View Full Version : Anyone recommend a good stable, light shoe for flat, narrow foot?

07-08-2006, 06:22 PM
With a low instep, flat, narrow feet buying tennis shoes has been hell. There have only been a few brands I can even attempt playing in. Adidas stan smith and rod laver, wilson's whatever, reebok club have been the latest.

Of late I am looking for more stability... I rolled and ankle and it is pretty tender and also pulled an achilles tendon... getting old is Hell.

These old shoes don't have a lot of shock isolation or very good stability.

When I go to SA, they have no more than 10-15 tennis choices, never my sizes. With such unusual sizes, I must try them on. Can anyone make any suggestions? Thanks! shovel99

07-11-2006, 05:10 AM
Adidas Feather, New Balance CT 820.

07-11-2006, 05:38 AM
NB 822, Wilson Open

07-11-2006, 07:54 AM
Depends on how narrow you are. New Balance makes a few tennis shoes in B width, including the 802, which is the newest in the same line as the 801, which I'm wearing now. I have flat feet, but I think my instep is higher than average.
Anyway, you might have a look at the 802, if you can try them on somewhere.

07-11-2006, 08:44 AM
Go BFII's (nike breathe free 2) for comfort

07-11-2006, 04:51 PM
Adidas Feather II.

08-16-2006, 04:11 AM
New Balance 652, 653 is perfect for me. What an improvement over Wilsons I have worn for years!

08-16-2006, 04:31 AM
Addidas Feather I ....they are the best!

08-16-2006, 05:07 PM
My foot-shape is similar to yours. I just bought a pair of the Wilson Scramjets. They are not a very attractive shoe (kind of drab), but their description seemed to list everything I wanted. I gave them a try.

And surprise, they really are an excellent shoe. I am hesitant to recommend them because I don't want the price to go up.

08-16-2006, 05:33 PM
Diadora has great shoes at good prices. I don't know the shapes but i would consider them.

08-16-2006, 07:15 PM
feather 2 or clima ultimate 3?

08-16-2006, 08:11 PM
Definitely the Feather II's, they are very light and also narrow. The Nike Breathe Free series are light and pretty narrow too, but I don't like them at all.

08-20-2006, 06:46 AM
The adidas feather is a flat shoe so it wont do your instep any good. you need the nike breath free 2's.

08-20-2006, 10:49 PM
Go with the Feather II's. The Yones shoes are OK, tried them on, didn't like enough to buy. It's nearly as light as the Feather and offers a litle more arch support. They felt like they would require a break in period. The Feather require absolutely no break in period.