Best Men's Leather Tennis Shoes in 2023
PUMA Men's Tazon 6 Fracture FM Sneaker Black, 12 M US
- Run-Train Performance Sneaker
Cole Haan Men's Grand Crosscourt II Sneaker, navy leather burnished, 10.5 Medium US
- Classic sport inspired oxford in leather, suede or textile uppers
- Textile lined
- Injection molded outsole with rubber pods in heel and forefoot
- Grand O.S. comfort technology
UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 11
- NEUTRAL: For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning
- Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability
- Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot
- EVA sockliner provides soft, step-in comfort
- Charged Cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return
Cole Haan Men's Grandpro Tennis Fashion Sneaker, Woodbury Handstain, 11 M US
- Eva outsole for great comfort.
- Textile covered footbed for comfort and breathability.
- Rubber pods in heel and forefoot for traction.
- Grand.os technology.
- Minimalist tonal stitching ; Logo detail at tongue.
New Balance Men's MX623v3 Casual Comfort Training Shoe, Black Leather, 11.5 M US
- Cross-training shoe with suede upper featuring injection-molded EVA midsole and non-marking outsole
- Abzorb heel
New Balance Men's 608v5 Casual Comfort Cross Trainer Shoe, White, 12 W US
- Dual Density Collar Foam
- Injection Molded EVA
- Internal Shank
- PU insert
Skechers Men's Energy Afterburn Lace-Up Sneaker,White/Navy,13 XW US
- 1.5 inches heel
- Soft fabric shoe lining
Skechers Men's After Burn Memory Fit - Strike Off Lace-Up Sneaker,pebble/black,9.5 M US
- Memory Foam Insole
- Rubber Outsole
adidas Men's Hoops 2.0 Basketball Shoe, Black, 8 M US
- Regular fit
- Lace closure
- Synthetic leather upper with a mesh collar
- Rubber cupsole, Textile lining
PUMA Men's Tazon 6 FM Puma Black/ Puma Silver Running Shoe - 10.5 D(M) US
- Synthetic leather upper
- Midfoot saddle for maximum fit
Azarenka Awesome in Australia
There's a new world No. 1 in women's tennis! Earplugs were highly recommended as vocal vixens Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova squared off in the Australian Open women's singles final Saturday night.
(Even though I only watched the match on TV, I still strongly considered grabbing some earplugs!).
Ultimately it was Azarenka's play that spoke loudest, as she dismantled the three-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova, 6-3, 6-0 in 1 hour, 22 minutes.
Not only was it the 22-year-old Azarenka's first Grand Slam title, but the win also gave her the world
No. 1 ranking. "It sounds pretty good, doesn't it," a smiling Azarenka said on ESPN2 after the match.
Azarenka, who became the first female from Belarus to win a singles major, is just the third woman to take over the No. 1 spot after winning her first Grand Slam title.
The way the match started, it was a surprise to see such a lopsided outcome.
The third-seeded Azarenka fell behind 2-0 in the first set and said nerves, adrenaline and the big stage flustered her. "I was looking for my game. I tried to find that moment and try to change the momentum and I'm really glad I could do that."
She stormed back to win 12 of the next 13 games and hit 14 winners in the match.
The second set was short and sweet (for Azarenka) and lasted just 36 minutes.
Azarenka continued to gain confidence and dictate points as the match continued. She forced Sharapova to chase down shot after shot and ultimately wore down the 24-year-old Russian, who had 30 unforced errors.
"As in any sport, you have good days, you have your tough days and you have days where things just don't work out," the fourth-seeded Sharapova said on ESPN2. "You've earned this title. You've worked so hard. Cherish this for as long as you can."
"Tennis fans saw the new, mature Victoria against Sharapova," said 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, who provided analysis of the match on ESPN2.
The new, mature Victoria is a sharp contrast to the old Victoria who used to have frequent temper tantrums on the court. She even considered quitting tennis last year after an especially frustrating loss. Thanks to a pep talk from her grandmother (who reportedly worked three jobs until she was 71 years old), Azarenka changed her attitude and her perspective on life.
When she accepted the winner's trophy Saturday night, she thanked her grandmother for being "the person who inspires me the most."
When Sharapova sent a backhand into the net on match point, Azarenka fell to her knees then held her hands up, looked at her coach and mouthed "What happened?"
You won the Australian Open in most impressive fashion, Victoria.
If Azarenka continues to play like she did in Melbourne, the titles will continue and she won't have to ask what happened anymore.