Pickleball players are serious about their pickleball paddles, their pickleballs, and certainly their pickleball shoes. In a previous blog, we talked about the best types of shoes to wear during pickleball, diving into why some shoes work great for pickleball, while others are a “hard no!” But let’s get into the specifics, and give you our thoughts on some of the best shoe models you can lace up and take to the courts (in no particular order).
The Acacia “Tyler” Edition Pro Series
Acacia bounced onto the pickleball scene with the big news that they signed pro player Tyler Loong and designed a pro series signature shoe specifically for pickleball. If you’ve seen Tyler play, you know these shoes had to be built on a lightweight but durable frame. A pro flex material upper offers a light and breathable feel while providing long-standing durability, while a pro sole gel-like insole ensures your feet will be comfortable even after a full day at the courts. Packed with more technologies than you can imagine, the Pro Series is a must-have on your list for pickleball shoes.
Skechers Viper Court
Skechers signed two prolific pickleball athletes when they inked Tyson McGuffin and Catherine Parenteau to deals last year. The signing of two of the best ambassadors and athletes in our sport has proven that their dedication to pickleball is long term. Their first venture into the pickleball shoe market was successful with the launch of the Viper Court pickleball shoe. Available in both men’s and women’s, Viper Court shoes are designed for comfort and performance. A synthetic and mesh upper combine balance, durability, and breathability perfectly, and the removable insole makes replacing, adjusting, or washing your insoles easy. To round out this PB must-have, a highly-cushioned fit is completed by a Goodyear Performance outsole, ensuring this shoe will outlast any challenge thrown in front of you!
K-Swiss Express Light
K-Swiss was one of the very first to break into the pickleball shoe scene several years ago, and they started off on the right foot, so to speak! The K-Swiss Express Light shoe is one of the most comfortable pickleball shoes on the market, and to make it even more appealing, was designed specifically for our sport. Also available in both men’s and women’s options, the Express Light has built-in technologies that provide arch support, comfort, traction, durability, and much more. Beyond all the performance-enhancing features, knowing you’re cruising to the courts in style puts the cherry right on top!
Fila Volley Zone
Fila was also one of the first brands to see the light and spin into the pickleball shoe business. The Volley Zone shoes are one of the most popular pickleball-specific shoes for good reason. A classic, sleek design is accompanied by technologies designed specifically for movements unique to the sport of pickleball. The herringbone rubber outsole adds traction and durability to your game, while the forefoot circle pivot area protects the part of the shoe that pickleball players wear and tear the most. Designed to provide comfort with the energized midsole for plenty of cushioning, and a TPU midfoot shank for even more stability, the Volley Zone is an easy win when it comes to shopping for pickleball shoes.
ASICS shoes have been well known in the worlds of running, hiking, volleyball, tennis and other popular sports, but recently joined the fastest-growing sport in America, and for good reason! The addition of the Gel-Renma pickleball shoe to their line has been welcomed by pickleball players around the country! Known for a blend of flexibility, performance, and durability, the Gel-Renma’s TRUSSTIC technology improves support of your foot as you twist, turn, and pivot all over the court. Flex grooves designed into the outsole provide the stability needed for your lateral movements while you track down balls from the kitchen to the baseline, and everywhere in between. If you need an option you know you can trust, track down the ASICS Gel-Renma pickleball shoes!
Still not in love with any of the above options? Check out our recent blog below for a few alternatives to traditional pickleball shoes.
What Shoes Should I Wear For Pickleball?
Well, there you have it. Five of the best pickleball shoe options you can find in the market right now. Need help finding the perfect pickleball paddle? We can help! There are hundreds of paddles on the market, which is why we have an entire page dedicated to Pickleball Paddle Reviews! If you need more information, give us a call at 1-866-382-3465, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here and live chat with a Paddle Expert today. We’re JustPaddles, and we’re with you from Click to Court!