HEAD Introduces Speed Pro Lite Tennis Shoe

March 21, 2012

Phoenix, AZ — In an effort to optimize tennis players’ performance on the court, HEAD has launched its latest FOOTWEAR innovation, the HEAD Speed Pro Lite Men’s Tennis Shoe. Available in two color options (black/white/orange and white/black) it is designed to be extremely lightweight (only 14 oz per shoe*). The Speed Pro Lite is HEAD’s lightest tennis shoe ever to hit the market, without sacrificing performance or stability and is 10% lighter than the original HEAD Speed Pro Tennis Shoe.

The Speed Pro Lite also offers supreme comfort. With lightweight mesh and flexible TPU materials in the upper, it can be described as “ready to play out of the box”. It also is equipped with a half-sock construction which gives it a “slipper-like” feeling.

Also included in the Speed Pro Lite are HEAD’s superior technologies including HEAD TRINERGY™. HEAD TRINERGY™ has been developed to offer a synergy of HEAD’s most proven footwear technologies, uniting three innovations to give players a triple benefit. It absorbs the energy on impact, transfers it from the heel to the forefoot, and releases it again to maximize upward motion and provide full energy for the next step.

HEAD TRINERGY™ is supported by three well-accepted features supporting the movement of the foot during play: HEAD Vi-Pod™ in the heel area for dampening and cushioning, HEAD Energy Bridge™ providing stability and energy transfer between the heel and the forefoot, and the use of high-tech HEAD CXG™ material in the forefoot, which yields better rebound and acceleration.

The Speed Pro Lite shoe also offers a 6 month durability guarantee on the outsole and toe guard. It is currently available in retail stores across the country.


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*14 oz per shoe based on Men’s size 9


HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment. Its roots trace back to 1950 as Howard Head, the inventor of the first metal ski, founded the company.

HEAD’s business is organized into five divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving, Sportswear and Licensing. Products are sold under the HEAD (tennis, squash and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, snowboards, bindings and boots and sportswear), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings) and Mares (diving equipment) brands.

The Company´s key products have attained leading market positions based on sales and reputation and have gained high visibility through their use by many of today´s top ATP and WTA players, including including current world No1. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Tomas Berdych, Maria Sharapova, and Svetlana Kuznetsova.