Adidas Approach Tennis Shoe

Adidas is one of the more prolific tennis shoe makers on our list, and the Approach proves you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a solid shoe. It’s akin to the Barricade from a style standpoint but is arguably the tougher shoe of the two. This low cut shoe is […]

Last updateSeptember 28, 2018
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Adidas Approach Tennis Shoe

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Adidas is one of the more prolific tennis shoe makers on our list, and the Approach proves you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a solid shoe. It’s akin to the Barricade from a style standpoint but is arguably the tougher shoe of the two.

This low cut shoe is fairly plain – we’re just going to say it. It’s not an ugly tennis shoe by any stretch, but you might get hit with…

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Style aside, the shoes are sturdy with synthetic leather replacing the mesh on the upper and toe box. This gives you a little more stability on the court, so you can rush the net without breaking an ankle. Its perforated in all the right areas to allow for airflow and has a breathable mesh lining as well.

The company used ADIWEAR for the outsole on the Approach. You’ll have plenty of tread on the tires after a few months of play, and those non-marking soles are great on almost any type of surface. That includes hard courts and clay although you may have some trouble with the latter…

While consumers have been pleased with the performance of these shoes on clay, the color options mean they won’t be clean for long. It’s not a negative, but something to keep in mind considering there are only a handful of colors available and three of them are 90% white. Needless to say, you will want to steer clear of the triple white if you fear dirt.  Here’s a look at one of the colorways being unboxed…

The Adidas Approach for men won’t be a shoe for everyone, especially if you want a shoe that stands out or is just in a different class. It’s what we refer to as an entry-level shoe, but still worth a look if your budget is tight and you need something reliable for the court. The usual size ranges are available, and you can choose from three white variants or a black, red and white model if you want something darker or dig the Bulls.

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  • EVA sock liner
  • ADIWEAR outsole
  • Synthetic upper
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