After a 2 year absence, Asics is again making a WIDE size tennis shoe model. This has been and, now, still is my favorite tennis shoe. I was sick when they didn't make a WIDE model in the Gel-Resolution 7 and had to resort to Adidas, which wasn't wide enough. This shoe is plenty wide, great stability, and solid traction thus far (about 1 month of twice-a-week play). It's also an improved design, in my opinion, over the Gel-Resolution 6 in that the Gel-Res 8 upper is a pliable, rubber-like material rather than a textile material that absorbs sweat and becomes discolored. I'm going to buy two more pair out of fear that Asics won't make a WIDE model again for another two years. Better prepared than sorry.