Who should buy the Adidas Stycon

Adidas went unconventional when it came out with the Adidas Stycon, mid-top athletic footwear that’s suitable for all-level players. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that features stability and also works well for aggressive movers. 
  • Need a shoe that has elastic straps across the top and a padded section behind the heel that together provides a snug fit. 
  • Need a shoe that is cradled by a dual-density midsole that features responsive Bounce cushioning. 

Adidas Stycon logo


Like most durable hard court tennis shoes by Adidas, the Stycon Laceless Hardcourt trainer is equipped with Adiwear technology, a non-marking rubber material that is resistant to abrasion. This rubber compound is used to strengthen the ball of the foot and heel sections. 

Adidas Stycon Adiwear technology

Reliable traction

The distinctive solid walls of the footwear are also reinforced using Adiwear, while the toe is fortified with Adituff. These sturdy components aren’t only designed to prevent early signs of wear but to supply a high level of protection for the feet. 

Adidas Stycon Reliable traction

The herringbone grooves are crafted to give the wearer reliable traction on the hard court. The same pattern is used on the extended rubber sections on the sides of the shoe for stability during slides and sharp turns. 

Responsive cushioning

The middle section of this mid-top court trainer is made of dual-density foam, a combination of the Three Stripe-patented Bounce cushioning technology and the standard EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) sponge. Together, these elements are intended to deliver a plush and responsive cushioning during landings and toe-offs. 

Adidas Stycon Responsive

Bounce is a middle-of-the-road type of cushioning developed by Adidas, which serves as an ideal alternative to the ultra-responsive Boost system. Its dense quality can be firm, but it grants optimum responsiveness and energized comfort to the wearer. 

Excellent stability

Whether the user darts towards the net or attack at the baseline, the shoe is aptly structured to keep the foot supported. The sculpted sidewalls are meant to keep the foot steady during multidirectional runs and, at the same time, lock the heel for stability. 

Adidas Stycon Excellent stability

The midsole sits very low to the ground to give the user full control of their movement and flexibility when pivoting and sliding. The colored section of the sole is firmer, while the lighter region delivers a plush feel. 

Sock-like fit

The Adidas Stycon is wrapped in textile up to the ankle, giving a sock-like fit. Anti-abrasion mesh design on the medial side serves as an added layer of protection for the foot, especially during toe dragging. Such an outer feature also delivers a lockdown feel. The knitted collar is devised to organically stretch out to the shape of the foot.

Adidas Stycon Sock-like

Secure lock

No more frayed shoelaces with the Adidas Stycon. Internally it has elastic straps across the midfoot that securely lock the foot during movements. Though it comes with a laceless form, the Stycon has thick bands that offer the same feeling of having tightly cinched laces. By getting rid of the laces, Adidas creates a seamless connection between the shoe and the foot.

Adidas Stycon Laceless

This stability shoe is built with an inner sleeve that’s made of mesh at the forefoot and thick padding on the rear side. The padded area at the back of the shoe aids in locking the heel in. It has a mid-top collar that embraces the ankle for added support, much like other mid-high trainers like the Wilson Amplifeel 2.0 and Nike Court Flare. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 460g / Women 390g
Shoe Type: Hard Court
Collection: Adidas Bounce
Construction: Stability
Material: Textile upper
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Special editions: 2 special editions

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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.