new shoes on smash-court

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Zouph, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Zouph

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    Hey there, I find myself slipping/gliding to much on the surface I play on. That is Smash-court with a ridiculous amount of sand in my opinion too much. My trainer told me to look into getting shoes with more grip so I checked and found the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour Clay on sale for 60 euros.
    Since it is supposed to be for playing on clay I was expecting a lot of grip on the sole but I saw the following:

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    Would you guys say that is a nice grippy shoe? From the looks I didn't quite think so but I don't know.

    At the moment I playing with this shoe which seems to have more grip on the sole i guess? So would it be a good switch?

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  2. Lukhas

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    Your shoes do not seem to be tennis shoes, which €ay be the cause of the problem. Especially if the court is indeed rough from the sanding. Then, the V9s will grip. However, with the clay outsole it may grip too much, and if you're hard on your shoes you'll put an hole in it in no time. They're not very durable at all, but they're a nice ride.
     
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  3. Zouph

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    Lukhas, they are indeed tennisshoes. Had to find out the name of them though: Nike Court Shuttle V

    I bought the v9s anyways since now I have more a difference in gripping on shoes. Will try the v9s on the sandy smash-court and otherwise wait till summer where I will play on clay again. Must say that the smashcourt feels more slippery than clay..
     
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  4. BLX_Andy

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    Nike Court Shuttle V. How come I've never heard of them before? Just curious :confused:
     
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  5. Zouph

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    I don't know..
    I got them last year from "Sinterklaas" (my mother), a dutch holiday, so if you really want to know I have to ask where and how she got them.

    My guess: random sport shop where they had tennis shoes. There the shoes were probably the only one in my size (US 15)
     
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  6. BLX_Andy

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    Oh. It's strange because I've never seen them on Nike before.
     
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  7. Irrelevant

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    I looked up those shoes and they're actually squash shoes, just that one site you linked to and a couple others are mislabeling them as tennis specific. At first I actually thought they were volleyball shoes...
     
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  8. The_Question

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    That's because this Court Shuttle V is not tennis shoes. It's indoor shoes...
     
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  9. Veninga

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    i had the same problem.

    dont know where you live, but here in the hague, we play on smashcourt as well.

    first I had the normal Vapor Tour. Later I took the clay version. Much more grip.

    i guess any clay sole will increase grip.
     
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  10. BLX_Andy

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    Yeah same here.
     
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  11. darklore009

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    in the website, it does say its for "INDOOR COURTS". this would apply with laminate wooden floor that you see in squash or racquetball. this shoe wont work for clay because it will build up clay.
     
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  12. Zouph

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    Ok I guess you guys are right. Suprisingly though because I couldn't tell they were indoor shoes by looking at the grip. I must say that when playing indoor on carpet I actually find these shoes too grippy...

    But anyways, I bought the shoes so now I am also proud owner of some beautiful vapor 9's as grippy shoe. I will keep the other ones for indoor.

    thanks for the replies!
     
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