Asics released the basketball shoes Gelhoop V11 recently. The most classic Asics basketball shoes are Gelhoop and Gelburst series. I want to share my performance review of Asics Gelhoop V11 today.
- Nice Cushion Performance
Although it’s still called Gel, but from the official website, we can see that V11 should haven’t used GEL cushion technology, but use Flytefoam insole and Spevafoam cushion.
I guess that the shoe-pad should be Flytefoam. The cushion performance of Flytefoam is just so so, it’s a little stiff. After taking off the shoe-pad, we can see the blue part, I think that should be Spevafoam. It’s soft and elastic, but it’s not thick.
As Gelhoop is mid-range model, so the cushion performance won’t be better than Gelburst. But it’s enough. I can feel it, but it’s not very soft and elastic. The starting speed is fast, so I like its cushion.
- Good Traction Performance
The outsole of Asics Gelhoop V11 adopts most of the design of Asics basketball shoes. It’s the rubber sole with many disc and lines grain. The traction performance in inner floor is good. And Gelhoop V11 don’t have big harsh noise with touching the ground.
BTW, after raining and the moisture rising in the inner court, the traction performance of Gelhoop V11 will get better. Although it’s white sole, but it’s not very easy to absorb dust.
- Good fit and support
Gelhoop V11 is very comfortable. The inner side of Gelhoop V11 is soft. The lining is mainly distributed around the ankle and above shoe tongue. So it can fit the foot well and comfortable.
▼The Vamp material is light
▼The inner padding of shoe tongue is very comfortable
The outer vamp is hot-melting material and mesh, and part of shoe head is made of artificial leather. The weight is also very light, but supporting performance is not bad. The vamp can also fit the foot very well.
▼Part of shoe head is made of artificial leather.
▼It uses several materials
For anti-torsion performance, the outsole of Gelhoop V11 has cambered broad design. The TPU of shoe heel is also extended to rear sole. The stability is good, but anti-torsion performance is not perfect. I think that the weight is too light, so the strength is not very strong.
▼Anti-torsion performance is good
▼The TPU plate of shoe heel is extended to rear sole
The overall performance of Gelhoop V11 is good, but not perfect
Although Gelhoop V11 don’t have big disadvantages, each part has good performance, but all are not good enough.
But I like the retro type appearance. Although the cushion technology has been updated, but it doesn’t have obvious improvement.
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 8.5 Scores
Shoe Tree: Normal
Size: A little smaller than normal size.
The overall performance Gelhoop V11 is good. You don’t need to worry about it too much. But it also doesn’t have big advantages.
It’s very comfortable. The cushion performance is not perfect. The traction performance is stable. It can satisfy the request of most of peoples.