Satisified With 1 Pair of Shoes?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by CivicLx, May 18, 2007.

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What Do You Do?

  1. Find one good pair and stick with them

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  2. Keep trying out different shoes

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  1. CivicLx

    CivicLx Professional

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    From reading various posts, it sounds like a lot of people like to try out different shoes. I'm curious as to who is content in finding one pair of shoes and sticking with them and who likes to keep changing and try different shoes.
     
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  2. DRtenniS1112

    DRtenniS1112 Semi-Pro

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    I tried out different shoes until I stumbled accross Barricades, I haven't found anything as good as them for me so I stick with em. I do however get the newer model when I get new ones.
     
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  3. z-money

    z-money Semi-Pro

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    there are a lotta good shoes and shoe brands. but where i work there are guys with different brands. what i mean is there is a addidas guy, then there are the wilson guys then reebok guy and me im nike guy, we even have lotto guy. where that brand is head to toe on that pro. except for unders and socks usually thorlo socks
     
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  4. dunloplayah

    dunloplayah Rookie

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    I'm a nike guy, but keep trying different models out. I have 4 pair now. My favorite happen to be the cheapest they make! City Court II at acad. sports for $39! gotta love that!
     
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  5. CivicLx

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    for apparel, i really like the feel and style of Diadora and I love the feel of ST as well, but I'm willing to try another brand such as Nike or Adidas.

    As for shoes, I like to try out several pairs but I can't really tell the differences between various shoes like some other players can. I just sent the MDPs back for replacement and am now onto the BFIIs which I'm liking a lot. If i wear them out within 6 months, I'll replace them but I'll also look to buy a different type of shoe at that time as well.
     
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  6. JRstriker12

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    I have a very flat foot and I need a size 13. If I find a shoe that works, I stick with it. I've been using Breathe 3's over the past year and a half.

    They fit, my feet like them, I am not changing until Nike discontinues the shoe.

    I did try on the cages, but they hurt by big toe.
     
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  7. Joey

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    I'm always trying out different shoes and believe me, there are substantial differences. Shoes I tried from best to worst:
    Nike BFII
    Adidas Barricade IV
    Yonex 305
    Adidas A3 Olympic
    Adidas Barricade II
    Asics Gel Icon
    Reebok Matchday Pump
    Lotto ATP Raptor Speed
    Fila Axelis D
     
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  8. rabidcow

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    Well once I find a good pair I will stick with them until I either start having problems with them or I believe theres something better on the market. For example I wore the Adidas Feather's until this spring when I started having durability issues with them b/c of the high school season. I almost bought another pair b/c I must have light weight shoes but I stumbled across the Asics Gel Revolution, and now I plan on wearing these for a long time to come
     
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  9. jonolau

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    I've tried different shoes until I started developing sharp pain from an extremely tender sole. I then tried out BFIII and never looked back. Now that BFIII is discontinued here, I just got a new pair of Breathe Cages and they are just as good for front sole cushioning.
     
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  10. 10sfreak

    10sfreak Semi-Pro

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    I stuck with Head Games Lows until they discontinued them. Loved those shoes - most comfortable I've ever worn on court...
     
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  11. dr_punk

    dr_punk Professional

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    I'm still looking for my great shoe, but once I have it, there wont be any reason to keep buying shoes, and I wouldn't buy any more than one pair unless they're free
     
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  12. Voltron

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    Could you compare the Yonex 305s and the Barricade IVs based on traction? Relating to hard courts especially. I'd really appreciate it. :D
     
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  13. StealthGnome

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    SHT-304 for my wide feet.
    Everything else it too cramp.
     
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  14. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Nike Oscillates. Been playing with them for years.
     
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