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The Difference Between Tennis Shoes and Tennis Shoes for the Tennis Player

November 23rd, 2011

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Shoe Reviews

K-Swiss Women's Bigshot Tennis Shoe

“Tennis shoes” is a very broad term. There are shoes for running, biking, even just walking around. However, there are some very distinct differences between “tennies” and tennis shoes specifically made for the tennis player. Tennis specific shoes are designed for rough surfaces. They require extra cushioning, shock absorption, toe protection and they implement necessary technology in order to assist in quick, lateral movements on the court. The hard court surfaces, fast footwork and the constant need to stop and start, require a tennis shoe that will protect the foot from heel to toe.

In order to create tennis specific shoes, brands like Adidas, Babolat, Asics, Prince, K-Swiss and many others have creatively combined technology and style to meet the needs of all types of tennis players. The Adidas` Barricade 6.0 offers the adiTUFF TPU toe protection guard and non-marking rubber outsole with adiWEAR 6 which provides maximum durability. Babolat`s Propulse 3 is worn by pro, Andy Roddick, and is made with the Exact Pro System which aids in lateral relaunch and acceleration. Their Kompressor System provides dependable heel cushioning and comfort. K-Swiss` Bigshot is the fastest shoe in the tennis shoe industry. It was actually tested by the P3 Sports Science Institute and comes with a 6-month outsole wear guarantee. Prince`s Men`s Rebel LS Tennis shoe (LS stands for light speed) keeps your center of gravity for balance and stability with its low profile silhouette. For the outsole, this shoe has a PRC 1000 rubber compound that gives you ultimate traction on the court. The Head Women`s Speed Pro is clearly made for a woman in terms of style and technology. These women`s tennis shoes offer a molded EVA insole with perforations for added comfort and Head`s Cooling System that creates the perfect ventilation throughout the shoe.

Don`t be fooled by the phrase, “tennis shoe,” because they are not all the same. Tennis specific shoes are made specifically for the tennis player. Brands such as the ones listed above use quality materials and specialized technology in order to improve their wearer`s game. Tennis shoes for the tennis player offer so much added support and comfort that every competitor needs; regular tennis shoes just can`t compete.


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