how do you know when you need new shoes?

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  1. andyroddick's mojo

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    are there any signs?

    my air max breathe II's soles have smeared mostly on the forefoot, and a little on the heel. I have a pair of air zoom vapor III's, but don't know when I should switch.
     
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  2. BiGGieStuFF

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    Blood on the court!
     
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  3. thetenniskid07

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    No more traction is a good sign.
     
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  4. rrhstennis

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    My outsole is almost completely gone and there's a whole beside the big toe. It holds my foot in and grips the concrete alright, so I guess there's some life left in 'er yet! :D
     
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  5. snoflewis

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    do you have the warranty for the BFIIs? my shoes are dead when i can see the upper or my toe
     
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  6. andyroddick's mojo

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    nope, the warranty has expired already. I don't have any holes in my shoe, but the sole on the bottom is getting smeared and some small parts have already gone past the sole.
     
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  7. mowcopian

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    when u play in the rain and you fall ova
     
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  8. mowcopian

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    or when you have worn of all of the grip and ur shoes tread is nomore and ur shoes r like skies
     
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  9. marcus_alsager

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    when the shoes grip is totally gone
     
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  10. hagais

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    When the soles look like curling shoes soles.
     
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  11. mctennis

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    I buy new ones about every three or four months. I play 8-10 hours a week. I can tell because my feet ache when I play if they are broken down.
     
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  12. tarheels2323

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    I think it's probably a good idea to invest in a new pair when the sole is seperate from the upper part of the shoe and your toes are sticking out (happened to one of my playing partners recently - he used duct tape until his new pair came it).
     
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  13. hgb765

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    haha
    cute avatar btw :)
     
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  14. MariaS

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    sliding under the net....:p
     
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  15. Dopke

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    I play my shoes until they get holes.
     
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  16. Marat Safinator

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    When they begin to look old.
     
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  17. SydneyJim

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    really, you can definitely tell when your shoes start to NOT support your foot. your foot will slide around a little more, the shoe will be way too easy to slip in and out of when you haven't un-tied the laces. If you're a competitive player, you'll probably go through shoes every month or if you're advanced, maybe every 2-3 weeks. I go through shoes every 2.5 weeks on avg when the hardcourt season comes, but the clay court season is great when i'm running low on shoes
     
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  18. psamp14

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    when the grip of the bottom of the shoe appears gone and you start slipping a lot
     
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  19. nViATi

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    You must be using Nikes. Try some Barricades :)
     
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  20. zAllianceBmx

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    haha funny.

    the more advanced you are, the better your footwork should be so the dragging of the foot should be minimal. therefore your shoes last a bit longer.

    dont know what kind of shoes you go through...
     
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  21. Max G.

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    But on the other hand, doesn't "better footwork" often mean "take lots of small steps to get into good position", making there be more wear on the shoes than just one big stride?

    I don't really know, just throwing that alternative out there.
     
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  22. Tennis_Nickmo

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    When the sole of the shoe is smooth or near smooth- I have a tendency to slip and fall quite often, or roll my ankles, so always ensure my shoes have decent grip.
     
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  23. SydneyJim

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    hehe never wore nikes, was with team 3 stripes since 99'

    is that so? actually i slide on hardcourts because i'm faster than probably most ppl are on the tour, and really that's the only way for me to stop on extreme running shots. on top of that, dragging your feet is wasting shoes, i wear out my shoes by using small adjusting steps to stop, slow down, before i hit the ball.
     
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  24. JRstriker12

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    I know it's time for new shoes when I start wearing a hole in the sole and the tread on the bottom is gone.

    I also know it's time for new shoes when I can tell the padding and cushioning is gone.
     
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  25. chiru

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    when i feel noticeably slower on court.
     
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  26. andyroddick's mojo

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    i think people who play more tennis, or have better footwork, can easily go through more shoes then others.
     
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  27. baseliner

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    I play on clay. When coming off the court and I whack my shoe with the racket to sidlodge the clay particles and nothing falls out--tread gone need new shoes.
     
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  28. Marat Safinator

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    haha im not buying shoes every 2-3 weeks or every month.
     
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  29. Caswell

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    Be happy you don't live in a warm climate.

    When I was playing B16's and B18's (early 90's), just about every junior competitor in Florida blew through shoes in a month or less. We replaced them when the midsole started showing through the outsole.

    As an adult I play 99% of the time on clay, and my six month old shoes don't look very worn. Probably time to replace them anyway - I've had running specialty stores recommend replacing running shoes at least every six months, I can't imagine tennis shoes are much different.
     
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  30. retroceso

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    when you can see you sock
     
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  31. Tennis_Nickmo

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    When the grip on the shoes is smooth- no grip :)
     
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  32. TLM_01

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    When your shoe starts smiling at you.....
     
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  33. DragonNeedSpank

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    LOL funny!!!

    well to know i need new shoes is that MY FEET R ACTUALLY GROWING!! ^_^!!! im asian and have small feet i wear a 7 1/2 shoes lol!!! small feet i have indeed. any1ways..... one way could be that ur shoes starts to rip tear and etc... and wen u walk it might make some squeaking noise.... those squeaking noise result in doing lot of foot work i believe...
     
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  34. TREX

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    So none of you guys use Shoe GOO? Was a staple

    back when I played a lot. Todays shoes are so much more durable you wont believe it. Some of the styles in the early 80's I could go through in a week.
     
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