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.
So you’ve been playing in the KSwiss Ultrascendor for years. And you love everything about this shoe because it never lets you down! It offers step in comfort as well as all the stability and security to allow your feet to feel confident every time you take a step on the court. Who wouldn’t love that winning combination?
But lately, when you have gone to re-order your tried and true Ultrascendors, it hasn’t been there or it’s out of stock…but why?! Sadly, it is the end of an era. And as sad as you are to see it go, we are also mourning the loss of the Ultrascendor here at Tennis Warehouse.
As you scour the internet to try and find where you can grab your last pair of Ultrascendors, we have compiled a list of the top 3 alternatives to help you find a replacement shoe you will love just as much (possibly even more) than your KSwiss Ultrascendors!
Tennis players and non-tennis players alike will likely recognize the classic court shoes KSwiss has produced since the ’60s. Founded in Los Angeles in 1966 by two brothers living the American dream, KSwiss came about from the inspiration of leather ski boots to create the first all-leather tennis shoe. Since, the 5 stripes and leather comfort have become the signature trait for the brand. Evolving over the years, KSwiss continues to produce some of the most comfortable shoes on the market while still competing to be produce the highest quality performance tennis shoe.
KSwiss maintains its reputation based on quality products loved by tennis players around the world. And it doesn’t hurt that two of the best doubles teams in the history of our sport have spent their tenure playing under the KSwiss brand. Between the Woodies and the Bryan Brothers, KSwiss has provided shoes for more than a handful of Grand Slam titles. With the Bryan Brothers winning their 100th title this year, who better than to represent this American Heritage Tennis brand?! This California court brand isn’t stopping there and promises to continue to provide us tennis players with high performing shoes.