Our verdict


The K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 offers nothing but true improvements. It is one of the most durable and stable tennis shoes from the K-Swiss line. It is supportive enough for quick court movements and grippy enough to change directions smoothly. While the looks are admirable, the Ultrashot 3 is not breathable. If breathability is a deal-breaker for you, consider a pair from Adidas or New Balance.


  • Phenomenal bounce and energy return
  • Stable platform
  • Durable outsole
  • Superb traction
  • Durable toe box
  • Clean and sleek looking


  • Lack of breathability
  • Thin tongue

Who should buy the K-Swiss Ultrashot 3

Many tennis players stated that the Ultrashot 3 is meant for aggressive players who demand superior court performance and durability. With its enhanced level of stability, they also stated that it is a great shoe for players who want to be in control on the court.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 logo

Who should not buy the K-Swiss Ultrashot 3

Many players were disappointed with the shoe's poor ventilation. They said it "felt pretty warm after every hit." They also mentioned that the tongue is too thin. It tends to fold over and needs constant adjustment. If you are looking for a shoe that offers amazing breathability, you might want to check the ASICS Gel Resolution 8.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 logo 2

Updates to :name

The Ultrashot 3 is not the lightest tennis shoe in the K-Swiss line, but it features several updates that intermediate and professional athletes admire.

  • Energy return - The new Surge 7.0 midsole feels soft and delivers bounciness underfoot.
  • Durability and traction - The Dragguard 7.0 offers traction on any court surface and durability that extends to the toe area. 
  • Support and stability - The 360 Plantar Support Chassis (PSC) is strategically placed in the lateral area for a more stable and supportive performance.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 laces

Excellent traction and stability

Players who wear this shoe stated that it offers excellent traction and stability on all court surfaces. They stated that it maintains your balance while you slide on the court or if you move aggressively.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 outsole

Durable non-marking rubber 

Players also mentioned that it offers amazing durability and it takes some time to wear out. On top of that, they also stated that it is backed up by a 6-month outsole durability guarantee.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 outsole 1

Responsive and comfortable cushioning

Players say that its midsole is designed in an interesting way. They mentioned that when you wear it for the first few things you are going to feel the softness of it. Also, the midsole is going to provide you with excellent responsiveness and cushioning.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 insole

Amazing stability on the court

Underneath the midsole, players stated that it provides good stability especially when moving quickly on the court.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 midsole

Incredible toe box durability 

If you are someone who is a toe dragger or tends to move aggressively on the court, then you would enjoy wearing this shoe. Players stated that it will provide you with excellent toe durability.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 upper

Soft and supportive heel cap

The K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 comes with a soft and supportive heel cap for locked-in security. Players stated that this would help keep their feet and heels stable as they move around the court.

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 heel

K-Swiss Ultrashot 3's lacing system

Players stated that it slows you down when putting the laces through the leather holes however you would get a nice grip once you tighten it up.

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