Asics Gel Resolution 5 Black/Blue Men's Shoes Customer feedback

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Comments: These are about a quarter size smaller than the Gel Res 4 (based on putting on a pair at the store), but still fit longer than normal sizes. A size 8.5 with thick socks seemed tight at first but loosened up after break in and fit perfectly now. For comparison, I wear a size 8 in work boots/dress shoes, size 9 for GR2 and Solution Speed, and 8.5 in Chucks. I also echo other reviewers who noticed that the uppers seemed to stretch out. I'm a month into these and the shoe is significantly wider than it was before. The loss in lateral stability is noticeable. While the durability is superior to the GR2, the stability is not up to par with the GR2. Heel cushioning is comparable to the GR2 but forefoot cushioning is inferior to the GR2. Comfort is on par with the GR2 -- very comfortable shoes with little break in required.
From: Gene, 4/14

Comments: Great shoes! Great fit, support, comfort, stability, traction. These are so comfortable I actually wear them beyond tennis.
From: Pat, 4/14

Comments: Simply the best tennis shoe I have ever worn. No issues with sizing. For my feet they have a better fit than the Res 3 and Res 4. Stability is great, feel is great. Not too heavy not too light. Let's see if they are just as durable as the Res 3 and Res 4, which both lasted me 14 months with 3 days of play a week (I hardly even play on hard courts).
From: Kaspar, 4/14

Comments: Aesthetically and comfortable Asics! I traded back to these Asics from having an adidas Barricade 8s pair that just didn't work for me comfort wise. One rubbed my upper foot to soreness. I'm not the least bit sorry that I did switch. These Asic Gel 5s are a nice, supporting fit for my feet. They're true to the stated sized fit. I also bought a pair of the black colored Superfeet inserts at the advice of a different local specialty sporting goods store. They even offer a more stable, in place fit for my sweaty feet when sprinting all over the hard courts! I've had these shoes for a few months and they're wearing well so far. I play 3-4 times a week. Highly recommend these quality shoes even for the price. They look great also. I also have Asics brand cross training, walking shoes which are superb in comfort. I'm a local club level player enthusiast by the way.
From: Harlan, 4/14

Comments: The shoes are very comfortable. The size is about .5 size bigger then expected, but if you wear thick socks it fits perfect. The issue I found with these shows is that i noticed the grey part of the upper part above the sole on the back of the shoe is shaving rubber off the sole. With time it made a hole. Especially on the right shoe. Using the 6 month sole warranty, I returned these shoes and ordered adidas Barricade 8s. Now I regret that as the adidas shoes are too firm, and are heavy and not comfortable.
From: Michael, 3/14

Comments: The fit is way too big for me. I usually wear 11 or 11.5 so I ordered an 11 and fit more like a size 12! Far too much room in the toe,
From: E, 3/14

Comments: Super shoe at first, then they seem to grow and adding socks is not what I want to do.
From: JC, 3/14

Comments: This would be a great shoe if they didn't have such pointy toes. The outside of the shoe angles in sharply, leaving no room for your little toe. Nasty, like women's high heels. Otherwise, a great, comfortable, well-cushioned shoe.
From: Bob, 2/14

Comments: I previously have gone through two pairs of Asics Speed Solutions, size 10.5. I loved these but the traction was poor. Tried the Resolution 5s in 10.5, but the sizing was simply wrong. Sent them back for exchange for a size 10 and those work well. Fit good, traction good, feel good. Only disappointment is with Asics for missing the size on these.
From: Rick, 12/13

Comments: Having played with the Gel Resolution 2,3, and 4s I can say that I was expecting a lot more from these shoes. I had never really liked the Gel Resolutions for clay, or har-tru because of the outsole, but they had by far been the best and most comfortable hard court shoes that I had played with. That is no longer, the quality of these shoes has gone down so much. The first thing that i had noticed when i got these shoes was that they do run a bit larger than some other Asics, but thankfully I ordered half a size down. The next thing that I noticed when I played with these was that although they were pretty comfortable and they sat a lot higher off the ground than previous Asics. This took some getting used to, and it did affect my movement for a while cause you need to regain the confidence in the shoes to stop and turn quickly when they are higher off the ground, but eventually I got used to it. Like mentioned in some of the previous reviews, after a few weeks of play they stretch out a lot to the sides, and I mean a lot, it probably increased the size of the shoe by a half-size or maybe even a full size. I play about 8 hours a week and generally wear out shoes in 1.5-2 months and always use the warranty. With these shoes im not sure if ill get to that stage, the mesh part in the front of the shoe has already started to rip a lot, and the area that is on the side of the upper right above the outsole , and right on the side of the big toe has almost ripped. I think that part of the shoe might wear out before the outsole does. granted that i do sometimes slide on hard court this does happen to my shoes, but with the barricade 7's and the court ballistec, as well as the air max cages this was not present until well after the sole was worn out. I have been an asics fan even before they got big, and as popular as they are today, but i dont know if I will be buying again from them. I really wish that they would somehow add support to the mesh area in the front so it doesnt rip that fast, or even bring the p-guard part back.
From: Bo, 12/13

Comments: These shoes are very good. These are the first good quality shoes I've actually tried so I can't compare them to others. I play lots of tournaments and league singles and my footwork includes lots of lateral shuffling. Great traction and balance. The only problem was the shoes get so loose within 2 months that my feet start sliding inside which ultimately caused me shin splints -- so I had to get new pairs frequently. Hence, the 6 month outsole durability was a moot point.
From: Srinu, 12/13

Comments: My foot is medium/wide so the new Gel Resolution 5s give me that perfect, locked-in feel right out of the box. They have great arch support with a quality insole. Breathable and great durability.
From: Jed, 12/13

Comments: A good shoe. I am a 5.5 college player. The black outsole marks the court up pretty badly despite its claims. Disappointing playing on courts that were just resurfaced. Couldn't slide very well either, and didn't have the ankle support for it. Comfortable, but I think I will go back to the 4.3 Ballistics.
From: William, 12/13

Comments: I own 3 pairs of the Asics Gel Resolution 5s so I can rotate them for playing. Overall, I have found this shoe to be excellent. They look good and the cushioning is superior. Beware: the shoe absolutely runs a 1/2 size too long, so like me you will probably need to order a 1/2 size smaller than what you normally wear. The laces also feel a little flimsy for the quality of the shoe. Asics could learn something from the laces used on the KSwiss Glaciator, which are a little beefier and have kinks in them that help to make the laces easier to tie while maintaining the desired snugness. These are minor issues that should be improved upon but that won't stop you from enjoying the performance of this shoe. I would definitely purchase this shoe again.
From: Eric, 11/13

Comments: After reading reviews, I was hesitant to order the GR5s. The GR4s were great, hands down the best tennis shoe ever made! GR5 is a step down. Every time I wear the shoe, it expands a little more. At this point, I could be wearing three pairs of socks -- the lateral support is gone and the fit is gone. Why would Asics take a great product and replace it with an inferior one? Bring back the GR4s!
From: John, 11/13

Comments: I love Asics and have been buying them since the first Gel Resolutions came out. This is the first time I've been disappointed, honestly. The look is great, but the shoes didn't feel nearly as comfortable from the start as the previous models (still more comfy than any other shoe I've worn). I've already got a couple tears in the fabric on the toe box and I've lost some traction after only 2 1/2 months. Good thing there is a 6 month warranty! I hope the next version are more like the 4's!
From: Cary, 11/13

Comments: As the GR4s are discontinued, I decided to try the GR5s. My GR4s didn't wear through the soles, but the lateral support and overall stiffness of the shoes are gone, so I am afraid that I will slip and fall, and then be out of tennis for a while. The GR5s seem a little narrower, but it could be because they are new. The traction is excellent, but they do feel heavier than the GR4s, but perfectly acceptable. Seems like a pretty good shoe, but I will try some of the other ones like the Solution Speed or Challenger 9, as I need a couple of pairs for the upcoming season. I play mainly doubles, both mens and mixed, so I need a lightweight shoe, that allows fast lateral movement. For singles, I would go back to my adidas Barricades, because I need the stability and am not concerned about speed and sudden movements.
From: Chris, 11/13

Comments: I was wearing the Babolat Propulses before, and I must say these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned! They are very light and do not run hot at all. They provide a bit more support in the front than my Babolat shoes and they are lighter and cooler. I love them!
From: Rob, 10/13

Comments: Gave these a try after being loyal to the Barricade. I think I will switch back. My heal slips, the left shoe is comfortable but on the right, the arch is uncomfortable. I think it is the insole, because when I use a Barricade insole, it feels better!
From: Robert, 10/13

Comments: The Gel Resolution 5s run about a half a size large. TW indicated that the Gel Res 4s run large, but I think the 5s run even larger. The 4s are lower to the ground and seem lighter. The 5s also have a bulkier feel. I don't get what Asics was trying to achieve with this version because I dont see an improvement over the 4s. Still a pretty good shoe, but I prefer the Gel Res 4s
From: Antonio, 10/13
Note from TW: We find the Asics Gel Res 5s to not run as big as the 4s, sorry that wasn't the case for your foot.

Comments: First off, the TW staff and service were/are outstanding. I play as a 4.0, and am 6'6" and 230lbs. In a shoe, I need a roomy toe box (not roomy shoe) with some good medial support and serious durability. I was sorely disappointed in the Gel Res 5. Medial support was non-existent, my heel was sliding all over the place, the shoes felt very heavy, they ran about 1/2 size too large (I ordered size 14), and felt really high off the ground. Now have the Propulse 3 in size 14 and they fit like a glove, perfect medial support, feel much lighter and lower to the ground.
From: Ty, 10/13

Comments: These shoes feel bulky, but provide good support. It takes more energy to run around the court in them. I'm coming from the Nike Vapor 9s, which were very light and nimble. One thing I don't understand is why can't Asics can't get the sizing right? How difficult could it be? These shoes felt right for the first few weeks, but now, I tighten them more and more each time and they still are a bit large. I would say 1/4 to 1/2 size large. Did not have this kind of problem with any other shoes. Great looking shoes though.
From: Vlad, 9/13

Comments: I'm a big fan of the Gel Resolution 4s, but when I tried the new 5 model, I found the shoe not as comfortable as the 4. Less cushioning, the sizing is off a bit, and the arch in the 5 is not as reinforced as in the 4. Why mess with a good thing just to bring out a new edition to charge more? I wear a 12.5 in the 4s and the 5 is just a bit too big. I still love Asics over any other shoe, but I really wish shoe companies would stick with what works best and not change something, just to change. Thankfully I have some Resolution 4s around.
From: Wes, 9/13

Comments: I used two pairs of Gel Resolution 5s so far. Out of the box, they are very comfortable. I play a lot of 3.0 league and tournaments and they have very good traction and sole durability. The only problem has been that they got loose and my foot would slide inside within 3 months, both times and I had to stop playing in them even though the sole showed very little wear. I am 5'7" and weigh 145 pounds so I am a bit surprised about that.
From: Prem, 8/13

Comments: Ok, so I'm a guy and I wear a size 10 Asics running shoe for a perfect fit. Had to order a 9 to achieve that same fit in the tennis shoe. However, my wife wears an 8 in an Asics running shoe and the size 8 tennis shoe fit her perfectly. Weird. Now that I have the right fit I have nothing but wonderful comments about the Asics Gel Resolution 5 shoe. Luckily, TW has a great return policy and customer service. Thanks TW!
From: Adam, 8/13

Comments: Asics took one of the best shoes I have ever owned and literally ruined it. For starters, the foot is positioned much higher off the court, so you lose the quick mobility and connection to the ground that the previous Resolution 4's had in spades. Second, they run big. And small. I tried the 9.5, too small. Ordered the 10. Too big. This has never happened to me with Asics, so it's definitely something with this version. I had to wear 3 pairs of socks to get the right fit. Third, the weight feels heavier than the 4s. Feels like glue on your feet. So I won't be ordering or playing with these again. However, if you've never played with Asics, they're probably way better than most shoes so take this review and run with it accordingly. Asics -- please bring back the Resolution 4s and stop messing with perfection.
From: Josh, 8/13

Comments: Definitely a top notch shoe. The sizing is a bit large, so if you have an opportunity to try it before buying it, do so. Otherwise, the shoe performs well. Out of the box, it took me a day to conform to the insole. The shoe has lighter feel than my previous Barricade V, with less stability. But I feel very confident on the court. The durability is better than the 4s but not as much as the Barricades, but it is a good compromise for the increased agility. Overall, it is a very competent shoe that deserves a inquiry.
From: Jonathan, 8/13

Comments: Agreed, these run a half size larger. I tried them on before playing and they seemed like the right size. Playing now, I keep needing to tie the laces tighter. These shoes have a very straight last, which for me is a bit of an issue for one foot. Also, I have a high arch and these shoes have a higher than average arch but the support is more in the middle of foot not at the inside of the shoe. Strange. In other words, the issues for me are not just running a half size large. Positives are well made and seem quite durable and look great.
From: Richard, 8/13

Comments: Awesome Shoes! Never going back to Adidas/Nike ever again. The only issue is they run bigger than normal. My last 20+ pairs of Nike/Adidas/Babolat shoes have been 11.5. I had to get these shoes in 11.0 (1/2 size smaller). I have talked to other couple of friends who wear Res4 or Res5 and they said the same thing, they had to get 1/2 size smaller.
From: Caesar, 7/13

Comments: This is my first pair of Gel Res 5s and I have to admit, I am very surprised about the comfort of this shoe. The arch support is amazing. But they are a bit heavy.
From: Andres, 7/13

Comments: I own the Gel Resolution 5s which replaced my 4s due to the soles wearing out prematurely, (before 6 months). It was nice to see that Asics and Tennis Warehouse stood behind the warranty and replaced the shoes, no questions asked. With that said I have a few issues with the 5s -- the shoe laces are shorter (in my opinion not a good thing), it is a beefy shoe to the point of being heavier, and as a result they don't feel as nimble as the 4s. In my opinion, Asics put too much rubber on the inboard side of the shoes, to that point that I was approaching an overhead and my right sneaker got hung up, I fell down, rolled my ankle and sustained a bad sprained ankle. I have been an Asics fan for many years, but this experience has me questioning if I am going to continue with the 5s once I am mobile again.
From: Don, 6/13

Comments: I've been using my Gel Res 5 shoes for two months and I really like them so much. They are kind of similar to the Vapor 9 but more durable.
From: Justin, 6/13

Comments: It's the first time I have used Asics and I think from now on I will be true to the brand! Long lasting shoes, and the best comfort I've ever experienced. I was previously loyal to the Barricade.
From: Daniel, 6/13

Comments: Very comfortable shoe, however, I have worn a hole on the pguard after less than two weeks. Sent shoes back to manufacture but haven't heard back. Bought another pair and the same thing happened. Now I am fixing to send these ones back and hope I will get a replacement for the first pair. Again, overall great shoe, just not sure about why this continous to happen.
From: Juan, 6/13

Comments: I am coming from Vapor 9 Tours. The V9 is the most aesthetic shoe (thanks to the designer Tinker Hatfield) but lacks shock absorbtion and cushioning on impact. After a two hour session my knees pay the price. But it is a great shoe. And if you have no knee pain or foot pain, then try them out. The new cage is average at best but I dont recommend them. The Ballistecs are great, nice support all around, the cushioning is better than the Vapors on impact, but they are a little narrow in the toe box. Very good all around shoe though. I just bought my first pair of Asics GR5's and wore them for a two hour session. All I can say is that I have been in the dark for the past 5 years. These shoes absolutely blow away all of the aforementioned shoes in the proverbial dust. They are more comfortable than all the shoes I've worn, they have far superior shock absorption, and they allow me better footwork because of this. They are supremely comfortable, and I simply didnt realize that I had any shoes on while I was playing. And that is the whole point. The toe box is roomy and the heel is snug. They have created a monster of a shoe. Do yourself a favor and give these a try. And by the way, I also tried the Lotto Ultra Raptor IV, and they are very nice, like the Ballistecs but snug in the toe box area. Thank you Asics for placing substance over style.
From: Dan, 6/13

Comments: These are great shoes and a welcome update to the GR4s. I am a fan of the barricade 7 too, but while this shoe is not as durable, overall, I prefer it. The only negative for me is the Drag-Guard ("P-Guard") does not reach high enough up on the shoe and I've torn some of the upper after less than two hours. It only goes to the first lace hole, on the Nike CourtBallistecs it goes almost to the 4th lace hole. If this were improved I'd give this shoe 5 stars.
From: Nick, 5/13

Comments: These Asics do not work for me. I'm a 5'11" 210lbs all-court player that plays primarily singles. These shoes are too soft for me and thus don't provide enough stability for my feet and ankles. I'm coming from the Barricade 6 and Yonex 307, neither of which gave me any ankle issues. These shoes, though true to size and comfortable, are just too soft. I don't turn my ankle when I play with these shoes. I just slowly find my left ankle swelling as I play. Everybody has their own issues. My conclusions is that this shoe is just too lightly constructed to provide me the support I require. I'm an ex basketball player and might be considered a power player. Also, I find these shoes mark up the courts I play on.
From: Pete, 5/13

Comments: The Asics Resolution 5 were a love letter to my feet! I absolutely love them and can't stop raving about the optimal blend of esthetics, comfort, stability and fast feel. Coming from the Barricade 7, which were really stable, almost to the point where you needed so mush energy to move them around a court, I needed to sacrifice some stability for a faster feel. As the TW description says, the arch support is slightly lower than medium so if you have flat feet, low arches or wide feet you will love these shoes. Out of the box they felt heavenly and no break-in was required.
From: Joe, 5/13

Comments: These are by far the best tennis shoes I have ever owned. I am a high school player who will be playing D2 college level next year and these shoes hold up! Regarding comfort, this is the ideal shoe. My arches are lower than most and I have a wide fore-foot. I have tried everything from the Barricades to the Courtballistecs to the Propulses and all of them either caused me pain in my arches, loss of toe nails, or lack of durability. The Gel Res 5s have great cushion, a wider toe box, and lower support which feels great. I have put about 50 hours on them in just a little over a month and I have worn them down to the insole along the left toe and they still have some bounce! I am a pretty heavy toe dragger and the fact that they have lasted this long without being completely dead is amazing because that means I can really milk the durability guarantee. So in short, as long as Asics doesn't make any major changes to the shoe, this will be my shoe for life.
From: Jonathan, 5/13

Comments: I have a high arch and medium width forefoot and wear a size 12. These are the perfect fit for me as I find Nikes to be too narrow.
From: John, 5/13

Comments: Extremely comfortable and great support. I normally use Babolats and Yonex but I am very happy about this shoes. No break-in required. Only problem is the black marks it leaves all over the court. That's an issue if your tennis director cares about it.
From: Dario, 4/13

Comments: This shoe is very comfortable and has great traction and support. It would be my favorite shoe except for the black marks it leaves all over the court! Avid toe draggers beware!
From: Luxinterna, 4/13

Comments: Good arch support, fits true to size, very comfortable shoe even during 4-5 hours of play. No break-in required. Love them in black!!
From: SS, 3/13

Comments: These shoes were great during the first couple of weeks, but as they started to break in, they became loose fitting. I really put them to the test. I played about 6 USTA 4.5 matches with them, and by the end, my feet were sliding all over the place inside the shoe. I may need to wear 2 or 3 pairs of socks to make them fit now, but I think ultimately I need to move on to another shoe.
From: Jeff, 3/13

Comments: I have used the previous version and now am trying these. The previous version was great, I never thought it was a size longer. It did open up with time and towards the end of its life the shoe did feel bigger. They also felt more like running shoes rather than tennis shoes not providing as much sideward stability. These shoes are an enhancement. They fit tight, are comfy, seem to provide great stability and look awesome. 5 stars and highly recommended. The other shoe I would recommend is the Babolat Propulse 4. I have wide feet and wear a size 13, I play everyday and weigh 200 pounds.
From: SK, 3/13

Comments: I need to amend my review below. I loved the Gel Resolution 4 but didn't like the Gel Resolution 5 in the same size. However, I tried a half-size smaller and it's much better. In my opinion, the GR5 runs a bit bigger than the GR4. Good shoe.
From: T.T.,3/13

Comments: First time Asics user and I love them! They are quite comfortable, but what I like is that they are quite stable as well. I feel very fast on the court. The colors look awesome as well!
From: Kai, 2/13

Comments: I agree with the other reviews that this shoe does not lock down to fit as snug as the GR4. I really loved the GR4 but I'm disappointed in the GR5. But the black/blue color is awesome. I'll be playing in Nike Vapors this year.
From: T.T., 2/13

Comments: I was a huge fan of the Asics Gel Resolution 3. It provided a very snug fit, was light and also provided good support. I thought it was the perfect tennis shoe. I did not buy the Gel Resolution 4 when they came out. I read that they ran a half size larger, but I don't really know though. Didn't need them as my Gel Resolution 3s were still functional. Finally my Gel Resolution 3 shoes were wearing out a bit (the uppers) and I needed a new shoe. I waited for the Gel Resolution 5 to come out and bought the black and blue version as soon as they came out. When I tried them on, to my surprise, the fit was different. They are roomy in the toe box, and not snug. I have a slim foot and wear a size 7 shoe (which is the smallest size they come in apparently). Anyways, I do not like the fit. They are too roomy and almost feel too light (like they are not supportive enough). The roomy toe box bugs me, as it feels like my foot moves side to side in the front of the shoe a little. The medial aspect of my knee was bothering me after the second time I used them. The fourth time I used them (today) the medial aspect of my knee again hurt. I don't know why, but it does not feel like a great shoe based on the lack of a snug fit. I am going to have to look for a different shoe. Miss the Gel Resolution 3, as that was the perfect tennis shoe for me.
From: K.A., 2/13

Comments: Got my GR5s today and they look great! The black and blue pair look stunning in person. I'm a first time Asics user previously using Court Ballistics. This shoe feels great and much lighter than the Ballistecs. I really hope they last as long!
From: Anon, 2/13

Comments: I played 4 sets in them tonight, and they feel cozy and quick! Thank you Asics!
From: McKenzie, 2/13

Comments: The biggest and most noticeable difference between these and previous versions of the Gel Resolutions is a wider toe box. As my foot is a bit on the narrow side, I definitely prefer the fit of the previous version.
From: Tim, 2/13

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