Tennis Shoe Brands
Finding the best tennis footwear should involve a lot of research regarding how they can provide protection. Protection and performance should be the number one reason to buy tennis shoes.
As an international leader in providing quality athletic footwear, especially tennis shoes, Adidas supplies tennis players across the globe from the casual and recreational to world-ranked elites. The Barricade Men`s, Barricade Adilibria Women`s and the Barricade Team Junior lines incorporate different technologies to provide comfort and allow top level performance. AdiPRENE® gives shock absorption to respond to repeated foot impact and the TORSION® system provides stability much like a car’s suspension does when moving over uneven surfaces.
Well known for its history as a running shoe company, Asics applies the same expertise in their line of tennis shoes. GEL technology provides a well-cushioned feel during a demanding match on the courts in the GEL-Resolution 4 and GEL-Solution Speed collections. The company name comes from the expression, “anima sana in corpore sano”, which means “a healthy soul in a healthy body” and underscores the belief that the company provides more than just a quality tennis shoe—they provide the means to a healthy life.
Babolat, the company that first developed natural gut tennis strings over 125 years ago, also makes a great shoe with the Propulse 3, V-Pro and SFX series. The V-Pro includes a model designed especially for clay surfaces with small knob-like cleats for better traction. Technologies like EXACT PRO, FOOT BELT and the KOMPRESSOR SYSTEM let you play at a high level while remaining comfortable. MICHELIN OCS, developed by one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, provides a durable outsole that grips the court well.
A maker of products for several sports such as skiing, diving, racquetball and tennis, Head has developed several lines of high performance shoes. The Speed Pro Lite, Radical Pro II and Prestige Pro II use advanced materials and technologies like HeelStab, that provide heel stability. TPU and EVA are used to provide cushioning that resists breakdown. Insane Pro shoes use ComfortGrid, giving added shock absorption.
Over 45 years ago, K-Swiss tennis shoes made their first appearance at Wimbledon in 1966 as a shoe that provided great quality in footwear and was marketed heavily by word of mouth as a more exclusive brand. While their shoes are marketed more conventionally today, the company still prides itself on making the extra effort to create top-of-the-line footwear. The shoes use technologies that include Propulsion Plate, which makes rapid movements and change of direction easier and K-EVA for cushion and comfort. Lines include the Bigshot, Defier, Stabilor, Tubes, Ultrascendor and Approach II.
New Balance has stuck to its roots as a provider of footwear emphasizing comfort in its design. Over 100 years ago, the company got its start making arch supports for workers who spent a lot of time on their feet. They became the first company to provide running shoes in different widths and use the same expertise in their tennis shoe line. Models include the MC1187/WC1187, CT1004/WCT1004, MC900/WC900, MC851/ WC851, MC804/WC804 and MC656/WC656.
Since developing oversized racquets over 30 years ago, Prince has always thought outside the box when it comes to their products and that includes shoes. The Lightspeed series has a lower center of gravity and is designed for maximum mobility. Grinder shoes also use a light construction, but add stability and support. Like the Grinder, the T-22 also has stability and adds shock absorption. The Traditionalist series maximizes support and fit.
One of the established names in the tennis equipment industry, Wilson supplies tennis racquets to world class players like Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams. Their shoes are also world class and include the Tour Ikon, Tour Vision II, Tour Spin II and Tour Construkt series. Technologies like Reactive Gel, DST Foam, nanoWIK and Duralast give their shoes a comfortable fit and a longer life.
A new line of shoes at Do It Tennis, Yonex tennis shoes are designed to absorb shock, thereby reducing fatigue and allowing you to play longer. Technologies like Tough Brid, Round Sole, Tough Guard, Synchro Fit and Russle Mesh give everything a tennis player could want in their footwear: comfort and cushioning that keeps their feet cool and dry.