Approach II (W)
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By Richard Pagliaro and Dr. David G. Sharnoff on April 14, 2011

Likes: A lightweight shoe built low to the ground with a fantastic flex point. Quicker players will savor the Approach II’s ability to aid in speedy sideline-to-sideline sprints. The use of K-EVA, a lighter EVA material, helps reduce the weight of the shoe and enhance comfort.

Dislikes: Breathability isn't one of this shoe's benefits; players who wear two pairs of socks may feel more moisture on their feet. The women’s Approach II is limited to just one colorway. Unlike the BigShot, the Approach II does not come with a six-month outsole limited durability guarantee.

Bottom Line: If you want Tour-level performance without paying Tour-level price, the Approach II may well be the shoe for you. The Approach II lacks the breathability of the Big Shot (as well as its Propulsion Plate Technology that aids in the ability to spring off the big toe), but it scored high marks in durability, stability, flex point and comfort. Like its men's counterpart, it offers as much bang for the buck as any shoe we tested this season.


Released on January 01, 2011

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    5 - 12
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    11.0 oz
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Short summary

    A high-performance tennis shoe. Full grain and synthetic leather upper. Reinforced toe to give the shoe longer life. Heat-welded mid-foot support structure to lock the foot down during play. K-Eva midsole compound for excellent cushioning. TPU support pla

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