Most Cushioned Shoed

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  1. nando

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    Hey Gang,

    Us old guys who play a lot of tennis need super cushioned shoes to easy the ache and pains of pounding on the skeleton at the courts. Which of the current tennis shoes offers the most cushion to the ball of your shoes and your heel....

    the all around most cushioned
     
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  2. Hominator

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    New Balance 1004 is the most cushioned shoe I have worn. Whatever shoe you choose, you may want to buy aftermarket replacement insoles to boost the cushioning - that's what I do.
     
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  3. Carolina Racquet

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    My experience has been good with Asics Gel Resolution shoes. I use the GR2's on hard courts and they are very cushioned while being firm enough for performance.

    From everything I read, the Resolution 3's are even better. They will be my next shoe after I go through my 2's.
     
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  4. andy_carterbx

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    I prefer New Balance shoes, they're mostly cushioned and durable.
     
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  5. mrtrinh

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    kswiss stabilor, very comfortable but feels kind of clunky
     
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  6. drewbud

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    Of this shoes I've owned so far (which is not a lot) the Nike Lunar Vapor Tour has the best cushioning - pillowlike is how I'd describe them, also no break-in needed. The front of the shoe is a bit wide and they run a half size larger than normal as noted in most of the TW customer reviews.
     
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  7. billsgwn

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    The Head prestige Pro shoes are nicely cushioned.
     
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  8. galain

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    The brand I've had most success with for cushioning and fit has been New Balance. Currently in K Swiss which are ok, but not on the same level as my New Balances of old.

    The one pair of Brooks I had (sorry, can't remember the model number) were also pretty good, but I'm going back to New Balance when I'm done with my current shoes.
     
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  9. imajica77

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    Yonex or Asics. Enough said!!!!!
     
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  10. parasailing

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    For those of you who say New Balance, have you tried the Nike Vapor, Zoom, or Court Ballistics series as well?
     
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  11. Hominator

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    I've worn Nike Lunar Tour 8s and the New Balance 1004 is a bit more cushioned, in my experience.
     
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  12. galain

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    Yes - I've tried the Vapor's. Didn't enjoy the fit or feel at all compared to NB.
     
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  13. edwincen

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    YONEX SHT 307, good bye nike....
     
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  14. Carolina Racquet

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    ^^^ Got a pair of SHT-307 Clays on the way. Decided to pull the trigger before the red ones are gone forever. Not a big fan of the yellow shoes.

    I am betting on great cushioning.... let's hope my experience is as positive as others'.
     
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  15. goober

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    +1 on this. The insoles that come with most shoes, even high end ones, are thin and made of cheap foam. Aftermarket insoles + thick socks such as Thorlo level 3 and you can't get much more cushioned that that!
     
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  16. Boricua

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    I agree/////
     
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  17. gh65721

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    I was surprised w/ the Propulse 2, thought it was very nice.
     
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  18. Annika

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    I kinda like the fit and cushioning in my KSwiss Grancourt II. :) Might try the 1004's too. I too am an oldie.
     
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  19. mctennis

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    Nike Air Max ( anything)- they made new models all the time. Great cushion for your feet and body. Some say they feel like you're running on marshmallows. All I know is that they don't jar my body like a lot of the others listed above do. IMO.
     
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  20. eidolonshinobi

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    I thought so too when I first put mine on. But the durability sucks, I've had mine for a little over a month now and I can already see the base rubber. =/
     
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  21. charliefedererer

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    Great points by you and hominator about the value of a good cushioned insole on improving the cushioning in any shoe. Superfeet Green and Orange seem to be the favorite of posters here, with the Orange having a little more cushioning, albeit along with a tiny bit more thickness.

    Cushioned tennis socks also can make a difference. I've been wearing Tholo 3's for a long time. The acrylic "artificial wool" yarn won't crimp down to nothing like the cotton yarn in cotton socks will. As is mentioned in a currently running thread, some think their feet "slide around" in Thorlos. It has never been a problem for me, but then again, I lace my shoes up tight, and make a point of retying them after the initial warm up, as the laces, shoes and socks always change after running around a while.

    I've loved the cushioning in all three generations of Asics Gel Resolutions - just ordered another pair from TW yesterday. And for those looking for a cushioned shoe, be sure to read/watch the TW shoe written review/video reviews before buying. (If the reviewers don't like the cushioning, you're probably not going to be happy either.)
     
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  22. THAAS909

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    ive heard wilson shoes are extremely comfortable.
     
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  23. scotus

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    My Thorlos have been wearing thin very quickly.

    I have those ankle-high Level 3 Thorlos.

    One pair that I have worn less than a dozen times have lost most of its cushioning material in the heels. Now I can see empty spaces between threads.

    I am thinking of wearing an extra pair of socks (non-Thorlos) over the Thorlos.
     
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  24. Annika

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    The Prince T8's have a terrible chemical smell. Don't like the shape either. They should be the shape of a foot. DUH
     
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  25. JGads

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    I'm back to using my Tour Visions. Wilson shoes in general get knocked around on here, but to me they seem like the only shoe that consistently fits my foot well and makes me forget about the shoe entirely when I'm playing. Other shoes tend to always feel either too clunky, too squishy/disconnected from the court or just plain uncomfortable.

    The last shoe I'm interested in maybe checking out is the Yonex 307s or the Lottos, if they ever become available here at TW, but otherwise I'm just going to stick to my Wilsons.

    If anyone wants a size 9.5 Gel Resolution 3s that have barely been used, I've got them in the FS section.
     
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  26. tball

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    No, they are not. I had one pair, and will not buy them again.
     
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  27. tom4ny

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    the new wilson tour spin IIs are great and supremely cushioned. i like them so much i bought 4 pair! my feet are flat and wide so i need a comfortable shoe and i can be out in these for hours. they are using a great foam in these and i do not even need an insert - they were good to go right out of the box and no break in is needed. highly recommend them.
     
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  28. mctennis

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    I know the earlier Wilson's were horrible about lasting very long. The uppers split apart from the soles. I stopped buying them after two pairs did that.
     
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