Comfort is crucial when playing a game that involves fast movements and changes of direction - you want a shoe with excellent cushioning to protect your joints. A lightweight shoe will help you to reach the next ball as quickly as possible, but without sacrificing cushioning and stability.
As padel is often played on indoor courts or in hot climates, you should be considering a shoe that offers breathability. It’s also important to wear appropriate sport socks, which help ensure that the shoe delivers the breathable comfort you’ll crave when you’re on court.
When Should I Change My Padel Shoes?
While padel isn’t as hard on shoes as tennis and other racquet sports, there’s still some wear and tear. It depends how often you’re on court and whether you have an aggressive style of play or not, but we don’t recommend using the same shoes for more than 9-12 months as the EVA rubber in the midsole starts to lose its cushioning and other qualities.
How Do I Find The Padel Shoes That Are Just Right For Me?
Remember that everyone’s feet are unique - no two feet are the same. That’s why you should always try on the shoes and see whether they fit your feet. Look at whether the shoes are made with a wide or a narrow last and whether they suit your feet.