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Best Tennis Shoes to Prevent Ankle Sprains

Rolled ankles can be an athletes worst nightmare, especially in a sport that requires so much lateral movement. In this article, I will showcase the Best Tennis Shoes to Prevent Ankle Sprains that Tennis-Point has to offer. The shoes listed have the best support features on the market for players with frequent ankle sprains, but are also comfortable and durable options!

Best Tennis Shoes for Ankle Sprains 2023

Here is a quick note deciphering some shoe terminology you'll encounter in this blog.

Description of Outsole Flange

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All the options discussed below are marquee performance sneakers in the market and they are also available in Men's & Women's styles.




ASICS Gel Resolution 9

ASICS sneakers are arguably the best tennis shoe brand right now, between their premium and value options...they're crushing. The ASICS Gel Resolution 9 is the standard for top-tier shoes. Weighing it at 15 oz for a men's size 10.5, the shoe is not light but it plays fast and locks your foot in with the utmost security. This shoe will be seen everywhere on the pro and college circuit because it is reliable! The shoe has a technology called DYNAWALL, which helps improve stability, durability & response during explosive side to side movement.

Asics Gel Resolution 9 with picture powered by tennis point

You won't find many shoes with exceptional lockdown and comfort on the market, built for an all-court game. The ASICS Gel Resolution 9 is trusted across the board in all areas which make this court shoe a favorite on the market for tennis or pickleball players.


Babolat Jet Mach 3

The Babolat Jet Mach 3's is one of the most well-rounded lightweight options on the market. Offering awesome durability, comfort, and stability... all packed into 12.3 oz (size 10.5), the lightest on this list. The Jet Mach 3's more popularity within the pickleball scene than tennis at the moment, but don't shy away from it if you are a tennis player! They have a Michelin outsole, that starts just as quickly as it can stop. This was previously my shoe of choice.

Babolat Jet Mach 3 with picture of shoe

The outsole flange is very wide allowing for that stability that you are looking for when pushing off from various positions. The Jet Mach 3's hold up to their name and if you are a player who prioritizes a fast, lightweight, supportive, and comfortable shoe.


Diadora Blueshield Torneo 2

Still somehow one of the most underrated shoes on the market, the Diadora Blueshield Torneo 2's are solid! They have a built-in inner arch reinforcement to offer greater stability. This wonderful technology allows the shoe to absorb and distribute the weight throughout the forefoot to help prevent players from injury! These shoes also breath extremely well for a heavier, durable shoe, as well as a secured lockdown fit with a runners knot.

Asics Court FF 3 Novak with picture

The Diadora Blueshield Torneo 2 does such a good job for many foot injuries including ankle sprainers since the overall stability is truly top-notch!


K-Swiss Hypercourt Supreme

The K-Swiss brand has prioritized a stable, durable shoes and the Hypercourt Supreme is no different. Derived from the Hypercourt series, this shoe is built for the young, aggressive players who demand high-performance footwear. Featuring an attached sockliner tongue for increased comfort and lockdown this shoe fits snug around your foot.

Fila Mondo Forza with picture

Those who enjoy a fast lightweight performance shoe with K-Swiss's great durability, the Hypercourt Supreme will be a great option. The price point x performance is hard to beat!


Mizuno Wave Enforce Tour

Mizuno really knocked their newest footwear line out of the court this year. The

Wave Enforce Tour is an addition to the Enforce line that is built for the all-court game with advanced players in mind. That being said, the technology in this shoe is great for anyone with foot pain, specifically frequent ankle sprainers. The Dyna-Heel Lock system is made to secure your ankle and heel in place while maintaining a maneuverability boot.

K Swiss Ultrashot 3 in army green

On top of this, the footbed has high energy return with plush cushioning throughout. There is a massive air channel that runs throughout the shoe which allows for advanced sliding as well. If you are an avid player who has run into injuries with ankle sprains the Mizuno Wave Enforce Tour will be a phenomenal shoe for you.


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New Balance Coco CG1

At first glance, you notice the high collar of the New Balance Coco CG1's, which is the clear backbone of support. This unisex shoe is fit for the modern player who wants protection aroud the high ankle. This shoes lockdown is arguably the best on the market, with the basketball-like sneaker offering multiple tiedowns based on your needs. Not to mention the shoe has great grip on any hard court.

New Balance Coco CG1 with picture

Aggressive movers will enjoy this tank. It does not play heavy The New Balance Coco CG1 is not just a women's shoe and I highly encourage everyone to try them out.


New Balance Fresh Foam X CT- Rally

The Fresh Foam X CT-Rally is the heir to the Fresh Foam X Lav's that had gained a strong following. Worn by a favorite player of mine, Tommy Paul, this shoe is built to for the side-to-side powerful baseliners. This shoe does have a break-in period, but once broken in this shoe is one of the best. Creating a speedy and stable boot is a huge WIN for the NB Team.

New Balance Fresh Foam X CT- Rally with picture

New Balance changed the lacing system to create impressive lockdown in the forefoot and ankle. Provides excellent support, delivers power, and allows aggressive movement.


Nike Vapor 11

The Nike Vapor is a beloved shoe line that continues to shine. The Vapor 11s feature the most support built in this legendary shoeline than ever before, along with one of the flattest outsolest, and a flange that aesthetically looks slick. The molded sidewall will help keep your foot feeling secure without sacrificing comfortability. The low profile allows for top-level cutting through the court and a low to the ground feel thanks to the weight of the shoe.

Nike Vapor 11 in the white blue and yellow colorway

Nike Vapor 11's have steered away a little bit from the pure speed and effortless movement with that this shoe had in the past and put more focus into the stability. If you are looking for an clean looking shoe, that plays aggressively and offers solid support on the lateral side then give the Vapor 11's. a chance


Yonex Eclipsion 4

The Yonex Eclipsion 4 offers improved support, flexibility, and speed. The Power Cushion+ in the heel and midsole allows for immediate comfort, shock absorption and a solid heel cup that locks your foot down. Directional changes in this shoe are a breeze thanks to the rounded outsole. Like the last version they have supreme durability around the toe box and outsoles.

Yonex Eclipsion 4 in rose colorway

The Yonex Eclipsion 4 is trusted by many ATP and WTA Tour-level players including Stan Wawrinka, and Hubert Hurkacz. Your foot will sit comfortably inside this shoe thanks to the outsole that is wider then the main footbed. If you are looking for a shoe that offers balanced play on all surfaces, provides stability side to side, and plush comfort then choose the Yonex Eclipsion 4.


Conclusion

When looking for shoes one of the first things to look for some added stability is located on the lateral side, the outsole flange, since its easily identifiable. The factors mentioned for each shoe all play a role in the shoes ability to support ankles, be sure to find the shoe that fits your foot and playstyle needs to maximize your game with confidence! These are my top picks of the Best Tennis Shoes to Prevent Ankle Sprains all offered by Tennis-Point.




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