What tennis shoes do you use? A vlog

by Jonas Eriksson

What tennis shoes do you use? I made a vlog about some of my favorite shoes and some pros and cons with them.

I am not an expert shoe reviewer, but I have tried a bunch of tennis shoes over the years. Lately, I have been testing some new HEAD shoes like the HEAD Revolt Pro 3.0, the HEAD Sprint 3.0 and the HEAD Sprint SF. Before I got into HEAD shoes, I used a few different ones such as Wilson Rush Pro 3.0, Nike Vapor Tour 9.5 and Asics Gel Resolution 6 and 7. All good shoes, but my current favorite is the HEAD Revolt Pro. The dampening and comfort is important for my knees as I mostly play on hard court and tend to play 4-5 times a week at least.

But a tennis shoe is obviously a personal choice and depends on what courts you play on, the movement pattern, the shape of your feet, and what you like in a shoe. Regarding the surface, the main difference is that clay court shoes come with a full herringbone pattern for great grip (with the ability to slide), while hard court shoes are more durable as they wear out faster.

What tennis shoes do you use? Comment below!

If you want to hear about my shoe preferences, watch the video about or on YouTube. Are the other aspects of tennis gear you want me to cover? Grips? Dampeners? Or other topics completely? Let me know in the comments below.

More pro player videos and racquet videos to come soon, so don’t worry if that’s your thing :)

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Eduardo Gavira Crespillo January 21, 2021 - 07:50

When you compete at the highest level, and you have two maximum intensity matches in the same day, you realize the differences.
Despite being a veteran tennis player, I still play senior level tournaments as well as ITF seniors (top 100). Two years ago I was combining the use of the BABOLAT JET MACH II with the PROPULSE FURY. It turns out that during a tournament day, I had to play from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (wearing the JET MACH II). It was a three-set match on clay. After that, I returned to play the second round at 7:00 p.m. (wearing the PROPULSE FURY). Being a match on clay, it was usual for my opponent to shoot high balls to my backhand, trying to get back on the court. To avoid that, it is constant the need to hit the backhand by jumping, since this prevents them from making you go back. When falling from that backhand jumping, in the afternoon game, I noticed that when landing my foot after the jump, my knee and ankle, I had almost no adjustments to stabilize myself and run to the next point, noting an appreciable comfort and reduction of tiredness. In short, with the PROPULSE FURY, I had to do much less effort, with the consequent and total saving of energy. Despite the fact that the JET MACH II are ultra light (the lightest on the market) and with a magnificent grip, I chose the PROPULSE FURY as the definitive shoe. They weigh a bit more, but that extra protection and stability are a guarantee of freshness in the game in the long run.
I had an injury to my Achilles tendon three years ago and they had to rebuild it with stem cells. The result has been miraculous, after a year and a half wasted going through physiotherapy cabinets (cause they recover my tendon in ten days). After that injury, I have to be very careful before choosing my tennis shoes.
In my history I have used mostly:

Joakim Harlin January 26, 2021 - 14:10

I play mostly hard courts, indoors and outdoors and also need good dampening. Also tried a bunch and my current fave’s are the Asics Court FF2. On clay I personally haven’t found the choice of shoe as important as long as they have a proper clay court sole.

Alec Wasa January 26, 2021 - 14:23

Great content as always Jonas:)
I have slightly wider feet and have found that Kswiss are great for me. Started with Hypercourt Express but then shifted to Ultrashot 2 which is even better (more stable). Shoes are so difficult as each one has different feet. Anyone who finds Asics just a tad too tight, give Kswiss a shot. They are really comfortable. If you have narrow feet, Kswiss is not for you.


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