Best Tennis Shoes 2020 – Top New Models

Every new season brings new or upgraded tennis shoe models. Everybody eagerly awaits the Adidas Stycon laceless model, but there is much more coming in the tennis shoe industry. We prepared this overview to help you with orientation and give you answers on what will be trending in the tennis shoe industry in 2020. And of course, we make our choice of the best tennis shoes in 2020. We will update our overview during the coming months as news about models and arrivals will be published.

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3 Best Tennis Shoes 2020

It looks that almost all tennis shoe producers focused on one thing. Shoe Laces. Laces are the theme of the 2020 season in the tennis shoe industry. The task seems clear. How to prevent laces from breaking, how to hide laces, or how to get rid of laces entirely. All the most expected models take care of laces somehow. I am curious what will be the reaction of recreational tennis players on this “laceless” development. The other vital issues are the same as every season. How to improve traction, how to provide more comfort to feet, and how to increase the durability of the shoes.

What model dealt best with the challenges mentioned above? Our choice of the three best tennis shoe models for the 2020 season is in the table below.

Adidas StyconNike Court Zoom Vapor Cage 4Asics Gel-Resolution 8
Endorsed by Stefanos TsitsipasEndorsed by Rafa NadalEndorsed by Gael Monfils
First laceless tennis shoes model ever
"Dial-in" tightening system
Hybrid split model with increased abrasive drag against the court
Hidden Laces
"Brake the unbrakable"
Lace garage on the tongue
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All Tennis Shoes 2020 models

For more information about new models, scroll down or jump directly to:
Adidas Stycon (Laceless)
Adidas Solecourt, CourtJam, GameCourt
Nike Court Zoom Vapor Cage 4 by Rafa Nadal
ON Shoes (Roger Federer new partnership)
Asics Gel-Resolution 8
New Balance 996v4 & New Balance 696v4
Fila Axilus 2 Energized
Mizuno Wave Exceed 4
Lotto Mirage 200 SPD
K-Swiss Hypercourt Supreme & Hypercourt Extreme 2
Head Sprint Pro 3.0
Babolat Jet Tere
Wilson Kaos 3.0 SFT

Want to know what is the difference between clay and hard tennis shoes? And why is it important to use different shoes for different surfaces? Check our Tennis Shoes for Every Surface Guide.

ADIDAS STYCON LACELESS TENNIS SHOES

Adidas Stycon tennis shoes are already available in shops. The sale started on 7th January 2020. Adidas Stycon shoes have a revolutionary design with knit collar expanding foot shape and ensuring a supportive fit. The company replaced laces with a “dial-in” tight/loosen system of hidden laces on the side.

Adidas Stycon for Clay Courts

Adidas Stycon is available in men’s and women’s styles and versions for hard courts and clay courts. Stycon for clay courts is black/night metallic/grey colored. Hardcourt shoes are in grey/white/dash green color combinations.

As everybody expected, the price for this new model starts north of $100. Stycon is one of the more expensive tennis shoes models, but its price is not extraordinary. The first laceless tennis shoe model could not come cheap.

Adidas Stycon HardCourt tennis shoes

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Adidas Stycon model can be a game-changer. It is the first laceless shoes for all tennis players and used by one of the top tennis players. The player is Stefanos Tsitsipas, and the big premier came in January. Stefanos Tsitsipas already used Adidas Stycon ahead of big premiere during ATP Cup played in Australia.

Maybe his all year long “totally ripped off” shoelaces were part of a smart marketing campaign. It happened at the Australian Open in January 2019 and then again in July 2019 at Washington and back at Laver Cup. Now his problems and problems of many other players should be gone. Adidas Stycon will be the first laceless tennis shoe model with a collar knit to secure hidden laces. Additionally, the model keeps all the great features (midfoot stability and lateral movement support) of former Adidas models and adds something extra.

Check Adidas Stycon laceless tennis shoes availability and prices on Amazon here.

ADIDAS SOLECOURT, COURTJAM, GAMECOURT

However, if you prefer shoelaces on your shoes, you should turn your attention to the three latest models from Adidas. Adidas Solecourt, CourtJam, and GameCourt tennis shoes are available in various colors and alternatives for men and women. Adidas revealed all three models in 2019, but they will be relevant also in 2020.

Adidas SoleCourt BoostAdidas GameCourtAdidas CourtJam Bounce
worn by Stefanos Tsitsipas
in 4 available colors
low-to-the-ground
stops at the forefoot
the balance between comfort and court feel
women tennis shoes
breathable, snug upper
soft comfort
excellent price
available in 4 colors
adiwear rubber sole
breathable mesh upper
soft comfort
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NIKE COURT ZOOM VAPOR CAGE 4

Nike and Rafael Nadal bring brand new NikeCourt tennis shoes in 2020. Zoom Vapor Cage 4 is a combination of successful Nike Zoom Cage and Nike Vapor tennis shoes.

Nike Court Zoom Vapor Cage 4Nike Women's Zoom Cage 3Nike Men's Zoom Cage 3Nike Men's Air Zoom Vapor X
by Rafa Nadal15 color variations21 color variations29 color variations
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Nike Court Zoom Vapor Cage 4 Source: NikeNews

NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 tennis shoes came to the selected shops in mid-December 2019. The full-scale sale started in January, shortly before Australian Open 2020.

NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 will take advantage of all prominent technologies used by Zoom Cage and Vapor shoes. Zoom Cage will add durability, and Vapor will bring the speed. Zoom Vapor Cage 4 will be a hybrid split model with increased abrasive drag against the court. Shoes should be very comfortable and provide enough support to the feet. Hidden lace to prevent from getting blown out is another exceptional feature embedded in Zoom Vapor Cage 4.

Rafael Nadal is the face of these shoes, and if they are good enough for him, they should be good enough for everybody.

Rafa Nadal with his Nike Zoom Vapor Cage 4 Tennis Shoes. Source: NikeNews

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ON SHOES by ROGER FEDERER

On Company Logo

On Company Logo

Roger Federer was Nike’s most known tennis player for years. However, their relationship ended back in 2018. Federer signed a new $300 million apparel contract with Uniqlo in 2019 but did not sign any contract for shoe partnership. He still wore Nike Air Zoom in the 2019 season, but now he is ready to move on. On, the Swiss sneakers company announced in November 2019 that Roger Federer become one of its investors. The exact amount of investment was not disclosed, but Roger Federer will be a substantial shareholder of the company. He will also perform a lot of marketing duties for the company. Federer will also spend some time with the design department to start his sneakers line.

Zurich, Switzerland based On company was established back in 2010 and currently has annual sales of approximately $200 million. On is known mainly for its running shoes that use patented Cloud rubber soles that are very popular among runners.

On-Running Womens Cloud Shoes

On-Running Women’s Cloud Shoes

We can expect that new Roger Federer branded shoes will be revealed during the 2020 season. Nobody will be surprised if new shoes will be dedicated to tennis players. It is probably no accidence that Roger Federer invested in On just at the moment when he should regain control of the “RF” logo that belonged to Nike till now. So be prepared for On Roger Federer Tennis Shoes in 2020.

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ASICS GEL RESOLUTION 8


The year 2020 should be another successful year for Asics shoes. A new version of popular Asics Gel-Resolution was introduced in December 2019. Asics Gel-Resolution 8 takes another step for absolute comfort and stability of tennis players. The ultimate goal of creators was to make a shoe for baseline power players like Gael Monfils. Monfils became the face of the 8th Gel-Resolution series. And that is no surprise as French player is known for perfect movement, speed, and change of the direction on the court.

Asics Gel-Resolution 8 uses two technologies: Dynawall and Dynawrap. Both technologies provide superior stability and flexibility with maximum comfort. Additionally, Asics uses a unique outsole design that maximizes contact area of zones crucial for braking and reduces friction during sliding as part of the concept “brake the unbrakable.” Shoes have a lace garage on the tongue to prevent any lace breakages too.

Asics Gel-Resolution 8 shoes are made in three versions for kids, women, and men. Models are offered in different color variations. Asics also prepared a particular version of Gel-Resolution 8 Clay for clay surface.

ASICS GEL-RESOLUTION 8 MODELS

KIDSWOMENMEN
Available colors:
Peacoat/Cotton Candy
Peacoat/Classic Red
Available colors:
White/Peacoat
White/Pure Silver
Peacoat/White
Available colors:
Peacoat/White
Black/White
White/Pure Silver
White/Electric Blue
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NEW BALANCE 996v4 & NEW BALANCE 696v4

New Balance 996v4

Tennis shoes from New Balance were popularized by Canadian star player Milos Raonic. The brand adds a new model in the popular line of 996. The brand new model is the 4th in order; therefore, the name will be 996v4. It had a premiere at courts in January.

New Balance 996v4 tennis shoes are for hard-courts. They have Hypoknit upper for support and stretch, NDure technology for superior durability, and Fuel Cell foam for better feel. The outsole is non-marking. The model will be produced in Men‘s, Women’s, and Kids alternatives in different colors, as you can see in the table below.

New Balance 996v4 Models

Men

Women

Kids

Colors:
White/Grey
Yellow/Lemon
Ginger Pink/Black
Colors:
Guava/White
White/Grey
Black/Lemon Slush
Colors:
White/White
Guava/Peony
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New Balance 696v4

If you think that paying $100+ for tennis shoes is too much, then New Balance has a solution for you. A new model of New Balance 696 shoes were introduced too. The new 696v4 is available at very affordable prices well below $100. 696v4 are for use at hard-courts and use the same NDure technology as the 996v4 model we mentioned above. Except for that, 696v4 also has a Herringbone-pattern outsole for added traction during lateral movements.

Check the price of New Balance 696v4 men, women, and kids version on Amazon here.

FILA AXILUS 2 ENERGIZED

Fila Axilus 2 Energized tennis shoes (men or women) model is known for its extreme quality and more than just affordable prices. They are suitable for players moving aggressively on the court. Players who value very durable outsole will like these shoes. Fila Axilus 2 Energized offer also excellent traction on all court surfaces.

You can choose from 10 different color combinations, one nicer than others. It is tough to choose, so if you decide to go with Fila Axilus 2, let us know what color did you choose.

Fila will also add a cheap Junior model of Axilus 2 Energized.

Check price of FILA AXILUS 2 ENERGIZED on Amazon here

MIZUNO WAVE EXCEED TOUR 4 AC

Mizuno will also move on with its popular men and women model. Wave Exceed Tour 3 AC will get its younger brother. Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 4 AC is expected to come as early as in January 2020.

LOTTO MIRAGE 200 SPD

Lotto will add another piece to its respected Mirage line. Mirage 100 and 300 models were the ultimate success. Both models were made in two versions SPD or Speed and CLY or Clay. Mirage 200 will also have versions for clay and hard courts and will be made for men and women.

Check availability of Lotto Mirage 200 SPD on Amazon here

K-SWISS HYPERCOURT SUPREME

K-Swiss is another brand that is usually underestimated. However, their shoes also offer excellent quality at a reasonable price. In 2020, K-Swiss added a new model to its successful Hypercourt model line.

K-Swiss Women’s Hypercourt Supreme tennis shoes

K-Swiss Men’s Hypercourt Supreme tennis shoes

The target audience of Hypercourt Supreme shoes is aggressive and competitive players. Shoes have two new technologies: Surge 7.0 for better energy and Dragguard 7.0 for increased durability of outsoles. Shoes are ideal for hard and clay court surfaces and are available in women’s and men’s versions.

Check the price of K-SWISS HYPERCOURT SUPREME on AMAZON here

K-Swiss Hypercourt Express 2

K-Swiss also brought an updated model of its flagship shoe Hypercourt Express 2.

Men and women versions got a slight upgrade for better support and cosmetic.

Check availability of K-Swiss Hypercourt Express 2 on Amazon here.

HEAD SPRINT PRO 3.0

Head tennis rackets are famous, but not everybody knows that the Head is doing excellent footwear too. In 2020 we will see a new model of the Sprint Pro line. After successful Sprint Pro 2.0 and Sprint Pro 2.5, a new Head Sprint Pro 3.0 is coming.

It should be available from the third week of January, and its primary focus will be on weight. The weight of the new Head Sprint Pro 3.0 will be just 335 grams what makes them one of the lightest tennis shoes on the market. Additionally, the shoes will be extremely breathable with sock construction for extra comfort.

Sprint Pro 3.0 will be available in six different color combinations, three for men (navy/red, black/teal, yellow/white) and three for ladies (blue/pink, teal/white, white/iridescent) and in hard-court and clay versions.

Head Sprint Pro 3.0 (source: @headtennis_official)

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BABOLAT JET TERE

Babolat is in the same category as Head. It is very well known as a tennis racket and strings producer. However, Babolat also proudly presents its footwear line. Babolat Jet Tere is its flag-ship shoe model for the season 2020.

Men’s edition of these shoes is produced in two colors: Black and Fluo Yellow. Shoes are made with durable outsole suitable for all court surfaces. Babolat Jet Tere offers great comfort combined with good shock absorption. Shoes are lightweight for speedy reaction. The price is very reasonable for this type of shoe.

Check availability and price of Babolat Jet Tere on Amazon here.

WILSON KAOS 3.0 SFT

Wilson prepared another update of its popular Kaos tennis shoe line. This time Wilson slightly upgrades its Kaos 3.0 tennis shoes to Wilson Kaos 3.0 SFT.

Kaos 3.0 SFT keeps all technologies used in Kaos 3.0 as Skinguard, DF2, Duralast or R-DST+. Additionally, there are two major additions comparing to Kaos 3.0. Wilson Kaos 3.0 SFT has “Quicklace” feature for easy one-pull tightening of laces. The second improvement is the use of Symbiofit, a bootie and lateral webbing for better comfort and support.

Wilson Kaos 3.0 SFT all court shoes are currently available in men’s and women’s versions. Wilson prepares also clay version of 3.0 SFT shoes with the different outsole for better adhesion and movement on clay.

Check prices and availability of Wilson Kaos 3.0 SFT on Amazon here.

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Tennis Pro Guru

Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

4 Comments

  1. Hey Simon, good work and an interesting bit of NEW news re the Adidas Stycon, (ugly name me thinks), …..just looking around re buying a new pair of quality tennis shoes, my dilemma, 9.5 but super wide….the soulcourt boost though tryed on fairly comfy, tho I may have to go to a 10…..
    so a quick question if I may, should I wait for the possible 2020 release of the soulcourt boost, or hang in an wait for the Stycon try-on?? Can’t seem to get confirmed launch dates on anything….
    Thanks
    Ralph

    • Hi Ralph, I do not have any official info about release day of Stycon either.

      I heard unofficially that they should be introduced before Australian Open (20th January). It’s two weeks so I hope we will know in a few days if that information is correct or no.

      I will post it here when I get any more news about that.

  2. New vapor cage shoes are super ugly, the design is horrible, they should stick with what Rafa wear, which are Actually still the courtballistec shape of 2013 one of the best shoes ever made in design and performance.

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