Good shoes for the "husky" build

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Golfingoalie, May 10, 2007.

  1. Golfingoalie

    Golfingoalie Guest

    Hi, new guy here...just signed up at a tennis club to play some tennis. I would be considered on the husky side (250 lb), an active 250 lbs. just a big guy.

    Can somebody recommend a solid pair of tennis shoes for heavier players?

    Thanks,
     
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  2. goober

    goober Legend

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    For heavier players I would go with a solid stable shoe.
    These are some good ones.

    Adidas Barricade IV or III
    Prince M series
     
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  3. AndrewD

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    Golfingoalie,

    Im quite a bit under your size but still a pretty stocky/muscular 6ft and 205lbs and the best shoes I've tried are the Reebok Matchday Pumps. Heavier than your average shoe but signficantly better in terms of cushioning and stability - two things you need a lot of when every step you take results in 200+ pounds hitting the court.
     
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  4. davidcal

    davidcal New User

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    I am 6'5" and 240 lbs so I fit the husky build. I have found that good aftermarket insoles make more of a difference for me than the shoes. I have had good luck with Sorbothane's Ultrasole, as they are well cushioned yet supportive. I am sure there are other good ones out there although I did not like Superfeet. I found them overpriced and not very comfortable.

    As far as shoes go I really like Reebok's 3D Premier Pro and Prince's T9 Roadster for my medium width foot. Hope this helps.
     
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  5. mctennis

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    What shoes did you end up getting? Do you like them? I'm in the same boat as you are and can't find a decent show. I was thinking about the Yonex SHT 304's. I need ones that can take my weight and not kill my feet. mctennis@excite.com
     
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  6. courtrage

    courtrage Semi-Pro

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    the customer feedback says somthing about the tongue sewn in...is it attached to the upper like on the air oscillate or am i not getting it? thanks
     
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