The Asics Gel Blade 7 is an indoor court shoe and is the successor to the Asics Gel Blade 6, which is popular in squash and was used by several squash pros including Nour El Sherbini, Nicol David, England’s Josh Masters, and several more.
Here’s the marketing blather from Asics. Interestingly, they actually name squash as one of the sports this shoe is designed for, in addition to badminton. That’s rare — squash players are usually forced to pick shoes marketed towards other court sports.
Cover the ground in style and comfort with the men’s GEL-BLADE™ 7 squash and badminton shoe by ASICS, featuring an EVA midsole for bounce and cushioning. The mesh insole and ORTHOLITE™ sockliner allow the foot to breathe as things heat up, while the shoe’s TRUSSTIC SYSTEM® technology gives you the stability and guidance you need to stay on top. The GEL-BLADE™ 7 shoe’s standard width accommodates a wide range of foot sizes, while the removable sockliner can be replaced with orthotics for those requiring further arch support. The AHARPLUS™ outsole is all about protection, lending a hardwearing quality to the design and minimising scuffs as you slide across the court. The GEL® technology to the rear provides comfort, cushioning your feet no matter how long you play.
Men’s Asics Gel Blade 7
White / Blue
This color has been spotted for pre-order on sportsdirect.com:
Thanks to Keir for the tip!
This color is called Speed Red. Spotted on Asics.com. Wow that looks nice.
Women’s Asics Gel Blade 7
Peacoat / Pink Glo
That looks nice (thanks momus):
White / Laser Pink
Here’s a women’s color, spotted at Control the T:
Richard Holland left this review in the comments. Please leave feedback below if you have tried this shoe.
Just received these today. In terms of fit and feel, very similar to the gel blade 6. I had a pair of those and liked the feel but wore a hole in the toe guard within 3 weeks. Asics claimed it was normal wear and tear but PDH gave me a store credit. The toe guard on these looks more sturdy so hope these will last better. The open mesh vent looks like it will be nice and breathable, but the 6 was so light that was not much of a problem. The only other thing is that I am a UK 10 in every Asics shoe I try, but as also with the 6, this feels a tiny bit too long. Have the 9.5 on order, will see if that is too small, just for peace of mind.