Men's Outdoor Pickleball Shoes
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Pickleball Might Look a Little Like Tennis, But Don’t Bring Your Tennis Shoes to the Pickleball Court
Just because many tennis courts across North America are being converted into pickleball courts, doesn’t mean you should convert your tennis shoes the same way. While the games have similarities, you really need a specific pickleball shoe to play one of the fastest growing sports if you want to maximize your game and avoid injuring yourself in the process. Pickleball professionals and enthusiasts alike all recommend separate pairs of shoes for tennis and pickleball and they also endorse the idea of owning at least two pair of pickleball shoes – one each for indoor and outdoor courts. That’s where Li-Ning comes in because it’s one of the most popular shoe manufacturers on the planet and Li-Ning appreciates the hyper specific needs of a pickleball player, realizing there’s a difference between playing indoor on a gym floor and outdoor on a hard surface.
Li-Ning’s outdoor men’s pickleball shoes are durable and comfortable and manufactured to stand up to the vigor of lateral movements and heat (from the sun and your foot), that’s why all the footwear options in the collection feature some sort of ventilation. Two other features that are important to note in the Li-Ning pickleball shoe collection that are especially important on outdoor courts are the extras added on each end of the shoes. The toe areas are manufacturer with a comfortable and well-protected forefoot to help protect against wear and tear from dragging the toe during shots. These outdoor pickleball shoes from Li-Ning also feature secure heel supports to keep your foot safely in place, prevent your foot from sliding and stabilize you while cutting in and out of shots.
Pickleball: A Year-Round Sport That Requires Well-Rounded Shoes
One reason why the popularity of pickleball is skyrocketing is because it’s a year-round sport that can be played indoors during the winter and outside anytime in places like Florida or Arizona. Outdoor pickleball shoes tend to be slightly heavier because of the nature of the courts and nature itself – the rubber needs to stand up to hard courts and the synthetic leather needs to stand up to the sun. Once you get past the eye-catching color options that Li-Ning makes available in its pickleball shoe lineup, be sure to check out the ratings for more specifics on each individual shoe where you can compare features from breathability to overall weight.