Who should buy the Wilson Kaos Swift 

  • Speedy players who move aggressively in matches
  • Those who are used to sliding and moving sideways when on the court
  • Players who like dependable, grippy shoes.

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Who should not buy it

If durability is the most important criterion for you in tennis shoes, go for Wilson Rush Pro 3.0. If you are after a much more affordable pair, Wilson Rush Pro 2.5 is the sensible choice.

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Wilson Kaos Swift: Foot embracer

Comments revealed the Kaos Swift is a “good snug-fitting shoe.” This shoe is close-fitting, making a reviewer remark: “Fits my narrow feet perfectly.” 

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Out the box, then on the court

Players loved how this shoe is good to go without needing a break-in period. A reviewer confirmed, “you can play the first minute” upon taking it out of the box. “The break-in is zero,” he added. Moreover, many agreed with the declaration that it’s “very comfortable to play in.”

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Sweaty tootsies no more

Its upper is dominantly mesh, which in return allows air to pass through. Players avowed it’s breathable, and one of them even affirmed, “foot is not going to heat up that much.” Moreover, even though the mesh is “thin as paper,” reviewers still felt their feet are secured inside.

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Weighs close to nothing

Kaos Swift’s weightlessness is probably the most-liked feature of the reviewers in this shoe. This pair is considered to be “the lightest shoes ever made” by a player of 30 years.

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Quick as a cat

Consequently, this kind of airy construction is really an advantage “when you are really aggressive on the court” since it allows you to play speedily. Those who move all around in rapid motion benefit from this shoe as they “feel light on the court.” One even claimed: “once I got these shoes, I was a step faster.”

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Durability’s a buzz kill

But as the reviewers expected, it does not hold up well. Some of their statements are:

  • “They do wear out really fast.”
  • “I have never burned through a shoe this quick.” 
  • “Outsole has begun to wear after only 2 days on the court.” 

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Light but firm

Despite its light body, players verified it has a reinforcement plate that makes the shoe stable. This plate is said to be stiff enough for stability but also flexible that it doesn’t require much energy just to move and slide in Kaos.

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Wilson Kaos Swift is a grip champ

The herringbone outsole is said to have deep ridges that grip excellently on hard and clay courts. “The traction is almost perfect,” one noted.

Relatively slightly steep

Most reviewers find it reasonably priced, but compared to the average cost of all-court tennis shoes, this one is 10% pricier.

Facts / Specs

Shoe Type: All Court
Collection: Wilson Kaos
Features: Lightweight, Breathable
Construction: Speed
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper
Technology: OrthoLite

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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.