Shoe suggestions

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by csb, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. csb

    csb New User

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    Looking for some suggestions on an appropriate shoe for me.
    I am 6"3 225 lbs and had 2 knee operations 10 years ago. My foot is on the wide side but not a 4e or anything. I plan on playing 2-3 times a week on hard courts from march til october.
    Can anyone suggest a shoe for me?
     
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  2. robbie_dademo

    robbie_dademo Rookie

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    ey man i reckon the adidas barricade 3's or 2's they are great hard court shoe or even the reebok figjams nice on your feet, let me know what you choose thanx man
     
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  3. Japanese Maple

    Japanese Maple Semi-Pro

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    Csb,

    For your size,weight, and previous knee injuries you need a shoe
    that puts a premium on support and stability-which is what I look
    for also. New Balance 801 are excellent for support/stability and
    they have various widths to accommodate your wide foot. Also,
    I would give high marks to Nike Air Resolve and Addidas Barricade
    3,s. I have not worn Reebok. Also, I would consider K-SWISS
    Preventors. Stay away from shoes less that 16oz. Also,to improve
    comfort for your knees put an insole such as Spenco,Sofsol, that
    is designed for court sports. Also, long before your shoes soles
    wear out you will have crushed the midsole-the best way to tell
    when this is done is one day while playing or afterwards, your
    feet and ankles will hurt which indicate the midsoles are shot.
    Its better to get rid of shoes too early than too late. Good Luck!
     
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  4. joebedford

    joebedford Rookie

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    I second the New Balance rec.
     
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  5. BIGROY

    BIGROY New User

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    fila speed 2

    try the fila speed 2. My foot is also a little on the wide side. These shoes are very durable compared to most shoes. Also good support.
     
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  6. 30 - 15 is my ad

    30 - 15 is my ad New User

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    New Balance 1000 is a great shoe, take it from a big guy (I am ranked #1 in the state in my weight class)
     
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  7. PHSTennis

    PHSTennis Semi-Pro

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    I like the Adidas Barricade 2... I have bought 2 pairs already.
     
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