Year-End-Review of Best Tennis Footwear for 2023

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Before we swap out our calendars and ring in the New Year, let’s take a moment to look at the best tennis footwear of 2023. In this blog post we’ll look at the best of the best in tennis shoes. This includes brands like Nike, Adidas, ASICS, New Balance, K-Swiss, Diadora, Wilson, Mizuno, Head, Babolat, Lotto, Lacoste, and more. Many of these tennis shoes are worn by your favorite ATP professionals such as Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Ben Shelton. From the WTA we’ve got shoes that are worn and endorsed by Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabelanka, Elena Rybakina, Jessica Pegula, Ons Jabeur, Coco Gauff, and many others.

The best news is that these bestsellers are in stock, on sale, and available now. But let me warn you, don’t wait. Sizes are limited and inventory is moving fast so get your pair today!

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Kicking off our tennis footwear list is the limited edition Wilson Men`s Rush Pro 4.0 Tennis Shoes. Wilson created this colorway to match the new Pro Staff tennis racquet and celebrate the launch of v14. It features a redesigned midsole with the 4D Support Chassis 2.0. Ideally, these shoes offer excellent support and help with forward propulsion. Infused with technology that promotes lateral movement and heel-to-toe stability, this pair of footwear is labeled dynamic movers. The EVA foam in the forefoot offers a softer feel and better weight transfer and the Duralast Rubber offers excellent traction and improved durability.

Worn by: Jenson Brooksby

Color: Pro Staff Limited Edition Black and Bronze


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The Nike Men’s Air Zoom Vapor 11 Tennis Shoe is back, and better than ever!  Dubbed one of the fastest shoes on the court,  the Nike Vapor 11 is one of the most popular among the pros. They have had some modifications, including a half-bootie construction for an easier entry and more secure fit. Also, Nike cut some of the bulk out of the tongue and tweaked the ZOOM feature in the forefoot. These changes added even more speed. Durability and style are evident from the exterior appearance and despite the changes, Nike was able to make this shoe lighter than its predecessors.

Worn by:  Carlos Alcaraz, Holger Rune, Jannik Sinner, Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz, and more

Color: Black and Multi-Color (FD6693-001)

K-Swiss is known across the industry for building high-quality tennis footwear. When it comes to value, nothing can beat the K-Swiss Men`s Bigshot Light 4 Tennis Shoes.  These shoes were engineered to provide lightweight stability, comfort, and performance. Perfect for clay or on hard court surfaces, they have excellent traction and make a great practice or game-day shoe. Because of technology like Durawrap in the upper, K-EVA in the midsole, and DragGuard in the high-wear areas, they have excellent durability.  It’s no wonder this K-Swiss shoe was so popular in 2023.

Worn by: Cameron Norrie and Fabio Fognini

Color: Black and White

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The NikeCourt Women`s Air Zoom Vapor Pro 2 Tennis Shoe is more comfortable than the original version. They give players a close-to-court feel that promotes better stability. Likewise, they’re built with some comfort features such as the padded tongue, improved forefoot Zoom Air cushioning system, and supportive, yet wildly soft ankle collar.

Worn by: Aryna Sabalenka, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azerenka, Paula Badosa, and more

Color: Black and White (DR6192-001)


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THE ROGER Pro Women`s Tennis Shoe by On is a real showstopper. Built with the avid player in mind, they offer speed, stability, and support for the highest level of competition. Designed in collaboration between On and former APT World No. 1 player Roger Federer, they were two years in the making. On utilized their mega experience in the running space. Roger used his on-court wisdom to add signature features. Together, the technology withstands rigorous lateral movement and adds stability to the footbed. They also have a curved edge along the outsole which helps deliver a smooth weight transfer and lend balance for the next step.  

Players should note that theses shoes run slightly shorter. Our playtesters recommend ordering up by a 1/2 size for extra length in the toe box.

Worn by: Leylah Fernandez

Color: White and Indigo

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The New Balance Women’s WC806 Tennis Shoes are a classic model with updated technology. From the brand you know and trust, the new 806 offers superior stability and support. Some of their features include a non-marking herringbone outsole, Full Grain Leather, a Long Wear Drag Tip, C-Cap, and Lightning Dry lining. There’s also a Rollbar rear-foot movement minimizer to help you achieve ultimate motion control. Additionally, the Abzorb technology cushions along with other design elements ensure comfort for hours on end. This tennis footwear is ideal for athletes regardless of playing level.

Worn By: Sorana Cirstea

Color: White

Unisex Tennis Footwear

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New Balance unveiled another colorway in the popular Coco Gauff signature shoe. The dark blue CG1 features a unique combination of tech and style that will lend both male and female players more stability and better support. As one of the few high-top tennis shoes on the market, it mimics the qualities of a basketball shoe. It also has a new Energy Arc in the midsole, which helps to create greater energy return. The popular FuelCell foam extends a dynamic feel and the Fit Weave Lite is prominently featured in the multi-piece upper of the shoe.

Lastly, the materials invested into this shoe hold their shape, and the Ndurance outsole provides long-lasting traction and durability. It’s no wonder it’s such a popular pick for 2023!

Worn by: Coco Gauff

Width: D – *Listed in men`s sizes; women should order 1.5 sizes smaller for the equivalent women`s size (e.g. if you are a women`s size 10, then you are a men`s size 8.5).

Color: Eclipse and White

Bargain Tennis Shoes

If you’re looking for a steal of a deal, check out the ASICS’ Men’s Solution Swift FF Tennis Shoes. Similar to the Solution Speed FF 2, these shoes are high-speed performers, great for all skill levels. A few qualities I’d like to point out are the flexible sole design, ideal for multi-directional movements, and the FLYTEFOAM® Midsole Technology, which is excellent for comfort. They are lightweight and have rearfoot and forefoot GEL®  to provide additional shock absorption.

Worn by: Novak Djokovic, Alex de Minaur, Matteo Berrettini

Color: White and Black

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The HEAD Men`s Sprint Team 3.5 Tennis Shoes represent a lightweight, speedy option for players seeking greater agility on the court. As the update version, they have more technical benefits than the prior model. Built on a seamless  platform, they have a reinforced toe box for added durability. They also feature Drift Defense technology and a low-to-the-ground EVA Midsole for better cushioning and an effective rebound.

Worn by: Marin Cilic

Color:  White and Black

If you’re ready to play like the pros, the NikeCourt Women`s Air Zoom Vapor Pro 2 tennis shoes are the ones for you. Nike designed the Vapor Pro 2 with close-to-the-court comfort in mind. They features improved forefoot Zoom Air cushioning, an extra padded, traditional tongue design, and a soft yet supportive ankle collar. Touted for being more comfortable than it’s predecessor, the Vapor Pro 2 has mesh overlay for improved ventilation.

Worn by: Emma Raducanu, Madison Keys

Color: White and High Voltage

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