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
Approx. Measurement Shaft from Arch
ASICS Men's Gel-Rocket 8
Black/White, Indigo Blue/Silver/White, White/Black/Silver
Mizuno Men's Wave Lightning Z BK-SL
ASICS Men's Upcourt 2
ASICS Men's Gel-Netburner Ballistic MT
Black/Dark Grey/White, Indigo Blue/Prime Red/Rich Gold
ASICS Men's GEL-Cyber Sensei
Black/White/Green Gecko, Cherry Tomato/White
ASICS Women's Gel Tactic
ASICS Women's Gel Rocket 7
ASICS Women's Gel 1150V
ASICS Women's Gel Sensei 5
ASICS Women's Gel Upcourt
Pink Glow/Indigo Blue/Aqua Splash, Black/White/Silver, Mint/White/Fiery Coral