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 

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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. 

Adidas SoleMatch Bounce Shock-absorption unit

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."

Adidas SoleMatch Bounce stability

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.

Adidas SoleMatch Bounce High-grade rubber compound

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 exceeding their expectations.

Adidas SoleMatch Bounce durable

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 breathable

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.

Adidas SoleMatch Bounce roomy fit

The only caveat was that the unusual lacing system required some time and effort to cinch it down properly.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12oz / Women 11.6oz
Shoe Type: All Court
Collection: Adidas Bounce
Features: Lightweight, Breathable
Construction: Stability
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper
BRAND Brand: Adidas

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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.