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TacoBellBorderBowl1946
06-10-2007, 10:19 AM
How are they?
I'm thinking of buying them, hearing about the low price and comfort.
My feet do get hot and sweaty, in this case, are match day pumps the best fit for me?

kirbster123
06-10-2007, 07:22 PM
Check out the review on TW, it got an ok review, but barricade and BF II are the best.

Ronaldo
06-10-2007, 07:29 PM
How are they?
I'm thinking of buying them, hearing about the low price and comfort.
My feet do get hot and sweaty, in this case, are match day pumps the best fit for me?

MDP are not well ventilated. Feel like good shoes with thick soles, not a real performance shoe.

Serve 'em hard
06-10-2007, 07:38 PM
MDP are not well ventilated. Feel like good shoes with thick soles, not a real performance shoe.

Depends on your priorities. These clown shoes are pretty good for performing in the circus.

Ronaldo
06-10-2007, 07:46 PM
Depends on your priorities. These clown shoes are pretty good for performing in the circus.

That's harsh but found some Diadora shoes cheap that have it all, low to the ground, excellent cushioning, long wearing, and have a guarrantee.

dirkgnuf
06-10-2007, 07:47 PM
I own a pair, and I'll say this. ALthough people claim they're too heavy, I disagree with. As for ventilation, it will mostly be noticable on the hottest summer days. Comfort and durability are top notch, as is fit.

kirbster123
06-10-2007, 07:51 PM
Hmm, makes me want to get a pair, i really dont mind heavy shoes, whats the durability like?

Serve 'em hard
06-10-2007, 08:09 PM
That's harsh but found some Diadora shoes cheap that have it all, low to the ground, excellent cushioning, long wearing, and have a guarrantee.

Well, since I own a pair, and do like their comfort and cushioning for knee purposes (if not for the souls of my feet, which they make ache for some reason), I feel I have the right to make fun of them, or wear them when I'm entertaining children at birthday parties.

Your Diadora's sound too good to be true. Elaborate.

I had a very brief love affair with the K-Swiss Defier's, but things turned ugly. We may get back to together, but too soon to tell.

I hear Yonex 304 is another "has it all shoe" like the ones you brag about...

oscar_2424
06-11-2007, 04:21 AM
How are they?
I'm thinking of buying them, hearing about the low price and comfort.
My feet do get hot and sweaty, in this case, are match day pumps the best fit for me?

very comfortable shoe, just a bit heavy.

rodd
06-11-2007, 05:31 AM
I tried them on court a couple of days before,they almost burned my feet!

aznobct
06-11-2007, 08:49 AM
How are they?
I'm thinking of buying them, hearing about the low price and comfort.
My feet do get hot and sweaty, in this case, are match day pumps the best fit for me?

to me, they're one of the most comfortable shoes i've ever worn. it has tons of cushioning....and when loose, it feels like a pillow. durability is also very good. usually i completely wear through bfII outsole in 3-4 months, but the mdp i've worn for 5 months now and has basically no wear on the outsole.

the weight of the shoe might seem daunting at first....but seriously, 10 oz isn't much extra weight for your feet. i think the only downside to this shoe is the ventilation, or the lack of it. it doesn't really bother me for about an hour or so, but after two hours of running, changing directions, and split steps, it gets to be unbearable.

but imean for the price, (50 bucks i think) you can't beat the comfort and cushioning it provides. i'd recommend getting a pair just for the comfort actually. but i'd have a pair of shoes like bfII or barricades for tough match play.

ps. the pumps basically useless....it takes about 100 pumps to make it feel just a bit stiffer.

bank5
06-11-2007, 08:49 AM
I ordered them from TW and sent them back a day later. I didn't think they were that comfortable, they were hot, and even uglier than they looked in the pictures. I wound up getting some Nike Air Max Breathes which were $40 more but WELL worth it.

Ronaldo
06-11-2007, 09:19 AM
Well, since I own a pair, and do like their comfort and cushioning for knee purposes (if not for the souls of my feet, which they make ache for some reason), I feel I have the right to make fun of them, or wear them when I'm entertaining children at birthday parties.

Your Diadora's sound too good to be true. Elaborate.

I had a very brief love affair with the K-Swiss Defier's, but things turned ugly. We may get back to together, but too soon to tell.

I hear Yonex 304 is another "has it all shoe" like the ones you brag about...

http://web.archive.org/web/20040701150810/www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSDIADORA-DMK.html
Own the MDP too, even my wife laughed when she saw the Pump!
Btw, paid $25 for the Diadoras

forzainter
06-11-2007, 10:01 AM
the new colours in the reebok match day pump are great

Serve 'em hard
06-11-2007, 10:51 AM
http://web.archive.org/web/20040701150810/www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSDIADORA-DMK.html
Own the MDP too, even my wife laughed when she saw the Pump!
Btw, paid $25 for the Diadoras

My daughter was mortified when she saw me in the MDP's: "Dad!!"

Those Diadora's look decent, but not super light like those Yonex ones... In any case, I'm very frustrated by the shoe issue these days. I find that one really needs to play a few times and perhaps on different surfaces before being able to see if a shoe truly works for them and doesn't cause discomfort or aggravate old injuries, and by that time, it's too late -- you've already bought 'em.

Wish TW had a demo program for shoes...

Ronaldo
06-11-2007, 11:21 AM
My daughter was mortified when she saw me in the MDP's: "Dad!!"

Those Diadora's look decent, but not super light like those Yonex ones... In any case, I'm very frustrated by the shoe issue these days. I find that one really needs to play a few times and perhaps on different surfaces before being able to see if a shoe truly works for them and doesn't cause discomfort or aggravate old injuries, and by that time, it's too late -- you've already bought 'em.

Wish TW had a demo program for shoes...

Of course once you find the right shoe its discontinued a year later. Also tried the Diadora Speedzone, just not enough support.

Serve 'em hard
06-11-2007, 04:44 PM
Of course once you find the right shoe its discontinued a year later.

Very true. This can sometimes even happen with girlfriends, not just shoes.;)

Serve 'em hard
06-11-2007, 11:44 PM
the new colours in the reebok match day pump are great

New colors? What are they, Ringling Bros red or Ronald McDonald orange?

Ronaldo
06-12-2007, 07:03 AM
New colors? What are they, Ringling Bros red or Ronald McDonald orange?

Ronald McDonald Orange, funny
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSREEBOK-PTBM.html

progman_2000
06-12-2007, 08:22 AM
Love the MDP, they work for me. Very comfortable. Anyone who thinks they are too heavy is a wuss - I manage to go through the toe just in time to cash in on the six month warranty.

heycal
06-12-2007, 05:04 PM
How are they?
I'm thinking of buying them, hearing about the low price and comfort.
My feet do get hot and sweaty, in this case, are match day pumps the best fit for me?

Another offering from Reebok worth considering is the Netmasters. Decent cushioning, lighter, and very nice looking. I find the fit on the narrow side though. Do a search if interested -- lot of rave reviews for this shoe.

forzainter
06-13-2007, 07:33 AM
New colors? What are they, Ringling Bros red or Ronald McDonald orange?

there is actually a red, a saw them on a website called tennis express

RedWeb
06-13-2007, 12:16 PM
A warning to anyone who is prone to twisting their ankles. MDP are a sprain waiting to happen. If you wear then use ankle braces.

Zets147
06-13-2007, 12:19 PM
These tanks are not very maneuverable imo
and they are kinda high off the ground also, I don't like them that much

heycal
06-14-2007, 12:25 AM
A warning to anyone who is prone to twisting their ankles. MDP are a sprain waiting to happen.

Why do you say that? They do seem a little high off the ground, but wide and stable too.

backcourt
06-14-2007, 07:21 AM
I'm a pretty big guy at 6'2" with knee issues and have been curious about MDP's for awhile. Alot of you guys who like these speak of their great cushioning. Do they really offer as much cushioning as the Reebok shoes with DMX? Like the upset DMX etc.? THe description of the midsole on TW sounds very similar to the midsole description for the premiere pros, and I find my upsets to have better cushioning (for my knees) than my premiere pros. Thanks for any input.

Zets147
06-15-2007, 02:14 PM
The cushioning part is not that great after a few weeks. I mean it's ok, but I was not "astounded" by the shoes' overall qualities at all

Ronaldo
06-16-2007, 12:41 PM
None of these shoes have the cushioning of the old Nike Air Max tennis shoes or even the Born shoes/sandals. Like full pillows under your feet.

mctennis
06-16-2007, 07:02 PM
None of these shoes have the cushioning of the old Nike Air Max tennis shoes or even the Born shoes/sandals. Like full pillows under your feet.

Heck yes. I use to use the Nike Air Max Persistance. Great shoes and they stopped making them. I'd love to find something close to them.