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pdhsports Ultimate Top 5 Squash Shoes's racket sport expert Lisa Hargrave recommends her top five squash shoes. 

Whether you're new to squash or an advanced player looking for the perfect pair of squash shoes, you're in luck. There are hundreds of fantastic brands and styles out there. But with so much choice it can be hard to select the best squash shoe to suit your particular needs and budget. 
That's why we've written this Ultimate Top 5 list of squash shoes for players of all levels. If you're baffled by too many features and options, don't have the time to browse endlessly or crave a helpful shortlist that's actually short, you're in the right place. You can make a confident decision from our Top 5 picks. 
We've selected 5 styles from our range that we and our customers love. Our recommendations explain briefly what makes each of these squash shoes a winner and the reason why. 
You can always give us a call or drop us a line on email or via social media if you'd like more advice. At we're all racket sports enthusiasts and players and we love to help everyone find the perfect shoe for their particular game. 

1. Best-selling: ASICS GEL-Rocket 9

The ASICS GEL-Rocket is a top seller year after year for several reasons. The range is keenly priced, good-looking and both men's and women's versions are available in various stylish colourways - there's bound to be a GEL-Rocket shoe to suit your taste. Being a medium-width, these shoes are a good standard fit for most people (minimising the risk of buying online!). They require minimal breaking in time and are both stable and well-cushioned thanks to the renowned Trusstic System®  and Forefoot GEL® .
Sounds like the one for you? Buy it now. Available colourways: Men's Black Sunrise Red, Men's Black Fiery Red, Men's Glacier Grey Mako Blue, Women's White Aquarium and Women's Black Fresh Ice
The latest ASICS GEL-Rocket is worn by current World no.25 (as at October 2020) Daryl Selby - he says they're "really comfy... great value for any club player. Very good shoes at a very good price."

2. Best for performance: ASICS GEL-Blast FF 2
The high-performance GEL-Blast shoe is packed with new technologies and improves with each version. It's no surprise that two ASICS shoes have made it into our Ultimate Top 5 given ASICS's footware expertise! These shoes are supportive, stable, flexible and offer excellent cushioning - what more do you need?
Sounds like the one for you? Buy it now.
View two detailed reviews of the ASICS GEL-Blast on our YouTube channel:

3. Best for durability: Adidas Stabil Next Gen
The Adidas Stabil Next Gen is a durable shoe which doesn't sacrifice style or comfort and the range has been one of our most popular in store year after year. It's worth noting that earlier models were quite narrow-fitting but the newer models offer a medium fit. 
Lots of pro players have been spotted wearing Stabil shoes over the years including James Willstrop, Sarah-Jane Perry and Gregory Gaultier.
Sounds like the one for you? Buy it now

Best for speed: Salming Hawk 2
Salming shoes are super-stylish - the Scandinavian brand has really shaken up the squash shoe market in recent years. The Hawk has a low-to-the-ground feel. Men's and Women's versions are available and there are also some fantastic colour options. From the new monochrome look for 2020/21 to fluorescent yellow... if you're looking to improve your speed around the court whilst looking awesome, this shoe is a great choice!
Sounds like the one for you? Buy it now.

5. Best for wide-fit: Prince NFS II
Ask any squash player which is the best wide-fitting shoe and the Prince NFS will be mentioned time after time! Super-comfortable, available from size UK 5 up to size UK 14 and one of the few shoes that has barely changed design over the years because they offer such a winning formula for anyone with a wider foot!
Sounds like the one for you? Buy it now.
Worn by legendary professional players including Rodney Eyles and Peter Nicol. 
Check this shoe out on our YouTube channel:

Lisa's verdict: "They're all great shoes, but my personal favourite is the ASICS GEL-Rocket because it has such a huge appeal for all levels at a brilliant price!"

Want a more detailed guide to choosing the perfect shoe for you? Read our buying guide for squash shoes for more expert tips.

Not seen what you want in this Ultimate Top 5? View our full range of squash shoes - you'll be spoilt for choice!

View all of our Ultimate Top 5s for the latest recommendations from the enthusiasts and experts at You might also be interested in Ultimate Top 5 squash rackets. 

6 October 2020

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