Should I get this Kirkland Court Classic shoe?

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  1. samster

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    Now that I am getting older and slower and my wallet is getting thinner, should I cut back on cost of tennis footwear? These shoes sell for $14.99 + tax at Costco. With my footspeed, they look appropriate for me.

    Has anyone here at TTW forum try these shoes for tennis?

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  2. J011yroger

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    What size shoe are you Mr. Sam?

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  3. samster

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    Size 12 for tennis shoes and 11.5 for casual/dress shoes. I wear thicker socks for tennis.

    I think the Court Classics look nice...especially if I wear them and my opponent is wearing $120 Nikes. :) They will make me look deceptively quick, if you know what I mean.
     
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  4. papatenis

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    That's funny, I was at costco this afternoon and saw those court classics.
    I just got a new pair of yonex, but I think those are worth trying out for that price.
    I may go back and get them for a walking shoe.
     
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  5. samster

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    I am not sure how I stumbled upon them today but I think it is a calling. I must get them to fool my opponents into thinking that I am even slower than I look.
     
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  6. samster

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    If I throw on a couple neoprene knee braces, I would be all set.
     
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  7. Tina

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    I am sorry to say this. I saw you post several pictures of new tennis shoes a couple of days ago. Why would you want to buy this pair of shoes since you have already got three? I would spend this amount of money to the grocery shopping. Take cares!
     
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  8. samster

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    Good point! I can use the money to buy Power Bars.
     
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  9. se0what

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    well it's not terrible per se
    but it's worth the price
     
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  10. scotus

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    Samster, if you don't want to develop plantar fasciitis, do not get those shoes.

    Tennis shoes must bend only at the balls of the feet and nowhere else. I tried the bending test on these shoes a few years ago, and they bent pretty much everywhere along the sole.

    Unless the manufacturer has modified the structure of the shoes (which I highly doubt), you will get foot problems if you play serious tennis in those.
     
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  11. samster

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    Okay, thanks for the advice.
     
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  12. J011yroger

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    I think they would hold up for hit and giggle tennis, but if you are going to be playing hard singles, I think they would blow apart.

    I don't even wear my Lacoste shoes to play serious singles, esp on a hard court.

    Only dubs or hit and giggle tennis.

    I doubt those shoes would hold together for two serious practice sessions on a hard court.

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  13. nn

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    spend more $20 or $30 at nike factory store to get last year model for your size. I got nike shoes for $40 (including tax)
     
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  14. samster

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    My Nike factory store has pretty poor tennis selection, unfortunately.
     
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  15. jerryh

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    Yes, buy the Kirkland shoes

    I bought a pair and used them about 6 or 7 times in the last month and they are at least as good at the Nikes that I bought. I developed plantar fasciitis while using said Nikes in the last 3 months, so, the Kirklands cannot be blamed. Also, I like the classic white without all of the logos and other crap on the shoe. They are such an excellent value, I am going to stock up on them in case they are discontinued. Costco used to have a great pair of jeans for $15 and discontinued them.
     
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  16. jerryh

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    Hi Sam. Please see my full reply below for Kirkland tennis shoes. 2 big thumbs up.
     
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  17. samster

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    Sweet, I will pick a pair up next time I am at the Costco.
     
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    They look like a couple of albino hamsters sitting next to each other.
     
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  19. Cindysphinx

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    Might want to replace the insoles with superfeet or other OTC insert, just to be safe. Trust me, you do not want PF!
     
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  20. The_Question

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    $15, why not? Get it a shot, no?
     
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  21. Shaolin

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    In all honesty, they look like something worn down at the retirement home.

    Also, it may not be be a good idea to take chances with your footwear. Your shoes are your only barrier between the cement (I assume you play on hardcourt) and your body. Nike, adidas, etc puts tons of $$$ into research to give you the best properties in a shoe possible, how much does Costco put into research? As previously pointed out, you DO NOT want Plantar Facitis, I am speaking from experience, it took me out for about 8 months. You also do not want to risk rolling your ankle if they have poor lateral support.

    Why risk it, if you want a deal just check out what TW has on liquidation, made by well known brands. Just my 2 cents..
     
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  22. Capt. Willie

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    Yeah, this is my thoughts. For 3.0 and lower players who slap the ball around for an hour on Sunday morning, I'm sure they are fine. For the type of people who post on this board, NO.
     
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  23. CP3

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    I've tried those on in the store and walked around in them for five seconds, immediately realizing how horrid they felt. Very stiff and uncomfortable.

    I urge you to save your money and look for some quality footwear.
     
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