Let us start with the most important aspect of any shoe the weight.
Weighing just shy of 351grams, a little heavier than the previous version (size 6.5), the Asics Court FF 2s proved to be just the right weight. I felt the Court FF 2s landed right in the middle of the weight scale. The weight is exactly what I expect from a tennis shoe: neither too light nor too heavy.
I was impressed with the way ASICS distributed the weight throughout the shoes. Even though these shoes feel on the medium end of the weight spectrum, I never had to worry about them once they were on my feet. Whatever extra mass was allocated to making the shoes more stable and durable was put to good use, and I wouldn't want them any other way.
Overall Sole Durability
I am tough on tennis shoes and found the Asics Court FF 2s to hold up well during an extensive match play.
I played mainly on hard courts, I found that both the toes and outsoles of these shoes held up well. Thanks to the PGuard feature which prevents anyone from burning a hole through the medial side of the shoe, which is an area I tend to wear through. The PGuard technology on the uppers seemed to be made of a tough PU material that showed little wear.
FlyteFoam cushioning in the Asics Court FF 2 offers light, supportive comfort. Although this update is more rigid than the previous version, I still felt the comfort was on point. The Court FF 2s didn't require any break-in for me. I wore them for extended periods of play straight from the box into point play with no issues. The shoes just got more and more comfortable after each consecutive wear. The uppers flexed well, and I could also feel the chassis of the shoes flexing and working well with my feet. The FlyteFoam cushioning provided a nice blend of comfort and responsiveness. On hotter days I appreciated how well the uppers breathed.
The shoes actually fit me really well. If you like some room in your shoes, you can definitely go for the same size as you usually wear. However, for a tighter fit, I would recommend ordering half a size smaller. There is a sock-like feel when you put your feet in the shoes, which makes for a snug and secure ride around the court. The FlyteFoam midsole was fantastic for long sessions out on the court, and it gave me lasting comfort and great response."
The combination of a newly designed upper and the Mono-Sock construction gave the Asics Court FF 2s maximal support and stability on the court. As an aggressive mover, I was looking for top-notch support and stability, and the Court FF 2s delivered.
The PGuard technology was great for stopping laterally when sliding. This helped to contain my feet when chasing down lobs and wide shots. The new Twistruss midfoot piece added more flexibility. This resulted in better direction changes, which gave great support and stability. The lacing system really made me feel secure, and I never felt restricted in any way.
Asics updated the tread pattern on the Court FF 2s, and the new grip offered me a more forgiving response. I found the level of stability to be perfect without feeling overly stiff, and the shoes retained enough flex and rebound to keep my movement connected to the court. Superb marks here.
As soon as I stepped into these shoes they securely wrapped around my feet, giving me a glove-like fit. These shoes were great for quick, hard stops, which really complemented me as a fast-moving player.
I wish the laces were thicker (luckily, that’s a very easy fix), and for the price I wish they came with a durability guarantee.
I like just about everything here. The Asics Court FF 2s are probably the best shoes I've worn to date.
Alechia van Wyk
Senior Lecturer (Clinical Exercise Physiology) from London
Age group: 35 - 39
Club: Epsom and Ewell Harriers and Black Line London