adidas now has a new flagship shoe for their speed-oriented adizero line – the Ubersonic! This new premium offering features a super low to the ground ride that feels lightning quick on court and keeps you completely connected to your movement. Rubber was removed and strategically replaced by mesh in specific areas of the outsole to reduce weight and make the shoe ultra light and fast-feeling. Lastly, extra TPU protection wraps the toe area and medial side on the upper to give added protection for aggressive movers.
We get asked all the time if a hard court shoe will be suitable on a clay court or even a grass court. While you can get away with it, there is a reason why there are specific shoes for specific surfaces. Each surface plays a little different and your game and footwork can change depending on what surface you are playing on. So let’s take a look at what the distinctions are between these three types of shoes.
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.