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Asics Gel Fireblast Men

The Asics Fireblast.

Asics Gel Fireblast - Yellow

Funky design. Only one problem. SquashRumours wrote in to say this:

Three members at our club, including me, bought these shoes two weeks ago. All 3 of us now regularly finish games with blooded socks with 1cm wounds just below the inside ankles. Skin removed at the same spot. All of us [are] regular Asics wearers but it appears this new brand has a design fault.

On the other side of the coin, turns out Mohamed El Shorbagy wears these now. In fact he won the Qatar Classic in them. Here he is:

Mohamed El Shorbagy
Photo by Steve Cubbins

Here’s the blue version:

Asics Gel Fireblast - Blue

Buy (US): amazon.com

Buy (UK): pdhsports.com

Buy (Germany): runnerspoint.com


They’ve also got a yellow and black version now:

Asics Gel Fireblast - Yellow
Image via Amazon.co.uk

Buy (UK): amazon.co.uk

Buy (Germany): runnerspoint.com


French player Gregoire Marche was using these at the 2013 HK Open:


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{ 8 comments… add one }

  • Brock in HK September 30, 2013, 3:23 am

    Sharp shoes! in the worst way possible.

    • Pierre Bastien September 30, 2013, 8:11 am

      Haha yep

  • John Doe October 7, 2013, 11:23 am

    Check out this video: http://globalnews.ca/video/886033/best-squash-players-in-the-world looks like Mo ElShorbagy using the Fireblast

    • Pierre Bastien October 7, 2013, 1:39 pm

      I think you’re right!

  • Andrew Purdy March 16, 2014, 8:59 pm

    Seriously looking at a pair. Does anyone have any good comments for these. I know Bryan Beeson has a pair and see him from time to time. So I’ll also be asking him for his opinion too.

    • Pierre Bastien March 17, 2014, 10:22 am

      Hi Andrew – I haven’t heard any positive reviews yet (other than seeing pros are using them). If you find out anything from your friend please let us know! Thanks

  • Andrew Purdy March 17, 2014, 10:49 am

    Hello. I’ve asked Brian this morning about the shoes cutting into the ankles. He has had no such problems. Says there are very light and manoverable. Having been World no. 6 a few years ago I’ll take his review with more confidence than the others. Although everyone of course is different. But I still think I’m going to buy a pair. Looking at the black and yellow model. Thanks

    • Pierre Bastien March 22, 2014, 10:35 am

      OK thanks for the feedback Andrew. Like you said, everyone is different. Let us know how it goes if you buy a pair!

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