Product Profile: Head Speed Pro Lite

by: Richard Pagliaro November 12, 2012

MSRP: $109.99
Release Date: November 13
Website: www.head.com/tennis

Facts: An aggressive blue-and-lime color is the most visually striking element of the Speed Pro Lite. The color isn’t the only enhancement: Head says the 14 oz. men’s shoe (based on a size 9 sample) is “12 percent lighter” than original Speed Pro. This is the lightest Head high-performance tennis shoe for men.

The sole consists of triple-threat technology that Head calls “Trinergy.” The three technologies work together to “absorb energy on impact, transfer it from the heel to the forefoot and releases it again to maximize upward motion,” according to Head. VI-Pod technology embedded in the mid-sole heel area minimizes vibration and maximizes forward motion. The brand backs the Speed Pro Lite with a six-month outsole guarantee and six-month durability guarantee.

Impressions: The latest and lightest Head performance shoe makes a mark on multiple levels. Lightweight mesh combined with a TPU upper contributes to the manageable weight and maneuverability of the shoe. High abrasion rubber reinforces high-stress area of the shoe for added durability. Loaded with Head’s latest technology in an eye-popping color—lime shoelaces stand out even when you’re playing under the lights—the shoe makes a statement.


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