View Full Version : Maybe completely stupid, but can i wear running shoes on Clay?

05-08-2007, 09:14 AM
Just a wild post?
I know everyone says not to wear running shoes on Hard Courts, although i am not 100% sure why... i guess design is not right....

Someone elaborate on both issues?

Running shoes on Clay... Y/N?
and on Hard Court why not?

The show in mind is Nike Pegasus

05-08-2007, 09:20 AM
Running shoes are a big no no for tennis.

- no lateral stability. Very poor support for quick cuts and stop and go type movements. You will likely roll your ankle.
- poor durability for tennis type of movements.
- many running shoes will mark up hard courts.

05-08-2007, 08:33 PM
I have Barricade II, III, and IV shoes but when I play on clay I prefer my lightweight Adidas jogging shoes. They're more comfortable running around in and because I can slide on clay the stability has not been a problem. On hard court though, I'd definitely stick with "tennis" shoes for the previously mentioned reasons. Cheers.

05-09-2007, 04:35 AM
please don't

06-15-2007, 06:58 PM
Wear tennis shoes for tennis. Running shoes for running. Not the same movements nor the same support.