tennis shoe with lowest ride

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  1. newtotennis

    newtotennis New User

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    Hello,

    I am in desperate need of new shoes. I currently wear a pair of airwalk "the one" shoes (see photo).

    http://images.google.com/imgres?img...&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&client=safari&rls=en&sa=N

    So you can see I'm used to a very low to the ground ride.

    Upon recently taking up tennis these shoes have deteriorated fast. I've worn the soles so thin in spots I could punch my finger through.

    Being very low to the ground is the most important to me. Comfort not so much, since anything I get will more than likely give me more support than the airwalks.

    I was looking at the asics gel rebound storm and gel savage omni. Also the adidas nastase millenium.

    Are these good options? Any other suggestions?

    thanks
     
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  2. tarkowski

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    Nike Breath Free II is quite low to the ground. Played in them for two years - NEVER even came close to twisting an ankle, no blisters - perfect for my feet. Great cushion in heel for being so low to the ground. Forefoot not so much. Currently looking for something similar but with more forefoot cushion.
     
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  3. balongbalong

    balongbalong New User

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    i've never worn anything but nike tennis shoes since i was a kid, and like you i want a shoe that is low to the ground.

    i suggest trying anything released by nike with zoom air as cushioning, ie. zoom vapor 3 or the new zoom revive.

    unfortunately breathe free 2 or 3 is air MAX and did not buy them because it is NOT low to the ground, only breathe free 1 was zoom air.
     
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  4. snoflewis

    snoflewis Guest

    well...if you don't need comfort (which would include cushioning) the nike air zoom vapor speeds would be a good shoe.

    but i found BFIIs to be pretty low to the ground as well. it does have air max at the heel, but has air zoom forefoot cushioning which provides a nice court feel while still keeping the shoe cushioned very well and somewhat durable.
     
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  5. 007

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    the HEAD 900's that TW is blowing out @ $40 have a very low ride. I have two pair and they are very light weight, stable, have good traction, are well-ventiated and offer lots of court feel. They are not well-cusioned. I haven't experienced any of the quality problems some have noted, and I use my shoes about 8-10 hours/week and am on the same pair since mid-April.
     
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  6. darkaug

    darkaug New User

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    feather has a low ride . or the a3 prevail . both are adidas.
     
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  7. GroundMaster

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    I've fractured my ankles before and frequently twist them. I just bought a pair of BFIIs as safety and comfort are very important. No regrets in the purchase as these feel extremely low to the ground and has great cushioning and stability.
     
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  8. carrwash13

    carrwash13 Rookie

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    I'd say go with any Nike's with zoom air. I always thought the oscillates felt really low to the ground.....too bad they don't make them anymore
     
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  9. darkaug

    darkaug New User

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    the vapour is kinda low as well ;)
     
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  10. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    Diadora tennis shoes offer low to the ground ride but the lowest of the low were the Prince NFF shoes. http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=WNFFRD
     
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  11. knasty131

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    I have always found the Wilson DST shoes to be very low to the ground...
     
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  12. TennisProPaul

    TennisProPaul Banned

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    new balance 820's are very low and because you can customise your width its a much better choice then nike or any other brand.

    once people switch from nike to new balance , they usually stay with new balance.
     
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  13. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    Ever have those BBs breakout of the heel?
     
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  14. fishuuuuu

    fishuuuuu Hall of Fame

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    WRONG! The a3 Prevail makes me a whole inch and a half taller, and definitely is not low to the ground.

    I've been using Barricades for the last two years.
     
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  15. knasty131

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    no, i always busted through the front before anything else could go...but good shoe all around i think
     
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