Who should buy the ASICS Solution Speed FF 

This gameday-ready shoe is an excellent match for you if:

  • you are an aggressive mover who bravely slides, swings, and spins to score points
  • you prefer ample padding underfoot that's not too thick as in most cushioned shoes
  • you are looking for that low-to-the-ground feel for easy maneuverability
  • you prefer lightweight shoes with a hard-wearing sole
  • you want a glove-like fit that gives you freedom of movement

ASICS Solution Speed FF must buy

Who should NOT buy it

If breathability is important to you, check out the ASICS Gel Challenger 13. It isn't only well-ventilated but also offers excellent cushioning, good fit, and durability in a lightweight package. If you prefer a clay-oriented pair that's cushioned, hard-wearing, but not overbearing, try the Gel Resolution 8 Clay.

ASICS Solution Speed FF cover

Not bottom-heavy

Speed shoes like the Solution Speed FF are typically lightweight to allow the user to confidently lunge, slide, and stretch towards any court angle. It weighs a few grams lighter than the Gel Solution Speed 3, engineered to deliver responsiveness and maximum durability. The FlyteFoam midsole technology is the primary reason why this shoe feels exceptionally lightweight. 

This dense foam is lighter than the Solyte sponge found in the ASICS Gel Solution Speed 3, ASICS Gel Challenger 12, and ASICS Gel Resolution 7. Made of natural fibers, The full-length cushioning unit, made of natural fibers, helps reduce stress and impact to the feet with its responsive feature. 

ASICS Solution Speed FF foam

Shock-absorbing gel units

Aside from having a cushioned foam bed, this footgear also has ASICS Gel units integrated under the ball of the foot and below the heel that work as an extra barrier against impact. 

ASICS Solution Speed FF gel unit

Prevents overtwisting of foot

Some newer ASICS tennis shoes like this shoe are built with the Twisstrust midfoot support. This mechanism inhibits lateral twisting, giving the player stability when diving for the ball or sliding before reaching a complete stop. This arch support that doesn’t come too high or low can back up a wide range of foot types without posing much discomfort. 

ASICS Solution Speed FF shank

Moisture-wicking footbed 

Adding more padding underfoot is the Ortholite sockliner. It intends to safeguard the foot from impact and keeps it dry and fresh with its moisture-wicking property.

ASICS Solution Speed FF sockliner

Wraps the feet for a secure fit

This updated Solution Speed trainer is wrapped with the Flexion Fit upper engineering with a form-fitting attribute. 

ASICS Solution Speed FF form fitting

Memory foam for pressure relief

The FlyteFoam Solution Speed shoe is formulated with two layers of memory foam lining on the heel collar for added protection during sudden directional changes. Its Personalized Heel Fit label suggests its primary purpose, mainly to grant a customized fit around the rear side.

ASICS Solution Speed FF collar

Toes get added protection

The PGuard toe protector is laid at the forefoot for improved durability since this section is prone to abrasion during toe drags. 

ASICS Solution Speed FF toe protection

Tough, grippy sole

The high-wear zones of the outsole are built with a tough kind of rubber compound, the AHAR (ASICS High Abrasion Resistant). The rubber outsole grants enhanced durability and offers a balance of grip that permits the wearer to spin around the court at full speed.

ASICS Solution Speed FF sole

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.3oz / Women 10.6oz
Update: ASICS Solution Speed FF 2
Shoe Type: Hard Court
Collection: ASICS Gel
Features: Lightweight
Construction: Speed
Material: Synthetic/Mesh 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.