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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2011, 01:38 
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Bought a pair of Asics Gel running shoes today for everyday ware,cost me $100 on special.

Played tabletennis tonight with them and was surprised how good they played.

Cushioning was like a 7 series BMW.

I know from previous experience, playing t/t with running shoes stability is the downfall.

These shoes however without the insole are not that high.

Measured width compared to my Adidas indoor,they are 3/4 cm wider across heel and mid-section.Swapping over every few games i found i played better with the new runners than my very old Adidas indoor shoe.

Grip was better,cushioning awesome,stability equal.Weight 320g with no insole compared to 360g for Adidas.

Perhaps when i break them in,the shoe will soften resulting in less stability.

Anyway,decided going to keep them for t/t,probably play worse than regular indoor shoes.


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Acics running shoes, like any running shoes, are an utter FAIL for TT.

However, their cross trainers AND their volleyball shoes are OUTSTAAAAAAANDING for TT. I am in the 4rd month of use & abuse of some $39 Acics cross trainers and they look like they will live until spring.

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Had a look on the Asics website,yes i bought a pair of the cross trainers not runners.

http://www.asics.com.au/footwear/cross- ... shoes.aspx

They are last years model,not on the website but they look identical.

Was wondering why they were so laterally stable,as with runners i generally lose my balance after the shot.

Going to try them first without,then with the insole.


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cross trainers are pretty good however I have had the best luck with asics volleyball shoes. They work on all sorts of surfaces. I used them on concrete at the Joola National Teams competition in baltimore, Maryland USA. Everyone was slipping with regular table tennis shoes. We all had to put a wet towel at the foot of the table to wet our shoes between points.

The Asics GEL rocket line are awesome. I only had to wet my sneaker once or twice a set. No slippage and my feet did not really hurt at all after a 3 day competition where I played 28 matches.

The soles are great and you will find the high end butterfly shoes are made by Asics.

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+1 for ASICS and TT use :)

I've had my gel blast 5 for just over 3 years and they look almost new !!!


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