Reposting an article I just submitted to Squash Magazine.
For this issue I decided to look at some of the most popular squash shoes of 2019 using Google Analytics data culled from Squash Source. These are the most-clicked products on my website over the course of the year, for all readers globally. The data doesn’t tell us which products people bought, but it’s a peek at what everyone was most interested in. I suppose you could say these are 2019’s most-coveted shoes.
This is the top model in the Adidas court shoe range. It comes with an integrated sock/booty to hold your foot securely in place. The Stabil range tends to have significant padding, so they’re good if you have knee trouble or just need a bit more support. They tend to be quite heavy, though. I haven’t seen any top pros using these – unlike prior top-end Adidas models.
These are one of the top court shoes from Asics, and they’re used by quite a few pro players, including the Shorbagy brothers, Camille Serme, and more.
Eye have only one model of shoes, but with many different color options. Eye have invested in promoting and sponsoring squash players, and a significant number of pros wear their shoes, including Paul Coll, Diego Elias, Olivia Blatchford Clyne, and several other male and female players.
This is another popular one amongst professional players, and especially the top women. Nour El Sherbini, Nicol David, and world junior champ Rowan Elaraby have all worn these. The Gel Blade is one of the few Asics models marketed specifically as squash shoes.
This shoe has been around for a couple decades. In fact, it might be the longest-running shoe in squash. The reason for its longevity is players with wide feet love this shoe and continue to seek it out. The red version is only available in the UK, but you can get the black and white version at Squash Gear.
Another entrant in the top list from Asics. This one is worn by Joel Makin, Chris Hanson, and others.