Profile of the K-Swiss Ultrascendor

Who is it best for? The highly sought after K-Swiss Ultrascendor that’s screaming with a retro vibe and injected with a winning combination of stability and cushioning is appropriate for the following types of users:

  • recreational players who need a reliable trainer for multi-surface use
  • competitive athletes who demand for an aptly supportive and responsive sole 
  • buyers in search of a reasonably-priced, durable, and high-performing footgear


Durable base. The bottommost layer is packaged with a K-Swiss-developed outsole technology called Aosta 7.0. This outsole unit is created with a high-density rubber. Such a component is formulated to keep its form for an extended period, even as it is exposed to constant hammering on clay or hard courts. 

Grippy sole. The non-marking and wavy tread pattern on the rubber compound is designed to grip the court. It is also molded to prevent unwanted slips as the user engages in defensive or offensive shots. 


Cushioning. K-Swiss designers crafted this shoe with ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam that’s purposed to dampen shock impulses. The team of innovators who worked on the Ultrascendor also added the Shock Spring technology to the midsole to intensify the shoe’s impact-absorption capacity. This technical element is precisely integrated under the ball of the foot and heel. 

Stabilizer. Under the arch of the foot is a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that inhibits inward rolling of the foot. Such a rigid platform that serves as a midfoot bridge keeps the heel planted on the ground while allowing the forefoot to flex. This stabilizing piece grants great wonders a


Durable wrapping. The footgear is wrapped in genuine leather, which stretches at critical flex points through more extended use. This material is utilized to prevent dirt from entering the shoe, primarily when used on the clay surface. 

Extra padding. The tongue and collar are dressed with an adequate amount of padding that grips and cinches down the foot. It mainly prevents the foot from wobbling inside between steps. For added comfort and improved fit, this trainer comes with a lightweight, molded Ortholite insole. It’s designed to reduce the amount of heat under the foot with its moisture-wicking capacity.

Generous fitting. This bulky-appearing stability court footgear is reportedly built with a spacious toe box and wider-than-usual width. The added space can accommodate a more significant number of users with varying foot widths.  

Nice to know

  • The Ultrascendor is one of the long-standing profiles in the K-Swiss athletic tennis shoe line, making it a longtime favorite among K-Swiss tennis shoe followers. 
  • It has been in and out of the K-Swiss shoe racks since its introduction in 1998. 
  • During the hiatus of the Ultrascendor in the sporting goods retail market in 2014, K-Swiss dropped the Hypercourt tennis shoe line


How K-Swiss Ultrascendor ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 39% all court tennis shoes
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Top 13% K-Swiss tennis shoes
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Top 42% stability tennis shoes
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