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Asics Gel Rocket shoes good for table tennis?

Asics Gel Rocket shoes good for table tennis?

ASICS is one the top selling brands in sports footwear, lots of runners, tennis players such as Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek use ASICS shoes. The quality of ASICS products are superb and lots of badminton players also use the ASICS shoes. I recently bought a couple of ASICS shoes(ASICS Gel Rocket 10 and ASICS Dedicate) and used them to play table tennis as well. In this review I will share my experience with ASICS Gel Rocket 10, which I feel is by far a superior product for table tennis as well.

My first impression after wearing this shoes was “Nice and comfortable”. For me, this is really important that the shoe is really comfortable on toe. Table Tennis requires lot of small sidewise movement and this shoe certainly helps with that.

Features of ASICS Gel Rocket 10

  • Sole: Rubber
  • Closure: Lace-Up
  • Shoe Width: Medium
  • Sole Material : Rubber
  • Breathable mesh upper GEL technology improves impact absorption and creates a softer feeling at footstrike TRUSSTIC technology improves stability Heel wrap-up generates smoother landings Flex grooves in the outsole improve flexibility

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I ordered the white shade but I saw friends of mine wearing the Azure Ocean Deep shade, which is even more better than what I bought.

Review as a table tennis player

After using for a week, I felt a lot of positive about this shoes. Below are the positives about this shoes -

  • Comfortable - This is one of the biggest reason I liked this shoes, it’s just great. I like the fit and comfort of the shoes and personally my legs didn’t feel tired playing for almost two hours!
  • Impact Absorption - This shoes is build with Breathable GEL mesh, which is ASICS technology. The benefit of this is you can make abrupt movement in a fast paced table tennis game and even then your leg will land perfectly at the spots. It’s sort of magic but that’s the quality this shoes offers.
  • Improved Footwork - The ease of movement with this shoes is awesome, I felt why didn’t I knew about these before.
  • Look and Feel - I personally like the look of this shoes, these just stand out from rest of the shoes and certainly are beautiful.

What I didn’t like about this shoes?

At first, the only thing I found bad was Weight. My older butterfly shoes were lighter than this one but they were certainly not upto this quality level. The weight didn’t even bother me while playing and I believe this is something ASICS have engineered with their GEL technology. The primary usecase of GEL Rocket 10 is badminton and I certainly liked this shoe for table tennis as well. If ASICS reduce the weight of this shoes by 25-30gms, this will become the hottest product for table tennis fans as well.


The cost of ASICS Gel Rocket 10 is

This is premium quality product, if you can afford it then you will love this product. One key area where this shoe is superior to other shoes is that you can use it for badminton as well.


ASICS Gel Rocket 10, is certainly an amazing product and no doubt can be used by table tennis players. If you can afford this product, then don’t hesitate in getting shoes of this quality!

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