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Nikae
09-20-2011, 12:04 PM
Whats the difference between this two shoe patterns? (I mean the bottom "heritage bone")

This one is normal full heritage bone (look picture at post #1)
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=213511&highlight=nike+clay



This one is also heritage bone (i think) but has some lines over it? Whats that for?
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Nike_Zoom_Breathe_2k11_BlackYellow/descpageMSNIKE-NM2K11Y.html

And since I will be playing purely on clay, which ones should i get, and why?

Nikae
09-20-2011, 12:26 PM
ok, its called "herringbone"...sorry, English is my 2nd language

vsbabolat
09-20-2011, 12:28 PM
They both work on clay. The lines are for where the shoe is supposed to flex.


http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?cp=USNS_KW_0611081620&sitesrc=USLP&ef_id=N1NOePbUZkUAAALW:20110920202556:s#l=shop,pdp ,ctr-nikeid/pn-zooBre2K1108/bv-2/bv-2/pbid-INSPI_270603_v9_0_201108151853/piid-21092/pid-445861/cid-1

Nikae
09-20-2011, 01:02 PM
I see, but which shoes are best for clay only? ...any shoes with herringbone or are there any other "better" patterns?

Ramon
09-20-2011, 01:31 PM
One of the reasons why clay court shoes have herringbone patterns is simply because a lot of clay court facilities won't let you play with any other pattern. It's especially bad for clay courts when players wear cross trainers with bumpy soles. So even if you found a shoe with another pattern that works well on clay, you might have a hard time explaining its merits to the club manager. The shoes you are looking at would both be acceptable.

Nikae
09-20-2011, 01:49 PM
Ah I see. But i don't get one thing though, adidas advertise two almost identical shoes, the first one it says its for clay:

http://www.adidas.com/tennis/com/products/footwear/#d=/tennis/com/products/footwear/product/G43353/

and second one its not for clay only:

http://www.adidas.com/tennis/com/products/footwear/#d=/tennis/com/products/footwear/product/U41566/


would those two shoes really perform different on clay? just because one has circle under the big toe the other one doesn't?

I don't get it :/

davedomart
09-20-2011, 02:03 PM
I think the clay herringbone tread has deeper grooves...

AceServer
09-20-2011, 02:03 PM
I think the clay one has superb traction to the none clay one. Or at least it looks like it, I wouldn't know.