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newtotennis
06-28-2006, 02:26 PM
Hello,

I am in desperate need of new shoes. I currently wear a pair of airwalk "the one" shoes (see photo).

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.store.yahoo.co.jp/I/takeiteasy_1879_13447299&imgrefurl=http://store.yahoo.co.jp/takeiteasy/a5b9a5b1a1.html&h=225&w=300&sz=17&hl=en&start=8&tbnid=FwphqihwOUVklM:&tbnh=83&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dairwalk%2Bthe%2Bone%26svnum%3D10%26hl %3Den%26lr%3D%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26sa%3D N

So you can see I'm used to a very low to the ground ride.

Upon recently taking up tennis these shoes have deteriorated fast. I've worn the soles so thin in spots I could punch my finger through.

Being very low to the ground is the most important to me. Comfort not so much, since anything I get will more than likely give me more support than the airwalks.

I was looking at the asics gel rebound storm and gel savage omni. Also the adidas nastase millenium.

Are these good options? Any other suggestions?

thanks

tarkowski
06-28-2006, 07:32 PM
Hello,

I am in desperate need of new shoes. I currently wear a pair of airwalk "the one" shoes (see photo).

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.store.yahoo.co.jp/I/takeiteasy_1879_13447299&imgrefurl=http://store.yahoo.co.jp/takeiteasy/a5b9a5b1a1.html&h=225&w=300&sz=17&hl=en&start=8&tbnid=FwphqihwOUVklM:&tbnh=83&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dairwalk%2Bthe%2Bone%26svnum%3D10%26hl %3Den%26lr%3D%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26sa%3D N

So you can see I'm used to a very low to the ground ride.

Upon recently taking up tennis these shoes have deteriorated fast. I've worn the soles so thin in spots I could punch my finger through.

Being very low to the ground is the most important to me. Comfort not so much, since anything I get will more than likely give me more support than the airwalks.

I was looking at the asics gel rebound storm and gel savage omni. Also the adidas nastase millenium.

Are these good options? Any other suggestions?

thanks


Nike Breath Free II is quite low to the ground. Played in them for two years - NEVER even came close to twisting an ankle, no blisters - perfect for my feet. Great cushion in heel for being so low to the ground. Forefoot not so much. Currently looking for something similar but with more forefoot cushion.

balongbalong
06-28-2006, 10:57 PM
i've never worn anything but nike tennis shoes since i was a kid, and like you i want a shoe that is low to the ground.

i suggest trying anything released by nike with zoom air as cushioning, ie. zoom vapor 3 or the new zoom revive.

unfortunately breathe free 2 or 3 is air MAX and did not buy them because it is NOT low to the ground, only breathe free 1 was zoom air.

snoflewis
06-28-2006, 11:18 PM
well...if you don't need comfort (which would include cushioning) the nike air zoom vapor speeds would be a good shoe.

but i found BFIIs to be pretty low to the ground as well. it does have air max at the heel, but has air zoom forefoot cushioning which provides a nice court feel while still keeping the shoe cushioned very well and somewhat durable.

007
06-29-2006, 06:09 AM
the HEAD 900's that TW is blowing out @ $40 have a very low ride. I have two pair and they are very light weight, stable, have good traction, are well-ventiated and offer lots of court feel. They are not well-cusioned. I haven't experienced any of the quality problems some have noted, and I use my shoes about 8-10 hours/week and am on the same pair since mid-April.

darkaug
06-29-2006, 07:15 AM
feather has a low ride . or the a3 prevail . both are adidas.

GroundMaster
06-29-2006, 09:06 AM
I've fractured my ankles before and frequently twist them. I just bought a pair of BFIIs as safety and comfort are very important. No regrets in the purchase as these feel extremely low to the ground and has great cushioning and stability.

carrwash13
06-29-2006, 07:56 PM
I'd say go with any Nike's with zoom air. I always thought the oscillates felt really low to the ground.....too bad they don't make them anymore

darkaug
06-30-2006, 11:14 AM
the vapour is kinda low as well ;)

Ronaldo
07-02-2006, 07:18 PM
the HEAD 900's that TW is blowing out @ $40 have a very low ride. I have two pair and they are very light weight, stable, have good traction, are well-ventiated and offer lots of court feel. They are not well-cusioned. I haven't experienced any of the quality problems some have noted, and I use my shoes about 8-10 hours/week and am on the same pair since mid-April.
Diadora tennis shoes offer low to the ground ride but the lowest of the low were the Prince NFF shoes. http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=WNFFRD

knasty131
07-02-2006, 07:40 PM
I have always found the Wilson DST shoes to be very low to the ground...

TennisProPaul
07-02-2006, 08:04 PM
new balance 820's are very low and because you can customise your width its a much better choice then nike or any other brand.

once people switch from nike to new balance , they usually stay with new balance.

Ronaldo
07-03-2006, 01:07 PM
I have always found the Wilson DST shoes to be very low to the ground...
Ever have those BBs breakout of the heel?

fishuuuuu
07-03-2006, 05:44 PM
feather has a low ride . or the a3 prevail . both are adidas.

WRONG! The a3 Prevail makes me a whole inch and a half taller, and definitely is not low to the ground.

I've been using Barricades for the last two years.

knasty131
07-03-2006, 07:50 PM
Ever have those BBs breakout of the heel?

no, i always busted through the front before anything else could go...but good shoe all around i think