I have been using the Asics Gel Blast now for a couple of years and I am so used to wearing them that when asked why they are so good I simply said they are the best shoe I have ever played squash in. While that is true it was probably not the most thorough explanation! There are really a few key points that make these shoes great.
Traction - The sole on these shoes is great and really grips the floor well. It is also quite a durable sole as well which is terrific. You don't often find both qualities in a pair of squash shoes.
Comfort - The GEL technology is simply great. The Blast's have GEL in the rear and front of the shoes providing great comfort at both critical points. Squash is a tough game on your feet and the Asics Gel-Blast 3 really do protect your feet well.
Stability - They are really built superbly and handle the constant change of direction well. They are also a fairly low shoe which is great for squash as it gives you the sense of being connected to the court floor.
If you are a serious squash player or a squash player that suffers from pain in the feet from playing you owe it to yourself to give these shoes a shot.
Below is the products specifications from Asics website.
ASICS GEL-BLAST 3
|This is the flagship ASICS court shoe brimming with ASICS technologies to help the wearer deal with multidirectional forces at work on court. Amongst these technologies are RhynoSkin to prevent excessive wear on the upper whilst a biomorphic fit and a personal heel fit gives great comfort.|