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Whether a woman is learning the basics of tennis or has a friendly either competitive play each week, she will require a pair of good quality shoes to protect her feet from injuries on the court. Women’s tennis shoes are specifically designed to provide a proper support, comfort, flexibility and keep with a speed of the game.
The most popular brand’s designer shoes that will help every athletic woman to be the queen of the court and some peculiarities of these efforts are concluded in the table below (the highest mark is 10).
In the following, some exemplary tennis shoes are carefully examined.
ASICS Women’s Gel-Game Point Tennis Shoe
Due to a stable rubber outsole with side wraps, these tennis shoes provide exceptional traction on tough courts. The shoes by the brand ASICS have gained the popularity because of the combination of entire grain and synthetic leather uppers. Hinder foot gel cushioning guarantees extra comfort and the absence of blisters after the game.
The shoes are available in two colors – White/Diva Pink and White in combination with Silver. Overall, there are 15 sizes (from 5 B to 12 B).
In general, the shoes are comfortable: they are lightweight with good support, not stiff and easy to play in. Besides, these tennis shoes are good for clay courts. One more bonus is that it is really easy to clean the shoes due to the upper made of synthetic leather.
On the other hand, the shoes don’t look as cute in person and feel like very cheaply made. The tongue does not fill the lace area.
Prince Women’s T22 Tennis Shoe
The brand Prince has modernized their model T10 and put on the market the updated version T22. This model is designed in 4 amazing colors – White/Pink, White/Aqua White/Silver and Sky/Mint. The manufacturer offers 9 sizes of these tennis shoes (from 6 B to 9,5 B). The shoes are made of synthetic materials and mesh. The mesh uppers allow the toes more breathing room than average tennis shoes. The rubber sole provides incomparable durability, the wishbone shank – heightened midfoot balance, and RASH toe cap – scrape protection. Read the full review of Prince Women’s T22.
These shoes are really attractive, light and comfortable. These tennis shoes are very sturdy and supportive. As a pleasant addition, they come with two sets of strings of different colors.
But one should keep in mind that Prince has changed manufacturers: at first the product was made in China, now it is produced in Cambodia. Because of this reason, the generous toe box has become narrower, the shoes are tighter in the front and heavier.
Nike Women’s Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Tennis Shoe
This model of tennis shoes was produced in collaboration between R. Federer and famous Nike designer T. Hatfield. They provide a custom fit and keep the foot in place due to the adaptive fit. Flex grooves on the outsole expand natural motion during long time plays. The material is mesh – the shoes are very light and provide increased ventilation.
These shoes can be purchased in 13 sizes, from 5,5 B to 12 B.
There are 14 different color combinations – bright: Orange, White/Hyper Orange/Black, Ice Blue/Comet Blue/University Blue, Polarized Blue/White/Volt, Volt/White/Black, Dark Purple/Metallic Silver-racer Blue, Pure Platinum/White, Viola/Hyper Violet/White/Black, Pure Platinum/White/Vivid Purple/White, White/Orange/Blue, Dark Purple/Mettalic Silver-racer Blue, Viola/Hyper Violet/White/Black and classical: White/Metallic Silver, Summit White/Light Bone.
The shoes fit perfectly, look great on and are light on the feet. The model gives a lot of support, especially in the arch area.
K-Swiss Women’s Bigshot Light Tennis Shoe
These manmade tennis shoes have a rubber outsole, extra toe guard and rigid mid-foot backing chassis for stability.
The size range equals 10, from 5 B to 12 B, they fit true to size.
You can choose from 8 different colors: White/Very Berry/Bachelor Button, White/White Synthetic Leather, Sunny Lime/Vivid Blue Synthetic Leather, Mauve Chalk/Wind Chime, White/White Synthetic Leather, White/Shocking Pink, Sunny Lime/Vivid Blue, White/Blue Aster/Bachelor Button.
The first impression may be not to the advantage of these tennis shoes – they look a little bit bulky but are extremely light and comfortable on the court. They provide feeling is like walking on air. The shoes are flexible while offering a good support. If a woman has bunions, she should definitely give a try to these tennis shoes. Though they are not as large as the Prince shoes, they are fine for this purpose.
The only minus is that one should be careful with shoestring loops – they may break after a dozen of plays.
Fila Women’s Sentinel Tennis Shoe
The model by Fila is a combination of 75% leather and 25% nylon mesh, which provides lateral support and breathability. Foam-lined heel collar with memory option grants form-fitting comfort. Welded toe protection is engineered for high endurance in wear areas. The midsole is made of super action fabric for increased cushioning and durability. The outsole of the shoes includes full-length grind material with an altered tennis herringbone ornament for proper traction.
8 sizes of these tennis shoes are present on the market, from 5 B to 9,5 B, they run true to size.
To the attention of tennis players, there are 2 colors of this model: White/Safety Yellow/Dive Pink and White/Hawaiian Ocean/Black.
These shoes are really comfortable, even for women with wide feet.
The heel of the shoe slips.
New Balance Women’s WC696 Lightweight Tennis Shoe
The manmade shoes by New Balance are engineered to help the players to achieve their aims.
The upper represents a combination of breathable mesh in the front with the leather surrounding. The comfort is supplemented with padded tongue and collar, absorbing foam midsole, removable padded insole, lightweight cushioning midsole and non-marking herringbone outsole.
One can pick the right size of these shoes from 6 sizes: 7 B – 11 B and 5,5 C/D. Only 1 color is now accessible – a combination of White and Silver.
In general, this model provides comfort and support.
New Balance shoes for years admit that the brand seems to be making the shoes narrower. The toe box is not as large as it used to be in the past.
PUMA Women’s Match Lo Basic Sports Wn’s Tennis Shoe
In this case, brand PUMA provides both simplistic and classical approach to a tennis shoe. The shoes made of genuine leather are equipped with rubber sole and can be styled with every clothing – from mini skirts to tailored trousers.
There are 12 sizes of these shoes – from 5,5 B up to 11 B. Not an immense range of colors is accessible – only 2 blends: Puma Black/Puma Black and Puma White/Winetasting.
The shoes are true to size, some of them complain this model is narrow at the toes.
The pointed-toe design may not fit perfectly women with bunions either wide feet.
The Best Choice
With a variety of modern shoes for tennis to choose from, there exist several points to consider before purchasing – foot size, type of the court, personal play style, individual preferences in terms of material and color. It is highly recommended to overlook all of these factors before making the final decision. On the whole, the great variant for the successful game on the court will be the shoes by Nike – very comfortable breathable shoes with a wide range of colors and sizes. But taking into account some physical peculiarities, such as wide or narrow feet, bunions and others, one may be willing to choose other models by the aforesaid brands.
Shoe Size Charts by Brands
ASICS Women’s Shoe Size Chart
Nike Women’s Shoe Size Chart
K-Swiss Women’s Shoe Size Chart
Fila Women’s Shoe Size Chart
New Balance Women’s Shoe Size Chart
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Puma Women’s Shoe Size Chart