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I'm not sure if I'm happy about it - fashionwise. Asics must have offered a ton of money. I mean, why would Lacoste let her go? Now!
Interesting. I really did not see this coming.
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I hope she will be able to have her say with the design!
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Asics tennis clothes....
http://www.asicsamerica.com/apparel/tennis/
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I hope she will be able to have her say with the design!
If this is her new outfit - looks really sharp - digging the new red shoes
Really loved her in Lacoste kit though....
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That outfit!

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I prefer the white one. Not sure about the pink stripes yet...
But, yeah, after the little shock I got this morning, I'd say this could be ok: very athletic wear, so that should suit her.
So looking forward to see a glimpse of her new outfit later today.
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I like the outfits on her too.

No doubt ASICS came along with a good offer to sign the reigning US Open Champion and a player with great potential for continued success at the highest level in 2012.

They also signed a great ambassador for Tennis and (in turn) their brand.

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http://www.thesportscampus.com/20120...nis-ambassador
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I prefer the white one. Not sure about the pink stripes yet...
But, yeah, after the little shock I got this morning, I'd say this could be ok: very athletic wear, so that should suit her.
So looking forward to see a glimpse of her new outfit later today.
Me too, i like the white one. I liked Lacoste but think this is going to be a good fit to her.
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Re: ASICS: Sam's new clothing sponsor

I'm not so sure about the hot pink lines either. Seems a bit flashy for Sam.

Am excited to see what she turns up in tonight.

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I went into a Lacoste shop because I really loved that hoodie she was wearing at the USO. It was nearly 300 bucks! Jesus! Maybe her new kit will be more affordable...


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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!
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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.
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I don't find them narrow at all in the forefoot. The only place where it feels narrow is around the heel, but it's not enough to cause any hot spots or pressure...it just feels like my heel is being stabilized. I have never been able to wear Nikes comfortably. Sure, they felt ok for walking around, but not much else. My foot always felt crowded and awkward. As a general rule, I wear wide shoes, and the Asics have been comfortable - the width of the shoe is just right for me. Also, there is plenty of rubber sole built up on the inside part of the forefoot, which helps if you drag your toe. The only odd thing is that they run about 1/2 size large. Prior to this, I have been loyal to Adidas and Head tennis shoes. It was a leap of faith, and I couldn't be happier. I noticed an improvement with my plantar fasciitis as well, and my foot feels very secure without being smushed.

If you can't find a store that has them in stock, you might want to try ordering from Zappos. As I recall, they have an exceptionally lenient return policy at no cost to the customer. But yeah, nothing beats being able to walk into a store and try them on right away. Since you've tried so many others, it might be worth the hassle of ordering online if there's a chance these will work for you. Good luck!!
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I don't find them narrow at all in the forefoot. The only place where it feels narrow is around the heel, but it's not enough to cause any hot spots or pressure...it just feels like my heel is being stabilized. I have never been able to wear Nikes comfortably. Sure, they felt ok for walking around, but not much else. My foot always felt crowded and awkward. As a general rule, I wear wide shoes, and the Asics have been comfortable - the width of the shoe is just right for me. Also, there is plenty of rubber sole built up on the inside part of the forefoot, which helps if you drag your toe. The only odd thing is that they run about 1/2 size large. Prior to this, I have been loyal to Adidas and Head tennis shoes. It was a leap of faith, and I couldn't be happier. I noticed an improvement with my plantar fasciitis as well, and my foot feels very secure without being smushed.

If you can't find a store that has them in stock, you might want to try ordering from Zappos. As I recall, they have an exceptionally lenient return policy at no cost to the customer. But yeah, nothing beats being able to walk into a store and try them on right away. Since you've tried so many others, it might be worth the hassle of ordering online if there's a chance these will work for you. Good luck!!
Thanks! I will have to order them. And thanks for recommending Zappos. I've never ordered from them before, so it's good to know that they are good with returns.
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