adidas Offers Up the CYD Reflex. New Tennis Training Shoe for 2010.
As training for tennis grows in importance so does training apparel. According to Gil Reyes, conditioning coach of the adidas Player Development Program, “Tennis players spend 70% of their time training and preparing for their next tournament…wearing the right training footwear is vital for future on-court success.” According to Reyes, the CYD Reflex shoes are designed to contribute to the development of strong legs that will get you in perfect position, keeping good balance point after point at any phase of the game. Dinara Safina reinforces the concept in the video above.
Normal running and gym shoes are not designed to withstand or support the sudden movements required in tennis training and so the CYD Reflex features Speedcut, an adidas technology designed to reduce the forefoot strain of extreme side-to-side movements so players can maintain speed and performance while reducing the risk of injury. The shoes are built with adiTUFF to withstand abrasion by tough-on-footwear hard courts. The Torsion® System stabilizing technology gives the overarching support of the CYD Reflex, providing the midfoot with enhanced control, support and fit to adapt to whatever surface you are training or hitting on. It’s a little like a seat-belt for your foot.
The CYD Reflex retails for $100 USD and comes in four different colors for both men and women. White with black stripes and acid buzz (pictured above) or teal trimming for men and white with orange or black stripes and magenta detailing for women. A line of training apparel will also compliment the shoe.