Updated 26th May 2016
There are a large number of table tennis shoes you can find in sports stores both online and offline. Depending on the type of player that you are, you might not need to buy an expensive table tennis shoe.
If you are just a recreational player who play for fun in your home or garage, any sport shoe could just be right for you.
Nevertheless, if you are a beginner player but wish to improve your playing skill to next level, and you are really serious about mastering the game, then buying your own table tennis shoe is highly recommended.
A good table tennis shoe will help to keep your balance when playing a game or during practice.
It will help to protect your legs because if you play for long hours without a pair of good shoes, you might feel some pain on your feet.
In addition, wearing them on your feet will help you to improve your footwork and enhance your balance during a game or practice.
Recomended Table Tennis Shoes
Mizuno 2015 SS Unisex Wave Drive A7
My top pick is the Mizuno 2015 SS Unisex Wave Drive A7 Table Tennis Shoes. It is a very high quality sport shoe. It has a very lightweight and grippy sole with very good balance and a waterproof layer. The design is simple but is built with thoughtfully upper. When you wear it, it is highly breathable. Another great advantage of this shoe is that it is responsive which you can wear for firm ride for maximally cushioned.
You can see the Mizuno logo that clearly attached on top of the shoes. The shoe is sewing in good shape which appear to be quite tide and neat.
The fabric use to produced the shoe is quite good quality. The bottom is built with light weight material for quick movement. It is non marking which mean it won’t leave black scuff marks on the floor.
The side areas are a little bulge which make you easy to stop when you are moving around.
There are two color available that you can choose from which is blue and red. The size range from 24.5, 25, 25.5, 26, 26.5, 27, 27.5, and 28.
My second pick is the Stiga Instinct Shoes. It is a lightweight shoe with breathable fabric design which makes it very cozy to put on your foot. Virtually most of the part is covered with nylon uppers. When you wear in, it is kind of comfortable and you won’t feel hot. It will instantly catches your attention when you first spot it even the design isn’t flashy. The footwear are extremely grippy on the floor which provide you a good move when practicing your footwork.
DONIC Waldner Flex II
My third pick is the DONIC Waldner Flex II Table Tennis Shoes. It is a classic and very high performing table tennis shoe. It is very good for recreational table tennis players. This shoe is made with great quality material and special designed for table tennis players. The upper area of the sneaker is constructed from long-lasting, breathable material. With the disctinctive design of a non-slip sole and quality natural rubber, it make the sneaker to have a very good grip. Overall, the shoe is lightweight, adaptable and will provide you with perfect balance for your footwork. Thus, if you treat and keep the shoes well, they are going to last for long period.
Other Quality Shoes For the Games
DHS Table Tennis Shoes
This shoes made by DHS is features with microfiber PU as well as nylon uppers to provides great support for players. With the non-slip grip design, it is high performance, stable, breathable, and durable. With the sophisticated rubber and EVA outsole, it will help you to have a very flexible shuttle when you are playing the game.
Butterfly Win-5 Shoe
These shoes that made by Butterfly are a pair of great performance footwear with the economical price it asked for. It grip the concrete floor quite well. It features EVA mid-sole which make the footwear very comfortable and provides good breathability. The shoe is mostly covered with mesh which make the ventilation of the shoe very well.