View Full Version : Just Curious: Do you use your tennis shoes strictly for the courts?

Wild Ace
09-17-2009, 07:56 PM
Do you bring them to be worn specifically just for the tennis courts?

Or, do you wear them everywhere?


Just wondering after the thread on durability.

09-17-2009, 08:01 PM
I just wear my shoes on the courts. I have enough shoes at this point so I don't need to wear them anywhere else. Saving them for the courts reduces wear and keeps debris out of the treads.

When I was a kid, I often wore my tennis shoes off the court.

09-17-2009, 08:04 PM
I only wear them when I am playing.

09-17-2009, 08:04 PM
Only for the courts.

Mikey Fresh
09-17-2009, 08:04 PM
Do you bring them to be worn specifically just for the tennis courts?

Or, do you wear them everywhere?


Just wondering after the thread on durability.

I wear my current playing shoes right now cb1.3 and vapors only on court when i retire them i wear them to school and work out like mine right now are cage IIs

09-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Only for tennis.

09-17-2009, 08:38 PM
Yes, indeed. However, I use the Adidas Tirend III as street shoes. It's not fit to use on the courts for me...

09-17-2009, 08:43 PM
when they start having holes, then I wear those wherever.

09-17-2009, 08:46 PM
I wear them to school if I want to play after school during off-season. I wear Barricade 5s specifically for casual wear if they have no traction left. I love my old BVs that are black with neon green highlights.

09-17-2009, 09:00 PM
Only on the courts

09-17-2009, 09:06 PM
Reserved for the courts. I've worn them only like 2x outside in the real world. I have street shoes for that.

James Bond
09-17-2009, 09:11 PM
Courts only.

09-17-2009, 09:12 PM
When i first get my shoes i wear them to school like three times to break them in, after that courts only

09-17-2009, 09:15 PM
Courts only, they're too FUGLY for anything else LOL!


09-17-2009, 09:43 PM
If im wearing Vapors, then ONLY on the court.

If it's the Barricades, i wear them everywhere.

09-18-2009, 03:42 AM
Now that I'm older, I only wear them on the courts. When I was a teen, I wore them for all sports because I didn't have the $$$ for multiple pairs of athletic shoes.

09-18-2009, 03:47 AM
Like most here, only for tennis, tennis shoes are not 'cool' imo, not to be worn casually unless you are short of cash.

09-18-2009, 04:41 AM
Yes. And I only use my racquets for hitting tennis balls!

09-18-2009, 05:59 AM
Wear them only on the courts.

Grover Sparkman
09-18-2009, 07:14 AM
I usually only wear them on the courts, however the warranty period is getting close to an end and I need to add some more wear to them so I can cash in the warranty. So maybe I'll start wearing them more and more.

09-18-2009, 07:15 AM
Only on the courts.

09-18-2009, 07:17 AM
Only for tennis.

I wear them out after about 2 months, so I have a good supply of old shoes to wear for gardening, walking, or any activity outside tennis.


West Coast Ace
09-18-2009, 08:22 AM
I'm opposite. I break them in wearing them around town; then once they're molded to my foot I start wearing them to play; when they get worn down from the courts then I wear them to lift weights and on my Nordic Track machine.

09-18-2009, 12:43 PM
I wear more "plain" shoes for everything else.

The only other activity I use tennis shoes for is for my floor hockey league in the gym...I think its a better shoe for that sport when maneuvering on a gymnasium floor than basketball shoes.

09-18-2009, 12:58 PM
I also only wear mine on court. I also have heel bursitis so I need good shoes and I don't want to wear out the cushioning and support any more than I have too.

09-18-2009, 05:55 PM
Only on court. Sorry if it's pompous, but I wouldn't want to ruin my tennis sneakers "out on the town" by stepping in gum, mud, a dog's business or the like.

09-18-2009, 06:46 PM
I wear them only for tennis but I usually would put them on when I leave the house.

09-19-2009, 05:55 AM
Most of the time i just wear my tennis shoes on the courts, but there are those occasions where i forget to bring an extra pair of shoes and just wear them for the rest of the day depending on what i am doing.

Like most here, only for tennis, tennis shoes are not 'cool' imo, not to be worn casually unless you are short of cash.

Pshhh when did tennis shoes go out of style! Well of course it also depends on what kind of tennis shoes cuz i have seen my fair share of ugly looking tennis shoes.

09-19-2009, 06:09 AM
i try to as much as i can. I might wear them around town.

09-19-2009, 06:25 AM
I only have two pairs of casual/athletic shoes, tennis and running shoes. I think the running shoes don't look as good, so I wear my tennis shoes in public.

09-19-2009, 06:30 AM
I only wear mine on the courts. I wear holes in the uppers after about 30 hours of playtime and I think it would look odd for me to walk around in shoes with duct tape on them.

Wild Ace
09-20-2009, 12:17 AM
Ok the consensus seems to be..... We tennis freaks LOVE our shoes!

XoXos to y'all! :D

09-20-2009, 03:21 PM
I never ever wear the tennis shoes I'm playing tennis in outside the tennis court. I play on red slay and sweat in them and won't use them in everyday day life.

BUT - I own 3 pair of Nike Vapor VI Tour (White-Silver, White-Gold and Black-Silver) and pair of white-red-black Nike Vapor IV, which I use as sneakers in daily life. These have never been used on the tennis court.

09-20-2009, 07:17 PM
courts only