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backhander
06-02-2007, 01:17 PM
So I just bought a new pair of tennis shoes. And I'll admit, i've never played tennis with tennis shoes before, I usually just wear cross trainers or running shoes.

With that said, the shoes feel very snug, maybe even bordering tight, but I'm hoping that is cause they are new shoes. Maybe once I break them in they will feel better. (honestly, i'm wearing them right now and they are feeling much better than when i put them on)

But my question is, for tennis should shoes be really snug? Is that how it is supposed to be? My problem is that i have wide feet, small feet (size 8) but wide. So initially shoes always feel tight, but i'm wondering what should the fit feel like for tennis shoes.

Long explanation for a question, sorry.

Thanks

MTXR
06-05-2007, 10:00 PM
glove like. You wanna be able to dance like a butterfly in them.

rabidcow
06-06-2007, 07:25 PM
personal preference but most people like the glove-like feel. I have wide feet and they should loosen up, what kind of shoes are they

backhander
06-06-2007, 08:19 PM
personal preference but most people like the glove-like feel. I have wide feet and they should loosen up, what kind of shoes are they

they are adidas tirand ll 's

GAZ082
06-06-2007, 08:45 PM
Same here. I tried some 10 and felt kinda too tight, and then bought 10 1/2. My finger tips are comfortable when playing (the foot gets pumped on), but when i walk straight forward, my back foot slips up like 1/4". Is that ok? Isnt a glove like Tirand II too much for the fingers? I dont think that nowadays shoes get stretched with the use, they are no natural leather, they are pure 100% synthetic.

lecter255
06-07-2007, 01:38 AM
don't play tennis w/ running shoes. 1. they don't have lateral support. 2. some running shoes use a rubber compound similar to tires and they leave marks on the court

Nuke
06-07-2007, 04:42 AM
when i walk straight forward, my back foot slips up like 1/4".
Your heel reallly shouldn't be slipping when you walk. Try the lock-lacing method here: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/locklacing.htm.

GAZ082
06-07-2007, 03:34 PM
OMG! That site is awesome! I'm already redoing the laces of all my shoes!! (and also my tennis ones :P) I'll let you know.

Nuke
06-07-2007, 03:47 PM
There really are some neat looking lacing patterns there. Who knew you could do stuff like this. Before I found the site, I always wondered what to do with the "extra" holes at the top of the shoe.

GAZ082
06-07-2007, 04:51 PM
That lace really helped me to eliminate 75% of the heel slipping. This is a 5 star thread!

bad_call
06-07-2007, 06:13 PM
i don't like my tennis shoes too snug around the forefoot. also i need a little bit of toe box room otherwise my toes will bang and bruise.

dnutzunlimited
06-07-2007, 09:57 PM
Your heel reallly shouldn't be slipping when you walk. Try the lock-lacing method here: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/locklacing.htm.

Many thanks for posting that site. I tried the the third variant of lock lacing and played a set tonight. Not having my shoelaces come undone in the middle of the match was a nice change.

mctennis
06-15-2007, 07:17 PM
Your heel reallly shouldn't be slipping when you walk. Try the lock-lacing method here: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/locklacing.htm.

This is a great site. I've been using this site for a few years. I've also shown this site to the store I get my shoes. They thought it was great too.
To answer your original question. You should have a thumbwidth ( sideways thumbwidth) between your toes and the end of your shoe.

TheShaun
06-15-2007, 07:22 PM
i've been doing the loop lacing lock in my running shoes for about a month now. i love it!

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=482

JMS
06-15-2007, 07:23 PM
different feet need different shoes. a friend of mine cannot wear nike tennis shoes, his feet are too wide

JMS
06-15-2007, 07:24 PM
This is a 5 star thread!

why?
10 char.