Asics

Gel Resolution

8.0
Overall Score
Players seeking high stability and traction
Pros
  • Very stable - great for those with ankle injuries
  • Durable
  • Now available with padel-specific sole
Cons
  • Not well ventilated
  • Narrow toe

Scorecard

Stability
9.6
Cushion
8.0
Breathability
7.0
Maneuverability
7.4
Low Traction
High Traction
Narrow
Wide

Specifications

Suggested Price
160.00
Upper
Urethane
Sole
Modified herringbone
Drop

Performance

Asics Gel Resolution 9 is the updated model of the Gel Resolution line.

Asics breaks its padel shoes into two categories: control and speed. The Gel Resolution sits at Asics' top of the line for control

This line was originally created for baseline tennis players, prioritizing stability in lateral movements, and was adapted to padel with changes in the sole and midsole.

Note that this shoe comes in two options: the classic clay tennis herringbone sole for sandy courts and the newly developed modified herringbone for new curled turf courts.

Asics Gel Resolution herringbone sole
The herringbone sole has high traction and is better for sandy traditional turf courts
Asics Gel Resolution padel sole
The padel sole has medium traction, best for low sand curled turf courts

This shoe excels for players who desire stability. We recommend these for those with experience or fear of rolling their ankle.

It's also extremely durable. After a year of roughly 3 times per week on the court, this shoe still looks basically brand new.

Its stability and robustness comes with a cost: weight and breathability.

It's a heavy shoe whose rigidity does not allow for the ventilation of the foot.

Expert Reviews

8.3

Foot Doctor Zach

I’m surprised by how much more I liked these than the previous versions of the Gel Resolution. A top pick for ankle sprainers; avoid if you have bunion issues.

Score breakdown
8.0

Tennis Warehouse

The Gel Resolution 9s are very similar to the Gel Resolution 8s with a updated materials in the upper, which felt a bit more snug and had a reduced break-in time. It’s a really stable and durable shoe.

Score breakdown
7.0

Mejora Tu Padel

This is a solid, robust shoe that suits those with a narrow foot.

Score breakdown
8.5

Zona de Padel

We recommend this shoe to large players who usually play in the back of the court and seek stability. One of the best shoes on the market for its technologies and comfort.

Score breakdown
8.3

Padel Review

Top of the line for the control-oriented player because it guarantees stability, control, and cushioning.

Score breakdown
A comparison of the new low sand curled turf and the conventional sandy turf
Image courtesy of Mondo Worldwide
Asics

Gel Resolution

Players seeking high stability and traction
8.0
rating based on
5
expert reviews
Traction
Medium
Width
Narrow
Pro
Very stable - great for those with ankle injuries
Con
Not well ventilated

How we review

Rubric

10
Amazing
send it out for three like it's raining
9.0
Great
very, very light, easy to maneuver
8.0
Good
good, central sweet spot
7.0
Satisfactory
lost control on fast balls
6.0
Below average
small sweet spot, and if you miss it....
5.0
Poor
340g, low balance, and soft...no power

Methodology

  • We read, watch, or listen to the expert review
  • We categorize perceived performance in the categories: stability, cushion, breathability, manueverability
  • The shoes Overall Score is an average of its performance in each category according the expert reviews

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