Men's tennis shoes
Lightweight men's tennis shoes to lift you off your feet. Seamless, stretch-woven, and designed for every surface — find a pair perfect for your game. Shop adidas for men's tennis shoes, shirts, and shorts.
adidas Men's Tennis Shoes
Keep your feet moving for every forehand winner and backhand slice in men's tennis shoes from adidas. Whether you're a pro or you're stepping onto the court for the first time, we've got a pair of shoes that will have you bringing your best to every match and training session. Choose from lightweight, speed-driven sneakers such as the adizero to men's Barricade tennis shoes that give you unbeatable support. The two main factors to consider when shopping for men's tennis sneakers are your playing style and the court surface. If you prefer to attack from the baseline, you'll want a shoe with ample lateral support to handle continuous side-to-side motion. Durable traction and thick cushioning will keep you aggressive on the baseline.
Breathable uppers make sure your feet don't overheat while providing snug support when you need to change direction on a dime. Responsive midsoles soften every sprint, plant and slide. Pick a pair of men's tennis shoes with adidas Boost if you're playing long sets and could use the extra energy return in your stride. With adidas Boost, the harder you go, the more energy you get back. And if your style is to charge the net right after a serve, select a pair that's reinforced at the toe. This type of player tends to stay on the balls of their feet, so a flexible midsole like adidas Bounce is a good choice.
No matter what surface you're playing on, adidas men's tennis shoes come with specialized outsoles that deliver the traction you need for the job. Men's clay-court tennis shoes are built to prevent clay from caking up your shoes as you run. Clay-court outsoles are thinner and lighter than on other types of tennis shoes, and the upper is designed to prevent bits of clay from getting inside. The outsoles on men's hardcourt tennis shoes are more durable than on clay-court shoes. Hardcourts are a less forgiving surface, so shoes come with more cushioning too. Multi-court shoes are suitable on a variety of surfaces, so you're always ready to play. Men's all-court tennis shoes are a versatile choice for players who train anywhere and everywhere. Shop men's tennis shoes at adidas for lasting comfort, from the opening serve to a fifth-set tiebreaker.
Frequently Asked Questions about Men's Tennis Shoes
What shoes should I wear to play tennis?
To maximize your on-court performance, try and wear tennis shoes with an outsole specific to the surface you’ll be playing on. For instance, if you play consistently on clay, a clay court outsole is best. If you usually play on hard courts, look for hardcourt shoes. Multicourt tennis shoes for men are a good option if you regularly play on different surfaces.
Why are Stan Smith tennis shoes so popular?
The adidas Stan Smith remains one of the most popular sneakers because of its subtle look that makes it easy to pair with any outfit. People love how comfortable it is, too. Originally a men's tennis shoe endorsed by the American champion it’s named for, the Stan’s consistent style notes are now iconic: the adidas 3-Stripes perforated into the upper, the pop of green on the heel patch and the signature tongue label with Stan Smith’s portrait.
Can you play on clay with hard court shoes?
Yes, you can wear hardcourt shoes on a clay court and vice-versa. A clay court outsole has a thicker outsole and deeper grooves in the tread for control while sliding on the clay surface. Hardcourt tennis shoes for men don’t have as much traction on the clay surface. If you plan to play on multiple surfaces, consider multicourt shoes.