The ASICS Gel Rocket 8 is another pair of shoe to add on to the ASICS Rocket range. The shoes are available in many different colors and they usually continue to add new colors to the range. You can get different features in different regions of the world when you are buying a pair of the shoes.
If you are a down to earth player, you may choose the black and white one where it is a shoe that suitable for players who are looking for simple version and wish to give it a shot.
As a first impression, it was comfortable right out of the box.
Features of ASICS Gel Rocket 8
The design of the shoe is feature with full lace-up closure. It has the classic ASICS stripes on both sides.
These shoes are made of the lightweight mesh upper and have synthetic overlays. With such construction, it can give you with structured support and comfort.
The shoe is built with padding in the tongue and collar, so when you wearing it on your feet, you will feel very nice and comfy. It will not give you any irritability.
The soft breathable mesh lining will keep your foot nice and fresh plus you will have a lightly cushioned insole.
It also has a great molded EVA midsole to offer players with some shock-absorption from heel stride to toe-off.
The shoes also feature with th Trusstic System R Technology which can effectively reduces the weight without compromising the structural integrity of the shoe.
The rubber and gum rubber outsole offers you wht more natural rubber content in comparison to the traditional solid rubber for enhanced traction on court systems.
My Experience With The Shoes
The Asics Gel Rocket 8 is a little bit stiffer than some other shoes there wasn’t as much padding as I have been used to but it was still a comfortable shoes.
I just use it to play for about 5 to 6 table tennis games and I felt a very nice grip immediately. It didn’t take any breaking in. All I can said that it is another successful shoe for ASICS for its continues the same idea of the Rocket 7.
There is some slight changes in the construction that I don’t think it will make a huge difference. Inside the shoe on the outer edge it felt like the sole was kind of banked up a little bit on the side so it was a familiar feeling but still felt good on court.
The ASICS Gel Rocket 8 is a continuation of the Gel Rocket 7. It is pretty comparable and this is one of the ASICS best-selling shoes.
This shoes is being used by a lot of table tennis players because it is not that expensive with the quality that it offers to them. It is also widely used in the sport of volleyball, squash and other sports.
On or off the table tennis court, these shoes are going to treat you right. If you are looking for a pair of quality shoes with reasonable price, then this ASICS Gel Rocket 8 is the good choice for you.