Click Here to Shop This Month’s Specials

Tennis shoe for Men review: K-Swiss Bigshot II 

Tennis Shoe Review: K-Swiss Bigshot II

“Bigshot Who?” 3 stars

This is the newest generation of the K-Swiss Bigshot tennis shoe line although this shoe feels completely different from the original Bigshot. The Bigshot II feels like an in-between of the Adidas Barricade tennis shoes and the original Bigshot. The cushioning design within the shoe feels like the original Bigshot, although less cushioning, but the way that the shoe fits around your foot feels, and even looks, like a Adidas Barricade. The purpose of this tennis shoe is to be more lightweight and quicker on the court than the original Bigshot. I feel that K-Swiss Bigshot II did accomplish these two goals but at the expense of some of the qualities that made the original Bigshots so good. The rest of this review will evaluate the Bigshot II tennis shoe based on four main components: comfort, foot support, durability and performance.

The comfort of the K-Swiss Bigshot II tennis shoes is one of the strengths of the shoes. They are ready to go right out of the box as they are very flexible and “soft” feeling. The shoe is on the side of wide width tennis shoes compared to others leaving you with some extra comfort room in the toe. The shoe is definitely narrower than its predecessor by quite a bit, but I found that to make the shoe more comfortable as I do not have a wide foot. The cushioning of the shoe feels pretty much the same to that of its predecessor making it a very comfortable feel around your foot and heel. In an attempt to make the shoe lighter, I can tell that there is slightly less cushioning in the shoe and also less stability.

The K-Swiss Bigshot II feels very stable when you first put it on and for the first couple f times out on the court. After that, though, I noticed that the shoe and its stability weakened and it continued to become weaker and weaker at the sides of the shoe so that there was not much lateral support which is so vital in tennis. The arch is designed to be minimal and low to the ground to add quickness and agility. I have a medium arch to my foot and found the arch support of the tennis shoes is very good. Besides the fact that the sides of the shoe become weak causing my feet to be hanging off the side of the bottoms of the shoe, my feet felt secure in that my heel never felt like it would slip out and my forefoot did not slip around as much as they did in the original Bigshots since this is a narrower shoe.

The original Bigshots are not the most durable shoe to begin with and since the K-Swiss Bigshot IIs are more kind of lightweight tennis shoes, they are even less durable than their predecessor. As I mentioned before the sides of the shoe do not hold up for very long and the outsoles wear out faster as well. These shoes lasted me two weeks shorter than the originals so I wore through the Bigshot IIs in just under two months. The upside is that this shoe is very well protected against toe drag and it is one of the lightest tennis shoes to come with a six month outsole guarantee.

I must say that I was a little disappointed with the overall performance of the K-Swiss Bigshot IIs. I really like the original Bigshots so for this shoe to feel so much different is probably what disappointed me the most. I did feel lighter and quicker on the court with the Bigshot IIs so K-Swiss was able to accomplish that aspect. I still like the original Bigshots better but if you like the K-Swiss feel and are looking for something that is lighter and faster on the court then the Bigshot IIs are a good option.

Micah Groom

If You Enjoyed This Article, You Might Enjoy…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Tennis Playing Dad

Tennis Lifestyle

Father’s Day is just around the corner on June 16th and if you don’t know what to get for your tennis playing dad,…

The New Head Radical Series | Tennis Racquet Review

Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

The new Head Radical tennis racquet series is here and ready for the court. With new and improved features, including…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month | BloqUV Has You Covered!

Tennis Lifestyle, Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Apparel Reviews

If you haven’t heard, May in Skin Cancer Awareness Month and if you’re on the tennis court or out in the sun daily,…

Shop Do It Tennis for All Your Pro Performance Tennis Gear

Shop Do It Tennis for All Your Pro Performance Tennis Gear

Tennis Racquets

Shop our huge selection of the Best Performance Tennis Racquets on the market featuring all the best-selling frames from all the top brands! Check out the most current technology in Babolat tennis racquets used by Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, and Leylah Fernandez; Head tennis racquets, used by Novak Djokovis, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev, Coco Guaff, and Bianca Andreescu; Wilson tennis racquets, used by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov, Karen Khachanov, Borna Coric, and Madison Keys; Yonex tennis racquets, used by Stan Wawrinka, Casper Ruud, Nick Kyrgios, and Jessica Pegula; and Tecnifibre Tennis Racquets, used by Daniil Medvedev, Iga Swiatek.

For help discovering which tennis racquet is right for your style of play, check out our tennis racquet F.A.Q. page.

Tennis Shoes

Take the wear and tear off of your knees and hips with a brand-new pair of tennis shoes designed for the high-impact nature of tennis. Don’t take just any pair of tennis shoes out on the court. Treat your feet right with tennis shoes made for your style of play. Get the latest technology for injury prevention with a Michelin outsole found in Babolat tennis shoes, the Ortholite Sock Liner found in K-Swiss tennis shoes, the DynaFit Upper found in Asics tennis shoes, the Adaptive lacing system on Adidas tennis shoes, and the Quicklace system specifically designed for Wilson junior shoes.

We also offer an extensive collection of shoes for pickleball, and shoes for padel.

Court Equipment

Do It Tennis carries the industry's largest selection of tennis, pickleball, and padel court equipment. Keeping your court in good condition, all year long, is easy when everything you need is at your fingertips. We sell tennis and pickleball court equipment packages; har-Tru, Edwards, and Douglas tennis netss and posts; Bakko and Rally Master backboards for individual training be sure to check out our selection of Lobster, Sports Tutor, and Playmate tennis ball machines. The Playmate tennis ball mower makes cleanup time a breeze. If you are a professional or hoping to play professionally, you can keep your racquet performing longer with your very own tennis stringing machine.

Building it yourself? Then see our tennis court installation page for more information.

Tennis Bags

Keep it all with you whenever and wherever you need it. Order your new pro bag, 6-pack or tournament bag today! Check out all the latest Pure, Team and Club Babolat tennis bags; Radical, Djokovic and Gravity Head tennis bags, the Rackpack and All Vision Tecnifibre tennis bags, Pro and Team Yonex tennis bags; and the Federer and Advantage Wilson tennis bags.

We also have a large selection of cute tennis bags for women who love to arrive at the court in style. Fashion meets function in these designer tennis bags from cinda b, Ame & Lulu, Nice Aces and SportsChic.

A Large Selection of Tennis Apparel

It's not just about tennis racquets...

At Do It Tennis, our focus is to help you get the most out of your purchases so that you look and perform your best on the court. We offer a wide array of performance tennis apparel at great prices. The apparel brands we carry offer cutting edge technologies that are designed to provide a dynamic fit, all around protection and superior ventilation. Our women's tennis apparel collection includes women's tennis skirts, tennis shorts, shorties & tights, polos, dresses, tanks and warm-ups. Our men's tennis apparel collection includes tennis polos, tennis shorts, t-shirts, crew neck's, warm-up's and jackets. If you are looking for team tennis uniforms, we offer discounts up to 20%. You can see our selection and prices in our team section.

For those that are looking for a deals on last season’s tennis apparel, check out our Clearance Sale Section with plenty of discounts on apparel items.

Read our Tennis Blog

Product reviews, tennis how tos, and tournament news

Long gone are the days of walking into your local Pro Shop and discussing each product with the owner. At Do It Tennis our commitment to our customers doesn't stop at checkout. Get the most out of your online shopping experience by visiting our tennis blog for up-to-date information on the latest products written by our team of tennis players who want you to get the right product for you budget, your game and your playing style.

Also found on our blog is a complete list of product videos. Images on the web often lack depth and perception, so our team of professionals endures the lights and camera to explore each product with you, describing the technology, advantages and/or disadvantages as they apply.

We always encourage our customers to participate, leave comments and provide suggestions on our blog, or visit our social media pages to join others in the tennis conversation.

Check Back Often for Promotions

Get great deals and offers on all the best tennis gear

We know that there are many places online to purchase your tennis gear. What makes Do It Tennis stand out from the rest, other than our stellar customer service and our commitment to knowledge is our constantly rotating promotions and offers.

From free shipping to free tennis bags, and 20% off to BOGO, this is your place to see what deals are running right now, what products on sale site-wide and what products have just been released.

sign up to receive our newsletter

By signing up you are confirming that you have read, understood and accept our Privacy Policy