THE WORLD’S ONLY SHOES MADE TO SLIDE ON HARDCOURT

 

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NEVER LATE TO THE BALL

THE FUTURE OF TENNIS FOOTWEAR IS HERE. FOUR YEARS OF DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND TESTING LED TO ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS TO HIT THE COURTS SINCE THE METAL RACKET.

Glide Plates

Strategically sized and placed Glide Polyethylene Technology allows optimal slide when you need it.

  • You’ll cover more court in fewer steps as you move, slide, hit and recover to the next ball up to 30% faster.
  • Enhances natural speed, agility and quickness by providing the right amount of slide and traction.
  • Allows for commanding shots on the run, even stretched out wide shots.
  • Lets you control forward and lateral slide on hard court.

FASTER
RECOVERY

Rigorously engineered and play-tested, the W Labs brings you the ultimate shoe that gets you to every ball faster than a shoe without Glide technology. Up to 30% faster.

*Based upon test conducted by Amer Sports Footwear Laboratory of Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in 2014 comparing Wilson Glide to a conventional tennis shoe

 

 

GLIDE WITH ADDED DURABILITY

FEATURES GLIDE PLATE TECHNOLOGY AND RUBBER REINFORCED TOE AND INNER DRAG PADS FOR 20% MORE DURABILITY.

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GLIDE MADE LIGHTER

GLIDE PLATE TECHNOLOGY IN A LIGHTER PACKAGE. MADE TO SLIDE ON HARDCOURT LIKE THE ORIGINAL BUT 20% LIGHTER.

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FAQ

Glide Questions

Why glide plate technology?

Points are won or lost in a matter of milliseconds, so Wilson footwear scientists and engineers had the goal of making the first shoe in the world to slide on hardcourt. They spent four long years at Wilson Labs engineering and testing a shoe that uses sliding to enhance speed and agility to give players an edge – one that helps players recover to the next ball up to 30% faster than regular tennis shoes.

Where can I buy glide and glide comp?

Retailer locations can be found in the “Where to Find Glide Now” section of our Glide site.

Can I buy glide and glide comp from online retailers?

The original Glide is available at brick and mortar stores only. Glide Comp is available at several online retailers. Please check the full retailer location list on our site.

What colors of glide and glide comp are available?

Glide is currently available in either a blue and red or orange and black colorway. Glide Comp is currently available in a blue and black colorway.

What type of player should use glide plate technology?

Glide and Glide Comp are made for competitive players who want to evolve with the new, faster speed of tennis. Glide Plate Technology enhances players’ speed and agility by providing a shoe solution that allows them to slide on hardcourt. It’s for players who want to speed-up recovery to the next ball for better shot preparation, defense, and commanding shots on the stretch. Clay players accustomed to sliding will have a natural transition to using Glide Plate Technology on hardcourts, while players new to sliding will require some footwork training to learn how to use the shoe.

Is training necessary when first using glide plate technology?

Yes, you’ll need to train with Glide Plate Technology before playing. Wilson has developed a Glide Plate Technology training method that will help you learn how to slide with Glide and Glide Comp. Watch the Glide Plate Technology training video here.

Can I wear glide and glide comp straight out-of-the-box?

Yes, but you’ll need a little training to get used to the shoe and how it slides on hardcourt. Learn more about the Glide Plate Technology training method here. You’ll also want to make sure muscles are prepared with a proper warm up as muscle exertion is high when you slide.

What kind of court is glide plate technology made for?

Glide Plate Technology is designed specifically for use on hard court (Acrylic: textured, pigmented, resin-bound coating, GreenSet type). It is not meant to be used on clay, grass, artificial grass, artificial clay, asphalt, concrete or carpet courts. You will experience even better performance from the Glide and Glide Comp shoe the longer the court surface is in place. Newer, grittier surfaces create more friction for the shoe, while courts that have been in place for a bit of time allow you to enjoy the full benefits of the shoe. Glide and Glide Comp are not intended for casual or street wear due to the design of its sole that is made for tennis court use. Players should change Glide and Glide Comp at the tennis court before and after play.

How long will glide last?

Glide is designed to last longer than a standard tennis shoe. It’s reinforced with rubber drag pads located in the important toe and inner areas. Also, the soles have shown extreme durability during global testing. The durability varies slightly according to your weight and how well you’ve perfected the sliding technique.

Are glide and glide comp the only shoes made to slide on hardcourt?

Yes, Glide and Glide Comp are the only shoes on the market specially made to slide on hardcourt.

How do you know glide and glide comp are up to 30% faster?

In 2014, a test of Glide Plate Technology was conducted by Wilson Labs in partnership with the world-renowned French lab PPRIME. The test compared a player’s recovery time with Glide Plate Technology versus a conventional tennis shoe. The results were groundbreaking. Results showed that players were able to cover more court in less time while sliding with Glide Plate Technology and repositioning themselves to the next shot. The economy of their movements from sliding made all the difference in faster recovery after forehands (42% faster) and backhands (21% faster).

How do glide plates work?

Two glide plates on each shoe are made of a special polyethylene. They are strategically sized and placed on the shoe’s outsole to provide the optimal amount of slide only when you decide you need it.

Are glide and glide comp only made for sliding?

No, you can perform all the regular movements you make while playing – starting, stopping, running, shuffling, backpedaling, etc. The shoe’s glide plates only engage when you choose to slide.

What part of glide and glide comp provides traction?

High traction Rubber Duralast areas of the outsole surround the glide plates, so once a player’s slide is complete, the player [or he/she] can explode to the next ball.

Can I control the length of my slide?

Yes, you’re in full control on how far you want to slide. You decide when you want your slide to end. When you’re done sliding, the shoe’s Rubber Duralast areas provide the high traction you’ll need to make your move to the next ball.

How much does glide and glide comp cost?

Glide’s suggested retail price is $220. Glide Comp’s suggested retail price is $159.

Is there a model for men and women?

Yes, the models are unisex. Use the table below to find your size.

How much do glide and glide comp weigh?

Glide: 14.4 oz / 409g [M’s US size 9]
Glide Comp: 13.0 oz / 370g (M’s US size 9]

What is the benefit of the endofit tongue?

The Endofit tongue hugs the foot closely in the correct places to ensure an intuitive fit, maximum comfort and added stability.

Are there any safety precautions i should take while using glide plate technology?

Yes. Glide and Glide Comp are innovative “court shoes” – meaning they’re intended for specific use on tennis hard courts (not on clay courts, omni courts, and quick, concrete courts). Glide and Glide Comp are not intended for casual or street wear due to the design of their sole that is made for tennis court use. Players should change Glide and Glide Comp at the tennis court before and after play. To enhance performance while using this shoe, please follow all manufacturer instructions. The advantages of Glide Plate Technology, when used properly, are demonstrated on our Glide microsite. Watch training video at http://www.wilson.com/glide

For Glide-related questions, contact glide@wilson.com

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  • TENNIS STATION
    CALIFORNIA (BURLINGAME)
    706 Carolan Ave, Burlingame, CA, 94010
    650-458-9645
  • STRING TENNIS SHOP
    CALIFORNIA (DANA POINT)
    34192 Street of the Violet Lantern #5, Dana Point, CA, 92629
    949-388-7891
  • SILVERADO RESORT
    CALIFORNIA (NAPA VALLEY)
    1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA, 94558
    707-257-5541
  • WEIL TENNIS ACADEMY
    CALIFORNIA (OJAI)
    428 Bryant Cir, Ojai, CA, 93023
    805-640-3413
  • NEICALIFORNIA (SAN LUIS OBISPO)L ROTHENBERG
    CALIFORNIA (PIEDMONT)
    135 Cambridge Way, Piedmont, CA, 94611
    510-654-0315
  • TENNIS WAREHOUSE
    CALIFORNIA (SAN LUIS OBISPO)
    181 Suburban Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
    805-781-6464
  • DO IT TENNIS
    CALIFORNIA (SAN MARCOS)
    2890 S Sante Fe Ave #103, San Marcos, CA, 92069
    866-900-3648
  • GAME SET MATCH
    COLORADO (DENVER)
    2480 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO, 80222
    303-394-1991
  • ROBERT ZIPAY
    FLORIDA (ENGLEWOOD)
    2280 Englewood Rd, Englewood, FL, 34223
    941-475-3386
  • UNIVERSAL TENNIS ACADEMY
    GEORGIA (ATLANTA)
    110 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta, GA, 30342
    404-255-3210
  • RIVERSIDE CLUB
    GEORGIA (ATLANTA)
    6450 Riverside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, 30328
    404-255-3580
  • WAIPAHU RACQUET SHOP
    HAWAII (HONOLULU)
    1831 S King St #201, Honolulu, HI, 96826
    808-941-4911
  • INTO TENNIS & MORE
    IDAHO (BOISE)
    8011 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID, 83704
    208-322-6862
  • COLLEGE PARK ATHLETIC CLUB
    ILLINOIS (DEERFIELD)
    2223 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, IL, 60015
    847-948-5330
  • LMB HIGH PERFORMANCE
    ILLINOIS (RIVER FOREST)
    544 N Harlem Ave, River Forest, IL, 60305
    708-363-0138
  • LAWLER SPORTS
    INDIANA (TERRE HAUTE)
    6450 Riverside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, 30328
    404-255-3580
  • SPENCER EELLS TENNIS
    IOWA (CEDAR RAPIDS)
    1 Zach Johnson Dr NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
    319-363-6589
  • RACQUET & JOG
    MARYLAND (2 LOCATIONS)
    (BOTH) 11910-R Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852; 4945 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814
    1-800-842-9738
  • HOLABIRD SPORTS
    MARYLAND (BALTIMORE)
    9220 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore, MD, 21220
    866-860-1416
  • TENNIS & GOLF COMPANY
    MICHIGAN (ROYAL OAK)
    30211 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI, 48073
    248-435-6800
  • INTERLACHEN COUNTRY CLUB
    MINNESOTA (EDINA)
    6200 Interlachen Blvd, Minneapolis, MN, 55436
    952-929-1661
  • TUCKER'S TENNIS
    NEVADA (HENDERSON)
    10740 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV, 89052
    702-912-2000
  • CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESORT
    NEW JERSEY (SUSSEX COUNTY)
    1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ, 07419
    732-672-8538
  • FUNDAMENTAL TENNIS AND SPORTS
    NEW YORK (FRESH MEADOWS)
    Cunningham Sports Center, 196-00 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, NY, 11366
    718-740-6800
  • GREGORY T ATEN
    OHIO (CHAGRIN FALLS)
    Chagrin Valley Athletic Club, 17260 Snyder Rd, Chagrin Falls Township, OH, 44023
    440-543-5141
  • MIDWEST SPORTS SUPPLY
    OHIO (CINCINNATI)
    11613 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45241
    513-956-4900
  • ELYSIUM TENNIS CENTER
    OHIO (PLAIN CITY)
    7637 Commerce Pl, Plain City, OH, 43064
    614-873-8749
  • AUSTIN TENNIS ACADEMY
    TEXAS (AUSTIN)
    6800 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd, Austin, TX, 78738
    512-276-2271
  • TENNIS EXPRESS LP
    TEXAS (HOUSTON)
    10770 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, 77042
    713-781-4848
  • JOHN NEWCOMBE COUNTRY CLUB
    TEXAS (NEW BRAUNFELS)
    625 Mission Valley Rd, New Braunfels, TX, 78132
    830-625-2005
  • SHANE WILLIFORD'S TNS PRO SHOP
    TEXAS (ODESSA)
    201 W University, Odessa, TX, 79764
    325-670-1446
  • MW SPORTS
    UTAH (OGDEN)
    1221 E 5800th St, Ogden, UT, 84405
    801-479-6500
  • BLUE CHIP TENNIS ACADEMY
    VIRGINIA (ALEXANDRIA)
    7950 Audubon Ave, Alexandria, VA, 22306
    703-272-2712
  • ACAC FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTER MIDLOTHIAN
    VIRGINIA (HENRICO)
    11621 Robious Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113
    804-378-1600
  • MCLEAN RACQUET & HEALTH
    VIRGINIA (MCLEAN)
    1472 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA, 22101
    703-356-3300
  • MICHAEL MILLER TENNIS SHOP
    VIRGINIA (PORTSMOUTH)
    1 Ace Parker Rd, Portsmouth, VA, 23701
    757-488-4534
  • SPORTHAUS
    WASHINGTON (YAKIMA)
    4104 Summitview Ave, Yakima, WA, 98908
    509-966-6695
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