Extra cushion shoes that still give support???

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  1. Elwood

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    I don't have an oportunity to try shoes by Head or Prince etc.. Just the stuff from SA. I wear custom orthotics and have a bad back. I'm 42. I need shoes that have max cushion in forefoot and heel that still give support. I don't like wearing the ortho inserts to play sports. Maybe I need athletic ones if there is such a thing.

    The only brand I specifically dislike so far is Nike. All others are open for suggestion. Anyone else with bad feet please give your recomendations.
    Thanks.
     
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  2. 1st Seed

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    Elwood try a pair of Asics GR2's.If you don't drag you're feet these are exactly what you're after.A little costly but they are very comfy in the toe and heel,with good support

    Another good suggestion is the NB 1004's Similar to the Asics just way better durability.Either one of these should do you.Try them on at the store and go for a walk around you will feel the comfort I'm sure.
    Good luck with the search Take care.
     
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  3. Elwood

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    Thanks Seed.
     
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  4. Xisbum

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    Heartily concur on the ASICS GR2; best tennis shoe I've ever worn as far as cushioning, comfort and support. Very good on my bad knee.
     
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  5. goosala

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    The Asics are good and try the Yonex SHT=306 as well. If you are on a budge then look at the Fila Alfa.
     
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  6. parasailing

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    I got the asics gel revolution 2 as well it took me a little while to get use to them as I started to pick up tennis again. Being used to wearing running shoes every day, it was hard to compare but I guess from all the reviews, I am glad I didn't pick up a pair of Nikes.

    The only down side to them is durability. I played for perhaps a few times moving around and they are starting to show signs of wear. But your knees are more important, so don't skimp in this department.
     
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  7. goosala

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    Now that I am over 30 years old I understand the importance of good cushioning shoes. Durability is not that important to me as cushioning. Right now I wear Prince T-20's which are the softest shoes I have ever worn. They give up a smidgen of support but make it up in a very soft ride. Wearing them is like walking on marshmellows.
     
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  8. nn

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    surprise to read the same in TW review as well.

    does they have thick insole which give you so much comfort or something is built into shoe?
     
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  9. Terr

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    I have runner's knee and swear by my Asics Gel Game when it comes to comfort, however I would say my Ballistecs 1.3 have a better support/comfort/durability balance.

    The Gel Games are really comfy but aren't too durable. They're lightweight, but less sturdy than 1.3s. Depends on if you're willing to compromise really... 1.3s are twice as expensive too.

    Oops. Just saw that you don't like Nike.

    How about Barricade Vs? I've heard many a good thing about those.
     
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  10. charliefedererer

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  12. stanfordtennis alum

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    i have been using the asics gel resolution for a few years now.. great shoe, excellent durability and comfort as well
     
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  13. ttbrowne

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    I gave up on shoes w/ extra cushioning and went to a New Balance store. They put me in some sport cushion performance insoles that feel great.
    BTW...I'm now wearing the Adidas CC Pulse but I ripped their soles out to put in the NB insoles.
    Think the insoles were $35.
     
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