There are an endless amount of brands that sells tennis shoes and Adidas is one of them. Adidas have been a leader in the tennis shoe industry for many years and the only brand that can compete against them is Nike. Adidas is known for producing quality shoes year after year and is not only of the main leaders in the shoe industry, but also the second most used tennis shoe brand among pro players.
Apart from delivering quality products, Adidas is known for being the brand of choice for world class players like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem.
With Adidas having so many top-of-the-line tennis shoes, it can be quite confusing to pick one. But, after looking at my list of the 5 best Adidas tennis shoes, your picking process will become much easier. Take a look at the list and find out which is more suitable for you.
1. Adidas Solecourt Boost
The Adidas Solecourt Boost have for a long time been Adidas no.1 tennis shoe. It’s currently the third most popular tennis shoe in the world among pro players. World class players like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are all wearing the Solecourt Boost.
Players love how Adidas combined support, comfort and design in a very lightweight package. It’s one of the most lightweight tennis shoes available, but it still has the support needed for you to feel secure on court. It may not be the most stable shoe in the world, but what could you expect from such a lightweight tennis shoe?
It’s hard to argue that the Solecourt isn’t the best available tennis shoe right now in the Adidas line. It got everything the modern game of tennis players can need in terms of speed, support and comfort. Also, there is no denying that the Solecourt is one of the cleanest looking tennis shoes in the world right now (if you ask me).
- Used by Dominic Thiem & Stefanos Tsitsipas
2. Adidas Adizero Ubersonic
The Adidas Adizero Ubersonic is another very popular tennis shoe. It has most of its users at the recreational level, but there are still many pro player s on the ATP Tour that wears this shoe. Players like Alexander Zverev, Lucas Pouille and Simon Gilles are all wearing the Adizero Ubersonic.
The Adizero Ubersonic is one of the most comfortable tennis shoe I’ve ever tried. They are so lightweight that it kinda feels like you run around with socks only on court. But, like the Solecourt Boost, the Adizero Ubersonic still has the support needed to feel secure.
The Ubersonic have a very low-ground feel that makes you feel connected in each and every step you take. Generally, the tennis industry have gravitated more into lightweight shoes and Adizero Ubersonic is an ideal example of that. Adidas have combined comfort, stability and ankle support in a lightweight package.
I would recommend the Adizero Ubersonic to everyone who plays tennis on a somewhat competitive level. An all-around exceptional tennis shoe that got the best from both worlds in terms of lightness and support/stability.
- Support & Stability
- Used by Alexander Zverev
3. Adidas Barricade Classic
The Adidas Barricade Classic may not be the first tennis shoe that comes up in your mind. However, with that said, it’s one of the most reliable and durable shoes in the Adidas line. It may not have the same popularity among pro players, but at the recreational level, it’s one of the most popular out of all the Adidas shoes.
An ideal tennis shoe for everyone with wider feet that struggle playing with the more lightweight options. However, while the Barricade Classic isn’t lightweight in any way, it’s not heavy either. I would consider Barricade Classics’s weight pretty average.
It takes a little bit of time to get used to the Barricade Classic, but once you “break in” to the shoes, It will be hard to find a more comfortable option.
The Barricade Classic is one of Adidas most stable, supportive and durable tennis shoes available. It may not be as lightweight as other shoes on this list, but if you are looking for a tennis shoe with those attributes, you will love the Barricade Classic.
- Stability & Support
4. Adidas CourtJam Bounce
The Adidas CourtJam Bounce is one of the most comfortable tennis shoes you will find. Adidas made this shoe with the goal of creating the most comfortable possible shoe in a lightweight package. With that, this shoe have become extremely popular at the recreational level and many players use this shoe for other activities outside the tennis court as well.
It’s a proper tennis shoe, but due to it’s comfortability, many players also use it when going for a walk or gym session. While it’s a very comfortable lightweight shoe, you could expect it to lack durability. However, that is certainly not the case with the CourtJam Bounce. Thanks to the new Vamp construction, which blends mesh and TPU, the CourtJam have got exceptional durability.
The TPU shank resists unwanted turning and twisting, holding up against the hardest lateral cuts. The outsole, made of Adiwear in a modified herringbone tread pattern, provides solid traction on any court surface.
If you are looking for a tennis shoe that you can use both on and off the court, the CourtJam Bounce has you covered with both comfort, performance and style.
5. Adidas GameCourt
The Adidas GameCourt is a tennis shoe aimed for recreational players on a budget. It’s Adidas most affordable tennis shoe right now and for the price, there is no better tennis shoe available than the Adidas GameCourt. It’s not used by any pro players, but that is because it’s not aimed for them. At the recreational level, this is one of Adidas most popular tennis shoes.
At first glance, it looks very similar to the Solecourt Boost, but they are very different performance wise. The GameCourt is kinda the entry level for the Adidas tennis shoe line, however, while it’s one of Adidas cheaper shoes, it doesn’t feel like that.
To reduce the cost of the shoe, Adidas removed the added top and overlay on the instep. Which pulls some features out of the shoe, but nothing that a regular player will notice. The GameCourt have a really cool tongue in the sock liner that is integrated into the shoe in a very convenient and comfortable way.
If you are on a budget and looking for the best possible shoe for the money, the GameCourt got you covered. I can’t think of a better tennis shoe for the same price.
- Stability & Support
Making The Final Decision
All the tennis shoe listed above are all great options, but there are some shoes that stands out from the rest. That is the Adidas Solecourt Boost and the Adidas Adizero Ubersonic.
My go-to choice will always be the Adidas Solecourt Boost. It got the ideal combination of comfort, design and support in a very lightweight package, it’s hard to find any negatives about the shoe. It’s used by an endless amount of pro players and that is for a reason. There is no arguing that the Solecourt Boost is Adidas No.1 tennis shoe right now.
While the Solecourt Boost will be the best choice for most players, the Adizero Ubersonic could be the better option for the right kind of player. If stability and support is one of your main factors when looking for a pair of tennis shoes, than the Ubersonic will be a better option than the Solecourt Boost.
If you had to choose one shoe today, go for the Solecourt Boost. Otherwise, go and play-test both shoes to see which one is more suitable for you.