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Old 09-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by tennisjon View Post
I am not a shoe expert, but I think the clay court versions have different treads that allow the clay to slide and grip differently than a hard court sneaker. I don't think, however, that there is a difference in the actual rubber itself, just a pattern difference. If that is the case, the durability should be somewhat similar on a hard court and won't mark the courts. Barricades are usually extremely durable and most sneakers aren't marketed as being surface exclusive (except for grass court sneakers). I have heard on another thread that the clay versions were a little stiffer feeling, but I can not attest to it.
This is not true. The rubber compounds used on clay court soles is not the same compound used on hard court soles. The clay court soles will shred like cheese on a grater on a hard court.
I am a shoe expert; and I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.....
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