Who should buy the Asics Gel Challenger 11

Asics introduced another all-court tennis shoe fitted for the aggressive recreational players. It is a solid option if you: 

  • Need a shoe that designed with a seamless and lightweight upper.
  • Need a shoe that is formed using the Flexion Fit technology to give players the confidence to sprint across the court with ease.
  • Prefer an outsole that is made with a wear-resistant rubber compound for enhanced traction regardless of the court surface.

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Asics High Abrasion Rubber

Asics uses the AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber), a heavy-duty outsole made of a combination of carbon and soft rubber compounds. The strength of this rubber is twice stronger than the standard abrasion-resistant rubber. 

Asics Gel Challenger 11 Outsole

This material that’s positioned in high-wear areas for exceptional durability is intended to provide superb traction both on hard and clay courts.

Protective and stable

Sudden directional movements on the court can lead to foot tension and injuries. To prevent these occurrences, the Asics Gel Challenger 11, just like its predecessors, banks on the effectiveness of the Trusstic System in delivering stability without the added weight.

Asics Gel Challenger 11  Protective and stable

Serving as the focal tech point of the shoe, this system is placed in the midfoot section of the sole, which averts wrong turning and twisting of the foot. It mainly keeps the heel in place during side-to-side action for improved stability on hard and soft courts. 

Asics Gel technology

This tennis trainer is structured with a low arch coupled with lateral support and the right amount of cushioning. Given such arch height, flat-footed users and those who struggle with overpronation (a foot that rolls inward) may benefit from this shoe. 

Asics Gel Challenger 11  Gel technology

Like other lightweight Asics tennis shoes, the Gel Challenger 11 comes with a Solyte midsole that weighs less than the standard EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) and SpEVA. This section intends to improve cushioning and hinder the chances of foot discomforts.

Flexion Fit technology

The outer shell is made of a seamless construction using synthetic materials and more mesh than the previous generation. It employs the Flexion Fit technology, which is designed to grant form-fitting comfort without sacrificing support. 

Asics Gel Challenger 11  Flexion Fit technology

Comfortable heel

Gel Challenger 12 by Asics is also fabricated with a PHF collar lining. Two layers of memory foam line along the heel collar that molds to the contour of the rearfoot, thereby producing a personalized fit. 

Asics Gel Challenger 11 Comfortable heel

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.5oz / Women 8.5oz
Update: Asics Gel Challenger 13
Shoe Type: All Court
Collection: Asics Gel, Asics Gel Challenger
Features: Lightweight, Breathable
Construction: Stability
Material: Synthetic upper

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Brenton Barker
Brenton Barker

Brenton is an Australian with 20 years of experience coaching WTA and ATP professional tennis players, whom have won a total of 10 international professional Tournaments. Brenton holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and was the former Head Tennis Coach at the Japanese Government Sports Science Institute. Brenton was also a former Manager & Head Coach of Australia’s Governing Sporting Body, Tennis Australia, and has been a Dunlop International Advisory Board Member since 2010. Additionally, Brenton was the Head of Player development for World No 7 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Johan Kriek.