For the 2018 season, K-Swiss has five primary tennis shoes of differing purposes. They are the Knitshot, Ultrashot, Hypercourt Express, Big Shot Light 3, and Court Smash. We took an in-depth look at each to break down their differences.
adidas Barricade tennis shoes have been a staple of the tennis world for nearly two decades. To understand why, I talked to a number of Barricade fans, conducted additional research on the line’s illustrious history, and tested out the new Barricade 2018 Boost Tennis Shoe.
Fans of the original SFX will be pleased to hear that the 3 returns to the basics of what made the first version so popular. It’s wide-foot friendly, and offers maximum comfort. In addition to this, Babolat has implemented new technologies to offer superior support and breathability.
I didn’t break the shoes in at all before I stepped on the court because I wanted to test how they felt straight out of the box. I was impressed by how soft the upper felt when slipping the shoes on, and how the sock liner guided my foot, but didn’t constrict it. Throughout the match, I didn’t feel any hotspots or have any blister issues. The foot bed offered strong support and cushioning, but I still felt connected to the court with a low-to-the-ground feel.
Diadora shoes have stayed under the radar for many years, but we believe the Speed Blushield 2 AG shoes are the best choice for avid tennis players. The brand has updated this generation with a few new technologies to really make it stand out from the rest of field. See what our thoughts are on this new shoe!