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Step up to the court ready to play. Select men's tennis shoes that are optimized for your game.
The right pair of tennis shoes is built to endure the rigors of the sport. Tennis is an aggressive game, involving quick motions and sudden starts and stops on the court. Your tennis shoe needs to support your level of agility—look for flat-sole shoes with a traction-maximizing rubber outsole.
Typical running and athletic footwear is designed for forward motion. Your tennis shoes, however, should be crafted to provide lateral support.
Men's tennis shoes are available in a variety of constructions, styles and colors. Get into the match with top tennis brands. Shop shoes from Nike®, adidas®, Prince® and Babolat®.
Look for menís tennis shoes with thicker, softer heels to decrease weight and provide optimal shock absorption. Determine what kind of player you are when selecting your tennis shoes:
Baseline players play primarily along the back lines of the court and need a shoe that provides exceptional lateral support for sideways motions
Serve-and-volley players frequently charge the net and, often sliding their back foot along the court as they serve. These players require a shoe with a durable toe cap
Move fluidly on the court in lightweight, breathable footwear. Mesh paneling provides proper air circulation in your footwear for a fresh, breathable feel. A shoe designed with an internal sock liner works to enhance the fit of your footwear. Moisture-wicking technology in your shoe's sock liner lifts perspiration from your skin for a dry feeling as you play.
Tennis players often seek out an air-light shoe for quick movement on the court, but consider the durability of your footwear as well. Lighter shoes are sometimes not as durable as their heavier counterparts.
Athletes who play on concrete require a heavier shoe and thicker rubber outsole for durability. Those who play on grass or clay need traction that will not blemish the court.