Best warranty shoe?

#1
Hey guys, does anybody recommend a model with 6 month warranty? I liked the wilson shoes but kept jamming my toe whenever I would stop. Based on the TW play tests, all the shoes get great ratings.
 
#2
I have an 18 year-old shoe destroyer for a son. kidding. Our experience is that Adidas Barricade shoes having a 90 day warranty last about 45-50 days on hard courts and Adidas is very good about replacing them. I'd be happier if they lasted 60 or 70 days - but what are you going to do/

We tried Wilson shoes with the 6 month warranty. They lasted about 30 days and Wilson has thus far not been willing to even acknowledge that they received the worn out shoes and it has been about 4 months since I returned them to Wilson for replacement. Never again.

New Balance shoes, while they aren't quite as good looking (my opinion) as the Adidas, do tend to last over 60 days. We have not returned a pair yet, but that will determine whether or not I give them a thumbs-up or a rasberry.
 
#3
I have an 18 year-old shoe destroyer for a son. kidding. Our experience is that Adidas Barricade shoes having a 90 day warranty last about 45-50 days on hard courts and Adidas is very good about replacing them. I'd be happier if they lasted 60 or 70 days - but what are you going to do/

We tried Wilson shoes with the 6 month warranty. They lasted about 30 days and Wilson has thus far not been willing to even acknowledge that they received the worn out shoes and it has been about 4 months since I returned them to Wilson for replacement. Never again.

New Balance shoes, while they aren't quite as good looking (my opinion) as the Adidas, do tend to last over 60 days. We have not returned a pair yet, but that will determine whether or not I give them a thumbs-up or a rasberry.
Aren't the adidas also 6 months?
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
#5
K-Swiss Ultrashot are a very stable, comfortable shoe with good durability (slightly wide in forefoot). On sale for <$80; not bad for two pairs of good shoes.
 
#6
I have an 18 year-old shoe destroyer for a son. kidding. Our experience is that Adidas Barricade shoes having a 90 day warranty last about 45-50 days on hard courts and Adidas is very good about replacing them. I'd be happier if they lasted 60 or 70 days - but what are you going to do/

We tried Wilson shoes with the 6 month warranty. They lasted about 30 days and Wilson has thus far not been willing to even acknowledge that they received the worn out shoes and it has been about 4 months since I returned them to Wilson for replacement. Never again.

New Balance shoes, while they aren't quite as good looking (my opinion) as the Adidas, do tend to last over 60 days. We have not returned a pair yet, but that will determine whether or not I give them a thumbs-up or a rasberry.
Adidas are great if you like destroying your feet.

@Jer Yu I recommend Asics Gel Resolution 7s. Great durability without the torture of wearing Barricades.
 
#7
I have an 18 year-old shoe destroyer for a son. kidding. Our experience is that Adidas Barricade shoes having a 90 day warranty last about 45-50 days on hard courts and Adidas is very good about replacing them. I'd be happier if they lasted 60 or 70 days - but what are you going to do/

We tried Wilson shoes with the 6 month warranty. They lasted about 30 days and Wilson has thus far not been willing to even acknowledge that they received the worn out shoes and it has been about 4 months since I returned them to Wilson for replacement. Never again.

New Balance shoes, while they aren't quite as good looking (my opinion) as the Adidas, do tend to last over 60 days. We have not returned a pair yet, but that will determine whether or not I give them a thumbs-up or a rasberry.
I have used the NB return previously. The problem with theirs from my understanding is that they will only do 1 replacement per customer. Meaning if I wear out 10 pairs, they'll only replace 1. Otherwise, I would probably play them full time. The shoes fit a bit better than others due to the availability of 2E.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
#8
I have used the NB return previously. The problem with theirs from my understanding is that they will only do 1 replacement per customer. Meaning if I wear out 10 pairs, they'll only replace 1. Otherwise, I would probably play them full time. The shoes fit a bit better than others due to the availability of 2E.
That how all warranties work from my understanding.
 
#11
I have used the NB return previously. The problem with theirs from my understanding is that they will only do 1 replacement per customer. Meaning if I wear out 10 pairs, they'll only replace 1. Otherwise, I would probably play them full time. The shoes fit a bit better than others due to the availability of 2E.
I've done it once with my 996v2s and again with my 996v3s. Now I'm mainly on clay though so I probably won't get to do it with my current pair. I've never had an issue with getting New Balances replaced and I love their shoes, especially the new Fresh Foam Lavs.
 
#12
I've done it once with my 996v2s and again with my 996v3s. Now I'm mainly on clay though so I probably won't get to do it with my current pair. I've never had an issue with getting New Balances replaced and I love their shoes, especially the new Fresh Foam Lavs.
Excellent, I may have to go back. I've been wearing through my stock of shoes and haven't bought any in a couple of years. I would get the pair, wear them out, then get the warranty pair and just put them up. Also TW used to have really good, high end shoes on happy hour so I purchased a bunch of different models cheap. I have like 6-8 pairs right now that I need to wear to get them out of the top of my closet. Once I through those I may return to NB.
 
#13
Ended up buying gel res. Luckily, I had a tennis store nearby to try on some shoes. I found the barricades uncomfortable. Felt like I was wearing tanks on my feet whereas asics felt like sneakers.
 
#14
Barricades were the best all around court shoes -- durability, 6 month warranty, balance of comfort and stability.
I have been wearing the Barricades on 15 hour flights and layovers and found them adequate for the court but NOT comfortable for long duration.
Unfortunately, there is no more Barricade and no more 6-month warranty on the replacement shoe.
 
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