I have been trying out a pair of Asics Gel Upcourt Indoor Court Shoe and I got a brief review for you today. This is the lowest cost Asics shoes and I have been wearing them for a couple of months now and got some feedback for you on how these shoe look like.
First of all, the shoe come in a lot of different designs. But the Asic Gel Upcourt is preferable for its pretty simple combination of red, black and white look. It is pretty classic and have a very simple design.
First Impression on Asics Gel Upcourt Indoor Court Shoe
When I put this shoe on my feet for the first time, my first impression on it was mediocre. But after a couple months of wearing it I start to feel better about the shoe.
The first thing that I noticed when I first put them on was the sole of the shoes is kind of fixed incorrectly where it wasn’t laid down in the proper spot inside the shoe. It is just glued down like cock-eye. It is kind of weird but I finally realized it was wrong. What I did was peel it off and then stick it back down in the proper alignment. It’s been totally fine ever since so it’s just a little bit of weird start.
I felt in the beginning that the overall of the shoe is too thin which make me initially think the sole was not enough to provide stability of my feet. I felt like I am kind of likely to flop over the edge with my ankle. Fortunately, that’s never happen as I played with it for many matches now and over time that feeling been gone away. Now they just feel normal. The grip has been good with the regular gum rubber sole on it. The initial feeling of not having enough surface area was bothersome but over time it get to normal.
In terms of construction, they held together pretty well and you can barely find a gap between the shoe. There is no real wear and tear on the other shoe. With the use of lot of white material, it may get dirty easier. Thus, you might want to put an extra care to keep it clean.
There are couple of threads that come loose inside where you may find a bit annoying if you are some kind of perfectionist. The reason why this shoe is not expensive is that the fabric cutting of the shoe is not so sharp so it’s outlook may not look too pretty. But it hasn’t really impact the performance at all.
The tongue is quite thin. It’s mostly a stem aesthetic thing as far as I can tell. There is one area where they’ve saved a little bit on the padding. I have felt comfortable with my knee after playing for a while and I haven’t notice any sort of aches or pains in my legs. So they’ve been good from that perspective.
Overall, I think this shoe look cool with affordable price. They can be a pair of good shoes if you just starting out playing table tennis or you are looking for a cheap pair of table tennis shoes that work well for you. Of course, they are not the finest quality where you can’t have too high expectation at that low price point but you certainly can wear them very well in your feet.
Your first impression when wearing this shoe might be not up to what you expect but if you been wear in like couple of months, you will start to like it more. So it is a good shoe option if you are looking for a good deal and you can just get to the court and play table tennis with this pair of Asics Gel Upcourt Indoor Court Shoes.