Pay attention to these two things when buying padel shoes

Pay attention to these two things when buying padel shoes

Padel is a sport that is accessible to everyone. Still, it is important to play with good equipment if you want to get better at the sport. In this blog we tell you more about padel shoes. We tell you, among other things, how important good footwear is and with which shoes you can get the best out of yourself.

Good padel shoes are important

First of all, it is important that a shoe has sufficient cushioning. This affects the physical condition of the player. Do you still play on shoes from 10 years ago? Then there is a good chance that this shoe no longer has good quality cushioning. This, in turn, puts more strain on your feet and legs. So if you often have muscle complaints, you could consider purchasing new shoes.

Excellent grip for a good padel experience

On the padel court you often see players who wear running shoes or regular sneakers. However, this is not recommended. These shoes can ensure that you do not have optimal grip and that you may slip on the field. Wearing shoes with good grip therefore increases safety on the padel court. In addition, it is also important for competition players that they can sprint immediately when they want to. If you start just a fraction of a second later due to bad footwear, this can mean that you lose a number of points over an entire match. And that's unnecessary right?

The right profile for padel shoes

The best profile for padel shoes is the "herringbone profile". If you look under the shoe you will see that the entire bottom of the shoe is cast in a herringbone profile (see the picture below). This profile offers the most grip on the padel court.

Padel shoe with herringbone profile

Advice trainers Justpadel

Make sure you buy new shoes at least once every 1-2 years. The more you play, the sooner you need new shoes. With the right padel shoes you therefore have sufficient cushioning and grip with which you can keep your body healthy and achieve the best results on the padel court.