Asics is well known for their quality shoes, so we are very excited to see what the ASICS Women’s GEL-Dedicate 4 bring to the table.
As always, we will be reviewing the shoes by playing a few games of tennis, because you can’t really tell how good a tennis shoe is unless you play in them for a few hours.
The shoes have a classic design, and we mean that in a good way. The throwback design reminds us of the shoes that we used to wear when we started playing tennis. There are many companies making flashy shoes these days, but Asics seems to be sticking to the basics.
Let’s take the shoes to court and see how they perform.
One thing which we were surprised by is that the
The rest of us felt comfortable in the shoes immediately. This is something we have noticed in Asics a lot – they usually do not require a break in period like most other shoes.
The shoes feel very comfortable, and the most surprising thing is how light they feel. The shoes are lightweight, but the feeling of light weight can be better attributed to the great fit of the shoes. If the shoes don’t fit well you feel it as you lift your foot.
Your foot starts going up, and then the shoe starts lifting, which makes it feel like you have weight on your feet. These shoes fit so well that there’s no delay, making them feel lighter than they are.
They are so comfortable that you’ll often find yourself wearing them even when you have no tennis related plans at all.
The ASICS Women’s GEL-Dedicate 4 shoes have some of the best lateral support we have seen in shoes, and it helped a lot when it came time to play some tennis. We felt more comfortable while taking leaps in these shoes, because the lateral support ensured that our steps were firm.
The lateral support’s benefits became even more evident in sidesteps, because that is where the lateral support is most useful, and you spend a lot of time moving side by side in tennis.
The Gel cushion system used in the Gel-dedicate line performs fantastically here. Your feet feel comfortable but you never feel like there is a dip in performance.
Normal cushioning can sometimes dampen your steps, but the gel ensures that your feet move fast when you want them to. There is great midfoot support in the design as well, which further adds to your confidence.
If you are looking for some classic looking shoes that perform as great as any good modern shoe you can find, then the ASICS Women’s GEL-Dedicate 4 shoes are what you have been looking for.
They provide ample support and cushioning coupled with high performance at a very reasonable price.