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Unboxing and Closed Look:ASICS GELHOOP V13

Today let’s have a look at ASICS GELHOOP V13.


The shoebox is concise. It’s printed with ASICS logo.

The shoe tag on the side of shoebox

The composite leather vamp has dense ventilated holes.

The inner side of shoe head has leather paste layer to improve the protecting performance.

The shoe tongue is made of mesh fabric. The air permeability is good.

The mid lacing holes uses dynamic design. After fastening the shoelaces, it improves the fitness obviously.

It has mesh fabric ASICS logo on the vamp.

The shoe heel is leather. It improves the supporting performance. The 13 dots on the side vamp represents the 13th GELHOOP.

The shoe collar design has good supporting performance and flexibility.

The shoe shape is circulation design. It’s concise.

The FlyteFoam insole technology has excellent lightweight cushion performance. And it has good cushion performance and stability. It’s said that the insole has a piece of GEL cushion.

It uses separated front and back rubber outsole to reduce the overall weight.

The shoe head position uses stitching design. This kind of design is not common on the design of basketball shoes. But the durability is good.

The forefoot sole is axis of rotation pattern. The outer side is herringbone pattern. The pattern is deep. With nonmarking rubber, the traction performance is great.

The arch part uses Trusstic System. It has two triangle ventilated holes. It’s said that the inspiration comes from the air-cooling engine of motorbike. It keeps the good air permeability.

The rear sole uses NE MARQUE PAS rubber. It’s also a kind of nonmarking rubber. Do you know the difference of these two kinds of rubbers?

The arch position of shoe-pad is upturning design. It can fit the foot very well. It improves the comfort level.

The reverse side of shoe-pad has dense ventilated holes to improve the air permeability.

The length of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 278mm.

The width of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 93.80mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 4.94mm.

The EVA material insole fabric. The arch position has ventilated holes.

We can see that the Trusstic System is not decoration. The unit weight of EUR42.5 ASICS GELHOOP V13 is 331.3g.


The appearance of ASICS GELHOOP V13 is retro type. It looks like a pair of volleyball shoes or badminton shoes. The size of ASICS GELHOOP V13 is standard. The big feeling after wearing is the light weight. The shoe head uses composite leather to protect the toes. The vamp uses big area of knitted material. And it’s covered with hot-melting material to improve the supporting performance.

The FlyteFoam lightweight insole is not thick. The starting speed is fast. The cushion performance is good. If you want a pair of lightweight basketball shoes, you can consider it.