Shoes for clay

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  1. arodnadal

    arodnadal Semi-Pro

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    How big of a deal is it if i wore hard court shoes on a har-tru court? is there a huge difference???
    thanks for any reccomendations for playing on clay courts also.
    arodnadal
     
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  2. babolat15

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    no you should be ok
     
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  3. ayyhwang

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    I didn't even know there was such a thing as hard court shoes.
     
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  4. Dan007

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    I think all the tennis shoes are suitable for hard and clay courts.
     
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  5. Voltron

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    Pffft, like I'd know
    I wear different shoes, I use Feather IIs for clay, and Barricade IVs for hard, mostly because I feel that the BIVs aren't too good on clay. (despite being "all surface" shoes)
     
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  6. jonline

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    I never get to play on clay, but if I did, I'd go for the Feather II's. A bunch of pros use them on clay, plus they just look really cool. And light like a feather!
     
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  7. arodnadal

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    are the breathe free 3's good?
     
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  8. feyya

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    I agree also
     
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  9. rabidcow

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    You can wear hard court shoes on clay courts, however it doesn't exactly work the other way. Feather II's are perfect for clay but wear down fast on hard courts
     
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  10. Mnguyen05

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    I STRONGLY would not recommend wearing these on clay. They pinch and jam the front of your toes a lot. You better wear thick socks if you don't want to develop blisters on your feet.
     
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  11. Dan007

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    Breathe Free 2 or Breathe Cages would be a better choice. Both exellent on clay and hard.
     
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  12. Chauvalito

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    I played on hae-tru in south carolina for a week with hard court Fila's. Everything went well...The fila shoes I had did not seem very conducive to sliding though
     
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  13. kingdaddy41788

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    I HIGHLY recommend the Feather II or III's on clay... They're perfect for sliding and very light weight.
     
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  14. weeman123

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    has anyone played with the Fila Torneo clay court shoes? i was thinking about buying them
     
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  15. kingdaddy41788

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    I haven't played with them, but they have the same sole as Nike clay shoes. They're pretty nice, I will say that.
     
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  16. Johnsw92

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    any shoe with a full herringbone outsole would be best for clay......just look for that in the description of the shoe
     
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  17. ShiroRm

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    I use Barricades IV on hard courts and Yonex SHT-305 CL on clay (of course)
     
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  18. J011yroger

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    I wear Animos on clay and BFII on hard.

    I can't stand the BFs on clay, waaaaay too little traction for me, even when new.

    The Animos are the best clay shoes I have ever owned, I bought 6 pair since they were discontinued

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  19. Caswell

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    Subtle differences in tread can make a pretty big difference.

    I had some Asics Gel Icons that had a herringbone outsole, except the individual channels were a bit wider than I'd seen on other shoes. They were a lot more slippery than I liked. I was constantly knocking the clay out of them to try and maintain traction.
     
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