Who should buy the ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay ASICS

This clay-specific shoe is ideal for speedy players who demand stability and comfort. It mainly works well for the following shoe searchers:

  • players who welcome foot-hugging upper support systems 
  • buyers searching for a sufficiently stable trainer that enhances natural foot flexibility 
  • pros critical of performing smooth slides and on-court transitions with less risk of injuries
  • wearers accustomed to the shock-absorbing benefits of the Gel technology
  • fast court movers who favorably need a close-to-the-ground sole makeup
  • speedy players expecting a durable, non-marking tread that delivers excellent grip on clay

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay logo

Heavy-duty rubber

The outer sole material is formulated with the ASICS-developed rubber compound called AHAR Plus.

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay rubber outsole

This type of rubber unit is assembled to be more robust and three times more abrasion-resistant than the standard kind of outsoles.

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay ahar rubber

The AHAR Plus is a bit more durable and resilient than the ASICS High Abrasion Rubber employed in other clay-oriented trainers from the brand. 

Grippy tread pattern

This single slab of non-marking rubber is carved with a full herringbone (zigzag) tread pattern.

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay traction

Such outsole design is made to prevent dirt from getting lodged in the grooves so that the wearer can experience a better grip on the clay court. A few taps to the side of the shoe should knock loose any clumps of clay that might build up on the outsole tread.  

Bounce-back property

A big chunk of the midsole is composed of Solyte, a type of ultra-light, shock-absorbing foam compound produced by ASICS.

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay cushion

It weighs much less than the SpEVA and other standard ethylene-vinyl acetate foam units found in other ASICS court trainers

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay heel

Extra cushioning units

This load-bearing section is fortified with silicone-based Gel units in the forefoot and rearfoot to enhance its overall impact-absorption capacity.

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay ASICS gel

Popular among ASICS running shoes, this cushioning system dampens the shock at the ball of the foot and heel. At the same time, the Gel pads administer improved toe-off phases. 

Support system

ASICS implanted a resin-made stabilizer into the mid-section to support lateral movements.

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay ASICS trusstic

Called Trusstic, this molded component is tailored to suppress inward turning of the foot. 

Supportive synthetics

The upper is wrapped by a polyurethane-made Flexion Fit casing system. Its form-fitting attribute grants optimal support to respond well according to any foot direction.

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay upper

Its flexibility allows the player to perform speedy turns and explosive steps. 

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay support

Springy foam protection

ASICS equipped this shoe with a two-layered type of memory foam called PHF (Personal Heel Fit).

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay rearfoot

This foam molds to the shape of the foot, thus it offers the needed protection to specific points around the ankle and heel.   

Extra toe shield

The toe section is wrapped with PGuard, a sheet of rubber that works as an extra layer of protection against abrasion during serves and toe drags. 

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay toe cap

Nice to know about the ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay light upper

  • SpEVA is a specialized EVA foam developed by ASICS which helps attenuate shock during landings.
  • As found in the previous Gel Resolutions and advanced innovations like the ASICS Gel Solution Speed 3, this clay-specific trainer is fortified with the Impact Guidance System (IGS).
  • IGS is a support mechanism consists of different elements found in the midsole and outsole.
  • The IGS engineering is devised to reduce impact during foot strikes, to help develop neutral position at midstance, and maintain natural foot flexibility during propulsion.  
  • If you’re in search of an all-court shoe with similar high-performing specs, ASICS has the Gel Resolution 8

ASICS Gel Resolution 8 Clay fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15oz / Women 12.1oz
Base model: ASICS Gel Resolution 8
Shoe Type: Clay Court
Collection: ASICS Gel, ASICS Gel Resolution, ASICS AHAR, ASICS Solyte
Construction: Speed
Material: Synthetic

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