Running shoes good for Tennis

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  1. hcb0804

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    Whose autograph is that? And I never saw those with mesh uppers, only leather.
     
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  2. chrischris

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    No not really.
    We are just making sure business doesnt die out and the economy too. The shoe must go on.
     
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  3. Povl Carstensen

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    I just did an experiment. Try and stand up barefoot/in socks/in minimal shoes like Vivo Barefoot or Vibram FF if have them, and try to roll your ankle outwards to the point of pain. You (I) cant.
    Then I put on my only pair of normal raised shoes. Admittedly they are regular black shoes, that I keep for when that is needed. I tipped my ankle outwards, and suddenly it got over the edge/tipping point of the sole, and I felt a sharp stinging pain. When you get over this point, the sole works as lever that multiply the forces working on the ankle/ligaments to the point were you get injuries. The samme happens when the edge of the raised sole catches the court/a line, the force is multiplied by the leverage. I guess we have all seen 1 or 2 slowmotion recordings of this happening, making us cringe.
     
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  4. pvaudio

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    I wear Asics GTs when running. While I am convinced they help me run faster than any other shoe I've owned, I cannot imagine bringing them on a tennis court. They are made for straight line, constant speeds. Nerd terms: running shoes are for velocity and vertical support, tennis shoes are for acceleration and lateral support.
     
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  5. floridatennisdude

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    To heck with all the engineers and kinetic science. This guy plays in running shoes so everyone should.

    - said no one ever
     
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  6. floridatennisdude

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    Try this, put on a boxing glove and punch yourself in the face as hard as you can. Then, remove the glove and punch yourself equally as hard in the face. Tough guys can try this same experiment with 2 punches to the groin.

    My experiment has zero to do with shoes. I just giggled trying to picture this guy rolling his ankle on purpose. Figured he'd be a test dummy for me.
     
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  7. pvaudio

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    Being as respectful as possible, but the people saying that running shoes are either just as good or better than tennis shoes for playing tennis probably aren't moving that explosively.
     
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  8. Povl Carstensen

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    Tried the experiment. Looking foreward to compare notes. I just have a problem with blood in my keyboard.
     
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  9. floridatennisdude

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    Nah, no comparing. You're the expert on this one.

    Just show pictures of how it went and ill be a believer.
     
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  10. Povl Carstensen

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    Stkjll hdajavinsg psroblems witsrh tashe keæyboaræd...
     
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  11. 3fees

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    Nike alvord 8 or 9, your feet thank you.

    :)
     
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  12. akind

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    You can't beat the feeling of playing tennis with Dunlop Volley Shoes...
     
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  13. Povl Carstensen

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    They do look cool, he... This was more or less the type all sportsshoes used to be, and nothing indicates that the rate of injuries has gone down since.
     
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