The best brands of tennis shoes on the market are:
The Adidas Barricade range is the flagship of Adidas Performance range of shoes, and the Barricade V in white/black retail at £85 for men and £75 for women.
There shoes have superior cushioning, support and durability and grip. The Torsion system provides stability and the adiPrene and midsole means the wearer can stay on court for longer and get more all round protection than any other shoe.
The Adidas Barricade Team Tennis Shoes feature a breathable synthetic leather upper for maximum comfort with an adiPRENE sole designed to provide increased support and propulsion to enhance performance. These shoes have the same Torsion system as the Barricade V but sell for the cheaper price of £39.99.
Nike Air Max Courtballistec 2.3 Menís Tennis Shoes have been designed for the most powerful professionals on the Tour and are worn by Rafael Nadal.
These are the most durable, supportive and cushioned shoes with more breathability. Drag On X upper is a revolutionary new material that is 30% more durable than the original Drag On and the shoes give exceptional support and improved breathability. The full length XDR outsole has a modified tennis herringbone pattern for extreme durability and traction on all surfaces. They sell for around £84.99.
The Nike Air Max Mirabella 2 Tennis Trainers in white/blue green for men and women are £60. These Nike trainers are designed to keep up with powerful players who want the ultimate in stability, cushioning and traction.
Crafted with leather and synthetic upper and perforations for comfortable and breathable fit, features include phylon midsole with plastic shank to enhance support and stability, air max unit for maximum cushioning and impact protection, and rubber outsole for traction on all surfaces.
Fila is the official footwear licensee to the Championships at Wimbledon. They have a long connection there as the Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg wore Fila shoes when he won the trophy for 5 consecutive years.
The first Fila Wimbledon Lifestyle Shoe is a limited edition Fila SW19, named after the post code of the All England Club. They are being produced in Europe and only 1000 pairs will be sold worldwide. Made of full grain leather with a pigskin leather lining, the lateral side of the shoe has an embossed Wimbledon logo. Retailing at £70 for men and women they are available from the Wimbledon Shop www.shop.wimbledon.org
Babolat produce shoes specifically for clay court and artificial grass players. The Babolat Menís Clay III shoes are £70. The shoes are light with back and front support zones.
They are extremely durable with front toe guards and Michelin rubber outsoles and have extra tread to suit clay and artificial grass courts.
Babolat Mens Drive Limited Edition Black Shoes offer great value for money at £50. They have Michelin performance rubber outside for ultimate durability. The Vibrakill System at the heel for shock absorption is vital to prevent ankle and knee problems. The shoes have a tri-material hygienic insole with Ortholite system with shape memory foam. They have good ventilation and flexibility.
The Babolat Team Lady 3 Ladies Tennis Shoe is designed for the all-round player and has stellar levels of comfort. They are lightweight and have cutting-edge technology and sell for £69.99.
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