Top 10 Best Rated Tennis Shoes For Women and Men in 2018

The 2018 Tennis Shoe market is an overwhelmingly abundant place to look for your favorites! All of the best brands are on display including Nike, Adidas, K-Swiss, New Balance, Asics, and many many more! Because of all the variety of brands I have taken the liberty of making a Top 10 list for women and men. I will rank them based on popularity, relevance, durability, price, and modelling. I will rate each category on a scale from 1-5, 1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest.

#10 

Men: Prince Mens T22  

 

The T22 is 100% synthetic and mesh and contains a rubber sole. The Mens T22 is superiorly durable and will last hours upon hours on the court. Definitely a quality shoe and for a price of $89.00 it cannot be beat. This shoe is best made for Hard courts and I do not recommend wearing this shoe on any other surface.

Popularity: 2

Relevance: 1

Durability: 4

Price: 4

Modeling:  3

Average: 3

Surface: All Court

Women: Prince Womens T-22 Lite 

The T22 Lite is much like the mens  T22 version but is much physically lighter. The weight is 12.8 ounces and upper and midsole offer comfort, flexibility, a nice fit and stability. I have always been an advocate of a light shoe since it helps you glide on the court a lot easier.

Popularity: 1

Relevance: 2

Durability: 4

Price: 4

Modeling: 3

Average: 3

Surface: All Court

#9

Men: Nike Vapor Court Tennis Shoe

The Nike Vapor Court Tennis Shoe is a magnificent shoe for all sufaces! The Vapor Court contains leather and synthetic fibers and material comes in wide sole and narrow sole varieties, and a lightweight, breathable fit. Dynamic mesh insides. Maybe not for the player whos plays everyday, but none the less a quality shoe and for $69.95 the price cannot be beat!

Popularity: 2

Relevance: 3

Durability: 1

Price:4

Modeling: 3

Average: 3

Surface: All Court

Women:  New Balance Women’s 1296v2

This shoe is popular because of the sole and durability as well as the sleek design. In addition to these two features the weight of the shoe is incredibily lightweight and versatile. With a price of $70.41 it cant be beat!

Popularity: 1

Relevance: 2

Durability: 4

Modeling : 3

Price: 4

Average: 3

Surface: All Court

#8

Men: Babolat Mens Propulse Team All Court

This shoe is packed full of features and definitely cements its place at #7 on my list. Babolat has a 3D fishbone surrounded by PU Foam. The outsole was developed in accordance with Michelin tires and are super durable. Engineered with a FOOT BELT for comfortability and response which cant be beat. TI-Step heel support for sure footing round out the many features of this shoe and because of these features the shoe is super complete and with a price of $79 it is quite the steal!

Popularity: 3

Relevance: 3

Durability: 5

Modeling : 3

Price: 4

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

Women: New Balance Women’s 786v2

The rubber sole of the New Balance is designed to offer great grip on the courts. The stability offered in the sole allows you to storm the net with great confidence, or rally from the baseline, being able to turn, change directions and stop quickly. The outsole is non-marking. It features Ndurance, which adds to the durability of the tennis shoe. This is a great pair of shoes. And greatly priced $79.95

Popularity: 2

Relevance: 2

Durability: 5

Modeling : 3

Price: 4

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

#7

MenAdidas Performance Adizero Ubersonic

This is mostly placed a #7 on the list because of the durability and design. I always like Adidas for their creative designs and innovative product lines. What you’ll find in this shoe is very durable sole and lightweight. Their SPRINTFRAME technology leaves it possible to make quick movements as well as the ADIPRENE under the heel offers superior cushioning and impact. For most intermediate players this is a great shoe and with a price of $125 you are definitely paying for what you get!

Popularity: 3

Relevance: 3

Durability: 5

Modeling : 4

Price: 3

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

Women:  New Balance Women’s WC806

Just an aside about New Balance is that they do not pay for celebrity endorsements and so you will rarely see a commercial or advertisement about their shoes, having said that they are quality shoes which offer support, comfort, and stability on the court. The ABZORB cushioning helps create a lightweight shoe and tons of shock absorption while the C-CAP midsole is designed for ideal comfort. With a price of $105 dollars this shoe has amazing value!

Popularity: 2

Relevance: 3

Durability: 5

Modeling : 4

Price: 4

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

#6

Men: Adidas Barricade Boost 2018

 

The 2018 Adidas Barricade Boost has many features including the BOOST technology which provides maximum energy return while reminaing consistently cushioned and incredibly responsive. The design is very sleek which provides for a great fit and awesome style. The midsole has a full length ADIPRENE+ for high levels of cushioning and rebounding and the GEOFIT construction provides optimal comfort. With a price of $102 its definitely a steal!

Popularity: 4

Relevance: 5

Durability: 5

Modeling : 4

Price: 4

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

Women: Adidas Women’s Barricade Club

This stylisitic shoe has a lot to offer for a regular player. Not only is the design supreme but the features included are great as well. Resistant ADITUFF wraps around the toe in order to provide supreme durability and 3D torsion provides supreme foot support along with longtime lightweight cushioning. For all these features along with a killer design pricing in at only $70 is amazing!

Popularity: 3

Relevance: 3

Durability: 5

Modeling : 5

Price: 5

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

#5

Men: Asics Solution Speed FF

The Asics solution speed is a dynamic shoe with many features to offer! The flyte foam cushioning for the ultimate lightweight cushioned experience is present, as well as the flexion fit which includes a very soft foam for comfortability. The rubber outsole will grip any court as well as a great performance on hard courts. This shoe has both lightweight responsiveness and premium stability. A bit pricey clocking in at $119.15 but none the less you definitely get what you pay for!

Popularity: 4

Relevance: 4

Durability: 4

Modeling : 4

Price: 2

Average: 5

Surface: All Court

Women: Adidas Womens Barricade Club Basic ASMC Tennis Shoe

The flagship Adidas Barricade shoe is back with ultimate durability and lightweight mesh for breathability. The Womens Barricade Club is a very popular shoe not only for the sleek and cool design but also for the strength, lightweight design and new cushinoning specific to the shoe. Technologies like ADITUFF, 3D Torsion and EVA make this shoe state-of-the-art and with cushioning, foot design, and durability that is specifically tailored to women this shoe is a real knockout! With a price of $59.95 on Amazon it is simply too good to be true!

Popularity: 4

Relevance: 4

Durability: 5

Modeling : 5

Price: 5

Average: 5

Surface: All Court

#4

Men: KSwiss Ultrashot Blue/Yellow

K-Swiss is a company that you may not hear about a whole lot but it definitely has a good reputation for building tennis shoes. This model has been touted as a reliable and durable design with shock absorbing material and an Aosta rubber outsole in a modified herringbone pattern and 6 month guarantee. Good for all court surfaces. Durawrap X for comfort, midsole sockliner and available in different designs and shapes. Certainly a quality shoe. For a price of $79.95 its great!

Popularity: 3

Relevance: 3

Durability: 3

Modeling : 3

Price: 4

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

Women: Adidas Performance Women’s CC Rally Comp W Tennis Shoe

A great and sturdy shoe which comes complete with a sleek design and inexpensive price. Great heel and outsole. Non marking surface outsole.

Popularity: 5

Relevance: 5

Durability: 5

Modeling : 5

Price: 5

Average: 5

Surface: All Court

#3

Men: Men’s Air Zoom Vapor X Tennis Shoe

A bit of a pricey shoe but after hearing about all of the amenities included with it you may consider purchasing the Vapor X. I have always been a fan of the ZOOM VAPOR brand because of the simple lightweightness, the diversity of the multiple designs how durable it actually is even though Nike is not necessarily known for its diversity. Some of the features included with this shoe are the Dynamic fit system with “fingers” that form to your midfoot and arch at the bottom of the shoe. Not only does it contain this but also a padded collar for comfort. On the outsole the XDR rubber is arranged in a herringbone pattern for excellent traction. The TPU midfoot helps stability. With a Price of $140 it is a higher end shoe, but contained in it are the stops.

Popularity: 5

Relevance: 5

Durability: 5

Modeling : 5

Price: 4

Average: 5

Surface: All Court

Women: Women’s Court Air Zoom Cage 3

Fairly new shoe from Nike, this covers most of the amenities that you need. From a lightweight shoe to excellent durability and performance. The heel adds a level of responsiveness that you will need for quick movements in matches. I think that it fits the form of most feet and the midfoot TPU shank with controls help torsional stability. For the price of $97.85 it certainly is a good price and steal of a shoe.

Popularity: 5

Relevance: 5

Durability: 5

Modeling : 5

Price: 4

Average: 5

Surface: All Court

#2

Men: Men’s Court Air Zoom Zero Premium 

This shoe was developed as a homage to the 90s tennis stars with its design. What makes the Air Zoom Zero unique is the soft outside and tough inside. It forms to the shape of your foot. It features the first full zoom air unit in history. Its contours are designed to make explosive movements more efficient.  On the outsole the crashpad is designed to utilize a heel-to-toe transition. All together this shoe is a very good steal at $97.50 with all the amenities. A flashy, function shoe.

Popularity: 4

Relevance: 4

Durability: 5

Modeling : 4

Price: 4

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

Women:adidas adizero Club Blue/Yellow Women’s Shoes

The Adizero Club has outstanding value, it will allow you to control the court with your speed. Designed specifically for a woman’s foot, they feature a breathable mesh upper with added ventilation to keep your feet cool at all times. The midsole absorbs harsh shock and offers stability to keep your feet in place. The ADIWEAR offers great durability. The Value of this shoe is monumental! This will help any level of player from beginner to advanced. With a price of $79.95 this shoe is absolutely a great find.

Popularity: 4

Relevance: 4

Durability: 5

Modeling : 4

Price: 4

Average: 4

Surface: All Court

#1

Men: Asics Men’s Gel-solution Speed 3 Tennis Shoe

Top of the line here. A complete dream of a shoe. I like this shoe so much that even I own a pair. Where to start with the benefits of owning such a shoe? Well we can start with its variable designs, and then move on to rear and forefoot GEL cushioning systems which absorb shock extremely well. PG toe protector for increased toe durability. A lightweight midsole pattern with great cushioning. For a price range of $60-$260 youre certainly getting it for a steal and some special editions may run higher, but is worthwhile. 

Popularity: 5

Relevance: 5

Durability: 5

Modeling : 5

Price: 5

Average: 5

Surface: All Court

Women:ASICS Women’s Gel Solution Speed 2 Tennis Shoe

 

The second edition of Asics Gel Resolution Speed 2 Clay includes a low profile look but adds a more lateral forefoot. Flexion Fit upper provides form fitting comfort and you do not have to sacrifice support for this. The other technology it contains is the P.H.F. which is the personal heel fit which is two layers of memory foam that line the collar and mold the athletes heel. PGuard toe protector for enhanced toe durability. A lightweight midsole and in addition to this, a midfoot which also helps out with torsion control.  With a price of $89.95 it really is a steal.

Popularity: 5

Relevance: 5

Durability: 5

Modeling : 5

Price: 5

Average: 5

Surface: All Surface

Well Folks, thats all! This list is the best I could come up with based on information I have. If you look up other tennis shoe lsits you may see some similarities, but only because the shoe quality is so good! If youre a begining tennis player, I’d aim for shoes 5-8 or 9-10. If youre more advance and play a lot, youll definitely want to invest in a shoe higher up on the list for more durability and technologies.

Thank you all and in the coming weeks right before Christmas I will be posting a whole lot more!


8 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Rated Tennis Shoes For Women and Men in 2018”

  1. Thanks for sharing this website. I want to know if you have any diabetic shoes. I cannot buy regular shoes again. Last week my toes got amputated. I’m still recovering from it.

    1. Hi Roger, I mean absolutely no disrespect but I have never heard of that type of shoe. I am sure this type of tennis shoe exists. I am sorry to here that Roger and I can’t imagine the difference. You’ll get through it for and there are many types of athletic shoe for diabetes. Look on https://www.pedors.com/diabetes/, they have some nice athletic options. It looked like the white athletic shoe they have would be valuable. Good look and thanks for commenting on my website. It really does mean a lot to me.

  2. Thank you for coming up with this list. I am in need of the new tennis shoes. That new balance 1296V2 really caught my eyes. Looks so trendy and colorful. I like them because my clothes are usually black so having a colorful sneaker will lighten my looks a bit and it’s only $70! Get outa here! I have been thinking about running for a marathon, will this pairs be durable for that, I love the light weight but not sure if it will last that long for my marathon training, what’s your opinion on that?

    1. Hi Nutta, I think that if you’re trying to run a marathon a tennis shoe may not be the best fit for you. Because of the length of a marathon you might be putting too much force on your foot with the thickness of the tennis shoe. Most tennis shoes have a real thick rubber sole which is great for the explosive stopping and starting motions of tennis, but less than ideal for the  long tedious pressure on your foot of marathon running. They definitely would be a great match with a black dress.

  3. What a wonderful review on tennis shoes. I have been thinking of getting a pair of The Adizero Club by Adidas due to the other reviews I have read online. I heard if your feet get hot easily they were best for ventilation and keeping your feet cool. Do you know where the best place to get them online? 

  4. Hello!

    Good article! I think there is no doubt which website to catch when we`ll look for new tennis shoes 🙂 Very good description of whole list of good brand tennis shoes, I like it. I played tennis just a few times but I think that shoes are important there.

    From the list in your article I would prefer Babolat mens shoes, because they were engineered with a foot belt for comfortability and response, and I like also how they look.

    keep up the good work and thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Thanks Luke! I enjoyed your comment. Babolat shoes definitely have a unique look to them. I will encourage you to keep playing tennis as it is great exercise! Tennis shoes are meant to be flashy, and I made sure I included a lot of them in my website. Have a great day.

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