Asics

Solution Swift FF Padel

8.2
Overall Score
Supinators (foot rotates outward when stepping) seeking a lightweight shoe
Pros
  • Lightweight and agile
  • Breathable
  • Padel-specific sole (curled turf)
Cons
  • Less support for the ankle than other options - does not suit pronators

Scorecard

Stability
7.7
Cushion
8.0
Breathability
7.7
Maneuverability
9.3
Low Traction
High Traction
Narrow
Wide

Specifications

Suggested Price
120.00
Upper
Sole
Modified herringbone
Drop

Performance

Asics splits its shoe line into those focusing in two categories: speed and control. Whereas the Gel-Resolution focuses on stability and control, the Solution Swift (this model) focuses on speed.

Asics Solution Swift padel sole
Asics padel sole

Note that Asics' padel and tennis shoes look very similar online, but are constructed very differently.

I have played padel with both the tennis and padel versions. I prefer the padel versions for three reasons: 

  1. their soles designed for the appropriate amount of traction on curled grass courts,
  2. they're way, way lighter because they don't have extra rubber designed for durability on concrete tennis courts, and
  3. they're harder, which gives me more sensitivity on the court.

If you prefer a high-traction herringbone sole, know that it comes with the attributes above when you purchase the tennis version.

This is a great option for lighter players seeking speed who don’t have a history of ankle spraining.

Their vertical axis of these shoes tilts inward slightly.

If you are a pronator, like myself and a large portion of the population, then these shoes will result in your turning your feet inwardly more than usual.

So, these are best for supinators, or neutral footed players.

These shoes sacrifice most things for speed, so if you’re looking for a pillow soft shoe, than these don’t fit you.

They suit players focused on maximum speed and performance.

We do not recommend them for players with sensitive feet or coaches who will stand all day in their padel shoes giving lessons.

They are a great option when you use them only for matches and can pop on another pair immediately after your match.

Expert Reviews

8.0

Fabio Ferro

This shoe is great for maneuverability at the expense of comfort. I really like this shoe - it’s not perfect, but it has performance that is second to no other shoe. This is the padel version of the tennis shoe, Solution Speed.

Score breakdown
8.5

Mejora Tu Padel

Lightweight and breathable options from Asics with the new padel court sole designed to prevent over-traction on the new low sand WPT style curled turf courts.

Score breakdown
8.0

Zona de Padel

Recommend for intermediate or advanced players looking for speed on the court - they are very light. A relatively new model to replace the Asics Limas.

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

Solution Swift FF Padel

Supinators (foot rotates outward when stepping) seeking a lightweight shoe
8.2
rating based on
3
expert reviews
Traction
Medium
Width
Narrow
Pro
Lightweight and agile
Con
Less support for the ankle than other options - does not suit pronators

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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