In 1966 when, two brothers moved to California to make a footwear brand, K-Swiss was born. Initially focused on Tennis shoes and quickly becoming popular in the sport the classic shoe was a staple on court.  More recently with the rise of Padel Tennis K-Swiss have taken their expertees on court to design their version of the best shoe for Padel. Starting from £95 and rising up to £165 the price suggests high quality and performance, but here we break down the shoes and talk about their features to help you make the right choice. 

 

First… What Is Padel Tennis

One of the fastest growing sports in the world, Padel is a mix between tennis and squash. Played in courts surrounded by glass and wire mesh, Padel is not dominated by strength and power like tennis but more reliant on skill and strategy making it great for men, women and kids to play together. Usually played in doubles, the padel tennis court is one third of the size of a tennis court. Because of this, being agile, fast, and able to make quick turns are important to play well, which is why your padel shoe selection is important. 

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See Below For Our List Of The Best K-Swiss Padel Shoes:

K-Swiss Entry Range: EXPRESS LIGHT 2 HB

One of K-Swiss best selling shoes the Express Light 2 HB is versatile for a variety of padel player levels. As well as being lightweight, this shoe has added stability and performance whilst providing a neutral fit and comfort throughout the midsole. The deep grooves in the sole offer excellent traction on all surfaces but in particular on clay courts. 

Some other features include:

  • Synthetic Leather Upper
  • Textile Collar Lining
  • Rubber Outsole
  • CMEVA Midsole
  • Die-cut EVA Sock Liner
  • Lace Closure

As K-Swiss’ most affordable shoe, this pair is available at £95.00.

 

K-Swiss Mid-Range: HYPERCOURT SUPREME HB

Targeting the more competitive player being more lightweight and responsive so you can get to the ball faster. Worn by ATP and WTA professionals the Hypercourt Supreme is optimised for maximum energy return and long-lasting durability. The comfortable upper body construction ensures a secure fit and the shoe also features a deeply grooved herringbone sole for ultimate traction. Some other features include:

  • Synthetic Leather Upper
  • Textile Collar Lining
  • Rubber Outsole
  • CMEVA Midsole
  • Moulded EVA Sock Liner
  • Lace Closure

Middle of the pack these higher-performance shoes are available at £140.00.

 

K-Swiss Top Of The Range: ULTRASHOT 3

The Newest, most competitive, aggressive and powerful player’s shoe. For those who demand the highest level of performance and durability on the padel court. This shoe has a lightweight yet strong mesh upper. Padel requires lots of vertical movement and sudden swift rotations. For this reason, stiffer soles for rotation and soft uppers for flexibility are more important. 

These shoes are available at £165.

As Padel grows so does the technology and K-Swiss are certainly at the forefront of top performance in the sport with their long history of court shoes and knowledge. From beginners to pro they are definitely worth checking out and more information can be found here.

 

Top Tips On What To Look For When Buying Padel Shoes

Know Your Court: Surfaces can vary and so can the soles of padel shoes. Bear this in mind and know where you will be playing most often. Sandy courts can require more grip and synthetic courts less grip. To prevent injury it’s important to use the correct shoe.  

Stability: Different size players need different levels of support and cushioning from a shoe. A lighter player will not need as much as a heavier taller player, so it’s important to take this into consideration when choosing a padel shoe as it could cause you to play slower or be unstable in a game. 

Comfort: A lightweight fast shoe might be compromised by less padding and stability to save weight. Think about how long and how often you play padel when picking a shoe as sometimes a slightly heavier but more comfortable option could be better.

Durability: Are you a pro that changes shoes every game? Or does one pair last you a lifetime? A lighter shoe might sound great in theory but sometimes those marginal gains can make the lifespan of a shoe shorter than a bigger more durable option.

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