Anyone recommend a good stable, light shoe for flat, narrow foot?

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  1. shovel99

    shovel99 New User

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    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
     
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  2. tguru

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    Adidas Feather, New Balance CT 820.
     
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  3. 10sstringman

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    NB 822, Wilson Open
     
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  4. Douggo

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    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.
     
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  5. SunFlash

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    Go BFII's (nike breathe free 2) for comfort
     
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  6. neo

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    Adidas Feather II.
     
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  7. shovel99

    shovel99 New User

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    Thanks for the recommendations!!

    New Balance 652, 653 is perfect for me. What an improvement over Wilsons I have worn for years!
     
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  8. verdasco67

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    Addidas Feather I ....they are the best!
     
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  9. Bagumbawalla

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    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.
     
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  10. juani

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    Diadora has great shoes at good prices. I don't know the shapes but i would consider them.
     
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  11. zhan

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    feather 2 or clima ultimate 3?
     
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  12. Nickswh

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    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.
     
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  13. big_banger

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    The adidas feather is a flat shoe so it wont do your instep any good. you need the nike breath free 2's.
     
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  14. JerodT

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    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.
     
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