Best Tennis Shoes For Working On Your Feet All Day in 2023
ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Castlerock/Silver/Honeydew,7.5 D US
Skechers Sport Women's Energy Sneaker,White/Millennium,6 C - Wide
- Athletic sneaker with wavy overlays and lace-up ghillie vamp
- Cushioned collar and supportive sole
- EVA foam midsole.The shoe is soft and has a fabric shoe lining.Also,it has a heel height of 1 1/2 inches
Crocs Women's LiteRide Pacer Sneaker, Burgundy/White, 9 M US
- LITERIDE PACER SNEAKER: Get invigorated with these superbly cushioned hybrid sneakers for women; Inspired by your evolving lifestyle, the LiteRide collection was created to be worn on your terms, at any pace
- ATHLETICALLY INSPIRED: Women's shoes created for an on-the-go lifestyle; These tennis shoes are perfect for warm-ups, cool-downs and all around town
- INNOVATIVE COMFORT: Next generation LiteRide foam insoles are super-soft, incredibly light and extraordinary resilient; These tennis shoes for women offer sink-in softness for innovative comfort
- FOAM DESIGN: This women's sneaker is made of Crocs Croslite foam outsoles that provide durable, all-day support and comfort while the soft, flexible Matlite uppers feel broken-in from day one
- WOMEN'S SNEAKERS: Same Crocs shoe quality designed to fit your lifestyle; Offers breakthrough world-class comfort designed to make you feel sensational on every step along the winding path
Fila Women's Runtronic Slip Resistant Running Shoe Food Service, Castlerock/Monument/Cockatoo, 8 B US
- SOLID PERFORMANCE: Durable leather and mesh overlays to meet your occupational needs
- SUPERIOR TRACTION: Solid rubber slip resistant outsole - tested in accordance with the applicable industry standards, including: ASTM F2913-11; though designed to help prevent slips, you should always exercise caution on slick surfaces
- ALL DAY COMFORT: Made with our specialized COOLMAX fiber that keeps things cool, comfortable, and dry - this memory foam sockliner and midsole work in unison with the cushioned heel insert for additional comfort in every step
- RELAXED STYLING: Perforations for breathability and a lace up front closure for relaxed fit
NIKE AIR MONARCH IV (MENS) - 6 Black/Black
- MEN'S LEATHER SNEAKERS: Leather upper features overlays for support and perforations for airflow.
- COMFORTABLE TRAINING: Foam Phylon midsole and full-length encapsulated Air-Sole unit cushions for comfort and support.
- NATURAL MOTION: Solid rubber outsole is durable and provides traction over varied surfaces.
- LIGHTWEIGHT GYM SHOE: Mesh shoe tongue enhances breathability and heel pull tab helps with easy on and off
- NIKE MEN'S SHOE: Imported and man made with synthetic sole
Rockport Men's Chranson Black 9 M (D)-9 M
- A low-cut profile and rugged design are what set the Rockport® Chranson apart from other shoes.
- Lace-up front closure with metal eyelets.
- Durable leather upper.
- Contrast-colored top stitch details.
- Lightly padded tongue and collar. Comfortable man-made lining and insole. Man-made outsole with tread for traction. Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.
Skechers Sport Women's DLites-Play On Memory Foam Lace-up Sneaker Fashion, Black/Black, 9.5 M US
Skechers Sport Women's Premium-Nubuck Sneaker,Black Nubuck,7.5 M US
- Leather sneaker featuring lace-up vamp and shock-absorbing outsole
- Easy-on loop at counter
- Padded tongue and collar
- Supportive shock absorbing midsole
Nike Men's Revolution 5 Running Shoe, Black/Anthracite, 10 Regular US
- REVOLUTIONARY COMFORT: The Nike Revolution 5 men's running shoes cushion your stride with soft foam to keep you running in comfort. Minimalist design fits in just about anywhere your day takes you.
- BREATHABLE SUPPORT: These Nike men's shoes have lightweight knit textile that wraps your foot in breathable comfort. Reinforced heel and overlays lend support and durability.
- LIGHTWEIGHT CUSHIONING: Soft foam midsole delivers a smooth, stable ride, making these the running shoes men need. Textured outer wall reduces the weight of the shoe.
- DURABLE & FLEXIBLE TRACTION: These Nike shoes are made with rubber outsoles, offering durable traction on a variety of surfaces. Spacing in the tread lets your foot flex naturally.
- MEN'S RUNNING SHOES: Lightweight knit wraps foot, foam midsole, rubber outsole, plush lining, soft sockliner.
Reebok Work Mens Sublite Cushion Work Casual Work & Safety Shoes, Grey, 12
- No exposed metal on upper. Traditional lace-up style for a preferred fit. Moisture-wicking nylon mesh lining provides added breathability and a drier foot environment. Removable footbed cushioned with MemoryTech Massage technology provides superior support and underfoot comfort. Sublite EVA midsole with rubber heel and forefoot pads promotes lightweight cushioning and soft support. Extra wide toe box design for a roomier fit. Durable rubber outsole has excellent slip, oil, chemical, heat, and a
- The Reebok® Work Sublite Cushion Work Comp Toe EH shoe has the tough durability and protective technology to keep you working at your best all day long.
- Style numbers: RB4038 (Grey).
- Mesh and microfiber upper.
- Lightweight work shoe with composite toe and electrical hazard protection.
The clay court tennis education of Milos Raonic, part one
After two Davis Cup wins on clay in Mexico City, Milos Raonic has had seven victories and five losses on the clay courts of Europe so far. His ranking has risen as high as No. 25, and he has had three notable wins over players ranked above him.
Not counting two Davis Cup singles wins on clay at altitude in Mexico City in March, Raonic has a record on the surface in 2020 of seven wins and five losses. These numbers are a far cry from the 16-5 mark he established on the hardcourts of Australia and North America to start the year, but after his three straight clay court wins in Estoril, Portugal in April, his ranking reached an all-time high of No. 25 before slipping back slightly in May to No. 28. With an overall match record of 23-10, Raonic has been seeded 26th in his first French Open.
Tough Losses to Four Veteran Clay-Courters But Also Three Big Wins
Raonic's results in Europe have been mixed, but his losses on clay have been to four clay court veterans, all ranked above him at the time they played, except Ivan Dodig (No. 56). Raonic lost twice to Fernando Verdasco, who must have taken special pleasure in the wins after Raonic had defeated him for the title in San Jose earlier in the year and then again the next week in Memphis. Raonic also lost to Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer. He also lost to the red-hot Dodig in the match following the Croatian's upset of No. 4 Robin Soderling.
However, Raonic's seven wins on clay this year have included notable wins over three players ranked above him at the time they met: Frenchmen Michael Llodra (No. 25) and Gilles Simon (No. 22), and Latvian Ernests Gulbis (No. 30). In each of the first three clay court tournaments of the season Raonic won at least two matches before losing, and he won three in Estoril before he was forced to retire with a back problem against Verdasco.
A good deal of Raonic's success on clay so far must be attributed to the experience of his coach, Galo Blanco. He achieved his greatest success as a player on clay, winning 17 of his 20 matches on the surface in 1997. Ina 1999 he won the title in San Marino on clay, and in 2001 he excused former world No. 1 Pete Sampras, then No. 4, from the French Open in straight sets. So he understands better than many what it will take for Raonic to succeed on the surface.
Galo Blanco's Task: More Aggression With More Patience
Just before the year's first clay court tournament in Monte Carlo, Blanco offered several important comments in an interview reported by Mark Masters of the Canadian National Post on April 9. Predictably, Blanco stressed that Raonic will have to construct the points more patiently on clay rather than relying primarily on his power to allow him to finish the points quickly.
Blanco said, "We've worked a lot on his patience and on working the point and getting his game ready to play one more ball." He added, "We are practicing longer rallies. When you play on clay, you can't expect to finish the point quickly. You have to expect the ball to come back one more time."
This observation elicited Blanco's most surprising comments about the strategy he is recommending for Raonic. Blanco continued, "He needs to go to the net more than even on hard courts, because if you play against players like [David] Ferrer or Rafael Nadal, the ball is always going to come back. I'm focused on having him be more aggressive than he is on hard courts, but with more patience."
More aggressive, but with more patience as well. Far from a simple recipe. But Raonic has already proven himself to be a quick study. The first time I saw him play in person in San Jose earlier this year against Xavier Malisse, a former Top 10 player himself, I was impressed by how well Raonic could construct points. Unlike many power servers with enormous forehands he did not go for broke at the first hint of an opportunity. His judgment has had as much to do with his sudden rise as his power.
Still the ATP Leader in Aces for 2020
Make no mistake about it, though, the power continues to make a difference. Raonic leads the ATP tour in aces as of May 16 with 438, an average of just over 14 per match. He hit 23 aces on the red clay of Madrid in his three-set loss to Lopez, who managed 12 himself. This match, too, was played at altitude, but the numbers were impressive nonetheless, coming as they did against another of the game's best servers (Lopez presently has the third highest number of aces on the tour this year with 335 and an average of 11.2 per match). American fans can take some solace in the fact that John Isner's average number of aces per match is higher than Raonic's (at 15.2), but Isner hasn't won enough matches to catch the overall leaders.
So how do we get a glimpse of how well Raonic's strategy of playing with both patience and aggression has been functioning? Statistically, the ATP does not keep figures on unforced errors versus winners or rally length or points won and lost at the net for each match. Broadcast teams and their research staffs can do it for individual matches, but unless you have a video of every point of every Raonic match this year, it's going to be tough to measure anything like winners versus unforced errors.
The Key Stat: Games Won Returning An Opponent's Serve
The one statistic kept by the ATP that correlates most highly with the top players' overall success and rankings is the number of games won returning their opponents serve. Of course this ability alone cannot guarantee overall success in terms of match wins; it must be complemented - or offset - by a decent percentage of service games won and break points saved. The higher the better, obviously.
But as one scrolls down through the statistics of games won on return of serve among the Top 100 players in the ATP's Ricoh Match Facts, the percentage falls tellingly and steadily from Novak Djokovic's and Andy Murray at the top with 43% and 42%, respectively, down through percentages in the twenties until at No. 24 (Michael Llodra) the percentage drops into the teens at 17%, followed by No. 26 (Sam Querry) at 18% and No. 28 (Milos Raonic) at 18%. We don't reach single digit percentages until No. 39 (John Isner) at 9%. But before feeling sorry for the 6'9" Isner, who wins nearly 90% of the games he serves, spare a thought for No. 150 Stephane Bohli of Switzerland who has won just 3% of his service return games all year.
During his matches on clay in Europe, Raonic won 27 of the 80 the return games he played in the seven matches he ultimately won, for a success rate of 34%. His percentage of second serve points won was also relatively high, ranging from a high of 51% against Sousa to 37% against Andreev. All good signs of improvement in this still developing part of Raonic's game.
However, his percentages returning serve in his five losses on clay this season stand in startling contrast to these numbers. He won only 5 of 54 games on return of serve in those matches, or 10.8%. His winning percentage on individual returns of second serve points ranged from 36% against Dodig to 23% against Verdasco. However these relatively high numbers are somewhat misleading because they did not lead nearly often enough to service breaks.
Raonic reached break point just 17 times in 56 games in the five matches he lost on European clay, fewer than once every three return games (and clay is universally acknowledged to be the easiest surface on which to break an opponent's serve). Raonic converted one of two break points in eight return games in his loss to Ferrer, three of eleven in his sixteen return games versus Dodig, zero for zero in six return games against Verdasco in their first rematch, one of two against Lopez in sixteen games, and zero of two in the second match with Verdasco in Rome. (Raonic saved eight of ten break points on his own serve in that straight set loss, but his inability to break Verdasco's serve on clay cost him the match.)
During his news conference on April 9 in Toronto before heading to Europe for the start of the clay court season, Raonic said. "It's going to take work, but the thing is with me work has never been an issue. It has never been an issue of putting in hours. I've never complained about it. I've just kept quiet and done it, because I know my team wants what's best for me."
Final Thoughts Heading into the French
In his most recent conference call with the press reported by Lori Ewing in The Canadian Press on May 19, Raonic said, "The body's good - nothing is really bothering me at all." And as for his mental state since the first round loss to Verdasco in Rome two weeks ago, Raonic added, " it let me refresh a bit and get a little bit more hungry." He noted, "being mentally prepared for everything is definitely a big part of it."
Raonic enters the French Open as a seeded player for the first time, and he is clearly looking forward to the whole experience, "I think it's more trying to enjoy it and trying to soak up the experience being my first time playing as a professional," he said. "I'm just looking to build off it, it's a starting point. . . and it's a Grand Slam, it's a big tournament."
Whatever happens on court, he concluded, "it's just going to add to the experience."
He faces No. 94 Michael Berrer of Germany, an opponent he has never played, in the first round and a potential match-up with Andy Murray in the third round if the form charts hold.