How to Choose Tennis Shoes

Choose your tennis shoe is an important event in your playing career. Indeed, finding a shoe to fit is not always easy and depends on various factors, but above all determine your ease on the ground and will prevent some injuries. Rather comfort, dynamism or amortized? Decathlon offers some tips to choose your tennis shoes.

Size of Your Shoes

The size of your shoes is the first point to make when selecting them. Take exactly the size you normally put. It needs to be 1 cm between your toes and the tip of the shoe so that the maintenance is optimal.

Different Characteristics of a Shoe


Comfort is an extremely important asset for some tennis players. The comfort of a tennis shoe will depend mainly on its shape (rod), but also the quality of the insole as well as the cushioning in the heel. Your foot should be protected from shocks, twists, very marked external support, short of tennis playing movements and displacements. Comfort is one of the more elaborate criteria for Research and Development Decathlon


An essential element of tennis shoes, cushioning helps playability but also injury prevention. Indeed, tennis, shocks on the heel and the entire foot are extremely violent and cushioning must be very important. The very marked support also come solicit your joints. So remember to opt for shoes with good cushioning. The higher your level will be high you will need more cushioning. For this Deacthlon proposes the concept DIAPAD 3 in his tennis shoes.


A final criterion to consider in choosing your pair of shoes: resistance to abrasion. Tennis is a sport with so much turnover, it is necessary that your shoes are able to withstand all the friction in your practice. If you choose not suitable shoes mesh (breathable fabric) then they only take a few hours of play. Instead, opt for a pair of shoes with reinforced rubber (type Rublast) and reinforced parts PU (hard plastic) integrated directly on the upper of the boot.

Innovative Concepts

Decathlon, innovation is at the heart of all products. Design teams are working to offer you concepts for your practice. These are concepts used to tennis shoes:

  • Diapad 3: this concept offers greater with an insert of eva (ethylene vinyl acetate) more flexible in the sole under the heel, this concept helps absorb shock effectively during jumps and receptions.
  • In’up: for this concept, an insert of eva (ethylene vinyl acetate) was added in elastic sole in the allows the shoe to better restore the energy and be more dynamic in the jumps, acceleration times or downforce.
  • Rublast: rubber outsole, specifically developed by decathlon.very high resistance to abrasion and high temperature from friction with the ground. very resistant sole in duration.

Tips to reduce the risk of injury

To prevent blisters:

  • Choose Shoes Fit your feet. do not your foot touches the toe of the boot, as explained in the preceding points, 1cm is necessary for good practice.
  • Put Two pairs of socks is a rather widespread trend. however, it must enjoy playing with two pairs of socks.
  • Use Specialized products “antiampoules” you can find on

To avoid sprains:

  • Select specialized tennis shoes, especially when learning.the maintenance is not the same as in a running shoe, for example, as is maintaining.
  • Do not overlook the heating. feel free to do some jogging before playing, and specific warm-up (full body, which needs to be awakened before being operated).
  • You now have all the cards to select shoes with confidence.