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Adidas is known for making some of the most innovative and stylish shoes around and this summer saw the launch of the new Adizero Feather 2.0 line.
Worn by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the shoe is lightweight and built low to the ground giving a player maximum comfort while allowing them to run around all sides of the court with ease. Tsonga’s adidas shoes carried the frenchman to the semifinals of Wimbledon as well as to a silver medal in men’s doubles at the recent Summer Games in London.
The shoes are built with a variety of one of a kind materials including Sprintskin™ a revolutionary single-layer synthetic upper for incredible support and reduced weight along with Adiprene®+ in the forefoot that maintains propulsion and efficiency and under the heel for superior cushioning at impact while an Adiwear™ outsole offers the ultimate in high-wear durability.
Having worn the shoes myself, I can say that they feel very light though the low cushioning around the ankles might not be the favorite of everyone, especially those that have weakness or soreness in that area. They
Adizero Feather 2.0 shoes are best suited to all-court players. They come in four color combinations including dark blue/running white, metallic silver/black, running white/black, and running white/dark blue.
U.S. Open champion Andy Murray wore the Adipower Barricade 7.0 shoes on his way to his first ever Grand Slam title.
At 15.3 ounces, the Adipower Barricade is an ounce lighter than before and is also mi-Coach compatible. Made of a synthetic leather upper to make it more lightweight, the show has a comfortable textile lining and an extended Torsion® system for midfoot and forefoot integrity; molded eva insole for anatomical comfort. Adiprene® is placed under the heel for superior cushioning at impact while an Adiwear™ 6 outsole offers the ultimate in high-wear durability including stability claws that are great for those who need to change direction in an instant and help with lateral movements on the court.
The Barricade series is a must for serious hard-court players and the shoes are designed for rugged wear. They also come with a six-month outsole durability guarantee.
For those seeking a durable shoe at an affordable price, consider the Adidas Adizero Ace II. Similar to the Feather 2.0, these shoes are light and low to the ground. These shoes provide exception support while allowing a player to stay agile on their feet. The Adiwear outsole offers great durability especially for multi-directional play.
They offer a new Micro-Fit that provides the players with with more comfort, helping you with the quick and agile movement around the court.
Also there’s the classic Adidas Response 2.0 line that updates the classic shoe with a new look. At 14.1 ounces, the shoes offer Adituff™ to prevent toe abrasion and the soles have a bit more grip to them that can help player maintain traction on the court. It offer multiple surface stability along with comfort and breathability. A perfect shoe for the intermediate player.
For women, Adidas offers several shoes for players who are style conscious but also need to play their best on the court.
The Stella McCartney Sebellica shoes worn by Caroline Wozniacki are black with running white and offer lightweight support, bounce and responsiveness on the court.
The Adizero Tempaia 2.0 shoes come in running white and pink are superlight for all-court players and use Sprintframe construction to prevent overpronation along with the standard Adidas construction and overall fit.
The Sprintweb offers the players superior stability and Sprintskin gives the necessary support and reduces weight of the shoe.
There is a possibility to insert miCoach Speed_Cell into the sole of the shoe to record speed and distance data.
Finally, the Adipower Barricade series for women are just like the version made for men with a rugged outer sole and stability claws that provide extra support. These are perfect for today’s aggressive baseliners and the preferred shoe of many WTA touring pros.
Before purchasing any tennis shoe, it’s important to consider not only the cost but your playing style, how often you play each week, the kinds of courts you usually play on and any special health or current physical issues that you have. Be sure to read as many reviews and if possible try to play test the shoes before purchasing. Also with any shoes, be sure to wear a good pair of athletic socks for additional support and cushioning so to prevent blisters and other feet issues.
Shoes can be just as important as your racquet in helping you play your best, so choose wisely.