THE GEL-SOLUTION® SPEED 2 WINS ON THE COURT WITH TENNIS MAGAZINE EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR “BEST GAME DAY SHOE” IN THE 2014 SHOE GUIDE

Irvine, Calif. – May 14, 2014 – It's game, set, match for ASICS as the May 2014 Shoe Guide issue of Tennis Magazine bestowed the GEL-Solution® Speed 2 with editor's choice for "Best Game Day Shoe," citing the shoe as "designed for competitive players who want a light, fast shoe."

The GEL-Solution® Speed 2 keeps a low-profile sole geometry yet features a flared lateral forefoot for added stability during play. A midfoot TRUSSTIC® provides improved torsional stability, while the forefoot lateral propulsion design allows for responsiveness and control during intense matches. The Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems combine with the lightweight Solyte® Midsole provide excellent cushioning and the full-length FLECTION FIT® uppers offer extreme comfort and support for even the most aggressive, agile players.

Tennis Magazine raved on all aspects of the shoe in the May 2014 Shoe Guide issue, calling out: "The GEL-Solution® Speed 2 will stand up to rigorous play, but it's the lightweight, low ride and airy ventilation that really stand out."

The GEL-Solution® Speed 2 is a favorite amongst ASICS athletes. Men's #3 American player Steve Johnson as well as top ranked Canadian player Vasek Pospisil both sport the GEL-Solution® Speed 2. The shoe is also worn by female ASICS athletes Alex Kuznetsov, Coco Vandeweghe, Alison Riske, Irina Falconi, and Julia Boserup.

"The GEL-Solution® Speed 2 is one of ASICS' most popular tennis shoes and is a prime example of our dedication for delivering industry-leading products to our consumers," says Matt Donnelly, ASICS America footwear product manager. "It's an honor to be acknowledged in the Tennis Magazine Shoe Guide, and we look forward to remaining a key player in the tennis industry with continuous product improvements and innovation."

The GEL-Solution® Speed 2 is now available at select specialty and sporting goods stores and asicsamerica.com for $130.00.