As June is upon us, we’ve gone through the heavy playtesting spring season, although that doesn’t mean it’s over. I’ve picked two of the most cushioned shoes we’ve playtested this year, the KSwiss Hypercourt Express and Diadora Speed Star K III, to do a side by side comparison.
A quick note on my foot profile so you’ll know if you’re a foot match with me: Wide forefoot (wide enough to wear a New Balance D width), low to flat arches, pronator (mostly on my right foot). I am also a toe dragger.
Check out some amazing shots from this year’s Roland Garros. Browse through them by clicking the arrows below the pictures. Let us know if you have questions about any of the players’ gear, and we’ll do our best to get you the answer.
What: DeFeet D-Evo socks. Tabby Groovy and the Tabby.
My take: Get them. Your feet will thank you. Here are five quick reasons why:
1. There’s a size for you! Offered in sizes small through extra large, the D-Evo socks come in a size to fit everything from a women’s size 6 shoe (that’s me) to a men’s size 14.
2. No yucky rubbing on the toes. DeFeet calls it an “imperceptible toe seam.” I call it magic. Really it’s a seamless toe construction, which minimizes rubbing on the top of the toes — where tennis players can experience a lot of friction. That in turn means less chance for blisters on the tops of your toes.
3. The heel tab. That’s going to protect your heels from unwanted rubbing as well as help keep your socks up (stop your shoes from “eating” your socks).