Best On-a-Budget Shoes?

crazy8tiger

Rookie
I'm starting to get into tournaments more and play more so I decided to get a nice pair of tennis shoes instead of basketball shoes. I really like the Nike Air Vapors or the Barricade IV's but I'm not sure if I can spend $100 for them. I'm looking for something that might be a little cheaper but with durability and lightweight.
 

tenniskid3119

Semi-Pro
just remember, if you wear out the barricade in less than 6 months they will give you a new pair of them. so really you get 2 pairs for 100 bucks. Thats why I get the barricades... and they are so comfy.
 

north4t

Rookie
Is that with all adidas shoes. Will they just send you out a new pair. Don't really care because I just bought a pair of cheaper shoes. Just curious.
 

Jonny S&V

Hall of Fame
Is that with all adidas shoes. Will they just send you out a new pair. Don't really care because I just bought a pair of cheaper shoes. Just curious.
Nah, it usually says it on the sites page on which shoes say they have a warranty. Most manufacturers do this so you'll buy there shoe (which you most likely will).
 

tbini87

Hall of Fame
I'm starting to get into tournaments more and play more so I decided to get a nice pair of tennis shoes instead of basketball shoes. I really like the Nike Air Vapors or the Barricade IV's but I'm not sure if I can spend $100 for them. I'm looking for something that might be a little cheaper but with durability and lightweight.
if you can wear through a pair of shoes in 6 months or less you should definitely go for shoes with a warranty. that way you are playing with top of a line shoe, and you get 2 pairs for the price of one. if not, you can find some nice shoes for a decent price on TW. just look around.
 

north4t

Rookie
so if you buy a shoe that has a 6 month warranty, they will just send you a new pair if you burn through it before six months.
 

crazy8tiger

Rookie
How long have Barricade IV's lasted you guys? You guys convinced me to think about getting it, I'm also wondering your thoughts on the Nike Breathe Cages.
 

goober

Legend
so If I wear out shoes every 2-3 months, then i can get a new pair. I have adidas climacool feather 3s
You get a new pair once. Only certain models have 6 month warranty. Among adidas only the barricades do I am pretty sure. The feathers don't.
 

crazy8tiger

Rookie
I also have another question to ask, how long do you guys think the Limited Edition Barricades might last? I want to try to get them before they're sold out.
 

crazy8tiger

Rookie
Sorry, I meant how long do you think the Limited Editions might lastt(as in before they are sold)? Sorry for that confusion.
 

CIoud

New User
Nike Revives are good on hard court. 69 dollars at the nike store and it is really 2 shoes because you get 2 interchangeable soles.
 

Capt. Willie

Hall of Fame
In my opinion the B-II is the best all around buy. Good price, good durability (although slightly less than the III or IV) and more comfortable than the III or IV in my opinion. The B-I might be a good bargain too but I haven't owned a pair of those so I can't comment on them.
 

KFwinds

Professional
Prince MS4; $59.99, and just as comfortable and durable as any Nike or Adidas shoe. But, if you want ultimate comfort, go for the Reebok Pump Triple Break at $69.99.
 
there's a yonex tennis shoe i saw early this morning for only $50. I forgot what its called but it has black soles , white shoe and power cushion written on it. The shoe seemed to have good cushioning and grip
 

bertrevert

Hall of Fame
Prince MS4; $59.99, and just as comfortable and durable as any Nike or Adidas shoe. But, if you want ultimate comfort, go for the Reebok Pump Triple Break at $69.99.

second that - the MS4 is a fantastic show at that sale price on TW right now... got em, and they are very stable. Quite firm supportive ride, as that is what they aim to do.
 

OneHander

Rookie
second that - the MS4 is a fantastic show at that sale price on TW right now... got em, and they are very stable. Quite firm supportive ride, as that is what they aim to do.
What about the spec weight of the MS4? Do you find it a problem? Shoes are usually described as being low to the ground, perceptively light in weight. Would you say that is true of the MS4?
 

bertrevert

Hall of Fame
I think the MS4 are still light - the uppers are where the weight comes out - for instance, the tongue is quite light though its mesh weave still apears tough - and the leather of the uppers is of a lighter grade than I've had before. And the whole lace area is quite wide allowing for very good ventialtion. In these ways the weight is reduced.

I think the sole rides quite high, with an upright stance, and sharp non-roll corners. (Of course if you do roll over these corners you will really go over.) So, no this one is not low to the ground.

I believe there is a trend in more recent shoes to jack up the heel a little in order to have you on the balls of your feet. I cannot prove this, but I believe it is the case. I do believe it a good thing to be aided in your footwork in this way.

The shoe has side panels that allow a lot of flexibility and I think these are fantastic shoes.

Note - I did not buy them because they were cheap, though that helped. I bought them for stability's sake as I am a long-term ankle roller and the MS4 are an anti-roll cage!
 
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