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Comments: There's not enough big toe support for me. I have now played twice in these shoes and both times I've
taken them off to find big blisters on my big toes. It's kind of painful and not-sustainable skin loss if you want to play more than
once a week. If you win with your wheels, these may not be for you, I typically lean very far forward when I run and wear out the
toe portion of my shoes first.
From: Eric, 5/15
Comments: Long time fan on the first Speeds. Saw the reviews saying wider toe box thinking that might be nice.
Got these and toe box width is not necessarily or perceptively wider. So the width was fine. Same great cushioning. However, the
last changed somewhat. The heel opening is wider than the previous Speeds. Some heel slippage is noticed. My foot does not
come out, but it is noticeable. Tried lick lacing, but that feels very odd to me. Worse than the wide heel opening is that the toe
box depth is more shallow. I don't have hammer toes or anything like that, but my toes felt too pressed down despite having
enough space in front and on sides. Very disappointed as I was wearing the first Speeds until nobody carried them anymore. I
hope I just bought an odd off size because I used to love these shoes.
From: Jes, 12/14
Comments: Simply the most comfortable, well constructed tennis shoe ever made! May not be durable, but it feels
light and fast on court. Traction could be better but otherwise this is my new favorite shoe! I own a hardcourt and claycourt
version and also find the clay version to be the best shoe for clay.
From: Pete, 11/14
Comments: Best tennis shoes since the Breathe 2k10. I'm using the clay version and they're awesome. Light, great
ventilation, awesome traction and amazingly comfortable. If you are looking for a "fast" shoe, don't look any further.
From: Luke, 7/14
Comments: Just purchased my first pair of Speed 2 shoes for clay. I have owned a pair of the Gel Resolution 4 and 5
shoes, both great! Immediately after trying the Speeds on I noticed how much more narrow the shoe seemed to be and how much
more secure my foot was in the shoe. The fact that I could really tighten the shoe laces as much as needed was also a huge
change from the Gel Resolution. I am a tennis pro at a resort and spend much time in my shoes, so comfort is important. After
spending a day in these shoes, I am very pleased! I am actually looking to buy a second pair so I can allow more drying time in
between wears so i'm not putting on a wet shoe the following day. I love the way the shoe hugs my foot and coming from the Gel
Resolution which is just over 16 ounces I believe, this shoe at 12.3 ounces is noticeably lighter. I am a huge Asics fan, just
sometimes a little tough to spend the money for them. I tell my clients that you get what you pay for in a shoe, and that's the
My tennis shop carries Babolat shoes, but I find myself recommending Asics. I will continue to play in Asics. Thank you Asics for a
great shoe. Question for you guys at TW: Do you find that on the clay some shoes break down faster on the forward sides of the
shoe? I have never had a clay court specific shoe, so this is a first. Both the Gel Resolution 4 and 5 tore on me, now this was after
many hours of playing and teaching in them. Thanks Asics for a great shoe and a great colorway!
From: Kevin, 7/14
Answer from TW: We haven't had the chance to playtest the Clay version of this shoe and don't get to play too often on clay, so we can't say with certainty! Sorry! But the shoe shouldn't be tearing on you, and if it is, please let us know!