Just found this thread, and I know it might be a bit off-topic to do a mini-review of tennis gear here, but I must say the Asics Resolution 4 shoes are great! I think these are the ones that Sam wears, but I have found that they are a good fit for any skill level. I've worn Asics running shoes and always had good luck, so I decided to try these for tennis. So far, I've been pleasantly surprised at the comfort and durability.
Seems to me like Asics is really stepping up their game and getting more competitive with the big dogs of tennis - Nike, Adidas, etc.
Glad to see Sam has a sponsor that makes good quality stuff without the $$$$$ of Lacoste!
Are the Asics narrow? I have been meaning to try them, but I haven't found a store that has them in stock, and I don't want to order them online if I don't know if they run narrow. The reason why I wonder if they're narrow is that Sam used to wear Nike, and Nikes are always too narrow for me. Even the wide ones feel like the toe box is too tight.
I have not been able to find tennis shoes that I really love since the Reebok Phase 1's nearly 30 years ago. I should have bought a couple of hundred pairs of those when they discontinued them. I bought a few pairs, but I assumed that I would be able to find a replacement that fit me well, but I still haven't been able to find anything, so I'm pretty much on a constant search.
I had a pair of New Balances that felt pretty good, but the bottom of the shoes were not one solid piece, they had little rubbery pieces glued on to absorb shock. The shoes felt great, but after only a month, the little rubber pieces started falling off, and I started having problems with my feet, and I think that had to be because the shoes no longer fit right because they were falling apart.
Just a few weeks ago I found a pair of New Balance cross-trainers that were very comfortable and did not have little pieces that would fall off, so I got them, and have been playing in them. While they are pretty comfortable and I am not having any foot problems, I know I need a pair that are designed for tennis. I'm hoping that the Asics will work, as I have tried just about every other brand, but again, I worry that they may be narrow like Nikes are.