The top 6 Tennis Shoes
After selecting your racket and strings, tennis shoes are probably the most critical piece of equipment on the tennis court. Tough , durable and sturdy, buy cheap and you will likely buy twice. Love Tennis Blog takes a look at the best performing tennis shoes on the market in 2016.
The legendary Adidas shoe has been a technological leader and a player favourite on the tennis court for over a decade. This year you can see Kei Nishikori , Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych wearing them. Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic wear the ladies version. For us mortals the shoe offers great stability especially around the ankle and the sole delivers is extremely tough. The colour schemes of the Adidas Barricade 2016 are very bright and extremely cool.
Nike Vapour 9.5 Tour Tennis Shoes
These are the shoes of choice of Roger Federer. These lightweight cushioned shoes are look brilliant on court and feel fantastic. I found these shoes incredibly comfortable, they almost felt like my bedroom slippers! The Nike tour have a NIKE outer sole which is durable but I found that the toe wore away after several months. No big issue
I have yet to get my hands on a pair of New Balance Minimus but I have used a pair of Minimus running shoes which are incredibly light and comfortable. They fit just like a glove. The first thing you will notice with these shoes is that the sole is extremely low profile meaning you get the ultimate court feel. The manufacturers claim the herringbone tread pattern on the outsole provides excellent flexibility and mobility on clay.
Lotto Stratosphere Tennis Shoes.
The Stratosphere are the top end tennis shoes from Lotto. The shoe offers high degree of cushioning and incredible responsiveness with Lotto’s midsole technologies. The support system makes use of hollow hemispheres in the heel to provide a softer feel for all those twists and turns. Lotto even promises energy return and great shock absorption in every step. Certainly worth a look!
Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 Tennis Shoes
The award for turning out fantastic looking tennis shoes must always go to Asics. Once again with the Gel Solution Speed 3 they come out with a great set of shoes. I have owned an older generation of these shoes and found them very stable and solid, the durability was second to none. One criticism which I hope that Asics has addressed is the lack of flexibility in the sole. Asics say this is the lightest and fastest tennis shoes they have ever produced!
Babolat Propulse All Court Shoes
The one thing I notice about Babolat is that they are quite supportive around the ankle. The shoe extends quite high up the ankle and Achilles and with the strap it is easily tightened on court. The brand claims that the shoe is ideal for players looking for support while moving aggressively. Featuring the Pure Motion System, the TI-Fit and Kompressor System this shoe will keep your feet safe and protected on court. The shoe has a Michelin OCS2 sole providing traction and durability.