Barefoot tennis

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  1. jrs

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    I'm sure this would be good for surgeons and people who make their living in the podiatry profession...
     
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    There's a guy at my club that plays barefoot. He's a great player but I find it disgusting.
     
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    I guess it's possible on grass.
     
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    I saw someone wearing Vibram Five Fingers on a clay court the other day.
     
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    Maybe this works for a minority of people, but I played HC doubles in chucks one day on holiday and could barely walk from foot and ankle soreness for a week.
     
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    Stuff people says to barefoot runners

    The stuff at 0:54 sec is hilarious.
     
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    Bud Collins was known for playing barefoot on grass, in his heydays.
     
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    Chucks really aren't the same as going barefoot. Also, Chucks are so narrow that I can't get my feet into them unless they are about 2 sizes too big.

    I try to live barefoot as much as possible and it has kept me from getting PF again. Though on the tennis courts I still wear tennis shoes. I'd burn the bottom off my feet trying to stop quickly on hard courts.
     
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    How protection do you really need? Just a thin sole to make sure your skin is protected?
     
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    I've seen guys playing barefoot on both crushed shell and dirt courts. Give me shoes & socks any day.
     
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    i am a barefoot(shoe) runner, but i would never use those shoes for tennis, all the shifts and sideways movements...
     
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