Maybe completely stupid, but can i wear running shoes on Clay?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Head-Strong, May 8, 2007.

  1. Head-Strong

    Head-Strong Rookie

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    Just a wild post?
    I know everyone says not to wear running shoes on Hard Courts, although i am not 100% sure why... i guess design is not right....

    Someone elaborate on both issues?

    Running shoes on Clay... Y/N?
    and on Hard Court why not?

    The show in mind is Nike Pegasus
     
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  2. goober

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    Running shoes are a big no no for tennis.

    - no lateral stability. Very poor support for quick cuts and stop and go type movements. You will likely roll your ankle.
    - poor durability for tennis type of movements.
    - many running shoes will mark up hard courts.
     
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  3. flynhi

    flynhi New User

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    I have Barricade II, III, and IV shoes but when I play on clay I prefer my lightweight Adidas jogging shoes. They're more comfortable running around in and because I can slide on clay the stability has not been a problem. On hard court though, I'd definitely stick with "tennis" shoes for the previously mentioned reasons. Cheers.
     
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  4. tintin

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    none of your damn business
    please don't
     
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  5. mctennis

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    Wear tennis shoes for tennis. Running shoes for running. Not the same movements nor the same support.
     
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