6 Simple Ways To Choose The Right Tennis Shoes
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6 Simple Ways to Choose the Right Tennis Shoes

If you want to be the next Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or even Serena Williams, it’s going to take a lot of practice and hard work. However, one thing you can automatically rely on is a good pair of shoes. Check out these 6 simple ways to choose the right tennis shoes.

Stabilize Your Heel

Tennis puts a lot of pressure on your heels. Choose footwear, like Diadora shoes, which has secure but soft cushioning at the heel. Unlike other parts of your feet, the heel has to be stable. So heel support is necessary.

Also, do you see that extra aglet (that’s what the lace holes are called) beside the top most one? Yeah, isn’t it weirdly positioned? Actually, there is a good explanation for that. And by the way, that’s called a heel or lace lock. When you lace up your tennis shoes up to topmost aglet, run the lace into the lace lock, leave a small loop, then run the laces around the top of your heel and into the opposite loops. Fasten it up by pulling on the laces (the loops will close) and tie your shoes normally. Voila! Secured laces, secured heel.

Bend and Twist

When you play tennis, your feet is going to do a lot of twisting and turning. This is called torsion, and your shoes need to be flexible in order to keep up with you. How do you check for torsion? Using both hands, twist the shoe to the sides, then to the front. If they easily twist and don’t seem fragile, that’s a good sign of torsion. Don’t worry, you won’t break the shoes when you do this test. If you’re ordering from an online shop, check the description regarding the technology of the shoe. Then you can physically check for flexibility when it arrives.

Fasten Up for Fast-paced Action

Ever wondered why tennis shoes aren’t slip-ons? It’s because tennis is such a high impact sport (yes, it’s true), that you need to secure your shoes. You don’t want your shoes flying off while in the middle of a rally, right? That would be a momentum killer, not to mention embarrassing (yet hilarious). So when you’re choosing shoes, check if you can lace up to the last aglet to keep your shoe secure. Velcro-straps are okay too, as long as they are snug.

Don’t go for the Heavyweights

Leave the heavy shoes for trekking in the mud or snow. When it comes to tennis shoes, choose lightweight ones. For example, Diadora tennis shoes are made from lightweight but durable materials so they won’t weigh you down, but can take the rigors of the intense game as well. Also, the materials used in Diadora tennis shoes are known to be breathable. You get good air flow, keeping your feet well-ventilated and fresh.

Rock Them Side To Side

Efficient lateral movements—side to side motion—is essential when playing tennis. One is for better footwork. Two to decrease the chances of ankle injuries. Choose shoes which are flexible but has enough support on the sides. This relieves stress from your ankles, and prevent them from rolling.

Go Fish

Shoes with good grip is important when playing tennis. The game involves a lot of slips and slides, and you want control when performing such footwork. Look for shoes with a ‘herringbone’ pattern. These shoes ensure good traction. However, the need for traction depends on the court. So it’s best to have different shoes for different courts.

Now that you’re ready to choose the right tennis shoes, you can check out your favorite online shop for the latest Diadora shoes. Who knows, you may also find other shoes for your sporting or lifestyle needs. Just explore, who knows what kind of bargains you may find.


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