I got hooked on the "low to the ground" aspect of tennis shoes when I happened upon a cheap pair of Diadora sneak's a couple of years back. They were more like soccer shoes than the tennis shoes I'd used up to that time and I loved them.
Asics has proven to be easier for me to track down and the Gel Game 2's I've used have given me that similar low slung layout. I'm not a toe dragger, but I've enjoyed very good durability with these, plus they're being offered at clearance prices through TW with a 6 month durability guarantee. Worth a look I think.