Playing on a clay court with bulky, clunky, and less grippy tennis shoes is distressing, if not torturous. If you plan to beat your opponent down for a clay match, you'd definitely want a tennis shoe that will make you fly.
You don't need to sweat it out or spend a fortune trying on several pairs. We took the initiative to test more than a dozen clay-oriented performance shoes on an arduous two-week playtest. Our goal is to give you a lowdown of the best from these tech-packed warriors. So, aside from the most dependable clay shoes, you'd find below the top-of-the-line when it comes to lightness and stability.
Suitable for people with foot or knee issues and bad ankles
Prevent unnecessary twisting of the foot
Offers ultimate grip
Spacious toe box
Adidas designed the SoleCourt Primeblue with speed-driven players in mind. It may not be the most durable among clay court shoes, but it’s worth a try if comfort and stability are your top considerations. It will help if you take note, too, that it's heavier than the SoleCourt Boost Clay.
Adidas Solecourt Boost is a breakaway from the top-performing Barricade series. Though it’s quite heavy on the wallet, this updated clay court trainer is full of hallmark features. Like the Barricades, it’s loaded with clay-specific supportive features from its textile upper, down to its grippy sole.
Adidas Adizero, the brand's flagship collection of lightweight tennis shoes, receives a compelling upgrade with the drop of the Ubersonic 3.0 Clay. Fast court chasers can take advantage of its uber-light built, springy sole, and flexi upper when tackling explosive shots. This trainer's close-fitting cover and extra midfoot support allow the foot to grip on clay even during pivots, volleys, and rallies. Plus it can be snagged at a very reasonable cost.
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Fostered with performance-based benefits in one of the most lightweight structures, the Head Sprint Pro 3.0 Clay is ideal for dedicated tennis players looking for an ultimate technical shoe for clay surfaces. If you want the best combination of speed, stability and comfort, nothing comes close to the Sprint Pro 3.0 Clay.
Adidas Stycon Clay's unconventional laceless structure makes it appear like a high-end lifestyle sneaker. But by scrutiny, each angle and section of this clay-oriented trainer will surprise you with its stability, flexibility, and durability properties. Whether you burst towards the net or swing at the baseline, the sock-like upper will hug and secure your foot with its internal elastic bands.
Head released the clay version that’s still packed with comfort, stability, and durability. It suits the aggressive court movers who don’t mind getting their feet laced up in loud colors. This lightweight clay shoe is wrapped in mesh and a cooling system to keep it breathable even as the matches heat up.