As a tennis coach, I can tell you that finding the best tennis shoes for women is always a test for many people including professional players. A shoe may look very well made and comes from a leading brand but may not deliver good service. Not because it isn’t well made, but because you are wearing a shoe meant for a soft court on a hard court. It may also be that you did not really look at the type of foot you have. Is it overpronator, underpronator, or neutral? Many other things also need to be considered. For instance type of player (baseline or Serve-&-Volley), shoe material (midsole, outer sole, upper…collar, vamp…..), weight, fit, comfort, size and much more. I have seen very nice shoes on the courts lately. However, I could say that the following are the top 9 tennis shoes for women in 2018.
- List of Top 9 Best Tennis Shoes for Women in 2018
- #9 K-Swiss Women’s Hypercourt Tennis Shoe
- #8 ASICS Women’s Gel-Dedicate 5 Tennis Shoe
- #7 K-SWISS Women’s Bigshot Tennis Shoe
- #6 New Balance 786v2 Cushioning Women Tennis Shoe
- #5 Adidas Barricade Club Women Tennis Shoes
- #4 ASICS Women’s GEL-Solution Slam 3 Tennis Shoe
- #3 Nike Womens Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Womens Tennis Shoe
- #2 K-Swiss Women’s Grancourt II Tennis Shoe, 12 M, White/Silver
- #1 Prince Women’s T22 Tennis Shoe
List of Top 9 Best Tennis Shoes for Women in 2018
#9 K-Swiss Women’s Hypercourt Tennis Shoe
This shoe is popular with both beginners and seasoned players and is very stylish and colorful. It is sleek, extra light and improves movement on the courts. It’s a good choice for both soft and hard court and has a firm traction on the two surfaces. The breathable material improves air circulation and comfort whereas the rigid- mid-foot enhances the support and steadiness. The durawrap toe guard provides good protection especially following a skid on the surface or after landing hard from a jump.
#8 ASICS Women’s Gel-Dedicate 5 Tennis Shoe
Asics is one of the brands that I really respect in regards to women tennis shoes. This particular shoe has been a big hit in 2018. The Diva Pink/White/Indigo Blue color combinations give it the “ladyish” appeal and is suited for experienced and inexperienced players. The synthetic upper is lightweight while the sturdy rubber sole provides a firm grip on different surfaces. The sole, according to many players, lasts for a long period even on a hard court. It also gets thumbs up for its good shock absorbency courtesy of the Forefoot GEL Cushioning System.
#7 K-SWISS Women’s Bigshot Tennis Shoe
The K-Swiss Bigshot is among the lightest tennis shoes for women. I’ve advised a number of women to go for it because it allows them to feel light on their toes and this improves their sped and reaction time. In fact, many players notice the difference immediately. The manmade upper allows free air circulation while the solid rubber sole ensures they are firmly grounded for the best support. Like most shoes I have suggested, this pair also has good shock and impact absorption that reduces injury to the joints (ankle, hips, and knees) due to impact.
#6 New Balance 786v2 Cushioning Women Tennis Shoe
By: New Balance
This shoe may not look very flashy and colorful. However, many women players praise its comfort, stability, and reliability. It fits well on most women and doesn’t require lots of breaking –in. The shoe is also lightweight thanks it the synthetic and textile upper while the rubber sole together with the C-cap midsole gives it stability and good traction. The inner lining has good moisture-wicking properties to help in sweat absorption whereas the breathable design encourages good ventilation.
#5 Adidas Barricade Club Women Tennis Shoes
This tennis shoe has been on the market for quite some time and is still a big attraction for women. Many players love its sleek design and colors that comprise of White, Core Punk, and Metallic Silver. It features a light and sturdy synthetic upper and engineered mesh for good breathability. The low-top shaft improves the support and stability especially when sprinting whiles the EVA midsole offers good cushioning.
#4 ASICS Women’s GEL-Solution Slam 3 Tennis Shoe
Many players searching for the best tennis shoes for women end up acquiring this shoe. Having seen it in play, it does deserve a spot on this list. It has the perfect size and weight for the right balance; it is made of strong materials and comes with a nonslip rubber sole. The shoe performs well in different court surfaces and takes a beating quite well. Many users claim that it feels right and light on the feet, has a smooth inner lining and offers quality support and comfort. The high abrasion rubber outsole can last for a long time whereas the GEL Cushioning System minimizes shock and impact.
#3 Nike Womens Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Womens Tennis Shoe
I rarely hear players complain about this shoe. In fact, it seems to receive lots of positive comments. It is among the best shoes from Nike and feels as great as it looks. It comes with a nice fit and is also very flexible to cater for different foot sizes. Thanks to Nike’s dynamic fit system, the shoe has good stability and fits securely. The low profile provides a better support and improved control whereas the textile and mesh upper provide good breathability and comfort. The responsive cushioning and rubber sole containing XDR compound improve traction and comfort.
#2 K-Swiss Women’s Grancourt II Tennis Shoe, 12 M, White/Silver
Women who want to see their game improve should think about acquiring this tennis shoe. It is a high performance and agile shoe and suits different styles of play and various court surfaces. The Grancourt II shoe is more advanced than the earlier one, which was received quite well in the market. It’s among the few tennis shoes that effectively combine leather and synthetic on its upper. This leads to a strong and reliable shoe that can handle the tough activity and will last for a long time. The rubber outsole is sturdy and provides the right grip. It also comes with good shock and impact absorption and a reinforced toe for maximum protection.
#1 Prince Women’s T22 Tennis Shoe
The Prince brand has a good reputation in regards to tennis shoes for women. Th T22 is without-a-doubt a top seller from the company and suits pros and amateurs. It has a nice feel on the foot and this improves movement on the court. The synthetic and mesh upper promote good air movement to minimize the stuffy feeling or excess sweating. It has a solid yet nonslip rubber sole for the perfect hold on different playing surfaces. The outsole is solid and provides maximum support and stability even in extreme performance. It comes in a simple but stylish white/silver color.
Yes, it can be in of those basic things that you take for granted. However, do you know that you can easily lose a game to a weaker opponent because of the wrong choice of shoe? Also, you will use lots of effort, get tired faster, or lose momentum because of wearing a poor shoe. Imagine a shoe with poor traction on a soft or clay court? Not only will you likely overshoot and lose balance but also can skid and get injured. In this review, I have walked you through the shoes that I think are the best tennis shoes for women in 2018. My main points of focus were the comfort, fit, breathability, grip, wearability, versatility, durability and size. By adorning any of the shoes, you will have better control on the court and also minimize the risk of injury.