The Asics Gel Blast 7 are just starting to come out in August 2016. These are the successors to the Asics Gel Blast 6 and have been given a (nice) facelift.
Men’s Asics Gel Blast 7
Jump to: Women
Image via sportensnetbutik.dk ∞
Buy (Canada): controlthet.com
James Willstrop was rocking the Asics Gel Blast 7 at the HK Open:
Photo via @HKsquash ∞
Mohamed El Shorbagy was spotted with this pair in September 2016 at the Al-Ahram tournament. Thanks to D-Man for the tip!
Photo via SquashSite ∞
Women’s Asics Gel Blast 7
Jump to: Men
This one’s called blue jewel, white and flash coral. It’s listed as a men’s shoe as Zalando but on other sites as a women’s model. Based on the colors and other shoes from Asics, I think it’s a women’s model.
Image via zalando.co.uk
Buy (UK): zalando.co.uk
The story so far: Asics Gel Blast 5 and prior were very popular with squash players. When Asics came out with the Gel Blast 6, they made significant changes, and a lot of squash players were sad. Many Blast fans switched to the Asics Gel Fastball.
Enter the Asics Gel Blast 7. According to brownssports.com:
This long awaited shoe is worth waiting for, for those who loved their blast 4″s and blast 5’s the new 7 will surpass your expectations , Asics has gone back to the traditional styling of the previous models will providing superior durability and quicker cuts arouind the court.
Here’s a side-by-side photo from PDH Sports of the Asics Gel Blast 7 versus the Gel Blast 6:
Image via PDH Sports Instagram ∞
Also see this discussion on Reddit.