Asics Gel Blast 6 Men

The Asics Gel Blast 6 is finally here! I first spotted these in February, but now they’re more widely for sale. (The women’s version here.)

Blue guy:

Asics Gel Blast 6 Men - Blue
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Green guy:

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And a multi-colored blue/green/orange guy:
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Here are some other pictures, which were posted on the Racquetsklep.pl Facebook page (a store in Poland). Thanks to Michał Porębski for the tip.

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All images via Racquetsklep.pl Facebook page

Asics Gel Blast 5 Men

The Asics Gel Blast 5 for men.

As you can tell by the digits, this is a popular and long-running line of shoes, preceded by – SPOILER ALERT! – the Asics Gel Blast 4.

Here’s a blue and white guy:

Asics Gel Blast 5 - Blue White
Image via holabirdsports.com

Kristian Frost Olesen was wearing these at the 2013 World Championships:

Kristian Frost Olesen
Photo by Steve Cubbins

Here’s a photo by my friend Chris Smith:

Asics Gel Blast 2013

Chris says these are “well protected where squash players drag their feet” and “supportive but light weight”.

And here’s a pair I saw the other day:

Asics Gel Blast 5

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There’s also this yellow guy, which I dub the bumblebee. Sting.

Asics Gel Blast 5 - Yellow Black
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WHOA – check out this crazy color scheme in green, orange and navy:

Asics Gel Blast 5 - Green Orange Navy
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See also: Asics Gel Blast 5 Women.

Asics Gel Blast 4 Squash Shoes

These are some pretty sweet-looking Gel Blast 4 Asics. The previous model, the Asics Gel Blast 3, was popular with a couple different players on tour, so I bet we will spy these on the courts when the season starts.

Update: Yep, they’re popular on tour. The men’s versions are below. See here for the women’s versions.

Update 2: There’s a newer version of this shoe out – the Asics Gel Blast 5.

Here’s Omar Mosaad wearing the Gel Blast 4’s against Ramy Ashour:

Omar Mosaad

And here’s Cameron Pilley wearing the blue version in the first picture and the green version in the second picture:

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Here’s Hisham Ashour (in the background) actually wearing two different colors of Gel Blast 4s:

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Photo by SquashPics.com

Here are all the colors I’ve seen, and where to buy them.

Here’s the black guy:

Asics Gel Blast 4 Black

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The red guy:

Asics Gel Blast 4 Red

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The yellow(ish) guy:

Asics Gel Blast 4 Neon Yellow

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The green guy:

Asics Gel Blast Green

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The blue and silver guy:

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And an orange guy:

ASICS Gel-Blast 4 Indoor Court Shoes

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Asics Gel Blast 3 Squash Shoes

Asics Gel Blast 3 Squash Shoes have been seen on World #6 Mohamed El Shorbagy (photo) and world #10 Mohd Azlan Iskandar (here and here).

Asics Gel Blast 3 Squash Shoes

These shoes are hard to find now. You may want to check out the Asics Gel Blast 4.

Above is a picture of the Gel Blast 3 model that El Shorbagy wears, in blue.

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El Shorbagy has also been seen with this model:

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And here is a picture of the two models seen on Iskandar:

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I haven’t used the Gel Blast 3 personally but for the last few years I have been enjoying another shoe in the Asics line, the Asics Gel 1130V.

According to Asics these Gel Blast 3 shoes have “Rynoskin forefoot reinforcement” to protect against toe drag. I looked into Rynoskin a little bit. Apparently it was originally designed for use in clothing, to protect against insect bites. It’s a breathable but very sturdy fabric, so it makes sense that it’s made its way into squash shoes. Their Website includes these pictures as examples of the different ways it can be used:




Hmm. I’m not sure what to make of all that, but I do know Asics make good squash shoes.