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luishcorreia
09-15-2011, 05:19 AM
I recently bought a pair of Nike Ballistec 3.3 (blue). Really a nice looking shoe...

I'm having an hard time breaking in these shoes.

Can you share some tricks to help break in the shoe?

Nuke
09-15-2011, 05:49 AM
Put shoe stretchers in them.

http://www.shoesshoesshoes.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/shoe-stretcher.jpg

Jim A
09-15-2011, 06:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NIGcNrDxFw

^^^^^
this

esgee48
09-15-2011, 06:22 AM
Tie them loosely, wear two pairs of socks and walk around in them for 3-4 days.

samster
09-15-2011, 07:11 AM
Walk around the house for a few days like the above poster mentioned.

mikeler
09-15-2011, 09:21 AM
Tie them loosely, wear two pairs of socks and walk around in them for 3-4 days.


+2 for this suggestion.

FedererBestTennis
09-15-2011, 10:23 AM
I like to bend them at the median of the shoe. Really helps loosen up the shoe and cuts the break in time to a third.

Andreas1965
09-15-2011, 10:29 AM
I wear them in the house and for short walks, to the supermarket or similar.
Didn't help with Adidas Feathers. :-(


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Say Chi Sin Lo
09-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Smack some fools with your new shoes.

samster
09-15-2011, 04:42 PM
Smack some fools with your new shoes.

Nice one!!!

BaboFan
09-15-2011, 09:17 PM
Bake them in a microwave... thats what I heard. I never tried this myself but know several people who did.

Say Chi Sin Lo
09-15-2011, 10:31 PM
Bake them in a microwave... thats what I heard. I never tried this myself but know several people who did.

That's the first step.

Second step is to drive a car over them.

TennisLovaLova
09-16-2011, 12:38 AM
I tought the nadal break in treatment was really brutal
I'm shocked :D

Hankenstein
09-16-2011, 06:18 AM
I tought the nadal break in treatment was really brutal
I'm shocked :D

What´s the Nadal-treatment?

Say Chi Sin Lo
09-16-2011, 06:23 AM
What´s the Nadal-treatment?

It's when you sprint relentlessly from the net back to baseline after the coin toss like you stole something.

TennisLovaLova
09-16-2011, 08:11 AM
Check post#3 vid

volleygirl
09-16-2011, 08:29 AM
It's when you sprint relentlessly from the net back to baseline after the coin toss like you stole something.


Now that is very funny.

okdude1992
09-18-2011, 11:48 PM
That's the first step.

Second step is to drive a car over them.

It's when you sprint relentlessly from the net back to baseline after the coin toss like you stole something.

funny posts!

jwbarrientos
09-19-2011, 05:04 AM
Tie them loosely, wear two pairs of socks and walk around in them for 3-4 days.

+ 1, another tip I got is to freeze them later leave under the sunlight, sth I didn't try, anyhow volunteers are welcomed.:)

jwbarrientos
09-19-2011, 05:06 AM
I wear them in the house and for short walks, to the supermarket or similar.
Didn't help with Adidas Feathers. :-(

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For adizero feather, my dog made an excellent work there :mrgreen:

Wilson 1986
09-19-2011, 06:56 AM
wear your normal socks with them, lace them up as normal, wear them for a few long walks between games.
I have found this is the best way to break in any new shoe.

sphinx780
09-19-2011, 08:30 AM
I lace 'em up as normal and A. walk around the house with them on for a week and/or B. Use them when on the elliptical or when I work out. Does the trick nicely.

Wilson 1986
09-19-2011, 08:57 AM
at the risk of sounding stupid, what is the elliptical?
I always found that walking round the house in new shoes doesn't really break them in as you aren't covering much distance, even if you stretch in them too.

as I said before, a long walk in them always works for me.
running around the courts is also good.
after all, you will be doing a lot of running during a match.

Wilson 1986
09-19-2011, 08:59 AM
using a shoe stretcher I find just makes the shoe baggy.
in other words, they feel like they are too big, it is easy to over stretch them so be careful if you are going to do this.

nalvarado
09-19-2011, 07:07 PM
http://www.elliptical-machines-n-trainers.com/images/proform-20.0-elliptical-cross-trainer.jpg

Hope that helps :)

Wilson 1986
09-19-2011, 07:08 PM
isn't that a cross trainer?

sphinx780
09-21-2011, 08:13 AM
According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptical_trainer), it's both.

Wilson 1986
09-21-2011, 11:52 AM
sorry for the mix up :-)

luishcorreia
09-21-2011, 01:50 PM
just had my third tennis lesson with the new shoes.. it still hurts... ****z

I already regreat buying them.... who wants shoes with a break in period these days?!?!

I have yet to find the perfect shoe....I think I'll buy the Nike City Court... if they are going to wear down in 3 months,,, might as well be a cheap shoe!

Wilson 1986
09-21-2011, 01:56 PM
what is the point buying other shoes that will have the same, if not a longer break in period.
it will be the same with every shoe.

Tyrus
09-21-2011, 02:57 PM
I just go.

They'll break themselves in.

luishcorreia
09-22-2011, 02:42 AM
what is the point buying other shoes that will have the same, if not a longer break in period.
it will be the same with every shoe.


Hum.. no..there are a lot of shoes that do not have a break in period.

Nike shoes as well. The Breath Zoom's I have are excellent...no break in at all..at least for me

Rjtennis
11-05-2011, 12:21 PM
I stick a bunch of pairs of socks in the shoes to stretch them out a bit.

Povl Carstensen
11-05-2011, 12:31 PM
Are you buying too small shoes, or what is it..?

davedomart
11-05-2011, 12:35 PM
The city courts are the least durable shoe I have ever tried, 2 weeks max.

nalvarado
11-05-2011, 09:56 PM
http://lifehacker.com/5855028/quickly-break-in-a-new-pair-of-shoes-with-rubbing-alcohol

anewtypedude
11-14-2011, 01:47 AM
Go to the nightclub and dance in them.

jwbarrientos
11-14-2011, 04:22 AM
Told you boys, microwave could help :mrgreen:

2ManyAces
11-15-2011, 02:00 PM
I try to like kill the shoes by twisting them and stuff. It works surprisingly :twisted: