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Old 09-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #62
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I play in Inov-8s (f-lite 230s, bare-x 155, bare-x 150, whatever acceptable model happens to have had the cheapest price at the time I needed a refill). Playing on hard courts with minimalist shoes forces you to change your footwork, and I would say for the better. I certainly feel that I can react faster -- someone reading this can probably explain why the body is better prepared to move from a more natural position derived from the forefoot/heel relationship. Changing direction is...different...but I would say better now that I've been playing this way for a year. I can't stand going back to my old clunker "Tennis" shoes when I blow out my minimalist shoe earlier than expected. I am now starting to keep an extra pair around -- kind of like having spare racquets in the bag.
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