Just a few thoughts going through my mind about modern tennis shoes. I have always used old school style tennis shoes.....Nike Classic (Wimbledon), Adidas Stan Smith....amongst a few similar others. Recently I changed to modern tennis shoes and have had nothing but lower leg trouble since. My stretching and warm up routine has not changed. Having played physical sports for 30 years, I have this routine pretty well worked out. The issue I found with the modern shoes is that I found them heavy and cumbersome and not easy to move around quickly in. I would say that for my 41 years I am pretty fleet of foot and the modern shoes I have a considered a light shoe. What goes through my mind is that the likes of Borg, McEnroe, Nastase and the like, never seemed to have problems getting around the courts in these old classics, nor do I recall seeing them with their ankles and legs strapped up like the majority of modern players seem to have these days. Obviously, the modern shoes claim to offer more stabilty. But I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the true benefits of modern shoes compared to old school, because with my calf strapped up as I type, I'm struggling to see any. Is it that we see our modern heroes wearing these shoes and feel thats what we should also wear if we want to be taken seriously? Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing modern footwear, I'm just curious to any experiences you have had and whether there are serious justifcations as to why they are preferred over the old classics?