A Roundup of the Best DSW Shoes to Take On (and Off) the Court

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Have you been bitten by the pickleball bug? (Obviously.) Are you looking for the right shoe to play in that also happens to look pretty fly off the court as well? (Obviously.) Look no further than DSW. They have an awesome assortment of sneakers for all your athletic (and non-athletic) activities, whether you're smashing serves or just heading on a long walk around the neighborhood.

So, that begs the question: What should you be looking for in a good pair of pickleball shoes? First things first, and that's some handy-dandy ankle support. Rolling your ankle is no-no, so you’ll want to make sure you select a sneaker that properly protects you.

Next up is performance ability. Can this shoe help you with speed and traction? Is this a good shoe for jumping? What about resistance? While some sneakers are good looking, they aren’t exactly slip-resistant.

And ultimately, you want a sneaker that's going to give you some bang for your buck. With reasonable price points all year long, DSW is truly the finest in that regard. Below, seven sneakers you should consider for sport, exercise or even casual fitness. Oh, and they look good too.

1. adidas Fluidflow 2.0 Running Shoe

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The adidas Fluidflow 2.0 is a great sneaker when it comes to providing solid shoes you can play ball in. They have solid ankle support, are comfortable, look good and are reasonably priced. The Fluidflow 2.0s feature the standard Bounce cushioned midsole for further comfort, along with a knit mesh upper, lace-up closure and more. Not to mention we love the black/grey colorway.


2. New Balance Fresh Foam Roav

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Another brand that doesn’t always get the credit it deserves? New Balance. And DSW has plenty in stock for you to choose from. The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav is an excellent shoe for when you're playing pickleball. Cobalt is the designated colorway for this iteration of the Roav, with multiple sizes available. In addition to the ankle support, they have a Fresh Foam Midsole that offers a supportive, locked-in fit.


3. Puma Racer Future Street Plus

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The ankle coverage on these Pumas is perfecto, the mesh is breathable—a must when it comes to sneakers—and the brand, in particular, is known for durability. Aka this is a shoe that can last you for years if taken care of properly. This version of the Future Street serves a dual purpose, because you can definitely wear them casually. Like we said, DSW has you covered.


4. New Balance Fresh Foam Roav Running Shoe

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New Balance Fresh Foam Roav numero dos. Like we said earlier, DSW has a vast collection of NBs in their sneaker catalog, and that includes different colorways of the Roav. So if the cobalt color wasn't quite up your alley, you could instead opt for this black/blue version, which is equally as nice.


5. adidas Runfalcon 2.0 Running Shoe

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Sustainable, stylish and comfortable. That's about all you can ask for in a shoe for athletic activities/workouts—and the adidas Runfalcon 2.0 delivers in every way. Since it's a running shoe, you have the quality ankle protection, along with the EVA midsole for that added comfort. They're also quite durable, meaning you can definitely keep these for a long time if you take care of them properly. A solid addition to any gym closet/locker.


6. ASICS GT-1000 11

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Pickleball and similar sports will have you shuffling. That means you need a shuffling shoe. Why not ASICS? They’re one of the most respected shoe brands in the industry, with numerous collaborations under their belt, and they're known for their unique designs and quality. The ASICS GT-1000 11 features a Lite Truss FlyteFoam midsole and a durable AHAR+ traction sole to prevent slipping. Hey, a little extra support never hurt anybody.


7. Brooks Transmit 3 Running Shoe

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The Brooks Transmit 3s are a good example of a low sneaker that still protects the ankle due to its tighter fit. That means you’ll be perfectly set for whatever athletic adventure you decide to embark on. The BioMoGoDNA cushioning is the standout feature, alongside segmented crash pad cushioning for a smooth heel-to-toe transition. Any Brooks shoe is a good investment and addition to your closet.


This is only a small selection of DSW's sneaker offerings, so make sure to browse their website for more. The options are limitless.