Choosing the Right Li-Ning Pickleball Shoes for you
Warning: The Li-Ning Pickleball Superstore does not recommend playing pickleball in your regular sneakers or running shoes! The risk of injury is too great. You put a lot of time and consideration in choosing just the right paddle to play pickleball, why not give the same attention to your choice of pickleball footwear? Pickleball is a fast-moving sport that requires supportive yet comfortable shoes due to the constant lateral movement of the game. A pickleball player needs to feel balanced in his or her shoes and must trust that they will adequately absorb the shock as he or she makes those cross-court dashes and they should be instep with the quality of your pickleball paddle.. Your athletic performance starts and ends with the right shoe.
Li-Ning pickleball shoes are designed to minimize discomfort and give you the stability you need to avoid common injuries such as an ankle roll while trying to reach for a dink shot. A stable pickleball player is a confident pickleball player. Get started with our simple shop and ship service for a pickleball shoe you can trust. Remember, our free exchange policy makes your selection risk-free: if your men’s or women’s pickleball shoe isn’t quite right, simply return it in its original condition and packaging and we’ll send you a requested alternate size at no additional cost to you.
Find Your Fit: The Right Pickleball Shoe for You
It’s easy to get lost in the eye-popping color schemes Li-Ning offers in its pickleball shoe inventory but be sure to look a little farther to ensure they will fit right and provide the proper traction and support.
First, decide if you want an indoor or outdoor pickleball shoe. If you’re playing indoors, Li-Ning manufactures court shoes similar to what a badminton, racquetball or squash player would use featuring non-marking gum rubber soles. Outdoor pickleball shoes will look and feel visibly bulkier and more closely resemble tennis shoes to withstand the harsher concrete or paved court surfaces.
Second, compare and contrast the features of our pickleball shoes. While they are made in a similar fashion, our pickleball shoes carry different ratings for key categories such as comfort, stability, durability, breathability and weight. It’s up to you to determine how lightweight you want your fabric, if you need to conserve your balance on jumps, how long you expect your shoes to last and if preventing your feet from sweating is important to you.
Third, understand the Li-Ning difference. All of our pickleball shoes are developed for high performance whether you are training, playing recreationally or competing at the professional level. Some of the advanced technologies in Li-Ning pickleball shoes include:
- Moisture absorbing hemp fibers
- Extra toe reinforcements
- Anti-slip compounds
- Cylindrical cushioning
- Additional insoles
- Lightweight arch supports
- Multiple sole pivot points
- Fatigue-reducing flexibility
- Bounce technology
- Heel cross straps
Whatever pickleball shoe you choose, we want you to avoid injury. Be sure to break in your new shoes around the house before you try them on the court. And while you’re at it, and nobody is looking, try single leg raises for up to 30 seconds (grab onto a chair if you need to). This quick exercise will immediately tell you if you are balanced enough to potentially prevent a fall on the court while reacting to a shot, avoiding a collision with your doubles partner or chasing down a lob over your head.
We strive to offer you a variety of professional pickleball products to suit your needs in our pickleball store. Optimize power, speed and control by choosing the right pickleball paddle that complements your play style. Our pickleball equipment delivers athletic advantages, and compliments various play styls. Shop for pickleball equipment online or contact Li-Ning client support to determine the best pickleball shoes for you.