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96 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
I thought it’s a high performing shoe in all areas. Even though I didn’t like that the upper was a little stiffer, it really contributed to the better stability and support when I was moving around.
My favorite aspect of the Court FF 2 is the connection to the court surface it provides. The rear-foot and forefoot GEL cushioning systems provide comfort, but you never feel disconnected or too high off the court.
My favorite part of the Court FF 2 is the connection to the court surface they provide. You'd think given the bulky-ish nature of the shoe you'd feel a little bit high off the court, but I felt well balanced and never worried about footwork.
The combination of cushioning and support in a pretty light package is spot on. It is almost comparable with Gel Res 7 in each and every category and it would have been very interesting to try the Court FF 2 with a normal tongue.
Asics builds on the success of the original Court FF by keeping some of the most popular elements, like the Mono-Sock construction and ultra-responsive FlyteFoam cushioning.
Asics’ Court FF 2 is the subsequent model of the Asics Gel Court FF that’s fitted for clay court games. It takes on the same fast feel of the Solution Speed FF combined with the stability attribute of the Gel Resolution 7.
Speed is the core component of this footgear, heavily influenced by Novak Djokovic’s dynamic playing style. He’s the type of tennis athlete who slides a lot and changes direction rapidly.
Just like the initial version, this Novak-endorsed footgear contains the lightweight FlyteFoam midsole, plus the trademark Gel responsive cushioning deposited in the forefoot and rearfoot. It features a modified Asics support system called Twisstrust which is the focal point of the footgear when it comes to stability.
Given all these proponents, the Court FF 2 is redesigned to match the needs of aggressive movers, mainly those who attack from the sidelines to the baseline.
Flexibility. Asics footwear design team put a high emphasis on flexibility when they crafted the Court FF 2 outsole. Its makeup is inspired by the composition of motorbike tires that bend and yield toward the vehicle’s direction. The grooves are planned out in a way that won’t impede movement.
Durability. The proprietary rubber compound called the AHAR is designed to withstand the abrasive nature of different court setups.
Reliability. It is meant to deliver controlled traction even through extreme side-to-side footworks that are common to the speedy court movers. The front portion of the outsole has a disc under the ball of the foot that’s devised to improve one’s pivots and sudden rotational changes.
Support. Most supportive shoes by Asics are built with the Trusstic system, a midfoot device located under the arch that keeps the foot stable. The Court FF 2 features the Twisstrust technology, a supportive midfoot shank that allows the shoe to twist towards the medial side. Such rotation gives the outsole better ground contact, which helps the user to cut back for the succeeding shot.
With the Twisstrust, the shoe can resist lateral twisting that permits the user to stop, slide, and switch directions confidently. Such arch support is neither high nor low, which ensures fast movement and stability during matches.
Cushioning. The FlyteFoam midsole is meant to deliver ample comfort without sacrificing responsiveness. Such lightweight sponge uses super fibers which are way more hard-wearing than the customary low-density foam.
Asics Gel pads are fixed in the rearfoot and forefoot sections to help grant comfort. It offers a bounce back feel that’s not too high off the court, so the player can achieve good ground contact.
Fit. The Mono-sock technology fit system that’s utilized in the previous Court FF is also applied in this 2nd Court FF generation. Instead of the traditional tongue, this footgear uses a stretchy internal sleeve that hugs the foot in place. It resembles the inner sock construction used by other brands which helps stabilize the foot in motion while offering a snug, cradled fit.
Weight. Another notable benefit of the Mono-sock structure is its lightweight feature that allows quick players to maintain agility on the court.
Support. A layer of protection is laid on the forefoot area. It helps in guarding this area against repeated foot drags during volleys and serves.
- The “FF” in Asics Court FF shoes translates to FlyteFoam.
- Serbian tennis wizard Novak Djokovic hooked up with Asics after teaming up with Adidas for the Barricade Novak Pro.
- Djokovic was first seen sporting Asics shoes in the Australian Open in 2018.