The Top 10 Volleyball Shoes Reviewed

Perhaps it’s never occurred to you that you that, as a volleyball player, you need specific volleyball shoes. After all, it’s just another court-based sport like basketball, right?

So it would be just fine to wear cross-trainers or casual sports shoes, right? Wrong!

On the outside they may look similar. In fact, though, the structure of the upper, the midsole and the outsole in volleyball shoes and the materials used are specifically designed for the unique movements and lightning-quick responses in this sport.

In volleyball, the way your body moves is different, so the demands on your musculoskeletal system are completely different. Therefore, the shoes that you need to perform at your best and to protect yourself as far as possible from avoidable injury must be different, too.

Volleyball shoes are lighter, so you expend less energy, and their gum rubber soles are specifically designed to cope with the jumps, quick cuts and sudden, fast movements.

Crucially, they’re constructed to support the swift lateral movements which are fundamental to volleyball and offer superior shock absorption and impact protection.

Comparison Table - Best Volleyball Shoes

Product Name
Colour Options
Approx. Measurement Shaft from Arch
Amazon Rating
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ASICS Men's Gel-Rocket 8 Volleyball Shoe

ASICS Men's Gel-Rocket 8

Black/White, Indigo Blue/Silver/White, White/Black/Silver


Mizuno Men's Wave Lightning Z BK-SL Volleyball Shoe

Mizuno Men's Wave Lightning Z BK-SL​



ASICS Men's Upcourt 2 Volleyball Shoe

ASICS Men's Upcourt 2​


/Phantom, White/Silver


ASICS Men's Gel-Netburner Ballistic MT Volleyball Shoe

ASICS Men's Gel-Netburner Ballistic MT​

Black/Dark Grey/White, Indigo Blue/Prime Red/Rich Gold


ASICS Men's GEL-Cyber Sensei Volleyball Shoe

ASICS Men's GEL-Cyber Sensei​

Black/White/Green Gecko, Cherry Tomato/White



ASICS Women's Gel Tactic Volleyball Shoe

ASICS Women's Gel Tactic

9 Options


ASICS Women's Gel Rocket 7 Volley Ball Shoe

ASICS Women's Gel Rocket 7 ​

7 Options


ASICS Women's Gel 1150V Volley Ball Shoe

ASICS Women's Gel 1150V​

5 Options


ASICS Women's Gel Sensei 5 Volley Ball Shoe

ASICS Women's Gel Sensei 5​


/Silver, White/Magenta



ASICS Women's Gel Upcourt Volleyball Shoe

ASICS Women's Gel Upcourt​

Pink Glow/Indigo Blue/Aqua Splash, Black/White/Silver, Mint/White/Fiery Coral