Hole in my shoes

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Tennis Is Magic, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Tennis Is Magic

    Tennis Is Magic Semi-Pro

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    I just recently sent my shoes in for warranty. For the last couple days, I've been using my old pair, but it's very hard to use them as they are very worn down and have holes in them. I've tried cardboard and duct tape, but I still feel the difference in outsole depth when I walk around, and I'm not sure how durable this would be over a 3 set match (I'd probably have to fix it every changeover, or something like that). Any recommendations until my new pair come in (should be later this week or early next week)?
     
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  2. mathieu

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    I wouldn't play until i get the new shoes. you don't want to use running shoes or anything other than tennis shoes because they are very slippery and you could fall and injure yourself.
     
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  3. Tennis Is Magic

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    Well like I said, I've duct tapes some cardboard to the bottom of the shoes and worn the tape down some so it won't be so slick. I was looking more towards people who've had similar experience so I know how it will play, how long it'll last, etc.
     
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  4. adamX012

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    buying a new pair of shoes. they are on sale at this site.
     
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  5. G-12

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    Why don't you just play barefoot?
     
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  6. corbind

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    I've played in $100 shoes for running $100 shoes for tennis. I never slipped in running shoes and they still feel much better. But the bottoms wear through within about 50 hours so back to my tennis shoes. :)
     
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  7. G-12

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    I'd play barefoot.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Buy a new pr. of shoes and wear them out, send in for warranty replacement.
     
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    yes i had to ghetto rig my shoes with duct tape also while waiting for my replacement barricades. either duct tape or go to walmart and buy a 15 dollar tennis shoe to wear until you get your real shoes. Then when you will always have a transition shoe while waiting between shoes, so the $15 is justified
     
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  10. G-12

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    What about if you superglued the part where there is the hole in the shoe, and then you wouldn't have a hole in your shoe.
     
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  11. Tennis Is Magic

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    Eh, I just played with the hole, and wore two pairs of socks, so I didn't end up with burns on my foot. I tried duct taping them, and it always tore through after like 3-4 minutes of hitting, too much of a hassle to maintain.
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    Not sure if you have a hole near the toe but if you do, Tractor Supply sells a product called Eternal Toe that covers the toe area.
     
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  13. bcart1991

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    Either that, or Shoe Goo will let you fab up a workable outsole that should last until your replacements arrive.
     
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  14. Ronaldo

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    Kiwi Shoe Patch lasts longer than Shoe Goo IMHO.
     
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  15. bigmalik76

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    Shoe Goo will also be hard as a rock so if it is on the bottom of the shoe it might not feel good :)
     
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