The Best Squash Shoes Review

Welcome to the best squash shoes review on earth. What makes it the best? I post MORE shoes than any other site. Since I'm not actually a store (instead, I link to other stores), I can post everything I find, and I'm not limited to whatever's in stock at the moment.

Below are all men's non-marking indoor men's squash shoes.

See also: Women's Squash Shoes | Junior Squash Shoes

Nike Court Shuttle 5 Men

Why should the ladies have all the fun? Now the lads have a classy Nike Court Shuttle 5 option too. Here are a couple different styles and some affiliate links to purchase them if you’re interested.

2015 Versions

Ah, just spotted this clean white and red version in 2015:

Nike Court Shuttle V Men [White Red]
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[See also: women’s version]


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2014 Versions

Here are some versions from 2014. No longer available though.

Bluish gray version:

Nike Court Shuttle 5 Men - Blue Gray
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White and light blue type of guy:

Nike Court Shuttle 5 Men - White Blue
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2013 Versions

These are no longer available, but this is what they looked like…

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nike court shuttle 5 white
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Here’s another style, which Saurav Ghosal is wearing now. I can’t find them for sale anywhere though.

Nike Court Shuttle 5 Men - Black
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Salming Viper Squash Shoes Men and Women

Here’s the Salming Viper. Just spotted two new models coming out in 2015.

This one is in white and navy:

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First place I’ve seen these is at

Here’s another new Viper, in “gecko green”:

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Also available at

Here are the models that came out in 2014. I first saw these when PDH Sports posted some photos of the Salming Viper range on their Instagram account a while back, and they’re now available for purchase.

Here’s a men’s version in blue:

Salming Viper Men Blue
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Adrian Grant has been sporting these:

Adrian Grant 2014

And here’s a women’s version in pink & purple:

Salming Viper Women Pink
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Salming Viper Reviews

Comments via Rick:

Hi Tec Adrenalin Pro

Hi Tec Adrenalin Pro. These are from wayyy back…in 2014. I’ve also seen these advertised as “Hi Tec Ad Pro”.

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We have been inundated over the past few weeks with requests for advice on tough, durable high performance squash shoes so we have done some hard looking at what is on the market right now. Our pick of the bunch is the Hi-tec Ad Pro. This shoe features a Comfort-Tec footbed and cushioned CMEVA midsole so you can stay comfortable and keep focused on the game. The non-marking gum rubber outsole provides good grip without damaging surfaces while the PU, mesh and nubuck upper ensures breathability and a supported fit. The hard rubber toe cap provides additional protection for those players who drag their foot and helps prevent the upper peeling away from the sole. At only $129 these shoes provide exceptional value for money and are your best choice for durability.

Have you tried these shoes? Please leave a review in the comments!

Salming Squash Shoes

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You can also scroll down to find all the men’s Salming squash shoes I’ve posted so far.

Other Salming pages: Women | Juniors [coming soon]

Salming Squash Shoes 2014 / 2015

Here are the latest Salming models. In general, Salming squash shoes have cool styling, are very comfortable, have great grip, and are expensive. Some readers have complained the shoes are not durable, though my personal pair has lasted a year and counting.

Salming Race R1 2.0

Amr Shabana plays with this one. I have the Race R1 (original) and love it.

Salming Race R1 2.0 Squash Shoes

Salming Race R1 2.0 Blue

Salming Race R1 2.0 Men - Purple

Previous versions:
Salming Race R1 (Original)

Salming Race R2 2.0

The R2 is a little less expensive than the R1. A reader says one difference is the tongue on the R1 2.0 is attached to the footbed with mesh, while the R2 has a free-floating tongue.

Salming Race R2 2.0 Men - Red

Prior versions:
Salming Race R2 (Original)

Salming Race R9 Mid

This R9 is the Salming shoe with a bit more ankle support.

Salming Race R9 Mid Men - Black

Previous models:
Salming Race R1 Mid I think (it’s the original “mid” shoe from the Salming lineup)

Salming Viper

As I understand it, the Viper has a bit less cushioning in the front of the shoe, which makes it a bit lighter and more maneuverable. Adrian Grant wears these now.


Here are a couple new styles that are just coming out in 2015:



Salming X-Factor 3

An older model that’s still around.

Salming X-Factor 3 Squash Shoes

Prior versions
Salming X-Factor 2
Salming X-Factor

Salming X Lite

And here’s one more shoe, the X Lite, which Adrian Grant used to wear, but I don’t think it’s available anymore. Looks cool though. First Salming shoe I ever laid eyes on.

Salming X Lite Squash Shoes