The asics GEL Challenger 12 for men is the newest version of asics’ second-tier court shoe. If you like the fit and feel of the Gel Resolution 7 but want a lighter and softer feel (upper) on the foot, this is your shoe! SOLYTE in the mid-foot area helps to lighten the shoe overall, while providing torsional stability throughout your range of movements. The use of more mesh and less synthetics (ok, plastic) also contributes in a big way to the lighter weight of this shoe.
Staff Comments for the asics Gel Challenger 12:
Laugh if you will, but first and foremost, we love the look of this shoe! A big improvement in style from the prior Challenger in our book. The best way to describe the feel on the foot is comfortable and less “trucky” than the Resolution 7. The durability has still been very good, but with more mesh and lighter materials in the upper portion of the shoe, it molds to the shape of your foot more and just feels comfortable from the get go. If you burn through your treads quickly, stick with the Reso 7 that offers the 6 month outsole guarantee and asics’ most durable out sole.
features of the asics Gel Challenger 12:
OLYTE® MIDSOLE MATERIAL
Is a lighter weight midsole compound than other asics midsoles. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability.
REARFOOT AND FOREFOOT GEL® TECHNOLOGY CUSHIONING SYSTEM
Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
TRUSSTIC SYSTEM® TECHNOLOGY
Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).
A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
PGUARD™ TOE PROTECTOR
Enhanced toe durability.
NOTE: ASICS SHOES CAN NOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.A.