Who should buy the Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce

Clay court matches involve a series of sliding, thrusting, and propelling on a soft surface. It is a solid Adidas tennis shoe if you:

  • Need a shoe that offers lightweight support in a minimal design package.
  • Prefer a comfortable shoe provided by its snug-fitting knit upper and significantly cushioned Bounce midsole. 

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Excellent grip and traction

For grip and traction on soft courts like clay, the Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce is equipped with a surface-specific Adiwear 6 outsole. The rubber-made material is known for its hard-wearing properties, which are intended to provide maximum performance on such a challenging landscape.

Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce outsole

Full herringbone tread pattern

It uses a full herringbone tread pattern to bring stability during exhaustive matches. This zig-zag design allows the clay particles to slip in between the grooves to minimize foot slippage.

Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce Full herringbone tread pattern

Stable and lightweight

The low-to-the-ground profile of the Defiant Bounce promotes effective court contact. This is supported by a lightweight shaft that acts as a bridge from the midfoot to the heel. It promises to deliver stability during lateral cuts and pivots. 

Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce Midsole

Comfortable Adidas Bounce cushioning

As its name suggests, the Bounce technology incorporated in the midsole is designed to support the foot well and spring it back up to reduce stress on the foot and joints. This cushioning unit can keep the feet comfortable over long matches.

Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce insole

Prevents blisters and offers maximum cooling effect

A single-layered knit material takes up the entire upper of the Adizero Defiant Bounce. This fiber-designed cover naturally expands with the foot, preventing blisters from forming. It offers a maximum cooling effect, thus putting an adequate amount of comfort during rounds of court play. 

Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce Upper

Secure fit of  the Adizero Defiant Bounce

This cleatie-structured upper tends to offer a comfortably snug environment for the foot.

Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce Secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.2oz / Women 11.3oz
Update: Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce 2
Shoe Type: Clay Court
Collection: Adidas Adizero, Adidas Bounce
Features: Lightweight, Breathable
Construction: Speed
Material: Knit

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Brenton Barker
Brenton Barker

Brenton is an Australian with 20 years of experience coaching WTA and ATP professional tennis players, whom have won a total of 10 international professional Tournaments. Brenton holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and was the former Head Tennis Coach at the Japanese Government Sports Science Institute. Brenton was also a former Manager & Head Coach of Australia’s Governing Sporting Body, Tennis Australia, and has been a Dunlop International Advisory Board Member since 2010. Additionally, Brenton was the Head of Player development for World No 7 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Johan Kriek.