shoe
  • Asics Gel Challenger 12 Mens Tennis Shoe
  • Asics Gel Challenger 12 Mens Tennis Shoe
  • Asics Gel Challenger 12 Mens Tennis Shoe
  • Asics Gel Challenger 12 Mens Tennis Shoe
  • Asics Gel Challenger 12 Mens Tennis Shoe

Fit Tip: Length - Slightly long. Width - Medium. Arch - Medium. Little to no break-in.

New colorway for 2020, Asics Gel Challenger 12 Men's Tennis Shoe is made for comfort and stability. This tennis shoe features a Solyte midsole, Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel Cushioning systems for maximum comfort, along with Trusstic technology that gives the shoe its impressive stability. The upper fit has a personal heel fit system in the collar and excellent support with an extended Flexion Fit forefoot and synthetic leather midfoot brace for improved stability. The men's Gel Challenger tennis shoe is the perfect choice for competitive tennis players.

Color: White/Classic Red

Item #: 1041A045-115



  • 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 athletes 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.


  • AHAR rubber outsole with PGuard Toe Protector for enhanced toe 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: 13.0 oz. (Size 10.5)


4 Stars

Anne-Marie White from on 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The structure of this shoe works well for several issues I have and allows me to play with success.

4 Stars

Anne-Marie White from on 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The shoe holds up well and gives me the support I need to play.

5 Stars

Perfect fit and feel right out of the box no breaking in require from on 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Perfect fit and feel right out of the box no breaking in required. Exceptional court shoe for Pickleball

5 Stars

Hud from on 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great court shoes for pickleball

5 Stars

Ed Hunter from on 8/29/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very light and comfortable First time trying Asics sneakers Very pleased

3 Stars

Alex from on 8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

May fit wide. Not as durable on the sides.

5 Stars

Walter from on 7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

perfect fit , good support and good grip on various tennis court surfaces

5 Stars

gmadcb from on 6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very comfortable shoe. Great support and no break in required.

4 Stars

Dinoh from on 6/11/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I am using these to play pickleball. First day out I can feel the cushioning of the shoe and my feet don't hurt after playing. Traction is quite good. Lateral support also good. But these are brand new and only time will tell how long these last. Dislikes. The shoe fit is poor. They are almost a full size bigger than my Adidas (and other shoes) and an odd shape - long and skinny. I have a very average width-to-length ratio. Overall build quality is good and dig the color options Tiger has.

5 Stars

John from on 6/8/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very comfortable! Good support

Great Shoe

5 Stars

Tom from FL on 1/25/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Have been buying Asics for several years. Shoe feels great and gives me needed support and comfort.


5 Stars

Jeff from FL on 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have been wearing Adidas and UA shoes the last few years while playing pickleball. I found these at a great price from Midwest Sports. 2 day shipping arrived quickly and WOW, they are very comfortable while playing pickleball. When these wear out I will order another pair of the ASICS Gel Challenger 12. These shoes were true to fit for me.

Asics Gel Challenger

5 Stars

Ben Wilson from NC on 10/30/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Hadn't tried Asics before, had always worn Barricades or Nike's, but I'm not going back. These shoes are far more comfortable and lightweight, and they fit well. The treads on them also grab more than other shoes, making them great for clay.

Great looking and comfortable shoe

5 Stars

DK from TX on 10/24/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I recently bought a pair of these and being the first pair of Asics tennis shoes I am very happy with the purchase. These are great looking, pretty light shoes and the seem to be durable but I’ll have to wait to confirm that. One thing though, they probably run about half a size large.

Lead to Injury!!!

1 Star

Vlad from CA on 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Nice looking shoe, however they have very low arch support!! Be aware this is may lead to "tennis leg" in people with flat feet . My advise is to listen to your body and if stiffness appear in you leg don't wait for a second warning like I did. I also changed the insole to see if that helps but it got worst. The drop in a shoe is minimum and even adding pad at the heels is still pointless. I got injured and received No support from midwest or asics at all. No one can tell me what actual drop from toe to heel is, so I can look better shoe next time. Awful customer service!!

Fits Well

5 Stars

Josef from TN on 10/13/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This shoe looks good and felt great from first time wearing. My foot is slightly wide and this shoe fits very well

Better fit than Nike Cage 3

5 Stars

rfgf1 from IL on 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have been playing on Nike Cage 3 Zooms for the past year and always felt they fit well everywhere except the toe box, which felt too wide (a first time for me). The Asics Challenger 12s feel great, and have a slight amount more padding on the sole than the Nikes, as well. I feel more mobile and quicker on court in the Asics!

The Best!

5 Stars

Mary from MN on 9/29/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have played racquetball for 42 years, and I am still playing. I decided to try the Asic brand, and hands down, they are the best racquetball shoes I have ever played in. I did have to order the men;s version of this to get the color I wanted (blue-silver with a little bit of yellow). Love them!

Asics Gel Challenger 12

5 Stars

AllCourt 1 from PA on 9/3/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is the second pair of this this shoe that I have purchased this summer. As a long time Gel Resolution customer, I was a little skeptical about the Challenger's performance. I was surprised. It's every bit as supportive and comfortable as the GR7, it's just lighter (and less expensive).

Great fit and support

5 Stars

D Tarlton from FL on 9/1/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have purchased the Gel Resolution series for several years. ASICS changed the design (7) last year so that the fit is not as good as it once was. Decided to try these, and they feel just like my old Gel Resolution 6 shoes. Fantastic luck! They felt broken in and comfortable from the first time I put them on.

Great fit

5 Stars

Cheryl from NE on 8/26/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

My husband put these shoes on and took off playing. No break in at all. This is his second pair.

Cute, good lockdown...order small!

5 Stars

Tim C. from MD on 8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have only played with these shoes once, but I already love them! They are full synthetic, which I was not used to as they are my first pair of Asics, but I got used to them right away. Great lock down fit. No blisters. Love the color. NOTE: They run big. Order a half-size smaller than you are used to. I had to send the first pair back. However, return and reship process was super easy/fast. Thanks, Midwest!

Pretty good

4 Stars

Mb from NC on 8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

These look good. They have more room in the toe box than my court ff Novak’s and gel resolution 7’s. But less cushion in the foot bed

Great shoes.

5 Stars

Sam from TN on 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Incredible support and well cushioned soles at the same time, especially the heels ... perfect fit right out of the box.

Great Shoe for the price!

5 Stars

Kyle from PA on 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I usually buy New Balance and thought I would try something different. Great shoe!

Great Shoe!

5 Stars

LT from NY on 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great comfort and better stability than previous models!

Great shoe. Great price

5 Stars

Coach D. from IA on 6/8/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The Challenger is a light weight shoe with great stability. It fits true to size. Price was very competitive

Holds up well to kids

5 Stars

Tennis Dad from IN on 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Well constructed shoe that holds up to everything my kids throw at it. Plenty of tennis and lots of other activities and this shoe is barely showing any wear. Can't find another shoe that holds up as well at this price.

5 Stars

Renr from ME on 4/5/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

NICE SERVICE. good quality


5 Stars

K russell from IL on 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great support, I’m 6’3 . My 3rd pair of challengers. Just used the 12s comfort and stable,the fit is perfect. Colors are awesome. A winner at a great price