Shoe Durability on Clay?

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  1. tennis_enthusiast

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    Hey guys, I'm curious how durable shoes are on clay courts. I got a job at a local country club and they have the har-tru clay courts. Specifically, I was wondering how a shoe like the Nike 2K10 would last on the clay. The tread pattern seems to look very similar to most clay specific shoes. If I could use the 2K10 on clay for the summer and then indoor it would be the best value for my money.

    What are your guys' thoughts?
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    How much do you weigh? Know a player who weighs over 200# that wears out any shoe within 2 mos.
     
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  3. tennis_enthusiast

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    I'm about 185. I wear out any of the top durability shoes on the market in about 3-4 months. I have had 2 previous pair of ballistecs that took me about 4 months each to wear out.
     
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  4. Ronaldo

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    Suspect you still will get to use the 6 mos wear warranty.
     
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  5. stringertom

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    Tread Won't Be Your Issue

    You have to be a severe "court rat" to wear tread out from claycourt-only usage. At your weight, (I'm 190) the cushioning system will get fried first, particularly if you're on your feet for long hours at the club. I'm a big fan of the concept of "tennis shoes for tennis only". When I string, I don't break down the competitive shoes I play in. I'll slap on a pair of running shoes that I've retired before they broke down. At home, I string barefoot (being careful with falling string tools). Your choice of Nikes is fine, just wear them on court for play only.
     
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    I've been wearing the same Feathers on clay (only) for about three years now, and they're only now starting to look like they're in need of being replaced. I don't slide much, though - I grew up on hard courts and haven't figured that out yet. But your shoes will probably last a long time on the Har-Tru.
     
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  7. Ronaldo

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    Same here, Feather's sole look great, shoes itself feels like a brick, no cushioning left.
     
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    Anybody have experience with the 2k10 on clay? The tread pattern looks like it'd be good for clay
     
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    Yes I have... It is very good on clay it's actually might be better than the Barricade V clay version that I also had before
     
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    I've played in my BF2K10's on South American red clay and they held up fine. Sliding included.
     
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