Most Cushioned Shoe?

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  1. bosssauce

    bosssauce Banned

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    Thats what I thought of cb 4.3
     
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  2. siata94

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    reviving an old thread...

    I'm on my 5th or 6th pairs of T22s and used to think they were all that (before that Barricades and some Nikes) until I started having issues with them, after each session, the next day everything aches. Then I tried on a pair of MC4 and never had a single ache, by far the most cushioned shoes I've ever tried. Unfor they finally wore out and last night, reluctantly took out my last new pair of T22s and immediately felt like walking on bricks and the aches returned.

    What did Prince replace the MC4 with? I've tried Asics GR (can't remember version, maybe 2s) and could never get used to the lack of top lacing holes, felt like wearing slippers.
     
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  3. Ronaldo

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    http://web.archive.org/web/20090410...arehouse.com/Reviews/MV4MBK/MV4MBKReview.html
     
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  4. siata94

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    Thanks for the link Ronaldo, imo that review is pretty accurate concerning the comforts of the MC4s.

    But what to replace them with now that Prince no longer makes the MC4s?
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    May be time to ask TW, http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25


    Btw, owned the MV4 and now wonder if the K-Swiss Tube technology provides as cushioned a ride as the Prince shoe?
     
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  6. siata94

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    last night tried on a few pairs of shoes:

    Babolat Propulse 4
    Babolat V Pro
    Babolat SFX
    Asics Gel Res 5
    Nike CourtBallistic 4.3

    Based on stomping around in the store, the SFX had the most cushioning both forefoot and heel. The others had decent (but less) heel cushioning but far less on forefoot. I ended up w/ a pair of SFX, can't wait to give them a try. TW review comfort rating for the V Pro is 48, SFX 46 but imo the SFX was much more cushy by far.
     
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  7. parasailing

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    I say the Vapor 9s have great cushioning especially if you are on your balls of your feet. Propulse 3s have great heel cushioning but forefoot cushioning was skimpy. Asic GR 3s and 4s have good cushioning but too firm feeling.
     
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  8. AYone

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    Agree with all the comments about Babolat SFX. Those shoes are heavenly.
     
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  9. 10smonkey

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    As a shoe playtester with over 60 pairs of shoes in my closet i would vote for the new wilson rush pro ....excellent cushioning
     
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  10. CFreeborn

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    Can anyone comment on if the Prince t-14 or 24 have the same construction (cushioning) as the T-22? Price sure is appealing on those 2 models...
    Thanks.
     
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  11. siata94

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    So far only about 3 hrs on court w/ the SFX and the cushioning seems excellent, prob on par w/ the Prince MC4. The MC4 remained awesome until worn into the midsole, let's see how the SFX holds up. I've also tried on the Vapor 9 and they are incrementally better than the Vapor 5 that I have, very low to the ground and thin midsole, personally would not consider it a cushioning shoe. Unfor my local shop doesn't have the Wilson Rush Pro for me to try. 10smonkey, how do they compare to the SFX?

    oh yea, the SFX have the roomiest toebox I've yet to try and if one prefers narrower shoes then prob should go down 1/2 a size if length isn't a problem.
     
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  12. stapletonj

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    The Asics GR4 has done the trick
    for me (as well as the 3 before it)
    I have a torn up meniscus too.
    Worst of all, I am a runner (well, plodder)
    so I really feel the pain.

    Don't know abou tthe Yonex 308s,
    play with and love the rackets, maybe the
    shoe is as good?
     
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  13. henman_fan

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    I haven't tried that many shoes, but I would say nike CB 4.3
     
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