As you dish out your court skills, your opponents aren’t the only ones taking a serious beating. So do your feet, which is why you need to protect them. Here are two kicks your soles will dig.
Asics Gel-Volleycross $100, asicsamerica.com
Think of this shoe as a running and volleyball hybrid. The features that make Asics a staple in the running community also provide a solid foundation for your foot on the court. You’ll appreciate the Gel-Cushioning System, which absorbs shock, and the shoe’s heel, which is lined with memory foam for a custom fit.
Mizuno Wave Tornado 4, $110, mizunousa.com
This shoe features Mizuno Wave technology, which evenly distributes shock throughout the foot, thus relieving stress on your joints and providing muchneeded stability. The outsole delivers solid traction, and the shoe is plenty breathable thanks to Mizuno’s Intercool ventilation system.