cheap shoes that last??

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  1. Swood010

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    hey im searching for a good durable shoe that wont wear out in only 2 months of play at least 5 times a week????

    open to any suggestions i dont care what brand i play in

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  2. masterxfob

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    good luck with that. i bought some cheap $25 wilsons at Big 5 when i started playing and they were brutal on my feet. the term, you get what you pay for, comes to mind. i'm not advocating the purchase of nike/adidas, which every teenager seemingly cannot live without, but even the other lesser known brands are costly. i've currently got my eye on the NB CT1004, which is close to $100, but comes with a 6 month guarantee.
     
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  3. kashgotmoney

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    barricades onle last me a month. i have found good durability in babolats. the ones with warranty. great shoes. i am switching back to babolat shoes
     
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  4. qriusgeorge

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    im not sure how you usually wear out your shoes, but I still have my new balance ct1003's after 3 months of practice and friendly matches 3-4 days a week, and a pair of tournaments thrown in the mix. they are the most comfortable shoe so far with the least amount of wear. even though i'm not on the court as much as 5 days a week, i'm a bigger guy at 6'4" 240lbs that is happy living on the baseline for hours at a time, so i do my share of running. so far so good. and i got them for $60 shipped to my door.
     
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  5. mrcalon

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    just have to brag that i found a secret stash of babolat all court 2's for $30 each :)
     
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  6. DownTheLine

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    I have heard Babolats are terrible when it comes to durability...

    Never get these shoes..
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSHEAD-HMRPWB.html

    They are very very comfortable but wore out in three weeks, they have a huge hole in the toe.
     
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  7. a-naik.1

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    If you have an outlet store near you, I would suggest hitting up the Adidas stores and the Nike stores, because you find excellent deals on Barricades and BCs, BFs, etc... also depends on how cheap you want to go.
     
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  8. mtommer

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    Tennis courts are fairly abrasive due to their gritty finish. Moreso than basketball courts and other sporting fields. Cheap tennis specific shoes simply don't have the tough rubber to outlast playing on tennis courts. It's part of why they are cheap in the first place. I understand the desire for cheap. Having just got my first high quality tennis shoe this year, the Nike Breathe Free II, I can say that even though they are more money they are much better than the cheaper shoes. I would suggest going through TW's clearance page or outlet stores as others suggest so that you can get the good shoes cheaper.
     
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  9. [d]ragon

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    ^^^^ Barricade 5s are on sale too (select colors). I'm gonna buy me a pair real soon too
     
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  10. Bud

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    Just buy a good pair of shoes with a 6-month outsole guarantee. It's like getting 2 pairs for the price of 1.

    So, you buy Barricades for about $120... wear them out in 5 months... then send them in and they send a replacement pair... for about $20 in shipping fees. At the end of the day... you pay $140 for two pairs of great tennis shoes that will last close to a year.

    Like someone else said... you get what you pay for. Cheap tennis shoes are horrible on your feet.
     
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  11. javierjavier

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    the best bang for the buck are your late-model shoes on clearance. if you find a good deal i'd even suggest buying more than 1 pair.

    also, because of online minimum advertised pricing on major name brands you're going to get better deals at retail outlets.
     
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  12. The_Question

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    He said "cheap", even the on-sale Barricade is $85. I hardly consider that "cheap" by all means...



    Yeah, like someone said, try to look into your local outlet stores...
     
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  13. GPB

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    my local outlet stores NEVER have tennis stuff. sux.
     
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  14. Gorecki

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    huh? Bab's? i have a pair of Bab all court 1 and they last and last... and last more....:confused:
     
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  15. dmtree

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    i don't think any shoe will hold up well for 2 months if you play 5 times a week. K-Swiss are pretty durable though. I usually just buy a pair of cheap Adidas or K-Swiss at the SA every 2-3 months.
     
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  16. LetFirstServe

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    I'd also suggest spending a reasonable amount on better shoes. If you want to limit the amount of money you spend towards tennis, I'd suggest cutting back on performance apparel.
     
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  17. darrinbaker00

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    Yeah, what he said. Anyone who pays full retail price for tennis shoes, tennis clothing or tennis racquets is a sucker.
     
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  18. eeytennis

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    Cheap shoes that last = oxymoron.

    You get what you pay for and to be honest i wouldn't skimp on footwear. Bad footwear can cause some nasty injuries.
     
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  19. trenzterra

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    maybe you could check out clearance sales?

    i got a pair of diadoras for only SG$30 (i think thats like US~$20) and lasting me about four months or so and counting
     
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  20. scraps234

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    just go check out the adidas or nike outlets... right now they do have the bf 2s for 50 but i dont know how durable they are or how cheap that is either... =/
     
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  21. Swood010

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    i've had brand new barricades that i've worn out faster than my $29.99 NB 535
     
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  22. Swood010

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    where did you find them??
     
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  23. fuzz nation

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    The best "Oh my God, I can't believe how long these shoes have held up for me" experience came from a pair of Diadora Speed Zones that I picked up on the classifieds here - they were even 2nd hand! Those sneaks were just incredible for me. I tried a pair of their Speed Fires more recently with more of a so-so experience, but may try the Speed Tech's in the future.

    My far and away worst pair were the K-Swiss Ascendors. Actually got the Diadoras before these and kept using the Speed Zones long after the K's were completely shredded. Another model that's gotten some serious praise for its durability though, is the K-Swiss Defier. Of course, everyone's individual mileage can vary...
     
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  24. Vermillion

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    get a shoe with 6 month durability guarantee. some are around 80-90 so pretty much $40-45 a pair for high quality shoes.
     
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  25. mrcalon

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    a liquidation store in my area.
     
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  26. albino smurf

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    Do not buy cheap shoes. They will hurt your feet or worse.
     
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  27. DownTheLine

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    My coaches wore out in about a month...
     
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  28. Swood010

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    thanks i was reading up on the diadoras and were impressed with the reviews andi get the ptr discount on them so its like $50
     
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