Wide Feet Shoes Update - SFX, Hypercourt Express 2, Sonicage 2

ichaseballs

New User
I am normally EEE (mostly in toe box). I prefer something lightweight.



The original Babolat SFX were great and durable. The Babolat SFX3 lacks lateral stability compared to the original. But still overall a comfortable shoe that has been my go to. TW has it listed at 13.9 ounces.
Looks like they released two colors for 2020. (pictured the left two)



Read good things about the original, they released a new K-Swiss Hypercourt Express 2 updated version. TW has it listed at 13 ounces. I used to wear k-swiss as they are have always been a bit wider fit than other brands. Wondering if someone can compare these hypercourts to the SFX3? As well as comparing this 2nd version to the original.



Yonex Sonicage 2 Wide just released in 2020. TW has it listed at 11.2 ounces. Worst part is their catalog on their website shows a "special order" black/blue color that seems not possible to get (I have asked and tried). Yonex is a reputable brand known for innovation. Wondering how this wide shoe stacks up against the above. Seems from TW customer feedback the original's main complaint was durability. Given how light it is, makes sense.
 
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Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
Both Adidas Übersonic 3



and SoleCourt Boost



are shoes with some of the widest toe boxes on the market. The former is a speed oriented shoe and the latter is a stability/cushion type of shoe.

 

terg

New User
Anybody knows a good wide shoe that can be used on clay court? I always used regular shoes and didn't know there where other widths, so used to buy a size larger but still the sole was to narrow.
 

Faris

Professional
Anybody knows a good wide shoe that can be used on clay court? I always used regular shoes and didn't know there where other widths, so used to buy a size larger but still the sole was to narrow.
Solecourt Boost for sure. Great fit for wider feet.
 

ichaseballs

New User
Both Adidas Übersonic 3 and SoleCourt Boost are shoes with some of the widest toe boxes on the market. The former is a speed oriented shoe and the latter is a stability/cushion type of shoe.
TW lists SoleCourt Boost as slightly wide but the Übersonic 3 is listed as medium. Safe to say Solecourt Boost is wider than the Übersonic 3?
 

EricNormanA

New User
Over the past year, I've search far and wide for the best shoes for my flat and wide feet. Here are my notes:

  • K Swiss hypercourt: breathable toe box. Felt a bit flat with lack of arch support. Heel impact felt hard
  • Adidas Solecourst boost: wide, but clunky. Felt like bricks on my feet and i think it may have contributed to my calf and heel problems. Really wish I skipped these, instead of insisting these would eventually break in and for me.
  • Adidas ubersonic: wide, but tight felt like the roof of the shoe was pushing down on the top of my forefoot. I unable to raise my toes up. Couldn't keep these on for more than 5 minutes
  • Yonex sonicage: Didn't feel as wide in the forefoot. The pair i tried on had a sharp plastic piece poking my foot and i couldnt ignore it.
  • Diadora speed Blueshield fly: Wide fit but somehow also snug, even with thin socks. Very cushioned but again, quite snug.
  • Babolat SFX3: I actually started with these at the very beginning of my search, and they felt perfect right out the box. The only reason I abandoned these is because I wanted to see if there was anything better. I have now concluded that these are the best shoes for me. The only drawback is that wear down faster than other shoes, especially on hardcourt. But I dont mind buying a new pair every 5 months if they will keep my feet healthy.
Of course, the best thing to do is to try them out for yourself. Once you find *your* pair- grab them! Believe me, I spent too much time trying trying out and shipping back online returns.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
TW lists SoleCourt Boost as slightly wide but the Übersonic 3 is listed as medium. Safe to say Solecourt Boost is wider than the Übersonic 3?
Well, I wear 45 1/3 in SCB, and 46 in Ü3, so that might be the answer to your question. On the other hand, SCB are generally regarded as overly large/wide for the respective size.

I need to know what is the scale that TW uses when they put such definitions as "medium" and "wide". Ü3s are much wider in the toe box than for example Gel Res 7. I would say that compared to the majority of the tennis shoes on the market Ü3s are wide, and the SCB extra wide (for the same size).

 

ichaseballs

New User
Over the past year, I've search far and wide for the best shoes for my flat and wide feet. Here are my notes:
  • K Swiss hypercourt: breathable toe box. Felt a bit flat with lack of arch support. Heel impact felt hard
  • Adidas Solecourst boost: wide, but clunky. Felt like bricks on my feet and i think it may have contributed to my calf and heel problems. Really wish I skipped these, instead of insisting these would eventually break in and for me.
  • Adidas ubersonic: wide, but tight felt like the roof of the shoe was pushing down on the top of my forefoot. I unable to raise my toes up. Couldn't keep these on for more than 5 minutes
  • Yonex sonicage: Didn't feel as wide in the forefoot. The pair i tried on had a sharp plastic piece poking my foot and i couldnt ignore it.
  • Diadora speed Blueshield fly: Wide fit but somehow also snug, even with thin socks. Very cushioned but again, quite snug.
  • Babolat SFX3: I actually started with these at the very beginning of my search, and they felt perfect right out the box. The only reason I abandoned these is because I wanted to see if there was anything better. I have now concluded that these are the best shoes for me. The only drawback is that wear down faster than other shoes, especially on hardcourt. But I dont mind buying a new pair every 5 months if they will keep my feet healthy.
Of course, the best thing to do is to try them out for yourself. Once you find *your* pair- grab them! Believe me, I spent too much time trying trying out and shipping back online returns.
Was the sonicage you tried the wide version? Thanks for your review! It has me seriously thinking of just buying another set of sfx now.
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
I need a 6E fitting and currently wear K Swiss BigShot light leather a half size up. Usable but I would prefer slightly more width in the toe box and would welcome any suggestions.
New Balance 4E are not wide enough and their 6E X-trainers are too heavy although I persevered with them for years.
 
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