Who should buy the ASICS Gel Dedicate 5

Tennis beginners or experienced players needing a pair of trainers for their practice sessions have the affordably-priced ASICS Dedicate 5 to consider. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that has support and stability elements that could be advantageous for players who are in search of a dependable all-court shoe
  • Need a shoe that has premium Gel cushioning pads under the forefoot, which helps soften the impact and silicone-made patches are also added to distribute the force under the ball of the foot. 
  • Prefer a shoe that has Trusstic system that works as the central stability feature of the shoe and mainly connects the forefoot and rearfoot section to prevent any form of foot twisting.

ASICS Gel Dedicate 5 Logo

Proprietary carbon AHAR Plus rubber

The bottom section of the shoe may not be equipped with the proprietary carbon AHAR Plus rubber, but it is laid with a durable one. Such ultra-resilient rubber is ready for the unforgiving court surfaces, which is a plus factor for recreational and tennis beginners looking for an “all-around” tennis trainer. 

ASICS Gel Dedicate 5  Proprietary carbon AHAR Plus rubber

It is engineered with a modified herringbone pattern which makes it suitable on different court layouts. Such altered outsole design contributes to the stability aspect of the shoe since it helps prevent excessive foot twisting and turning.

Trusstic technology

Much of the shoe’s strength is centered in the Trusstic technology, a shank system placed in the arch area of the shoe that serves as a bridge between the forefoot and rearfoot. It works as a support mechanism that reinforces the midfoot section.

ASICS Gel Dedicate 5 Trusstic technology

ASICS carved out the full-length foam midsole to reduce the total weight of the shoe and to accommodate the Trusstic shank. Despite the decrease in weight, the brand is focused on providing a court shoe with structural integrity.

Comfortable cushioning

A supreme foam material called the SpEVA takes up a majority of the midsole which intends to provide cushioning. This unit is made up of different degrees of densities. The levels of densities are designed to provide flexibility and high cushion while improving the spring rate of the shoe and delaying signs of midsole deformation.

ASICS Gel Dedicate 5  Comfortable cushioning

Unlike the typical EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) sponges that deliver shock-absorption properties, this shoe not only absorbs blows but increases rebound element by up to 20 percent. 

Synthetic overlays

ASICS Gel Dedicate 5 has an upper made of mesh with synthetic overlays that are meant to provide support, breathability, and comfort. This beginner-level shoe is designed with such outer membrane to keep the foot from sliding inside. Synthetic materials and mesh offer excellent comfort, support, and breathability. 

ASICS Gel Dedicate 5 Synthetic overlays

The front part of the shoe that’s prone to court abrasiveness and immediate wear gets added protection from the PGuard toe shield. This extra layer helps put more life into the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 340g / Women 300g
Update: ASICS Gel Dedicate 7
Shoe Type: All Court
Collection: ASICS Gel, ASICS Gel Dedicate
Features: Lightweight, Breathable
Construction: Stability
Material: Synthetic

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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.