first pair of tennis shoes.

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Arzon, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Arzon

    Arzon Rookie

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    No, I haven't been wearing flipflops to play tennis all my life.
    It's going to be my first pair of actual tennis shoes.

    I usually owned a $50 pair of running Nike's for everything I do. Tennis, school, work, even church sometimes. I would wear them for 6 months, then wash, dry and wear again. Had them for about 1.5 years now. I've recently been told though that using running shoes for tennis is a bad idea, since running shoes only support forward and backward motion.

    I'm looking for a tennis shoe that perferably isn't over $75, but has to last at least a year. I would perfer also that it isn't just a white pair of shoes with a small logo the size of a paperclip. I would like it to have some aesthetic sensibillity. durability is my highest priority though. I need them to last as least as long as my $50 pair of shoes.

    I am a 3.5 all court player. Regular pronated foot and always plays on hard court, except on rare occasions in select away matches.

    Thanks!!

    EDIT: I'm liking these two shoes if anyone has opinion on these:
    Reebok rematch black and white
    Adidas triad 3
     
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  2. mzshot

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  3. Arzon

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    Lasted as in burned a hole in the sole or the friction on the bottom is kinda worn out?
     
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  4. nocompromise2009

    nocompromise2009 Rookie

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    ive actually been looking for a pair of tennis shoes too. im do the same thing as you buy $50 nike running shoes and use them for everything. i do like the adidas shoes that mzshot told you about...hopefully my interview with adidas goes well tommorrow and i could get them discounted maybe
     
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  5. mzshot

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    The friction of the shoe bottom got pretty worn out.
    No holes in the sole nor the shoe itself.
     
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  6. The_Question

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    I too have Tirend III. It is very well cushion in the heel, but lacks forefoot stability. I twisted my ankle a few times. Outsole durability is good, but if you have toe drag problems or frequently slides, the upper material wears out pretty fast.

    I would recommend for your use, Nike Breathe Cage I. It's less than $50 at your local Nike Outlet stores. It offers good stability and durability...
     
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  7. LetFirstServe

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    I wear cross trainers. If I played 1-2 more times a week then I would get the "actual".
     
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  8. scraps234

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    yep i agree... the tirands III should work because they are 50$ and they are the actual tennis shoe and not running shoe... btw nice avatar
     
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  9. Gorecki

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    since you made a pair of running shoes last you that long, you are not much of a grinder (my guess), so durability will not be much of a issue, but still i could say the Babolat Team All court would suit you if you dont mind the extra weight...

    alternatively you can try Wilson trance all court...
     
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