ASICS Men's GEL-Rocket 5 Volleyball Shoe,White/Black/White,6 M US

4.2 out of 5 stars 104 customer reviews

Size: 6 D(M) US
Color: White/Black/White
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  • Synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • Forefoot GEL Cushioning System (COURT): Attenuates shock during impact phase
  • Trusstic System: Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic
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Product Description

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.

  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 7.9 x 4.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B0031Y6D0S
  • Item model number: B003N.0190-White/Black/White-6 M US
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 19, 2010
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,476 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
    • Average Customer Review:
      4.2 out of 5 stars 104 customer reviews
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Black/Silver Verified Purchase
    Was stuck between this one and another pair that was a little bit more in price. I must say, this pair has done me right since I got them. Haven't had any issues after I broke them in. Initially, like with all new shoes, the leather can be a little bit tight. It also felt a little bulky. But once I started playing in them, you'll notice a difference and benefit in the grip on the indoor court. I think there's another review recommending to get them a half size bigger. Glad I heeded that advice.
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    I purchased the white/black/white shoes almost a year ago, and I love them! I normally go through running shoes in about 6 months, so these have definitely held up much better. They have great traction and wear well. Even after a year of playing 2-3 times a week, the soles don't even look worn.

    As many others have said, you should probably get a half size bigger. I normally wear a 12.5 or 12 Wide, so I purchased size 13. They were a little tight width-wise, but once I broke them in, they feel fine.
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    Size: 8.5 D(M) USColor: White/Black/White Verified Purchase
    Good ankle support. Lightweight. Durable. Comfy. Bright white/visible. No significat wear with 2x weekly indoor league play. During recent game someone had tops, I had bottoms, they got hurt I didn't. Don't know if it's because of the shoes, but I walked away unscathed, so I recommend this shoe for sure. Actuallly, probably best court shoe I've tried and a competitive price.
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    These are very good volleyball shoes. They are an excellent value, sturdy shoes. They provide good support, nice traction, and wear very well. Compared to the more expensive Mizuno Tornado shoes, these are heavier.

    These are perfect for a young player that is growing with their shoe size changing quickly. They will probably never wear these shoes out.

    If price is not as much an object - or your feet have stopped growing, these Mizuno shoes are much better:
    Mizuno Men's Wave Tornado 6 Volleyball Shoe

    August 6, 2012 update: These Mizuno Tornado 7's are even better than the Tornado 6 and well worth the extra money:
    Mizuno Men's Wave Tornado 7 Volley Ball Shoe
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Black/Silver Verified Purchase
    Light, good grip, very short break-in time. I did have to order a half-size larger than I usually wear, but I had to return those because they were too small. I ordered these, a full size larger than usual, and they seem a little too big standing flat-footed, but when I go up on my toes, the curl in the sole makes them fit perfectly.
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    I have used Asics Gel Rockets for about 4 years for squash and racquetball. They can feel a bit narrow and tight initially, but that improves with use. The grip is great and the shoes are extremely durable. My previous pair lasted almost 2 years and I was playing for approx 8-10 hours per week for most of that time. Not only are they good to wear with excellent performance, but they also look good too. I cannot see any need to buy a more expensive shoe. I find that I need a half size larger in these than I wear in other shoes.
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    I always buy size 11 shoes, so that is what I ordered. Unfortunately, they run a bit narrow and slightly small. They are nice and light, but the front area where the breathable fabric meets the stiffer material near the tips of the toes sometimes catches my toe nails. It needs to come a bit farther over the toenail to keep it from catching.
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: White/Black/White Verified Purchase
    My daughters have played volleyball for years and have worn various Asics shoes while playing. I was invited to play on a fall league this year and need a good shoe for comfort and ankle stability. I searched the internet and found this Asics shoe at a very reasonable price and rating. I read in the reviews that the shoe is not true to size, which is a problem when ordering by internet. In the store you can try them on. On the Net you shoot in the dark. I usually wear a size 11 in most shoes and ordered a size 11 1/2 for this shoe. I have a narrow foot, but the only width size that Amazon had in this shoe was a medium.

    I got the shoes the day of one of our matches. After trying them on I found my toes were at the end of the shoe. If I had time I would have sent them back to get a size 12, but my toes were not poking out the end. The width was fine. Medium is actually a narrow. Comfort wise I did not see what others saw in the shoe. They wear like any other shoe you might find for a low price tennis shoe. I bought some Brooks running shoes this spring and they are soft and feel like you are walking on pillows. This shoe is by far a cushion shoe. The first day I played in them the bottoms of my feet ached. I have played several other times and either the shoe has adjusted to me or me to it. Not the best shoe for comfort or performance, but for $27 I guess I got what I paid for.

    The next time I'll go to a sporting goods store and try on the shoe and if I find one I like I'll shop the net to see if I can find a better price and if not buy them from the store. As far as this shoe my suggestion is shop for something else.
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