Going old school!

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  1. robbo1970

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    I have been wearing modern KSwiss tennis shoes for a couple of years now but I noticed at the weekend I have developed a nice split down the side of one of them, so I wore a pair of old school Adidas tennis shoes and I actually think they are better.

    They are much lighter, decent leather upper support, and even on the hard court I felt no discomfort or need for any shock absorbency. I'm seriously considering sticking with them. If anything I was even faster around the court.

    They worked for players in the 70s and 80s so no reason why they wouldn't now I guess.

    Has anyone else given the old school style a go, with any similar success? :)
     
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    Where do you get them from?
     
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    Sounds like the Stan Smith that is basically the same since the 1970's.
     
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    Plenty of online stores in the UK have them.

    Adidas actually do quite a variety of old school style tennis shoes these days, as do Nike.

    I actually have my eye on a pair of Diadora Borg Originals and a pair of Nike Challenge.
     
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    There is an orginal Stan Smith shoe that was re-launched a few years ago with the thin tongue, but the newer Stan Smith 2 version has a touch more padding and is ideal. However, I am wearing something similar to the Nastase shoe, its basically a copy but I forget the name.
     
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    Just got myself a pair of Diadora Borg Originals for the court.

    They are actually more padded and comfortable than the Elite.

    Nice and light, full leather uppers, good support and super fast around the court.
     
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