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ASICS GEL-Challenger® 8 W Reviews

24 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

47%Rated 5 stars

26%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

11%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

58% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

19 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/16/11
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I love the look of these shoes but they are too narrow in the toe. So I have to return them.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/8/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Didn't find these comfortable or flexible. Lots of cheapy human-made materials that might do something for asthetics, but nothing for performance.

Additional 4 GEL-Challenger® 8 W ASICS Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 9, 2011

Clare A

from Colorado

I am very happy with my new tennis shoes. They are very comfortable, have good arch and heel support and are lightweight. No complaints here.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 5, 2011

Amy

from Kalamazoo, Michigan

I've had bouts with plantar faciitis so I am very reluctant to order just any shoe online...but this one is very supportive and felt great even the first time I played in them. I still need a better insole with more arch support, but that's no surprise...great shoe and looks good too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2011

Frances S

from Jackson, Ms

Great shoe for tennis. Very good support but without being clunky as most shoes made for tennis.

Brands I'd also recommend: Babolat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

I love the look of this tennis shoe. It has a great sole. The heel is narrow.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 8, 2011

Anonymous

 

Didn't find these comfortable or flexible. Lots of cheapy human-made materials that might do something for asthetics, but nothing for performance.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

February 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

If you are looking for support and good fit, do not buy this shoe! It is narrow and your heel lifts out. I wore them one time and I ended up with an extremely painful case of bursitis that had to be treated by a physical therapist. Stay away from these tennis sneakers! I would have returned them but my husband threw out the box.

Brands I'd also recommend: KSwiss

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

May 7, 2012

Teresa

from Pine Knoll Shores

I have not been able to find a good tennis shoe. I have tried many and have found that most lack the cushion needed for my heel area. So, when I discovered that a running company was producing a tennis shoe I just new that they would understand foot and movement dynamics . Great shoe lots of cushion in the right spots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from michigan

Narrow in the toe and tight over the top of the foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: nike

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

June 16, 2012

Ellen

from Orange, CT

The shoe is very loose in the heel, even with the laces tightened, so I had to return them. Very pretty design and color. Disappointed they do not fit properly. I've have two pairs of Asics running shoes, which are so comfortable and secure in the heel, so I had high hopes for the tennis shoe. Will try another model, however will have to order elsewhere because they are not offered by Zappos. Too bad, because the delivery was impressively quick.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are great, I play both tennis and paddle in them, but definitely order half size up. I disregarded previous reviews and ended up sending back for the half size bigger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 29, 2012

Anonymous

from aspen

I needed a new pair of tennis shoes that I didn't need to break-in, and I found them! I tried on about 10 different pairs in different brands and these were the most comfortable. I play only twice a week, and they're still brand spanking new, after 6 weeks! Love 'em!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 27, 2012

Allison

from Central Coast of California

I just got my Asics (my first pair of shoes of this brand ever). This was the third pair of tennis shoes I've ordered (previous were Nike and Wilson), and this is the winner by far! They are comfortable right out of the box. I ordered a half size larger than usual based upon other reviews, and I'm not sure that was the right thing to do, as these are slightly large. But, since they are for tennis, and my feet tend to swell a bit during play, I think they'll be just fine. What I'm most pleased about, however, is the styling. The other two pair I ordered looked like men's shoes made in colors that appeal to women. These don't seem so masculine. What's more, there is excellent reinforcement at the toes for those of us who drag our toes when we serve. They are really comfortable and very well designed. I will definitely look to Asics for other shoe choices in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is the 3rd pair of Asics Gel-Challenger I have owned and they are a great fit for my slightly narrow feet. They give great support to my narrow heels with the extra holes for the shoe laces to tighten the heel and also plenty of support across my arches.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Melbourne Fl

I wanted to try a new tennis sneaker after using K-Swiss for years. Using Zappos I was able to try this pair of Asics shoes which I was unable to find at any local shops and could return them if not happy with them. I have worn Asics Running shoe and am just as happy with this tennis shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

This shoes looks great and fits ok. However I am looking for a shoes that is gonna be comfortable for 12+hr shifts, and this is not it. for everyday casual use I think this shoes would be great, Just not for what I am looking for.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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November 12, 2012

Ramona C

from Aiken, SC

This is a great style, but they hurt the balls of your feet after about an hour of tennis play time!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Nike, New Balance

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 2, 2012

Marci

from Alamo, CA

I loved the shoes for the first 4-5 weeks. I play tennis about 5x/week so I go through shoes quickly, but these are already falling apart! Where the toe bends the plastic is already peeling away in two places. I'm so bummed because I love the look and feel of these shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Bellevue, Washington

I love Asics running shoes...that's all I wear. I thought I would like their tennis shoes, but I don't. If you have a wider foot or have bunions, I would not recommend these shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

After wearing for 3 months, the side tore due to lack of lateral strength. Poor design. Too bad, as been wearing Asics running shoes for 10 years without a problem.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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