Best tennis shoes for injuried knee

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  1. galatti

    galatti Rookie

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    Hi,

    I'm recovering from a bed knee injury and would like to know the best shoes to help keeping my knees healthy. Any suggestions? BTW I play with Babolat All Court Team II and I don't think they are the best choice :)

    tks!
     
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  2. TnTBigman

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    my pops has bad knees from basketball when he was younger. he tried nikes, newbalance, adidas, k-swiss and diadora. he swears by the new balance and continues to support em 8yrs straight.
     
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  3. galatti

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    Wow, thanks! I hope I can find some new balance shoes where I live :)
     
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  4. Geezer Guy

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    The New Balance CT1200 has the most cushioning and are VERY comfortable. I'm on my second pair.
     
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  5. mctennis

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    I use to use the Nike Air Max Perisitance. I thought they had great knee comfort for me. Now I'm all out of them and looking for another shoe to use. I tried the NB shoes on and just inside the shoe store I didn't think they had very good cushioning in them. Maybe I'll double check them again. I was looking at another Air Max to try.
     
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  6. goober

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    Best shoe for injured knee?

    Flip-flops and a lounge chair. :) Rest until your kneel is completely healed before playing tennis.
     
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  7. LPShanet

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    I agree that the All Courts probably aren't the best, since they don't have a lot of cushioning. However, the best shoe varies by the user, based on your foot type, last, arch height, etc. So what works for some might not help you, and vice versa. The best way to protect your knees in terms of footwear, is to see a licensed doctor with expertise in the area who can make you a custom set of orthotics if need and recommend the best shoes for you. Proper orthotics allow you to distribute the weight evenly over the base of your foot, which is the most important single aspect of knee protection.
     
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  8. HEAD/PRINCE RULE

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    Asics are great!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  9. Bad Dog

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    I found that Yonex shoes protect my knees on hard courts – best cushioning of all the tennis shoes I've worn (switching from Nike Cages, Nike Breathe Free II and Adidas Barricade IV).
     
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  10. mungo_

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    New Balance 804

    This is the only NB model with the "stabilizer bar" I think. I first tried these a couple years ago and was having knee problems at the time. I thought that singles wasn't going to be viable and I would have to just play doubles and live with the pain. The pain went away almost immediately and this summer I've played singles a lot with no problems at all. I'm sure they won't help everybody...different problems etc. of course but they could be worth a try for some folks.
     
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  11. Ramon

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    NB 804...I second the motion

    I think the 804 is New Balance's most advanced tennis shoe, and it comes in B, D, 2E, and 4E widths. I don't think there's a more stable tennis shoe out there. Just don't let the styling put you to sleep. :)
     
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    Gel Resolution 3
     
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    and a beer...
     
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  14. EKnee08

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    Concur, wore the 2 now the 3. I have chronic knee problems that will only get worse and the res. have worked great for me.

    Also suggest replace the insole-best is orthotics.

    You may also wish to wear knee brace(s). Check with your ortho because they may be covered under your health plan under durable medical equipment benefit or otherwise.
     
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