wide toebox

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  1. ALEE

    ALEE New User

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    Hello TW:

    Of the shoes you have tested can you recommend the tennis shoe with the widest possible toebox - but with a narrow heel. I have wide forefeet. If I get wide sneakers - like new balance - my heels ussually end up popping out or sliding around. If I get regular sneakers my feet get killed. Any help would be appreciated.

    I see some good candidates that seem to have wide toeboxes but I am looking for the one with the widest toebox relative to the heel - if that makes sense.
     
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  2. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

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    Some of the Princes such as the Viper series and some of the Yonex line have roomy toe boxes.
     
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  3. robby c

    robby c Semi-Pro

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    I have the Viper V mid. Very roomy toebox. Light weight for a mid. The TW review was spot on for fit.
    I bought the 11D to fit my 10 1/2EEE feet with high arches. Just right. I also don't like heel slipping. The mid cut allows for secure lace-up.
    Good comfort right out of the box. A winner.
    I also bought the Kswiss UltraAscender mid. It has more cushioning in the tongue area, and has taken longer to break in. It does pinch a little on my pinky toes, but gets better with each wear session. I had 4 pair of regular cut Ultra Ascenders. They loosen up nicely over the first 5-6 practice sessions. Their mid-soles are plush. Great on hardcourts.
    My plan is to practice in the Kswiss and play matches in the Prince shoes.
    Good luck.
    Robby C
     
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  4. rich s

    rich s Hall of Fame

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    Albert....additionally if you don't already lace your shoes this way, this helps.....

    I've heard it referred to as runner's knot or runner's lacing.

    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/locklacing.htm

    I use Method 1.
     
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  5. ALEE

    ALEE New User

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    THanks for the responses. IT seems that the following fit the criteria of having a wide forefoot and a medium to narrow heel:

    Adidas Prevail
    Diadora Speed Tech
    T9 ROadster
    Reebok Rematch
    Yonex SHT304S

    Anyone care to recommend which would be best and which has the most room in the forefoot.

    TW- is there any way you can compare these models and say which one is the widest in the front?
     
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  6. Slicendicer

    Slicendicer Guest

    I didn't care for any of the previous listed shoes. I wear Babolat All court team (not the "Roddick" style)... they are the best I've find on all counts. After 1 week of wear in, very comfy... I have wide, flat feet size 13.
     
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  7. rich s

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    Albert-
    FWIW
    I don't believe I have a narrow heel, but I do I have a wide foot and I am on my second pair of T9's.

    I had a bit of heel slippage with T9's when I got my first pair......I started using the "runner's lacing" as I mention in an earlier thread and I haven't had/don't have any issues with heel slippage since.

    Hope this helps.

    rich :)
     
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