Tennis shoes generally have a low top so they remain light and don’t rub against your ankle. Basketball shoes come in high-top, mid-top and low-top versions. Most basketball players, 70 percent according to Dick’s Sporting Goods, wear high-tops because they provide maximum ankle support.
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Another feature that basket and tennis shoes have in common is the upper. Basketball shoes come in high-top, mid-top, and low-top versions. This gives them comfort and stability when they jump high. Tennis shoes on the other hand normally have a low top so they remain light and don’t rub against your ankle.
These are the different features between the tennis shoe and basketball or any other shoe: The tennis shoe will fit flat with a design pattern on the sole, depending on the court you will most often play upon. A tennis shoe is designed sturdier and will not have an as thick or soft heel to decrease weight and cushion impact as some running shoes have. The tennis shoe is designed for quick stops and starts.
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Anyone play basketball in tennis shoes? I play both basketball and tennis using my low top basketball shoe (Adidas Gil Zero) . However, it ripped apart yesterday. I just found out that basketball shoe will rip apart very quickly if used in tennis court. I was thinking, since tennis players and basketball guards use practically the same movement.
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Aggressive power players need a shoe with maximum stability and cushion. Look for firm midsole cushioning and a padded, high-top shoe. Speed players should opt for a lightweight shoe with flexibility. Low-top basketball shoes with flexible outsole grooves perform well for these players.