Durability Question.

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  1. khoikn

    khoikn New User

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    How long can you wear your Tennis shoes until they're just absolutely done?
     
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  2. kimguroo

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    It depends on your foot work. I usually wear about 140 hrs ( 2-3 months).
    My hitting partner can finish his shoes about 2-3 weeks.
     
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  3. USERNAME

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    All depends, are you a frequent hitter? Are you a toe dragger? Are you a slider? How active are your feet during play? How heavy are you? <<<All that and more makes a difference!
    Personally Im a slider with active feet and fairly heavy (now 165). CB 2.3 lasted me a month at which point they had holes. I dont expect much better from my 3.3s.
     
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  4. DAS2011

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    Well, my last pair of shoes lasted about 2.5 weeks before a hole in the outsole developed on the right shoe. By the end of the third week, the hole on the right had grown to be much larger, another hole formed on the left shoe, and my coach was reminding me that using wornout shoes willl someday kill my knees. Today -- a little over a month after purchase -- there are large holes on both the right and the left shoe. You can see the bottom of the insole on the right shoe. I finally bought a new pair this morning, and I feel as though the old ones could have lasted about 2 more sets before being dangerous. Other than the soles, they look perfectly fine, and they are perfectly good for wearing to class.

    I play about 20 hours a week mostly on hard court, I weigh 155 pounds, and I play an all court game, so I guess a month is about the expected life span, but I am looking to try out some new ones.
     
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  5. user92626

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    U guys must be dragging your feet on your 200 lbs body or something. I play around 10 hours/week on hardcourt and I only went through 2 pairs of Wilson's -- they re probably around $40/pair brandnew -- in 10 months. And I consisder that as too fast already.
     
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  6. rdis10093

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    I am 20, way 179, and play 20+ hours a week, I go through shoes in about 2 months. No dragging of the feet on my part, I just slide on the hard cours. Sliding is not dragging.
     
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  7. Fuji

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    They last about 1-2 months depending on the shoe. I am a very heavy toe drag player and I play around 12-14 hours a week in season. A pair last's me a summer hardcourt season if I am lucky. I am buying new every year though. :)

    -Fuji
     
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  8. Maroon_Tenniskid

    Maroon_Tenniskid Semi-Pro

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    I don't think the weight part is THAT big of a deal because I only weigh 118 and I wear out shoes fairly frequently, in about 3 or 4 months.
     
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  9. get it in

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    Regardless of brand, I go through a new pair about every 6 months at 2 hours a day, 3 days a week. Roughly 120 hours total. The disappointing part is that my shoes develop a hold right after the 6 month mark so I cannot take advantage of the 6 month warranty. I don't slide a lot and I don't weigh that much (152 pounds). My game is mostly from the baseline. Only the occasional foray to the net if it makes sense. Well, I did take a risk last week and went to the net on a second serve. It won me the set (so sneaky).
     
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  10. USERNAME

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    I'm 165 and burn through most shoes in 1-2 months. The girls I know (100-130) rarely burn holes through their shoes in less then 4 months. Like 10 lbs might not make much of a difference but get into 30-40 lbs and higher and I think it makes a noticeable difference.
     
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  11. Mighty Matteo

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    20 plus hours a week is a crazy amount of tennis playing. almost 3 hours every day!!!!
     
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  12. WitheringDemise

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    125~ lbs, 15, 2~3 hours a day, 6 days a week. Toe dragger on serves and I tend to slide on wide forehands.

    Nike Breathe Cage II: 3~4 Months before I get tired of the darn bald sole and turn it in.

    Adidas Barricade 6.0: 2~3 months(first pair) and its almost got a hole in the right foot. Don't want to let it go as they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever had.

    Nike Breathe 2K10: only used it for...5 hitting sessions about 1~2 hours each. Right foot is already balding.
     
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  13. jayoub95

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    Well i can wear a pair of adidas barricades for 4 days a week when playing tennis and they will last me about 5 months before the soles have worn out and gone smooth and flat.
     
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  14. kimguroo

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    I think weight might have some roles to wear out shoes quickly.

    my cb used to last full three months but nowadays I gain 5-10lbs.
    it only last around 9-11 weeks (nowadays, I have less playing time).
     
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  15. reboj

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    my tennis shoes on an average lasts almost a year for a 2 hour weekend of tennis.
     
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  16. Quikj

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    It depends on what you define as playable.

    I develop the same 3 holes in my shoes after 2-3 months, but I'm a poor recent college grad with loans to diminish. So, I wear them for 5.5 months and send them back. It gets pretty annoying trying to find a pair of socks that don't have the same matching holes...
     
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