Clay Court tennis shoes
Most of us grew up playing on the hard court, so we know what that's all about. But if you're looking to go pro one day, you'll have to fine tune your skills on other surfaces as well, and that includes clay.
As the clay court action continues at the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros, we went to work for you and put together a round-up of the best tennis shoes suited for the red stuff. So if you're ready to step your game up, and aren't afraid to get your sneakers a little dirty, check out the 10 Best Clay Court Tennis Shoes Available Today.
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No. 10 - Wilson Rush Pro
Weight: 15 ounces
Wilson’s most advanced tennis shoe to date, the Rush Pro has been on our watch list since it made its debut earlier in the year—and the wait was certainly well worth it. The shoe offers ultimate performance with a low-to-the-ground feel for max efficiency. It features a dynamic fit system that improves agility across all surfaces, including clay.
No. 9 - adidas adiZero CC Feather 2.0
Weight: 13.1 ounces
The choice shoe of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the adiZero Feather 2.0 doesn’t quite get the same hype as the adidas Barricade, but on the clay, the lightweight shoe is just as impressive as its counterpart. Designed to help players move around the court swiftly, the Feather 2.0 features a low-profile adiWear outsole that helps maintain balance and footing. A single-layer Sprintskin upper with Climacool offers all-around cooling—perfect for a place like Roland Garros.
No. 8 - Yonex Power Cushion 308
Weight: 13.9 ounces
Yonex has been around the game for a long time. Naturally, the brand knows what it’s doing when it comes to tennis sneakers. The latest Yonex creation, the Power Cushion 308 comes in a rugged profile designed to take a beating. Taking the requirements of a clay court shoe into account, the Power Cushion 308 is reinforced in all the right places, including the toe box and heel. Along with a TPU heel strap, the shoe uses a 3D Graphite Sheet beneath the overlays to keep the foot in place.
No. 7 - Asics Gel Resolution 5
Weight: 15.5 ouces
The Asics Gel Resolution 5 is all about support. Featuring an improved Flexion Fit upper, the updated GEL-Resolution 5 provides a one-of-a-kind fit for maximum comfort on the tennis court. The shoe also has a re-designed PGuard in the upper for greater flexibility. For the first time, Asics has introduced its Trusstic System technology to the GEL-Resolution series, which reduces the weight of the shoe while still managing to retain its structural integrity.
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