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?