Just Curious: Do you use your tennis shoes strictly for the courts?

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  1. Wild Ace

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    Do you bring them to be worn specifically just for the tennis courts?

    Or, do you wear them everywhere?

    :confused:

    Just wondering after the thread on durability.
     
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  2. WildVolley

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    I just wear my shoes on the courts. I have enough shoes at this point so I don't need to wear them anywhere else. Saving them for the courts reduces wear and keeps debris out of the treads.

    When I was a kid, I often wore my tennis shoes off the court.
     
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  3. jimwh

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    I only wear them when I am playing.
     
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  4. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Only for the courts.
     
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  5. Mikey Fresh

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    I wear my current playing shoes right now cb1.3 and vapors only on court when i retire them i wear them to school and work out like mine right now are cage IIs
     
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  6. BreakPoint

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    Only for tennis.
     
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  7. The_Question

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    Yes, indeed. However, I use the Adidas Tirend III as street shoes. It's not fit to use on the courts for me...
     
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  8. Vermillion

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    when they start having holes, then I wear those wherever.
     
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  9. ScoopsHaaganDazs

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    I wear them to school if I want to play after school during off-season. I wear Barricade 5s specifically for casual wear if they have no traction left. I love my old BVs that are black with neon green highlights.
     
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  10. schenkelini

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    Only on the courts
     
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  11. Storm_Kyori

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    Reserved for the courts. I've worn them only like 2x outside in the real world. I have street shoes for that.
     
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  12. James Bond

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    Courts only.
     
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  13. dy3versity

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    When i first get my shoes i wear them to school like three times to break them in, after that courts only
     
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  14. mawashi

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    Courts only, they're too FUGLY for anything else LOL!

    mawashi
     
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  15. downdaline

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    If im wearing Vapors, then ONLY on the court.

    If it's the Barricades, i wear them everywhere.
     
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  16. jagmeister

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    Now that I'm older, I only wear them on the courts. When I was a teen, I wore them for all sports because I didn't have the $$$ for multiple pairs of athletic shoes.
     
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  17. Xenakis

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    Like most here, only for tennis, tennis shoes are not 'cool' imo, not to be worn casually unless you are short of cash.
     
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  18. rasajadad

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    Yes. And I only use my racquets for hitting tennis balls!
     
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  19. hellonewman

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    Wear them only on the courts.
     
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  20. Grover Sparkman

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    I usually only wear them on the courts, however the warranty period is getting close to an end and I need to add some more wear to them so I can cash in the warranty. So maybe I'll start wearing them more and more.
     
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  21. MAX PLY

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    Only on the courts.
     
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  22. eagle

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    Only for tennis.

    I wear them out after about 2 months, so I have a good supply of old shoes to wear for gardening, walking, or any activity outside tennis.

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  23. West Coast Ace

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    I'm opposite. I break them in wearing them around town; then once they're molded to my foot I start wearing them to play; when they get worn down from the courts then I wear them to lift weights and on my Nordic Track machine.
     
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  24. LetFirstServe

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    I wear more "plain" shoes for everything else.

    The only other activity I use tennis shoes for is for my floor hockey league in the gym...I think its a better shoe for that sport when maneuvering on a gymnasium floor than basketball shoes.
     
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  25. mtommer

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    I also only wear mine on court. I also have heel bursitis so I need good shoes and I don't want to wear out the cushioning and support any more than I have too.
     
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  26. tennisnj

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    Only on court. Sorry if it's pompous, but I wouldn't want to ruin my tennis sneakers "out on the town" by stepping in gum, mud, a dog's business or the like.
     
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  27. martini1

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    I wear them only for tennis but I usually would put them on when I leave the house.
     
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  28. Marcard

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    Most of the time i just wear my tennis shoes on the courts, but there are those occasions where i forget to bring an extra pair of shoes and just wear them for the rest of the day depending on what i am doing.

    Pshhh when did tennis shoes go out of style! Well of course it also depends on what kind of tennis shoes cuz i have seen my fair share of ugly looking tennis shoes.
     
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  29. tomas9848

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    i try to as much as i can. I might wear them around town.
     
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  30. raiden031

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    I only have two pairs of casual/athletic shoes, tennis and running shoes. I think the running shoes don't look as good, so I wear my tennis shoes in public.
     
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  31. Toad

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    I only wear mine on the courts. I wear holes in the uppers after about 30 hours of playtime and I think it would look odd for me to walk around in shoes with duct tape on them.
     
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  32. Wild Ace

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    Ok the consensus seems to be..... We tennis freaks LOVE our shoes!

    XoXos to y'all! :D
     
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  33. ClubHoUno

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    I never ever wear the tennis shoes I'm playing tennis in outside the tennis court. I play on red slay and sweat in them and won't use them in everyday day life.

    BUT - I own 3 pair of Nike Vapor VI Tour (White-Silver, White-Gold and Black-Silver) and pair of white-red-black Nike Vapor IV, which I use as sneakers in daily life. These have never been used on the tennis court.
     
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  34. Dark_Angel85

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    courts only
     
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