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Kostas 10-08-2009 01:13 PM

Looking for a shoe...
Hi all...I've scoured Google, tennis-warehouse and other online retailers and I can't find a shoe that fits my needs...

I go through shoes quickly because I have a tendancy to drag my left toe on my 1hbh shots (as well as some of my open stance forehands). Needless to say I rip the top of my shoes off at the toes quickly.

I also have weak ankles.

I am trying to find a shoe that is mid-top (ankle-support) height and also has a hard rubber case over the toes (as opposed to leather or mesh).

I can't find anything like this anywhere....

If anyone could help I would be greatly appreciative...Brand and price doesn't really matter...I'm just looking for the right shoe.


ckledzepplin 10-08-2009 01:28 PM

these might be your best bet

SuperFly 10-08-2009 02:02 PM

You could try the shoe above, or maybe Courtballistecs with ankle braces?

Kostas 10-08-2009 02:23 PM

I already wear braces on both ankles. :-)

I'm thinking this might be the best's difficult to tell if the hard rubber over the toes extends far enough into the shoe to provide protection:

ilikephobo 10-08-2009 03:24 PM

Babolat Propulse II!

maybe the straps are made for someone like you

The_Question 10-09-2009 08:33 AM

How's a pair of low court tennis shoes with straps are going to help him with his ankles??

NotAtTheNet 10-09-2009 08:50 AM

Adidas Barracade II mids...

The_Question 10-09-2009 08:51 AM

The retro Nike Air Tech Challenge III...

Kostas 10-13-2009 10:11 AM

Thanks for the replies guys...but I would rip through both of those toes pretty quickly.

It looks like the Prince Viper II's are the best choice just for the hard rubber over-toe.

Kostas 10-14-2009 08:39 AM

Well I got the shoes and they look pretty good....there is one weird thing though...

The laces are laced through like lace loops instead of holes in the shoes...

While this looks nice it looks like I may have trouble keeping them tight as I'm tying my shoes...

Does anyone else have any experience using this type of lace system?

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