Following on from our article on male tennis shoes, here are the ten best for women. As with men’s shoes, comfort, traction across the court and ventilation are three of the main points to consider when buying a pair of tennis shoes.
Here are our suggestions:
With an Impact Guide System that enhances the foot’s natural gait, this shoe has extra padding for more comfort, a high abrasion rubber sole and added gel. There’s upper mesh for ventilation and an interior lining which helps to keep your feet in place.
A glove-like fit allows the shoe to stay in place whilst you speed around the court. Super-responsive cushioning adding extra comfort with flexibility from the lateral midfoot. There’s a phylon midsole for additional protection.
A great all-rounder here, featuring a skeletized two piece outsole and exposed EVA design with a rubber sole. A lightweight shoe with added protection and comfort. Wear is minimised thanks to the wave finish base.
Lots of new tech in this shoe from Adidas. An adiprene insert allows for more support, there’s a synthetic and mesh finish, a rubber sole, and reinforced midsole. A lightweight shoe ideal for intermediate players.
Standard shoe here which is great for beginners. Features a rubber sole, synthetic and mesh upper finish, and padded tongue and collar ensure for a nice comfy fit. These shoes were also rated as the Top Women’s Tennis Shoes in Tennis Magazine.
Nice budget shoe here from New Balance which features a leather upper with hounds tooth detailing and also an all-over herringbone outsole that includes NDurance for extra comfort and added performance. There’s the ABZORB® foam midsole which allows for superior shock absorption. Also has extra padding and an interior lining.
Fast response on court thanks to the rubber outsole, and perforated leather upper finish adds more comfort. There’s extra grip provided by the lining on the heels and a flow cool system keeps you ventilated and cool in the heat. Also features a padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
A hard-wearing shoe for those who play harder. Built for all types of court but especially good on clay, the durable outsole provides protection against shocks and the solid rubber sole gives great traction on court.
Great price for these lightweight shoes that offer great manoeuvrability across the court. Super ventilation provided by the mesh upper side and a padded collar tongue allows more comfort. There’s also a mesh lined insole for extra grip.
Good shoe for expert players here, as a mix of technology provides an exceptional shoe. There’s the forefoot gel system placed in critical areas of the sole which allows cushioning on impact. You also get a reduction in the sole weight which does not compromise the integrity of the shoe.