Best tennis shoe for comfort.

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  1. Harry_Randle

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    Hi everyone,

    What are the best shoes for comfort have tried adidas and Nike, currently have adidas barricade 6. Just not sure?

    Thanks,
    Harry.
     
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  2. BreakPoint

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    The Nike BFII. I assume the 2K10 version is also comfortable, although I've never tried it.
     
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  3. jamesriadi_23

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    Courtballestic 1.3 ftw. But I assume the 2.3s are as good or even better, planning to get the white lime colourway
     
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  4. mozzer

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    Asics Gel Resolution have the most comfort.
    This is in comparison to Nike Breathe Cage II, Barricade 5, Court Ballistec 1.3 and Nike vapor 6 tours
     
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    These aren't the most popular shoes out there but I recently discovered the Wilson Tour Vision and they are incredible. Slipper like feel of the GRII but support and durability comparable to CB 2.3 and Barricade V. I've never worn Barricade 6. Definitely recommend these.
     
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  6. OldButGame

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    :)i'm pretty partial to the Prince T22's!!!!
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I'm on my last pair (black/green) and not happy about it.
     
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    Breathe Free II wins on comfort.
     
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    asics gel resolution 2 in a heartbeat
     
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    if you have a wide foot. Prince makes a few really comfy shoes and Ive worn em all
     
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    Have you had any issues with slipping on hard courts w/ the T22s? I have the T9s, which appear to have the same sole, and have had issues with slipping. I really push off and wear on the balls of my feet. They have that extra wear thing there, but something about its design or material give me trouble. My Barricades hold traction better even when worn smooth.

    Oddly, I kind of like the T9s on clay though...they let me slide better...and I expect to slip a bit anyway on starts. I think I used my whole foot (entire shoe sole) a bit more on starts on clay to keep my balance.

    Agree, the T9s are wide which I like...need inserts for arch support though...but I've pretty much found that to be the case with every tennis shoe I wear now...Barricade Vs and my latest the NB 804s.

    I'm still searching for the perfect comfort shoe with a 6 month sole guarantee. I've heard good things about the Head Speed Pro but have never had the chance to try a pair on.
     
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    I haven't had any issues with slipping yet, i actually like their traction,....i think i've read here before that the T9s had questionable traction (not sure though).
     
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    Good, it may just be the way I push off from that one spot. Overall I'm pretty hard on shoes. Mine wear fast for the amount I play. Its always been that way with any sport.

    I assume the Barricade material is just a bit softer b/c like I say, it seems to still grip decent even after the ribbing is pretty much worn off. I had to use the Barricade 6 month warranty due to wear though, as eventually it wore through to the sub-material.
     
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  15. fuzz nation

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    Here's my overly generalized answer in response to the OP: The shoes that best fit your feet.

    I'm not being mean, but the question has a dozen or more answers from our pals here who have feet that are nothing like yours. Think of other articles of clothing like jeans. Some are great for some folk, but fit horribly on others, right?

    Find out what sort of foot you have and then find shoes that are built to better accommodate it. I've learned that my foot is narrow and rather flat, so some shoes will never match them well, especially if they're too wide or the arch support is too pronounced. Some manufacturers make sneaks with generally the same set-up in everything they sell, but others will vary the layout from one model to another. Just do a little of your own fact finding.

    I was thinking of trying the Asics Gel Resolutions, due in part to their comfy reputation, but when I read up on them, it seemed that they were better suited to a different foot. I got a pair of their Gel Game 2's and they've turned out to be among the best tennis shoes I've ever had. Best of all, they're about as cozy for me as bedroom slippers.
     
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  16. WildVolley

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    fuzz nation has it nailed. This is an extremely subjective question. If the shoe doesn't fit your foot, it might not be comfortable even if the cushioning is great.

    The Yonex 304 is the most comfortable shoe for me because it fits my foot and is lightweight. The Asics Gel Res2 felt cushier under foot, but didn't fit well. Also, I'm not sure that a very plush cushioned feel is good for a performance shoe. I want a shoe that sops up impact but feels firm when I push off or change directions quickly.
     
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