Originally Posted by JMcQ
The Lottos look interesting. Anyone else have experience with them? I've only seen the Yonex shoes in pictures but they don't seem to be my cup of tea style-wise. (I know I shouldn't care but I do.)
Anyone have suggestions regarding socks or insoles as well? With no meniscus, the issue is the pounding on the knee, not stability. Therefore, my doctor recommended "no tennis" which simply wasn't an option. Accordingly, I'm trying to do anything possible, short of playing in a wheelchair, to save my knees and still play.
A lot of people use these, specialist running stores recommend these too.
Socks don't really add any shock absorption, but these are my favorite readily-available socks for blister cushioning and breathability. They are sold in 3-pair packs at just $5 pair and have far better ventilation than the more expensive Elites.
As regards the Lotto Raptors, a good friend of mine loves his and they have held up well to his grinding style at 5.0. He'll be getting another pair, just remember they do fit slightly slimmer than most.