Nike, Asics, Adidas, and Yonex are introducing new/updated tennis shoe models at the start of the 2023 season. Let’s have a look at all the new styles and latest technologies incorporated in on-court footwear.
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Nike Vapor 11 Tennis Shoe
Look fast and play fast with the brand new Nike Vapor 11! This model is a replacement of the React Vapor NXT.
The Vapor 11 kicks are the first of their kind, offering the performance of a tennis shoe with iconic Nike running shoe style with low-to-the-ground feel. The model is step-in comfortable, super fast and exceptionally stable. Haptic printing is also introduced here to promote increased durability while maintaining flexibility and breathability. The traction of the outsole has been optimized for sliding on hard courts.
Nike Vapor Pro 2 Tennis Shoe
The Nike Vapor Pro 2 is intended to become the most popular match day shoe for players of all levels. This model has kept what you loved about the previous Vapor Pro and added an Air Zoom unit in the forefoot.
Here we can see two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova wearing the Nike Vapor Pro 2 White/Citron/Earth Women’s Shoe at the Adelaide International 2 in Australia this January.
Adidas Cybersonic Tennis Shoe
Introducing brand new technology and elite speed with the Adidas Cybersonic! This one-of-a-kind shoe took over three years to develop and offers phenomenal performance with a lightweight and stable structure. Inspired by the ever-evolving game of tennis, the Cybersonic is the first to use adidas “Energy Rod” innovation: a tube at the heel that supports propulsion and helps push pace on court. If you’re ready to react as quickly as you think, this one’s for you.
Yonex Sonicage 3 Tennis Shoe
New year, new shoes in the Yonex family! This third generation of the Sonicage features an improved upper design for added comfort and durability on aggressive movements. If you’re looking for an ultra-lightweight balance between speed and support, these are the kicks for you!
Asics Gel Resolution 9 Tennis Shoe
Meticulously designed to be more stable and supportive than ever! According to the research conducted by Asics Institute of Sports Science, the Gel Resolution 9 provides a 4.4% improvement in supporting dynamic footwork compared to its predecessor, Gel Resolution 8.
Backed by extensive athlete testing, biomechanical research, and expert craftsmanship, this brand new generation of the Gel Resolution offers precise control of side-to-side movement and next-level fit. The sleek design is inspired by the dynamic motion of race cars, and the alternating checkerboard pattern of mesh and resin provides unbeatable flexibility.
WTA world No.1 Iga Swiatek and ATP world No.14 Matteo Berrettini are wearing this tennis shoe.
Asics Court FF 3 Tennis Shoe
The Asics Court FF 3 was developed with insights from Novak Djokovic, who closely collaborated with footwear designers to improve the previous version of the shoe, which he claims was already great in itself.
“They understand my needs and are committed to improving even the smallest detail, which I value and respect,” says that 21-time Grand Slam champion. “Nothing feels better than playing in ASICS.”
Asics Court FF 3 now boasts an industry-first three-piece outsole to provide more flexibility and comfort than ever before. Compared to the previous model, the update reduces the impact to body by 6.8% in a tennis environment.