Why no more mid cut shoes?

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  1. louis netman

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    Dear TW: Because of the impossiblity of finding mid cut court shoes in my size, I'm currently trying to adapt to low cut shoes which hurt me at the tie-off points. Is there a reason for the lack of availabiltiy of mid cut shoes other than lower consumer demand? Thx.
     
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    louis netman,

    Believe us, if vendors had (more) mid cut shoes we would carry them. TW Playtester Chris is a huge fan. We are working on trying to get some more options available.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  3. mad dog1

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    can you imagine if the Barricades or Court Ballistics were offered in a mid cut? they're already tank like in low cut so in mid cut, they might weigh like 3 lbs each! :shock: try being quick to the ball w/ some boat anchors strapped to each foot! :mrgreen:
     
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    Mids don't really weigh much more than low cuts. Most of the weight of the shoe is in the sole and not the uppers. I have a pair of Prince T22 Mids that are barely heavier than my T22 lows.
     
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    they did offer barricades (barricade IIs i think) in a midcut and like someone else posted, the weight wasn't much more than their lowcut counterparts. they were awesome!
     
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    i know mids don't weigh that much more than lows. i was kidding. but the barricades and cbs already feel like bricks on my feet so any additional weight regardless of how little wouldn't be something i'm interested in.

    i always felt that the shoes were holding me back from being able to move as fast as the pros. since i switched to the light weight NB 851s, i think i can move fast enough to keep up w/ the pros now. ;) JUST KIDDING!
     
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  7. vandre

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    no worries, man. my feet just feel heavy because they're made of concrete so i don't notice the shooes quite so much! :)

    op, i know what you're talking about with the tie off points. i bought a bunch of the nike zoom max trainer mids thinking that they were the cats pajamas (and the og version was a great tennis shoe). i had to quit using them for tennis because the tops of them hit me right on the ankle joint and my ankles took this as an act of war. that is no fun!
     
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  8. ollinger

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    the key words here are "other than lower consumer demand" (!!!)
     
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    Well, let it be known that I'm a consumer, and I'm demanding more mid-cut tennis shoes. :)
     
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    does anyone else remember how from like 1989 to around the mid 90s (back at the height of "nike Agassi") you could always find good mid tennis shoes? it started with nike but it wasn't long before other companies started offering mids. In fact, I've seen a lot of guys wearing the atcIII reissues for tennis and there's another guy around here (other than me) who plays in prince mids. so while the midcut tennis shoe market has undoubtedly constricted a bit there remain a cadre of players who love the midcuts.

    sure, if nike really wanted to sell some midcuts they put them on rafa or fed and the market would revive overnight!

    sidebar: does anyone think the use and availability of ankle braces has impacted the midcut shoe niche?
     
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  11. SFrazeur

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    I'm still waiting for my high-top kicks to come back into fashion. That would be fresh!
     
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  12. jonnylee82

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    Aren't the Vapors mids?
     
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