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Best Tennis Shoes

When it comes to tennis shoes, we have tried them all. Check out our list of the top performers in various categories so you will be confident when buying your next tennis shoes! (Updated July 2022)

In 2022, finding available tennis shoes has been more challenging than ever. With that in mind, we've made our picks for best tennis shoes of 2022 and some honorable mention selections to help give you the best chance of finding a pair. Keep on reading to see what we picked for the best all-around, most durable and stable, lightest, most comfortable and best-value shoes.

Best Overall Men's: adidas Barricade
Women's: adidas Avacourt
Best Durability / Stability adidas Barricade
Best Lightweight Nike Air Zoom Vapor Pro
Best Comfort (tie) KSwiss Hypercourt Express 2
Yonex Sonicage 2
Best Value adidas CourtFlash

LEARN MORE: How to Choose the Best Tennis Shoes for You

Best Men's Overall Tennis Shoe: adidas Barricade

Image of the adidas men's Barricade tennis shoe

What we love: There are few, if any, tennis shoes with a more storied history than the adidas Barricade. Coming to the market in late 2021, this latest version of the Barricade comes in lighter and faster while maintaining the stability and durability that made this franchise a player favorite. Barricades in the past required extensive break-in, but these new shoes are more pliable out of the box. Read the full review.

Best Women's Overall: adidas Avacourt

Image of the adidas Avacourt

What we love: The adidas Avacourt is designed specifically for women tennis players. The designers at adidas spent years analyzing and studying what women of all ages, playing levels, shapes and sizes demand on the tennis court. Then they used the data they collected to created a tennis shoe that exudes style and performance. Our playtesters found a lot to love about these shoes from their comfort to their support and their style. Read the full review.

Best Overall Honorable Mention: Diadora Speed B.Icon

Like so many other Diadora tennis shoes before them, the B.Icons are ultra comfortable. Loaded with cushioning, the shoes are great for long hours on court. They did suffer a bit from some cosmetic wear during our playtests, but both the men and women gave them rave reviews. Read the men's review and women's review.

Best Stability/Durability: adidas Barricade

What we love: For some players, the adidas Barricade is synonymous stability and durability. Although lighter than previous models, we still find the Barricade to deliver plenty of stability and durability for hard court players.

Best Mention Stability/Durability Honorable Mention: Lotto Raptor 100 SPD

The Raptor 100 quickly became a staff favorite once our playtesters hit the court. This new offering from Lotto earned some of the top stability and durability scores of the year from our team. Plus, the cushioning was also very impressive. This model is available only in men's sizing, and if you can get a pair, we don't think you'll be disappointed.

Best Stability/Durability Honorable Mention: Prince T22

Tried and true, the Prince T22 has been on the market for several years. It has a dedicated fanbase for good reason. These shoes are loaded with stability, and they come with a six-month durability guarantee. If you have wider feet, these shoes also are a great option.

Best Lightweight: Nike Air Zoom Vapor Pro

Image of the Nike Air Zoom Vapor Pro

What we love: The beloved Vapor line gets updated. The Vapor Pro replaces the Vapor X, which tennis players have loved for its speedy feel and out-of-the-box comfort. The Vapor Pro has an updated look, but those who liked the light, fast feel of the previous Vapors will find lots to love with this latest edition. Read the full review.

Best Lightweight Honorable Mention: Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 5

On the scale, these Wave Exceed Tour 5s have to be among the lightest tennis shoes ever made. On court, they feel light and fast. Some of our playtesters wished for more support on the court, but if you're focused on a speedy feel, these shoes fit the bill. What we also found impressive was that Mizuno backs these shoes with a six-month durability guarantee.

Most Comfortable: KSwiss Hypercourt Express 2

KSwiss Hypercourt Express 2 Men's Shoe
KSwiss Hypercourt Express 2 Women's Shoe

What we love: The Hypercourt Express was built to be comfortable on the court, and with this second version, it feels lighter and faster. These shoes feel flexible without any break-in time and provide a cushioned ride on court. These shoes are also offered in wide versions for both men and women. Read the full men's review and women's review.

Most Comfortable: Yonex Sonicage 2

Image of the Yonex Sonicage 2 Men's Shoe
Image of the Yonex Sonicage 2 Women's Shoe

What we love: We've long been fans of Yonex's Power Cushion shoes, and with the Sonicage 2, there's both Power Cushion+ and Hyer msLite cushioning for a plush, responsive ride. The uppers are also flexible to help enhance the comfortable feel on the feet. On the men's side, these shoes are also offered in a wide version. Read our full men's review.

Best Value: adidas CourtFlash

Image of men's adidas CourtFlash Shoe
Image of women's adidas CourtFlash Shoe

What we love: The adidas CourtFlash comes in well under $100 and offers immediate comfort and a lightweight, fast ride. It doesn't hurt that these shoes also look great both on and off the court.

How We Pick

Wonder how we choose best gear recommendations? We gather from our playtesters' firsthand experiences reviewing and playing with all the tennis gear. We form our lists based on their reviews and feedback. You can find all of our product reviews here.

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