We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- 100% Synthetic
- Rubber sole
- Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
- Trusstic System Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
- Low-Profile Midsole
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Please enter a question.
In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 12.3 x 7.2 x 4.7 inches; 10.2 Ounces
- Item model number : GEL-Court Control-M
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : June 1, 2015
- Manufacturer : ASICS America Corporation
- ASIN : B00Q77VCLQ
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,058,674 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
My normal sizes are 10 and 10.5, depending on the brand. For Asics specifically, I always buy running shoes in a 10. However, a 10 in these left the arch a little too far forward and a lot of extra room in the toe box. I returned them and reordered a pair in 9.5, and they fit like a glove. Arch is right where it needs to be, toe box is snug without being constrictive, and while the heel feels a little short, it settles in with a little wear. So, based on my experience, these run a little large. Side note: the lace gap is pretty wide, so even those with narrower feet shouldn't have any difficulty cinching these up tightly.
As mentioned, I've played in everything from nearly zero-cushion New Balance cross trainers to ultra-cushioned Asics running shoes. These are a good mixture of both: the sole isn't overly thick, so I feel like I still have a good connection with the court, but there's enough shock absorption that awkward landings and jump steps aren't jarring. More than anything else, this balance is where I really feel this shoe excels. The rigid midsole (Solyte) is similar to the ones found in other Asics athletic shoes, keeping them light while maintaining the needed rigidity, and the Trusstic insert claims to put a little more spring in each step. The cut is very low, so if you need any ankle support, you'll need tape, braces, or something similar.
I've only played a handful of 2-3 hour sessions so far, but the materials seem to be holding up well. The outer soles still look new, nothing has started to pull free, the inner sole/inserts have already formed a fair bit to my feet, and the spongy laces reliably stay tied (an oversight in some other athletic shoes). The sole curl on the toe has extra stitching, which I assume is standard for any volleyball shoe. As with any specialized shoe, I wear flops or other casual shoes to and from the court to keep these from grinding on pavement/asphalt.
The look is the least concern for me. There's nothing too flashy about the black/white version I got, although I did get some positive comments from other players who noticed they were new. The design is mostly just your standard athletic shoe, which is perfect for me.
I'm very pleased with these shoes and wish I would have looked for volleyball-specific ones sooner. They give me a great mixture of control and comfort, which means one less thing on my mind during my second and third hour on the court. If you're playing in shoes made for other purposes, do yourself a favor and at least take a look at something like this.
For TT players with low back problems missing the Butterfly/Asics Energy Force X (Why did Butterfly broke that partnership with Asics?! That was the best move ever for Butterfly when it comes to shoes!). Anyway, this model of Asics are a great alternative, among other reasons (structure, light weight, ventilation, etc) because it has GEL in the heel but also in the forefoot! (They feel a lot like the Energy Force X)