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Best Tennis Shoes

When it comes to tennis shoes, we have tried nearly all of them. Check out our list of the top performers in various categories so you will be confident when buying your next tennis shoes! (Updated April 2023)

In 2022, it sometimes was a struggle to find new tennis shoes, but this year, we have plenty of options — from newly introduced models to tried-and-true favorites. Keep on reading to see what we picked for the best all-around, most durable and stable, lightest, most comfortable and best-value shoes. Be sure to check back throughout the year as we continue to test new tennis shoes, and the lists may change!

Best Overall Men's: Asics Gel Resolution 9
Women's: adidas Stella Court
Best Durability

Men's: Asics Gel Resolution 9
Women's: KSwiss Ultrashot 3

Best Stability

Men's: adidas Barricade
Women's: New Balance Coco CG1

Best Lightweight Men's: Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 5
Women's: Nike Vapor Pro 2
Best Comfort Men's: KSwiss Hypercourt Express 2
Women's: Babolat SFX 3
Best Value Men's: adidas CourtJam Control
Women's: Nike Vapor Lite 2

LEARN MORE: How to Choose the Best Tennis Shoes for You

Best Men's Overall Tennis Shoe: Asics Gel Resolution 9

Image of the Asics Gel Resolution 9

What we love: We're now in the ninth iteration of the Asics Gel Resolution. Over the years, this model has gained fans for its mix of durability, stability and cushioning. With the Gel Resolution 9, Asics delivers and improves upon what players love about the series. The upper is more flexible and an extended Dynawall makes these shoes even more stable. On top of all that, frequent hard court players will appreciate that these shoes have a six-month outsole guarantee.

Best Women's Overall Tennis Shoe: adidas Stella Court

What we love: Our playtesters have loved these shoes since they debuted more than five years ago under a different name. Then called the adidas Stella Barricade Boost, the shoes won us over for their all-around performance and top-notch comfort for a variety of foot types. The model was discontinued for a bit, but now it's back and called the adidas Stella Court. And judging by our customer reviews, we're not the only ones elated to see these shoes back in the adidas lineup.

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adidas Stella Court White Women's Shoes

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adidas Stella Court White Women's Shoes

adidas Stella Court White Wom's 5.0
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 5.0
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 5.5
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 5.5
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 6.0
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 6.0
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 6.5
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 6.5
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 7.0
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 7.0
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 7.5
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 7.5
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 8.0
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 8.0
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 8.5
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 8.5
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 9.0
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 9.0
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 9.5
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 9.5
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 10.0
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 10.0
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 10.5
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 10.5
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 11.0
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 11.0
adidas Stella Court White Wom's 11.5
In Stock: Yes
Price: $149.95
  • US Women's Shoe Size: 11.5

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Best Durability Men's Tennis Shoe: Asics Gel Resolution 9

What we love: Nope, that's not a glitch. We picked the Gel Resolution 9 as our pick for best in class durability. There are other durable tennis shoes out there, but Asics offers a six-month durability guarantee for the outsoles, and the Gel Resolution 9s are just great all-around.

Best Durability Women's Tennis Shoe: KSwiss Ultrashot 3


Best Stability Men's Tennis Shoe: adidas Barricade

Image of the men's adidas Barricade Tennis Shoes

What we love: There are few, if any, tennis shoes with a more storied history than the adidas Barricade. Coming to the market in late 2021, this latest version of the Barricade comes in lighter and faster while maintaining the stability and durability that made this franchise a player favorite. Barricades in the past required extensive break-in, but these new shoes are more pliable out of the box. Read the full review.

Best Stability Women's Tennis Shoe: New Balance Coco CG1

Image of the New Balance Coco CG1 Tennis Shoe

What we love: These are the first signature shoes of WTA star Coco Gauff. The New Balance Coco CG1 has some cool '90s design aesthetics, and it brings a mid-cut shoe back to tennis. That's partly why this Coco CG1 lands the top spot as the most stable women's tennis shoe of 2023. The shoes also have Weave Lite woven materials for a supportive, locked down feel, and a saddle gore band adds stability on lateral cuts. We should note that these shoes are sold in unisex sizing, so women will need to adjust which size they purchase by going down 1.5 sizes. So, for example, if you're a women's size 8, you should order a size 6.5 in the Coco CG1. Be sure to check out our full review.


Best Lightweight Men's Tennis Shoe: Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 5

Side view of the Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 5

What we love: The Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 5 isn't the lightest shoe in Mizuno's tennis line; that honor goes to the Wave Exceed Tour Light, which is another solid option. However, the Wave Exceed Tour 5 is plenty light at 11.7 ounces (size 10.5) and delivers some performance features usually reserved for heavier models. The Wave Exceed Tour 5 offers good stability, and the big bonus is it comes with a six-month outsole guarantee. Be sure to check out our full review for more.

Best Lightweight Women's Tennis Shoe: Nike Vapor Pro 2

What we love: The Nike Vapor Pro 2 has a new look compared to its predecessor. Also new is an Air Zoom unit in the forefoot for additional cushioning, yet the feel remains light and speedy. Also with this update, Nike brings two width options. We found the standard version to offer a snug medium fit, while the Vapor Pro 2 Wide offers a slightly more generous toe box for a medium-width fit.


Best Comfort Men's Tennis Shoe: KSwiss Hypercourt Express 2

What we love: The Hypercourt Express was built to be comfortable on the court, and with this second version, it feels lighter and faster. These shoes feel flexible without any break-in time and provide a cushioned ride on court. These shoes are also offered in a wide version. Read the full men's review for more.

Best Comfort Women's Tennis Shoe: Babolat SFX3

What we love: If you love cushioning, the Babolat SFX3 should be on your short list. There's loads of cushioning and a multi-layer insole provides a super soft feel underfoot. We should note that shoes do run on the wider side. Be sure to read our full review to learn more.


Best Value Men's Tennis Shoe: adidas CourtJam Control

What we love: The adidas CourtJam Control comes in well under $100 and offers Bounce, one of our favorite cushioning technologies. These shoes offer step-in comfort and stability at a great price.


Best Value Women's Tennis Shoe: Nike Vapor Lite 2

What we love: Offered under $100, the Vapor Lite 2 brings plenty of cushioned comfort to the court. These shoes are great for players who don't want to spend time breaking in their shoes and just want to put them on and go play some tennis! We also love the look of these shoes, making them a great option for players looking for a versatile option.

How We Pick

Wonder how we choose best gear recommendations? We gather from our playtesters' firsthand experiences reviewing and playing with all the tennis gear. We form our lists based on their reviews and feedback. You can find all of our product reviews here.

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