Welcome to our first release! Every month from now on we will present to you our personal highlight.
It’s June and Roger, Novak, Angie and Co. are fighting for the coveted trophy in Wimbledon. The motto of Wimbledon: ALL WHITE. What could be more suitable than this classic white edition of Ultrafly?!
This shoe is the new flagship of the Nike shoe model range. The elastic shoe collar ensures a special feeling and adds a certain something to every outfit.
The sole is completely new and can’t be found on the Zoom Vapor or Lunar Ballistec. Strategically placed Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot offer plush cushioning under the foot. We could even tell you more about all the technical highlights such as the new lacing system and breathable material… let’s leave this for now.
The shoe feels extremely light and comfortable. Just give it a try and discover the new technology. In our opinion, this shoe looks fantastic – particularly in white.
In Summer 2015, adidas is injecting ENDLESS ENERGY into their tennis footwear by bringing their signature Boost midsole technology to the iconic Barricade line!
Boost has been around for a few years in other adidas performance shoes. Runners as well as basketball, soccer and baseball players have taken a liking to its benefits. First, it provides more energy return than a traditional EVA foam midsole, injecting more energy back up into your foot and making each step and change of direction quicker and more explosive. Second, the cushioning performs much more consistently, both over time and in different weather conditions. The underfoot support will last a lot longer, and no matter whether it’s in the heat of summer or the cold of winter, the cushioning and energy return remains the same. A traditional EVA midsole may get harder in the cold or mushy and less responsive in the heat.
At the start of 2015, adidas released their fastest and most modern feeling Barricade yet with the Barricade 2015. No longer do they weigh a pound and need two weeks to break in. This latest version merges the signature support, stability and durability we’ve come to expect from the Barricade line with a faster, lower to the ground feel and virtually no break-in time required. Furthermore, the release of the Limited Edition Wall Pack Collection has showcased the new look and how well the design takes color. (more…)
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.
Hard Court Outsoles
The most popular and common tennis court surface is a hard court. This court is also the most demanding when it comes to outsole durability. Depending on where you play, you may encounter a gritty, slower hard court or possibly a slick, more slippery, quick court. Either way, the soles of hard court shoes are usually built to handle the demands of this surface. Most often they feature a modified herringbone pattern to give you the perfect blend of grip and give on the court. Hard court shoes will often feature ample cushioning and a midsole that will help transfer energy into every step you take as well as absorb shock from the harder surface. They usually feature a tough upper that will aid in support and durability. The toe area is often built up and protected for the toe draggers out there, as a gritty hard court can really do some damage to your shoes. When choosing a hard court shoe, there are usually two types you can choose from – the first being a durable, stable option and the second option is a speed-oriented shoe. These are often lighter in weight and they have been made to have a faster feel. The outsole usually has a little less grab but more give and they have a tendency to wear out faster. Hard court shoes are the most versatile shoes and can be used on clay or grass courts.
Get decked out for the ATP World Tour Finals with official gear, exclusively available at Tennis Warehouse Europe! Choose from a variety of performance items, including crews, polos, shorts and outerwear that will help you rule the court. One of our favorites is the classic ATP Performance Zip Pullover, great for keeping warm in the upcoming winter months.