Prince Women’s T22 tennis shoe Review

Prince Women's T22 tennis shoe Review

The Prince T22 tennis shoe, is designed for a lady that knows how to use a racket on clay or grass courts. But it will also be suitable if your job keeps you on your feet on hard surfaces and you need some support and comfort from your shoes.

The T22 is a new improved design on the well-known Prince T10. This shoe offers increased ventilation through the synthetic materials and mesh uppers. It has a rubber sole and has a PRC 1000 outsole for increased durability and a longer lifetime on the court.

It is made with a Wishbone shank that will give you additional mid foot support, so there is even less chance of pain after a good match (in your feet, the burn of defeat the shoe can’t support you with).

This shoe is available in a range of 6 different color options so you don’t have to sacrifice your sense of style when you step onto the court to meet our opponent and maybe even make them a little jealous for your choice of footwear.

In this review we will look at the features of the new T22 by Prince and take a look at its pros and cons to see if it is an improvement on previous models, and if this shoe is the right choice for you, whether you wear them on the tennis court, in the city or in a warehouse with a concrete floor.

Features

  • It is made from synthetic and mesh materials for durability and breathability
  • It as a rubber sole
  • It comes with a PRC 1000 outsole to ensure durability
  • It is made with a Wishbone shank for more mid foot stability
  • It is available in 6 different color combinations
  • It comes with forefoot straps that gives you additional stability
  • The RASH toe cap provides abrasion protection
  • It comes with a Shock Eraser midsole to minimize impact

Pros

  • These shoes are well ventilated
  • They are sturdy and supportive
  • The have a really good range of colors
  • The shoe provides good ankle support
  • They provide excellent lateral support

Cons

  • The width of the toe box varies between shoes
  • They feel more clunky and heavier than other shoes
  • They do not have much additional cushioning
  • The curved part of the back of the shoe is high and may hurt your Achilles

Summary

The Prince T22 women’s shoe is a light, well ventilated tennis shoe and is available in a wide range of colours. The shoe is sturdy and supportive and has a Shock eraser midsole to minimize impact, especially where your foot needs the most support.

The soles with a PRC 1000 outsole hold up very well on the clay court but also have grip on grass courts. They provide good lateral support with the Wishbone shank design, even though they are heavier than other shoes.

Not only do they have good lateral support, but will also support your ankles when you lunge after a difficult ball. It has a RASH toecap that also prevents abrasion and adds to the durability of the shoe on clay courts.

It has some variation in the width of the toe box and the back curve of the shoe may be uncomfortable against your Achilles tendon. The shoe is heavier than others, due to the support elements it offers, and if you want a light shoe that you can compare to a running shoe, the Prince T22 will be too heavy.

It is a good stable tennis shoe, with the durability that will last for many matches.

Comparison

These Prince T22 Women’s tennis shoes are somewhat heavier than most other brands, and noticeably so when compared to running shoes. They do however provide good stability and support and are well ventilated for shoes that are sturdier.

They are better ventilated than other tennis shoes that have additional padding and cushioning so your feet won’t be soaking wet after a few matches on the court. The shoe is durable with a good rubber sole and the PRC 1000 outsole where other shoes have only synthetic soles. This means that grips well and you won’t slip on clay or on grass courts.

Verdict

If you are looking for a sturdy shoe with good lateral support, and don’t mind a little extra weight the Prince T22 Women’s tennis shoe should fit the bill. It is a well cushioned, durable shoe that will give you comfortable hours on the court, or keep your feet happy if your job requires long hours on concrete floors.

It is not a running shoe, but a specialized tennis shoe with more weight and support elements designed for forward and lateral movements and different types of impact.

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