Adidas Forcebounce is an Adidas model that first came out in 2020. These run about €90, or the mid-range of Adidas shoes. The Forcebounce shoes are marketed as handball shoes, so I’m including them on the site because they are non-marking court shoes.
I ended up buying a pair of these and testing them out for several months. You can watch the review here or read the transcript below.
Adidas ForceBounce 2021
An new color for the Forcebounce was spotted in January 2021:
Image via handballshop.com →
Release year: 2021
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Adidas ForceBounce 2020
Adidas Forcebounce Review & Transcript
What’s up you guys it’s Pierre. I have a review today of the Adidas Forcebounce court shoes. These were a new model that I think came out like last year, earlier this year, I can’t exactly remember. In the pandemic. I bought a pair of these to try them out on the squash court and I ended up mostly just using them actually outside. I think I needed a pair for playing “padel” as we call it here — or padel — and pickleball, so most of the action on these was outside and I’ll give you my feedback on the shoes overall. I did use them on the squash court a little bit just to just to see how the traction was so I could tell you as a squash player whether these would work.
So these were 90 Euros so I guess they’re kind of a mid-range price. I believe they’re handball shoes. I did buy these from Europe from Handballshop. They are I think only available in Europe predominantly. I like the styling of these. They have kind of this light gray and you know they’re just kind of cool Adidas style. They have removable insoles which is always nice to help them air out or put in orthotics if you need them. They have good lace-up … good lacing system … everything’s pretty tight. The soles are this clear kind of material which is interesting. Not the kind of gum rubber-like brownish yellow color but this clear color. It’s a little discolored because I’ve been using them outside and they’re a little dirty but it started out as quite a clear color. Good grip on the squash court when I tested them out and also good grip outside on pickleball and padel courts.
They’ve held up pretty well in terms of durability. You can see they’re starting to really get ground down here on my left foot where I drag the most. So this is the normal location where I drag my foot and it’s starting to kind of come through where it’s sort of like fuzzy almost but it really hasn’t broken through. Actually this goes through to kind of an under-sock layer so this hasn’t even really broken through all the way yet. So considering the fact that these were outside those padel courts got that Astroturf kind of surface and so they can cause a lot of — and they have sand, some sort of polymer sand inside them — so they can be pretty abrasive and so can playing pickleball on outdoor courts. So I would say these have held up very well. I played with them on the squash court like I said and had great grip, good maneuverability, good cushioning. These are pretty thick. The one downside I would say to these is that they’re kind of heavy. I weighed them after I’ve been using them for a while but I think it was like over 400 grams. 424 grams, which is like you know just to put in perspective the Asics Gel Rocket 10, kind of a standard-bearer, is 350 grams. So these are like 25% heavier than those shoes. It didn’t feel slow in these and actually kind of appreciated the padding. The older I get, the more I appreciate it. Depending on where you are with your knees, you may appreciate that extra bit of padding. Overall I think these are a cool option. Not so much if you’re in the States because they’re hard to get, but if you’re in Europe or the UK, they’re kind of a good mid-price option for multiple court and racket sports. So hopefully that was helpful. This is called the Adidas Forcebounce. I’ll see you next time. Subscribe, see you, bye!