What is the best shoe for people who slide? (like Nadal/Monfils)

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  1. jkang909

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    I tend to slide around when running down balls and the medial side of the left shoe wears out quickly. (1-3 months) The medial side wears out while the outsole is good. This also means that all my socks have holes where the hole on the left shoe is.

    It wears out where the Red DragOn 2x material is located
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    I slide similar to this
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    What shoe is the most durable for sliders?
     
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  4. jkang909

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    its kind of a habit for me when ever im sprinting to a ball... its seems weird to run to a stop rather than slide to a stop
     
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  5. ci2ca

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    I second this question.
     
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  6. brownbearfalling

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    I think the adidas barricades are the most durable shoes for you. The upper in that area is pretty thick although not as thick as it was on the barricade 5s. Over all the barricades are the most durable shoes on the market.
     
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  7. jwbarrientos

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    IMHO is about technique, not about shoes.

    Anyhow, Nike/Adidas/Babolat have good shoes.

    Another question is the surface, Monfis + Nole slides in every surface, in hard I assume top of the line shoes would be better in terms of durability (also avoiding blisters), on clay I used many brands having no issue.
     
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  8. The_Question

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    It's not really "slide", more so of "drag" than anything. I recommend Barricade 6...
     
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  9. ci2ca

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    I find Barricade 6s to have too much grip. I like a little give when I'm stopping and going as I've used barricades and have rolled my ankle a couple times stopping and the shoes not giving. I've found that nike breathe 2k10s are the best shoes for sliding. The outsole has grip but not too much grip. Only thing is obviously the durability.
     
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  10. Jfolks259

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    i would say if nadal and monfils are the best sliders, i'd go with their shoes
     
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    Any courtballistec
     
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  12. Quikj

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    I slide as well and wear out the same part of the left shoe that you do, as well as the outsole under my right big toe. Kinda glad to hear that someone else has holes in their socks. Suddenly, I don't feel quite as impoverished.

    Anyway, I've worn Barricades exclusively since I was 13 because of the warranty. I can't speak to any other shoe. But, I've found that the IV's were the most durable when it came to sliding. They felt like the heaviest, but the weight of any shoe doesn't matter that much to me. The V's and VI's are both disappointing, when it comes to durability IMO.
     
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  13. mcutilize

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    Definetly not the barricade 5s those things just wouldn't give an inch of sliding unless they had some wear on them. I love the 2.3s for sliding because even out of the box they have enough "give" that'll allow you to slide well enough not to hurt yourself.
     
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