I have to say these are nice shoes so far. I have just a few matches in them, but they are much more comfortable than the New Balance cross trainers I was using. They seem to be spot on in sizing, which I always worry about when getting shoes mail order. No one around my area sells shoes specially made for tennis so mail order is my only way unless I want Kswiss. The Michelin soles seem like they are going to hold up for a long time, but time will tell as I get through some more play. They also seem to be lighter a breathe a lot better than the shoes I was wearing. I have never worn "tennis specific" shoes, but there really is a difference!