Originally Posted by NJ1
But all the pros play in proper "high heeled" tennis shoes. I understand the endorsement argument for clothes, but let's face it, they wouldn't wear something that endangered their career.
Anyhow, tennis shoes are great for my ankles, knees and feet but if minimalist shoes work for others then good for them.
Most of the top professionals play in shoes that they are paid to wear. There's no reason to assume that these shoes are optimal.
I would guess if you asked them, most pros wouldn't be able to tell you the heel elevation of their shoes. I would also guess that some of the top pros have the shoes altered to fit better (there are rumors of using custom lasts), and the lower level pros most likely use a shoe they subjectively find comfortable and believe helps them perform.