Tennis players will love the stability and exceptional comfort of the ASICS GEL-Challenger 9. Built with GEL cushioning in the heel and forefoot, the GEL-Challenger 9 also features excellent upper fit, making it a great shoe for players who want a durable and reliable court shoe.
Upper: PGuard reinforced upper resists premature abrasion. P.H.F.™ (Personal Heel Fit) system uses two layers of memory foam to line the heel collar and mold to the athlete's heel, creating a personalized fit. Synthetic and mesh upper for durability and ventilation.
Midsole: Rearfoot and forefoot GEL cushioning systems attenuate shock for added comfort. Solyte compound is lighter weight than ASICS' standard EVA and SpEVA. SpEVA midsole material improves bounce-back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown. Trusstic System reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe. Removable sockliner for added comfort.
Outsole: AHAR (ASICS High Abrasion Rubber) is placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability. Non-marking outsole won't damage court surfaces. All court traction pattern.
Recipient of the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance, which recognizes products that have been found beneficial to foot health, and of significant value when used in a consistently applied program of daily foot care and regular professional treatment.