Who should buy Adidas Stycon BOA

Get it if you love: 

  • perfect fit and lockdown, provided by the BOA system
  • playing on rough courts, because this shoe will endure 
  • getting compliments for your footwear

Who should not buy it 

Do not get the Adidas Stycon BOA if lightweight tennis shoes that do not look bulky are your thing. Then, consider these 3 models: Adidas CourtJam Bounce, Adidas SoleMatch Bounce and NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro

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BOA is the reason to get this shoe

Not even one negative comment about it. All the players highly praised this lock system! And there are many who gave the non-BOA version a try and loved this one much more.

Here are a few comments from reviews: 

  • "Major improvement than version without BOA"
  • "I tried a non-BOA pair and the BOA pair is definitely superior"
  • "with the BOA system foot is perfectly gripped"

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Fit is perfect and supportive

Comments about "perfect fit" are all over the reviews. Everyone is happy how the shoe fits and feels. There was one comment about how difficult it is to put it on, saying that it feels like "putting on a really stiff sock." However, it is only one comment and 99.9% other comments are very positive. 

If you're wondering how Adidas Stycon BOA feels around the ankles, read these comments: 

  • "stability for someone who has had ankle issues in the past is amazing"
  • "fit is just right, supportive from foot to ankle."

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Adidas Stycon BOA is a bit heavy

There weren't many complaints about this, but enough that we think it should be noted. One tester said "the shoe is still pretty heavy." The "still" part most likely refers to it being a big lighter than the non-BOA version, which is great. 

Comfortable straight out of the box 

As one tennis player summarized it: "This shoe allows you to move the way you want, and no break-in is needed." 

Looks awesome all the time

These are a conversation-starter! It's raining compliments. Stycon style is very noticeable and recognizable. Many players have praised it and our 2 favorite comments are "on and off the court these are perfect" and "I get comments on these shoes whenever I wear them. All-around awesome show." 

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Stycon is a bit bulky 

There were only a few reports of it being bulky. In no case was it a deal breaker!

Adidas Stycon is durable

Traction is awesome as many have testified and it "definitely lasts" even when "playing in very abrasive courts," as a tester has reported.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.2oz
Base model: Adidas Stycon
Shoe Type: All Court
Collection: Adidas Bounce
Features: Breathable
Construction: Stability
Material: Textile upper

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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.