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Adidas padel rackets & shoes [Tests & Reviews]

Do you want to buy a new padel racket, padel shoes or other products from Adidas?

In this article, we present all padel products from the German brand Adidas. For the products below, we have written reviews and links to where you can buy each product at the best price.

Several of Adidas’ products are also listed on our page for the best padel rackets.

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Comparison of Adidas padel rackets

Adidas racketsShapeBalanceGame typePlayer levelWeight
Adidas Adipower CTRL 3.1RoundMediumDefensiveAdvanced360-375 g
Adidas Adipower Light 3.1RoundMediumDefensiveIntermediate345-360 g
Adidas Adipower CTRL Lite 3.1RoundMediumDefensiveJunior360-375 g
Adidas Adipower Woman Lite 3.1RoundMediumDefensiveIntermediate345-360 g
Adidas Adipower 3.1 RoundMediumDefensiveAdvanced360-375 g
Adidas Adipower GreenpadelRoundMediumDefensiveIntermediate360-375 g
Adidas Adipower Junior 3.1RoundMediumDefensiveIntermediate - Advanced310-330 g
Adidas Metalbone 3.1DiamondHighOffensiveAdvanced345-360 g
Adidas Metalbone HRD 3.1DiamondHighOffensiveAdvanced345-360 g
Adidas Metalbone CTRL 3.1RoundMediumDefensiveAdvanced345-360 g
Adidas Metalbone GreenpadelDiamondHighOffensiveAdvanced360-375 g
Adidas Adipower Lite 3.1DiamondHighAllroundIntermediate - Advanced360-275 g
Adidas Metalbone Woman Lite 3.1DiamondHighOffensiveBeginner - Advanced345-360 g
Adidas Metalbone Youth 3.1 DiamondHighOffensiveJunior330-345 g
Adidas Green PadelRoundMediumControlBeginner – Intermediate365 g
Adidas Essnova Carbon 3.1DiamondHighOffensiveIntermediate360-375 g
Adidas Essnova Carbon CTRL 3.1RoundMediumDefensiveIntermediate360-375 g
Adidas RX20 Light DropMediumAllroundBeginner - Intermediate345-360 g
Adidas RX30 RoundMediumDefensiveBeginner - Intermediate360-375 g
Adidas RX200 Light RoundMediumDefensiveBeginner - Intermediate345-360 g
Adidas RX100 RoundLowDefensiveBeginner - Intermediate360-275 g
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Adidas Adipower series

The Adidas Adipower range is growing every year and is now bigger than ever. These rackets are premium models in the sport and very popular with both recreational and competitive players.

Adidas Adipower CTRL 3.1

Adidas Adipower CTRL 3.1

  • Rackets shape: Round
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for game type: Control

The Adipower Control, as the name suggests, is a racket designed for the skilled player who demands control above all else, without sacrificing good speed in the strokes. It has a stiff frame, a stiff core, and a stiff hitting surface which means really good power as long as you hit hard, in other words, you need to follow through with the strokes properly with power and speed when using a hard racket like this. 

The frame is made of carbon fiber and features a Dual eXoskeleton for extra stability and Power Embossed Ridge. The core is made of hard EVA foam that quickly regains its shape after a hit, giving the ball an extra boost. The hitting surface is made of aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber with a sandpaper-like surface layer for best impact.

Adidas Adipower Ctrl Lite 3.1

Adidas Adipower Lite

  • Rackets shape: Diamond oversize
  • Recommended player performance level: advanced
  • Suitable for: All-round

One of this year’s novelties. Just like the classic Adipower, this is an oversized diamond-shaped racket with a high balance, to be an effective weapon for overhead games and smashes. At the same time, it has a soft EVA Soft Performance core and fiberglass hitting surface, so it doesn’t demand as much in terms of good technique and perfect hits to win the points. The hitting surface also has a sandpaper coating, which makes for good grip and spin on the balls. The Power Embossed Ridge and eXoskeleton ensure that it is stable and powerful at the same time as it is easy to handle. A perfect choice for those who want a racket that delivers all over the court and in all conditions.

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Adidas Adipower CTRL Lite 3.1

  • Racket shape: Round 
  • Recommended player performance level: Intermediate – Advanced
  • Suitable for: All-round

This is WPT star Martita Ortega’s racket, a lighter and slightly softer version of the Adipower CTRL which, thanks to its lightweight, is responsive and easy to handle even when moving quickly. The same technology has been used – a Dual eXoskelton frame, which is a special design of the frame at the racket neck developed to achieve a faster swing and Power Embossed Ridge. The differences are that a softer EVA foam has been chosen for the core, and as the hitting surface is also made of softer fiberglass, this is a much more forgiving version that suits a wider audience. This also has a rough surface layer for better spin on the ball.

Adidas Adipower Woman Lite 3.1 2022

Adidas Adipower Woman Lite 3.1

  • Rackets shape: Round
  • Recommended player performance level: intermediate – advanced
  • Suitable for: All-round

Here we have a racket weighing just 345-360 grams, which is an easier-to-play version of the Adipower CTRL. A perfect balance of control and power that allows you to dominate matches both at the front of the net and further to the back of the court. The lavish technology is much the same, the Dual eXoskeleton frame and Power Embossed Ridge, but here they’ve opted instead for an EVA Soft Performance core for better comfort and greater margins of error. Lightweight combined with a soft core makes it a very good option for injury-prone players, as it reduces the vibration of the strokes to some extent. The hitting surface is made of fiberglass with a sandpaper coating for the best ball feel and spin.

Adidas Adipower 3.1

Adidas Adipower 3.1

  • Racket shape: diamond oversize
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for: Offense 

Introducing padel icon Seba Nerone’s racket, the perfect choice for those who have a really good technique and love to hit the balls out of the cage. Compared to last year’s model, the Adipower has exactly the same characteristics – why change a winning concept? This is a diamond-shaped, oversized, high-balance racket that’s made to shine in the overhead game and deliver awesome smashes. 

The frame is stiff carbon fiber reinforced with a Dual eXoskeleton for a more explosive swing, the core made of hard EVA, and the hitting surface made of an aluminum reinforced carbon fiber, with sandpaper-like coating, make it as solid as possible to deliver maximum power and precision. 

Adidas Adipower Greenpadel

Adidas Adipower Greenpadel

Adipower’s environmentally friendly choice of racket is round shaped with medium balance and has been fitted with Flax Fiber. This material is made in natural linen and gives the racket a lighter weight, while getting high stiffness and good durability. This eco-friendly racket model is aimed at players at a medium level, who desire more control in the game. Which the Eva Soft Performance core helps with.

Better racket stability is provided by the technology of other Adipower models – Dual Exoskeleton. The player can also get a better grip on the ball, thanks to the Spin Blade technology.

  • Racket shape: Round
  • Recommended player level: Medium
  • Suitable for the type of player: Defensive
Adidas Adipower Junior 3.1

Adidas Adipower Junior 3.1

  • Racket shape: round
  • Recommended player performance level: Junior
  • Suitable for: All-round

The Adipower Junior is a replica of the adult model Adipower Lite but adapted for the youngest players. The weight is 310-330 grams, and the thickness is 36 mm, so in other words, it is a bit thinner than the standard version. If we compare it to Adidas’ other junior racket, Metalbone Youth, it has both differences and similarities. The similarities are the Power Embossed Ridge and eXoskeleton to ensure power and stability, but the Adipower junior is a more easy-playing and forgiving racket, thanks to the rounded shape and low balance. Again, the core is EVA Soft Performance and the hitting surface is fiberglass for optimal comfort.

Adidas Metalbone series

Adidas Metalbone is the brand’s flagship series of padel rackets. It features models designed for both power and control. Above all, you feel the high quality as soon as you pick up a Metalbone racket.

Adidas Metalbone 3.1

Adidas Metalbone 3.1

  • Racket shape: diamond oversize
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for: Offense

WPT number one, Ale Galán, has been involved in the development of this racket, which is a new design for the season. The industrial, raw design is unlikely to go unnoticed on the court, but just wait until they see you play with it. It’s a diamond-shaped, oversized racket with adjustable weight and balance to adapt to each match and opponent. The racket itself weighs around 345 grams, but it comes with 6 small weights that you can adjust depending on your preferred characteristics – so it offers incredible flexibility. 

If you use all the weights, the total weight of the racket lands around 360 grams, which also counts as lightweight. On the top is a brand new construction, Octagonal Structure, which is a carbon fiber reinforcement that makes the top extremely stiff and thus extremely stable and explosive in the overhead game. The core is made of soft EVA to provide amazing comfort in the strokes and the hitting surface of aluminum reinforced carbon fiber with a sandpaper coating.

Adidas Metalbone HRD 3.1

Adidas Metalbone HRD 3.1

  • Racket shape: diamond oversize
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for: Offense

WPT number one, Ale Galán, has been involved in the development of this racket, which is a new design for the season. The industrial, raw design is unlikely to go unnoticed on the court, but just wait until they see you play with it. It’s a diamond-shaped, oversized racket with adjustable weight and balance to adapt to each match and opponent. The racket itself weighs around 345 grams, but it comes with 6 small weights that you can adjust depending on your preferred characteristics – so it offers incredible flexibility. 

If you use all the weights, the total weight of the racket lands around 360 grams, which also counts as lightweight. On the top is a brand new construction, Octagonal Structure, which is a carbon fiber reinforcement that makes the top extremely stiff and thus extremely stable and explosive in the overhead game. The core is made of soft EVA to provide amazing comfort in the strokes and the hitting surface of aluminum reinforced carbon fiber with a sandpaper coating.

Adidas Metalbone CTRL 3.1

Adidas Metalbone CTRL 3.1

  • Racket shape: round
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for game type: Control

This is a version of Ale Galán’s racket for the player who wants more control. Despite being a round racket, it delivers impressive speed thanks to its medium balance and carbon fiber hitting surface, which delivers both power and precision. The core is a soft EVA Soft Performance, which provides both comfort and ball feel. Like the regular Metalbone, this has weights that you can adjust depending on the balance and characteristics you’re after, making it a flexible racket that suits many. Lightweight but stable, and with a stiff top layer for really good impact, this racket is a great choice.

Adidas Metalbone Greenpadel

Adidas Metalbone Greenpadel

  • Racket shape: diamond oversize
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for: Offense

WPT number one, Ale Galán, has been involved in the development of this racket, which is a new design for the season. The industrial, raw design is unlikely to go unnoticed on the court, but just wait until they see you play with it. It’s a diamond-shaped, oversized racket with adjustable weight and balance to adapt to each match and opponent. The racket itself weighs around 345 grams, but it comes with 6 small weights that you can adjust depending on your preferred characteristics – so it offers incredible flexibility. 

If you use all the weights, the total weight of the racket lands around 360 grams, which also counts as lightweight. On the top is a brand new construction, Octagonal Structure, which is a carbon fiber reinforcement that makes the top extremely stiff and thus extremely stable and explosive in the overhead game. The core is made of soft EVA to provide amazing comfort in the strokes and the hitting surface of aluminum reinforced carbon fiber with a sandpaper coating.

Adidas Metalbone Lite 3.1

Adidas Metalbone Lite 3.1

  • Racket shape: diamond oversize
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for: Offense

WPT number one, Ale Galán, has been involved in the development of this racket, which is a new design for the season. The industrial, raw design is unlikely to go unnoticed on the court, but just wait until they see you play with it. It’s a diamond-shaped, oversized racket with adjustable weight and balance to adapt to each match and opponent. The racket itself weighs around 345 grams, but it comes with 6 small weights that you can adjust depending on your preferred characteristics – so it offers incredible flexibility. 

If you use all the weights, the total weight of the racket lands around 360 grams, which also counts as lightweight. On the top is a brand new construction, Octagonal Structure, which is a carbon fiber reinforcement that makes the top extremely stiff and thus extremely stable and explosive in the overhead game. The core is made of soft EVA to provide amazing comfort in the strokes and the hitting surface of aluminum reinforced carbon fiber with a sandpaper coating.

Adidas Metalbone Woman Lite

Adidas Metalbone Woman Lite 3.1

  • Racket shape: diamond oversize
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for: Offense

WPT number one, Ale Galán, has been involved in the development of this racket, which is a new design for the season. The industrial, raw design is unlikely to go unnoticed on the court, but just wait until they see you play with it. It’s a diamond-shaped, oversized racket with adjustable weight and balance to adapt to each match and opponent. The racket itself weighs around 345 grams, but it comes with 6 small weights that you can adjust depending on your preferred characteristics – so it offers incredible flexibility. 

If you use all the weights, the total weight of the racket lands around 360 grams, which also counts as lightweight. On the top is a brand new construction, Octagonal Structure, which is a carbon fiber reinforcement that makes the top extremely stiff and thus extremely stable and explosive in the overhead game. The core is made of soft EVA to provide amazing comfort in the strokes and the hitting surface of aluminum reinforced carbon fiber with a sandpaper coating.

Adidas Metalbone Youth 3.1

Adidas Metalbone Youth

  • Racket shape: diamond-shaped
  • Recommended player performance level: Junior
  • Suitable for: All-round

This looks set to be a favorite with the youngsters this season, thanks to both the cool design and the great playing characteristics – a replica of Ale Galán’s racket but adapted for talented juniors. It weighs just 330-345 grams, and the diamond shape with high balance makes it a great racket for getting technique spot on in the overhead game. To ensure that control and comfort are also top-notch, a core of soft EVA Soft Performance with a fiberglass hitting surface has been manufactured. Like the original, it has an Octagonal Structure to provide maximum stability in the air and also extra speed in the strokes.

Read our full Adidas Metalbone Youth review.

Adidas Green Padel

Adidas Green Padel

  • Racket shape: Round
  • Recommended player performance level: Beginner – Intermediate
  • Suitable for: Control

The Green Padel is a prime example of Adidas’ constant innovation in sports equipment – this is the market’s first eco-friendly padel racket, as it is made from sustainable materials. Not only that, but for every racket sold, Adidas will plant 3 km² of rainforest. In other words, it allows you to win two matches at the same time – both yours and the planets!

It’s a great racket for any player who has recently discovered how much fun it is to play padel, the rounded shape and soft materials make it an easy-to-play and forgiving racket with a substantial sweetspot. With this racket, it doesn’t matter if you happen to hit a little further out towards the frame, you can still get a nice ball placement. Even skilled players who like to use easy-to-handle models that provide nice control will like the Adidas Green Padel.

The color scheme obviously comes in various brown and green tones to represent its eco-friendly origins, with the classic Adidas logo in the center. The face of the racket has been designed to look as if it were made of wood.

Read our full review of the Adidas Green Padel.

Adidas Essnova series

Essnova is the racket series from Adidas that costs a little less compared to Metalbone and Adipower. You still get really high quality at a good price.

Adidas Essnova Carbon 3.1

Adidas Essnova Carbon 3.1

  • Racket shape: diamond oversize
  • Recommended player performance level: Advanced
  • Suitable for: Offense

Here we have another diamond-shaped oversized racket with a high balance, designed for the player who not only wants to win matches but also wants to shine. Here the core has been made of EVA Soft Performance, to make it more playable by providing more control while putting better speed even on slower balls. The frame is designed with eXoskeleton technology for a faster swing and a 6k carbon fiber hitting surface with a rough top layer for the best grip and spin.

Read our full Adidas Essnova Carbon 3.1 review of the racket

Adidas Essnova Carbon CTRL 3.1

Adidas Essnova Carbon CTRL 3.1

  • Racket shape: Round
  • Recommended player level: Beginner-moderate
  • Game type: Defensive

High-level players looking for control will benefit from this round-shaped racket that has both its balance point and wide sweet spot in the mid-range, a model that promises a smooth game with both control and precision. More power in the strokes can the player get thanks to the surface reinforced with Exoskeleton technology and the frame made stiffer with braided carbon fiber threads. More power in the game can be harnessed by the player thanks to Spin Blade Grit technology, which has been applied to the hitting surface to make it rougher.

Read our full Adidas Essnova Carbon CTRL 3.1 review of the racket.

Adidas RX20 Light

Adidas RX20 Light

  • Racket shape: round
  • Recommended player performance level: Beginner – intermediate
  • Suitable for: All-round

Here, Adidas presents a racket that is designed to fit both men and women. RX20 Light is a well-balanced padel racket where the combination of speed, control and a lighter weight of only 350 grams makes this a racket you can easily play comfortably with all over the course in all game situations and situations. The adidas RX20 Light also has a larger sweetspot that makes it possible to get the ball away even in the event of a hit. This makes the racket perfect for the beginner but also for the exerciser. In addition to being very easy to handle, the racket is fantastically affordable.

Read our full review where we go through everything about the racket.

Adidas RX30

Adidas RX30

  • Rackets shape: round
  • Recommended player performance level: beginner – intermediate
  • Suitable for: All-round

An all-rounder racket for the beginner or the intermediate, perfect for honing in on technique and taking the game to the next level. It’s very easy to play with thanks to a soft core, an extra-large sweetspot, and a fiberglass hitting surface, which provides good speed even if you don’t hit very hard yourself. The part between the grip and the racket head has a carbon fiber reinforcement, Structural Power, which provides more stability and power in the strokes.

Adidas RX300

Adidas RX300

Padel players who are at a more intermediate level of play can benefit greatly from this round racket with both a balance point and a wide sweet spot at the intermediate level. The racket has been made extra strong and stiff with the support of a carbon fiber frame and Structural Power technology, which involves carbon reinforcements at the heart of the racket. This gives the racket more strength for the player’s strokes and the player also gets a good feeling of a softer game thanks to the Eva Soft Performance rubber.

Adidas RX200 Light

Adidas RX200 light

A round racket with a wide sweetspot and mid-level balance, it stands out as one of the lighter models. This lightweight model works well for players who are at an intermediate level in their game and are looking for more control and a smooth game. To help the intermediate player with more power in their strokes, this racquet has been equipped with Structural Power – carbon fiber at the heart – and the frame has been reinforced to provide more rigidity in the strokes.

The Smart Holes Linear technology provides better durability and the Eva Soft Performance rubber in the core gives the player more comfort in hitting.

Adidas RX100

Adidas RX100

A racket for players who are at an intermediate level in their player experience and who mainly want control in their game and good power in their strokes. With a round shape and medium balance, this model allows for more good hits, which are also given more power by the reinforced carbon frame and the Smart Holes Linea technology. This technology of providing the surface with equal holes gives both a better durability to the racket and better effects in the player’s ball hits.

ADIDAS SHOES

Comparisons of Adidas padel shoes

Do you want to complement your new padel racket with a new pair of padel shoes? Below we have also created a list of Adidas shoes.

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Adidas Stycon W
Adidas Stycon M Clay
Adidas Courtjam Bounce M
Adidas Solecourt W
Adidas Defiant Generation W
Adidas Courtjam Bounce W
Adidas Courtjam Bounce M
Adidas Adizero Ubersonic 4 W
Adidas Court jam Xj
Adidas Stycon W

Adidas Stycon W

Last year’s stellar shoe, which has now become a benchmark in padel, is an incredibly comfortable shoe with the latest technology. Instead of laces, an elastic mesh has been used, ensuring a perfect fit along with stability and grip in every movement. The midsole is made of the classic Adiwear for durability and shock absorption, and the outsole is, as before, herringbone patterned, to contribute to an exceptional grip on the track.

Adidas Stycon M Clay

Adidas Stycon M Clay

As usual, Adidas always surprises us with new technology and design for the sport of padel, and here is an extremely lightweight shoe for the demanding player, which allows for all fast movements. An elastic mesh has replaced a classic lacing system, providing incredible comfort, stability, and fit around the ankle. You’ll feel comfortable in this shoe from the moment you step in it. The midsole features Bounce technology which provides optimal shock absorption.

Adidas Solecourt W

Adidas Solecourt W

This is a favorite among many skilled players, which is simply because it is one of the best products Adidas has to offer. This shoe is made from the highest quality materials, to ensure long-lasting durability. The TPU structure that wraps the foot ensures maximum stability in all movements, the thin textile mesh ensures that your feet breathe in the best way possible, the midsole provides awesome cushioning and elasticity in every step and the durable herringbone patterned outsole ensures that you never have to worry about losing grip on the court. Adidas has also incorporated Adituff reinforcement in the toe area.

 

Adidas Defiant Generation Woman

Adidas Defiant Generation W

Lightweight, flexible and durable – who said one shoe can’t have it all? The upper is made of a multi-layered textile mesh, ensuring a perfect fit and breathability. Your feet will maintain an optimal temperature hour after hour on the court, with this lightweight model easily following you around every corner of the court. The Adiwear outsole is extremely durable and provides the ultimate in grip, while the Bounce midsole adds delightful cushioning to every step. A perfect choice for those who give it their all and fight for every point.




Adidas Courtjam Bounce W

Adidas Courtjam Bounce W

Designed for all talented girls who are looking for a shoe that contributes to awesome performances in the cage. Thanks to their lightness and comfort, you can concentrate on dominating your opposition. The Bounce midsole provides cushioning, an explosive launch and the resilient rubber outsole gives you a grip that will never let you down. TPU reinforces the sides and Adituff reinforces the toe area.

Adidas Courtjam Bounce M

Adidas Courtjam Bounce M

Dominate the court effortlessly with these lightweight shoes that keep your feet cool and dry, while providing an optimal fit thanks to the textile mesh that wraps the foot. The Bounce midsole provides excellent cushioning while ensuring an explosive takeoff with every step, and the reinforced midsole adds total support even during quick lateral movements.

Adidas Adizero Ubersonic 4 W

Adidas Adizero Ubersonic 4 W

This shoe is sure to catch the eye thanks to its modern and sleek design. The seamless mesh textile upper will adapt perfectly to your foot, allowing it to maintain an optimal temperature through its superior breathability. It’s a lightweight and flexible shoe that will keep up with any ball duel effortlessly, allowing you to become your fastest version in the cage. The internal reinforcements ensure that lateral movements are perfectly supported, and the Lightstrike midsole provides shock absorption and an immediate response in the take-off. The durable rubber outsole provides the grip you’ve always wanted.

Adidas Courtjam Xj

Adidas Courtjam Xj

Here’s a great option for any junior looking to develop their game on the padel court. The forefoot is reinforced with TPU to ensure that the foot always maintains a perfect position in all positions and movements. The upper side is made of textile mesh, to ensure good breathability and that the feet are always kept cool and dry. The midsole made of shock-absorbing EVA foam makes these shoes a favorite off the track as well, providing a quick start that lets you stay one step ahead of your rivals. The durable rubber sole with herringbone pattern ensures extraordinary grip.

About Adidas

In the 1920s, the brothers Adolf “Adi” and Rudolf Dassler were active as shoe manufacturers in Germany. Their shoes quickly became popular among professional athletes, and several 1928-36 Olympic medallists wore them during their races. After the war, the brothers decided to go their separate ways, with Rudolf starting his own company Puma and Adi merging the first three letters of his nickname with his surname to create Adidas Sportskofabrik. The year was 1948. Alejandro Galán is today the biggest sponsored player in WPT for Adidas.

 

History

Adi Dassler was behind the invention of screw caps for football boots. The ability to change the studs depending on weather conditions was a great advantage for West Germany in the 1954 World Cup, which they later won, and this was a major international breakthrough for the company.

Today, Adidas is a giant in the world market, with shoes as well as clothing and accessories for virtually every sport there is. They launched their first padel collection in 2014 and now have a huge range of rackets, shoes, bags, clothing, and much more. Famous poster names include Alejandro Galán, current WPT world champion, legend Seba Nerone and women’s star Martita Ortega.

Adidas padel

9.5

Omdöme

9.5/10