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Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 8:25pm

Asics vs Mizuno vs Other shoes

What do you think about them? Which brand do you use? Are you satisfied with them?

I have been using Asics. Asics Gel-Rocket for the first time (not really volleyball shoes). Now I wear Asics Gel-Sensei II during the matches. I am satisfied with them, but now I want to try some new, so I have decided to buy Mizuno Wave-Lightning 6. I am not really sure about the correct size. In Asics I wear 46 (EU), the lenghts of my feet are 29 cm. Would size 46 it be good in Mizuno aswell? I found several Mizuno sizing charts, but they all were different. :S I can't try Mizuno shoes, because they are not available in Hungary. Can anyone help me?

Furthermore I am waiting for your opinions about the several kind of shoes.

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Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 8:49pm

Well, without replying exactly to your case, Asics Gel are the best volleyballshoes, in my opinion. During the years I have used Asics, I have felt the most comfortable!



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Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:11am

Yeah I have never tried Mizuno either, but have always been very happy with my Asics Gel shoes as well :)



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Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 12:29pm

There is a reason why people say Asics is volleyball brand number 1 ;) I've never had Mizuno shoes though... Btw, I've also been using Asics Gel-Rocket recently, I don't think they are worse than the others in the Gel series.



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Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 1:10pm

Till this year I've been using Asics Gel (Tactics) and I was quite satisfied. No complains. This season I'm using Mizuno ( Wave Spike 12) and by now I feel that these shoes are a bit lighter in weight but I feel comfortable as well, however people say that Asics is much more durable. By now, I don't feel much difference.

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Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 2:55pm

I prefer asics, I used BN-801 last year, comfortable enough, and this year GEL-sensi 3, perfect volleyball shoes.
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Monday, February 6th 2012, 12:26pm


Hi i want to buy a new shoes for volleyball a and i have problem with selection. I wan´t shoes for smasher or blocker. I have 3 favorite: Asics Gel Elite or Mizuno Wave Lighting 7 or Mizuno Wave Tornado 7. Can you help me with choice what is better for position smasher and blocker?





Monday, February 6th 2012, 1:15pm

try them all and see in which one you feel most comfortable. Simple as that!!!



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Monday, February 6th 2012, 2:10pm

I only can write, that I have Asics Gel Beyond, which are very comfortable and very good to play volleyball :D



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