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16 August, 2022

Choosing the right sole is one of the most common concerns of a padel player. This happens mainly because we can find different types of soles, with different drawings and patterns that confuse us even more.

A clear example is the Asics padel shoe collection, which has different types of soles for the same model.

Below, we will explain the characteristics of the types of soles that currently exist, as well as their advantages, disadvantages and the best way to choose one.

The most recommended sole for playing padel

Existing types of soles

The variety of soles in padel shoes is enormous, however, the classification usually boils down to three. Padel brands offer shoes with herringbone soles, Omni soles and mixed soles.

These three types of soles are the most acceptable for padel, but each of them has its own characteristics that make them perform differently.

Clay or herringbone sole

The herringbone sole, also known as Clay sole, is the most used and recommended for padel.

This type of sole can be identified by its outlines, it is composed of parallel lines in the form of triangles, they do not have a significant depth and they are not raised studs. In fact, this type of sole is flat.

The reason it is the most popular is that it has a high level of traction.

The padel player needs the security of a strong grip on the ground, in addition, this type of sole has a certain level of versatility that also allows it to work on courts with variable surfaces.

The herringbone sole also has the quality of being very durable against wear and tear, especially as it does not have lugs that wear out over time.

The omni sole

The Omni sole is probably the least frequently found on the feet of padel players.

It is composed of small studs or dots, in fact, it is also known as the “dotted sole”.

The Omni outsole is very good for grip and traction, but only on one specific type of surface, artificial turf.

This makes it less versatile and prevents players from being able to play on other types of terrain.

However, these small points help to achieve a very high level of grip.

The variety of soles in padel shoes is enormous, however, the classification usually boils down to three. Padel brands offer shoes with herringbone soles, Omni soles and mixed soles.

The only disadvantage of this sole, apart from the lack of versatility, is that it is a bit more susceptible to wear.

The mixed or hybrid sole

The mixed or hybrid sole has had incredible growth, it is currently one of the most popular soles in the panel market.

There are some Babolat padel shoes that have it, as well as the professional series of Bullpadel shoes.

The aim of this sole is that it can have strong traction on any kind of surface, allowing also the freedom to have good sliding and guaranteeing great durability and resistance to wear and tear.

Some brands have named this sole “All Court” because it is suitable for all courts.

Which is the best of the three?

In conclusion, we can say that the choice of the sole will be linked to the player’s needs, that is to say, to the court where he/she usually plays.

Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages, you only have to take into account if the pita is made of artificial grass, if it has too much or too little sand or if it is made of other materials such as concrete.

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