New Figjams

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by TennsDog, May 8, 2004.

  1. TennsDog

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    I bought a pair of Figjams (French Open edition) at the beginning of this season. I love them, they are the best tennis shoes I have ever had...sooo comfortable. Only problem is their durability. I tend to drag my toe and, somehow, heel. So these two parts of the outsole are wearing (already through the heel and have plastic exposed). I saw a pair of Figjams on Reebok's website and it said it has some compound for "exceptional durability." I thought they were crazy - the Figjams seem to have about average durability. But then I realized that the toe on the heel had 3 rows of dots where mine and all others I have seen only have 2 rows. Is this a new generation of the Figjams? (I have switched to using my Figjams for matches only and my Barricade II's for practice solely for durability. They are less comfortable and stable.)
     
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  2. dantyem108

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    do you have a link for the new shoes? I bought the u.s. open pair and have had them for a month and they are already coming apart. Also, if I were you, I would practice with the same shoes I wore in a match.
     
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  3. TennsDog

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    Old (2 rows of dots):http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=FFE
    New (3 rows of dots): http://www.sportsensation.com/tenni...MX_Tennis_Shoe_Mens_Andy_Roddick__1156123.htm
    Also, I have two teammates on my high school team who have Figjams, and both of theirs are coming apart as well, but I have not had any problems with them falling apart, just not great outsold durability. And why do you suggest wearing the same shoes for practice and match play? I have done this for a while now and I think it makes sense to wear good durability shoes for when I am playing a lot and it isn't as important and to save my good, comortable shoes for when it counts. I don't notice any difference, which is the idea - you shouldn't be thinking about your equipment when you're playing.
     
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  4. dantyem108

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    true, thanks for the help, I also play high school tennis.
     
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