Shoes for clay, but which pattern?

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  1. Nikae

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    ok, its called "herringbone"...sorry, English is my 2nd language
     
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  4. Nikae

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    I see, but which shoes are best for clay only? ...any shoes with herringbone or are there any other "better" patterns?
     
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    One of the reasons why clay court shoes have herringbone patterns is simply because a lot of clay court facilities won't let you play with any other pattern. It's especially bad for clay courts when players wear cross trainers with bumpy soles. So even if you found a shoe with another pattern that works well on clay, you might have a hard time explaining its merits to the club manager. The shoes you are looking at would both be acceptable.
     
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    Ah I see. But i don't get one thing though, adidas advertise two almost identical shoes, the first one it says its for clay:

    http://www.adidas.com/tennis/com/products/footwear/#d=/tennis/com/products/footwear/product/G43353/

    and second one its not for clay only:

    http://www.adidas.com/tennis/com/products/footwear/#d=/tennis/com/products/footwear/product/U41566/


    would those two shoes really perform different on clay? just because one has circle under the big toe the other one doesn't?

    I don't get it :/
     
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    I think the clay herringbone tread has deeper grooves...
     
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    I think the clay one has superb traction to the none clay one. Or at least it looks like it, I wouldn't know.
     
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