For many years, the term tennis shoe has been used to describe trainers, however, not all tennis shoes are created equal and in fact, some “tennis shoes” are not fit to play tennis in at all. As tennis increases in popularity year after year, we thought it was high time that we made a list of some of the very best tennis shoes on the market today so that when you step onto the court, you can play all day long without your feet feeling sore or getting an injury. So, let’s get started with the list.
As with all of our lists, there is no order to them, each of the shoes below will serve you well on the court and keep your feet supported during your game. It is always worth trying on a few pairs of the shoes on this list as well. A shoe that suits someone else, may not suit you because our feet are slightly different so please make sure to try before you buy.
All of the shoes on the list below are all rounder shoes, basically, they are good on all types of courts. Also, all of the shoes below come in Mens and Womens and so you can pair up with your partner or go head to head with them, we will leave that decision up to you!
- Dunlop Flash Team II
A good place for the beginner to start, a nice and cheap tennis shoe that will provide you with the grip and support you need while you are taking your first steps onto the court.
- Asics GEL-Solution Speed 3
If you like a fast-paced game of tennis then these are the tennis shoes for you. Asics has taken its knowledge about running and made a great pair of tennis shoes, perfect for running around the court. They are stable and very comfortable thanks to the GEL technology and breathable so you won’t have stinky feet when you’re done.
- New Balance 996 V2
Lightweight, supportive, grippy and stable, everything you need in a tennis shoe combined with some serious style as well. Although the points are more important than the style points in tennis, with these tennis shoes, you win the match and the style points, a win-win situation!
- Head Revolt Pro Tennis Shoe
The Revolt is a very impressive all-rounder, they are very supportive with a high ankle support that really makes your foot feel secure yet they are also very comfortable, perfect for a long summer day on the tennis court.
- Adidas Barricade 9 Boost
The Barricade has been a popular tennis shoe for a number of years now and the 2016 version is no exception. With Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori all having worn these shoes in their careers, that really should be enough of a selling point. A very supportive and stable feeling shoe, it does need a little bit of a break in but afterwards they are very comfortable and responsive.
Why not check out our best shoes for the gym lists while you are here, they can help you get in shape this winter ready for the tennis season.