Who should buy the Adidas SoleMatch Bounce
Adidas SoleMatch Bounce is another high-performing all-court shoe, which came out after the reign of the Barricades. It is a solid option if you need a shoe that:
- offers plenty of stability for aggressive slides and cuts
- has an extra-wide base concept which enhances balance and promotes better ground contact
Who should NOT buy the shoe
People with narrow feet are likely to find themselves swimming in the generously spaced fit of the shoe. You may try to wear two pairs of socks with the shoe, or try a different lacing technique, or simply consider a more form-fitting option such as Adidas Barricade and Asics Gel Resolution 8.
Plush comfort of the Bounce cushioning
According to the players, the Adidas Bounce foam on this shoe makes it one of the most comfortable tennis shoes on the market. Plush but responsive, it buffers the foot from impact and delivers energized cushioning during landings, heel strikes, and toe-offs.
The cushioning is also reported to be more substantial in the heel.
Stability is the strong point of SoleMatch Bounce
Players with high arches were happy with the midfoot stability provided by this Adidas tennis shoe. As one reviewer puts it: "never felt like I was going to roll an ankle or anything."
The lateral outrigger and low-to-the-ground profile made sure that side-to-side movements felt surefooted.
High-grade rubber compound
The non-marking outsole is made of Adiwear 6 rubber, reinforced in areas most susceptible to wear. Tennis players were highly satisfied with the balance of traction and sliding that it provided.
Some noted that the rubber is more "on the sticky side" but still allowed them to slide when necessary.
A shoe that lasts
The Adidas SoleMatch Bounce is extensively praised for its durability aspect too. Those who have played in the shoe for at least a month are impressed with its abrasion resistance. In general, they found the shoe to exceed their expectations.
A tester who has put 15 hours into the shoe reports that the "outsoles look like they were barely touched."
Great ventilation for warm days
The shoe received high marks for having plenty of breathability. As one tester reports, it was "nice during the heatwave."
Adidas SoleMatch Bounce fits average-to-wide feet
People with average and wider feet are happy with the in-shoe space provided by the SoleMatch Bounce. Based on their feedback, it has noticeably more wiggle room than most tennis shoes. A few buyers even had to go down half a size because of that.
They also say that the shoe required no break-in period and felt ready for the game the moment they slipped it on. The upper feels very soft and forgiving, causing no blisters, pinching, or hot spots to the wearers.
The only caveat was that the unusual lacing system required some time and effort to cinch it down properly.