View Full Version : Shoe life

08-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Aside from the obvious holes in the sole, when do you pitch your shoes for a new pair? I can't decide if my sole is too worn or if it has a couple more months.

08-10-2011, 07:10 PM
I typically replace tennis shoes every 6 months. I usually play 3-4 hours a week, so I'm replacing at roughly 80-100 hours of use. That's when the midsoles have given up the ghost. When the midsoles die, you'll know it. The shoes may look good, but your legs and feet are killing you. That is when you know the midsoles are shot.


08-10-2011, 07:45 PM
when i start to slip more than often

08-10-2011, 08:09 PM
As a youngster, I could wear a hole under my toe and get dirt in within a month.
As an old fart, I replace my shoes when the cushion flattens and wears out, but the sole is still fine.

08-10-2011, 08:37 PM
I break the tops of shoes rather than wearing out the bottoms for at least the last 25 seasons.

08-11-2011, 12:11 AM
I like to find a model that I like and then rotate between two pairs, being one for matches and the other for training.

08-11-2011, 05:01 AM
when i start to slip more than often

I play almost all my matches on clay and it is pretty easy to tell when the soles are worn down and slippery.

08-15-2011, 09:16 AM
I replace my shoes when there is no traction left on the bottom because i play on hard court so my shoes generallly last me 6-10 months

08-15-2011, 12:33 PM
I get a new pair when the soles get too slippery or there are holes to the point where you can see the midsoles. I usually go through shoes in 1-2 months depending on the shoe.

08-16-2011, 02:14 PM
How long do you think the Prince T22's should last? I am a 5.0 baseliner and play probably 3 to 4 times a week.