Indoor vs Outdoor durability?

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  1. Kenny022593

    Kenny022593 Professional

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    Is it just me or do shoes seem to last longer indoors than outdoors? My T22's were not wearing down very fast indoors but the new ones i got seem to be wearing down even in the first week with the season change. Is it just me? Could it be the switch from the navy to the orange model?
     
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  2. WitheringDemise

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    Indoor, there is no cement(Although I have never been in one, I'm guessing it isn't cement)...Considering you're playing on hardcourts, you shed off some outsole everytime you use it....Of course it will die faster..
     
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  3. Kenny022593

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    Well indoor is hardcourt too is it just a softer less grittier hardcourt?
     
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  4. JRstriker12

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    IMHO "most" indoor courts are faster and not as sanded as outdoor courts. Also, I go through shoes faster in the warm months because I'm playing more tennis.
     
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  5. Kenny022593

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    Yeah, but i have literally worn these outside for 5 practices so maybe i am just dragging my toe more. Who knows.
     
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  6. vinnier6

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    everything last longer indoors vrs outdoors...

    the main reason is the lack of dirt on the courts...the surface also has something to do with it, but the dirt is the big one...

    one only need to look at the balls...when outside, the balls pick up a crap load of dirt, this slows the ball down, creates friction on your strings and shortens the life of your strings too...
     
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