Best Women’s Volleyball Shoes for Comfort and Performance

There are sneakers with all sorts of technical performance features made for running, tennis, Crossfit, weight-lifting and many other sports, but it’s tough to find a great style for volleyball. And so, as the shoe authority, FN brings you three great options for hitting the court.

What’s most important when shopping for volleyball shoes is a style that allows you to move laterally easily. Also consider whether you will be wearing ankle braces and need a look that has room for that. Shock absorption is also important when looking for sneakers for a high-impact sport like volleyball. Below, three styles we recommend.

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1. ASICS Women’s Gel-Rocket 8 Volleyball Shoe

This Asics women’s volleyball style comes in six colors and features a forefoot gel system that provides extra cushioning. This shoe is built to absorb shock. It also provides a snug fit, so the sneaker won’t loosen on you while playing.

Pros: Great for indoor sports. It offers a great grip, and is lightweight, allowing for great lateral movement. This style is suitable for squash as well as volleyball.

Cons: Does not provide arch support. Not made for wide feet.

Asics Gel Rocket Sneakers
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2. adidas Originals Women's Crazyflight Bounce 2 Shoes

Available in three colorways, this Adidas style is made for high-impact landings. This shoe’s construction works for running, but it also offers stability. The outsole offers control on indoor surfaces.

Pros: A rubber sole offers traction. It features a lightweight mesh that allows for breathability. This style by Adidas has bounce cushioning that provides comfort and flexibility. It has a lacing system that promotes stability and security.

Cons: The sizing runs big.

Adidas Women's Volleyball Sneakers
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3. Mizuno Women's Wave Lightning Z3 Volleyball Shoe

If you are looking for more colorway options, these sneakers by Mizuno are a great style to shop. They also allow for room for ankle braces while maintaining fit.

Pros: This low-cut style is great for quick lateral movements. They feature an anatomical cupinsole for the perfect fit. It also has a mesh, which provides breathability. A parallel plate helps promote stability. The insole is moldable, and they provide arch support.

Cons: This style runs small and is a bit narrower.

Mizuno Volleyball Shoes
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