View Full Version : Black soles issues

07-02-2008, 05:18 AM
I was reading some regulations at the tennis courts in Sydney and many of them forbid people wearing tennis shoes with black soles. But doesn't that wipe out a large chunk of tennis players since most wear barricades5? Is this the case everywhere?? This is one of the reasons why I'm thinking of gettin the vapor instead.

07-02-2008, 06:06 AM
I would think most would ban black soles mainly to marking the court. However, I was under the impression that for the longest time, most black soled tennis shoes were non-marking and said so on the bottom. I remember older Nike DRC soles specifically had this marking.

07-02-2008, 06:39 AM
have had no problems with my blk/red bIV on any of the sydney and melb courts.

most syn grass tennis club would also forbid you from wearing runners, because of their aggressive sole pattern.

07-02-2008, 08:48 AM
They largely prevent black soles to stop the marking on the courts but tennis shoes with black soles don't leave any marks. I use B3 btw.
If the people in the courts are reasonable or play tennis, they'll understand.