There is virtually no difference that makes any real difference
Funny, I've been using hard court sneakers on clay for years. Never had any issue.Difference is you'll break your neck in the hardcourt ones on the left if you use them on clay...and probably whine about it, too
Not exactly.They are both herringbone pattern.
The soles are identical, except for a tiny middle strip.
Ok, jokes aside, I'll just say this - here in the UK I've managed to play on many types and grades of clay, from watered and well-maintained European red all the way to synthetic that is just a dusting of red sand on thin astroturf.
Not at all. The herringbone pattern might look similar, but all you need for proof is to pick up a pair of each and run your fingers along the tread and that should be enough like @Return_Ace says. The denser, blunt, pattern on hardcourt shoes that happen to include a herringbone pattern will get you nowhere on clay. The sharp, open pattern on clay soles is absolutely what you need on clay. Yeah, it's the same pattern, but a different design/implementation.Marketing claptrap. Any herringbone pattern with a bit of depth is fine on clay.
It depends on the clay. The clay courts which are quite soft can be used with HC shoes (although personally I prefer clay shoes even on these), but some are really hard under a thin layer of grains, especially at the end of summer they seem to get harder. No chance changing direction quickly with HC shoes on these. If it's sunny, they can be slippery again 10 mins after watering.
Hardcourt models of the same Asics shoes get slick when playing on Har-Tru 4x faster than for me vs a clay court version of the same shoe. I started buying GR6 in clay court versions from Europe and compared them directly to GR6 hard court. I posted photos of hard court Speed Solution 3 (SS3) HC vs CC SS3 when Tapatalk was allowed. The Asics SS3 HC were slick in less than a year while the SS3 CC version still had a deep herringbone pattern 3 years later.
before i knew the difference difference, I. used to wear hard court sneakers on clay all the time, with no problems... then discovered my ignorance, and found clay court sneakers to give me even better footing, particular in the corners or when making sharp direction changes like when s&v’ing
Wow, you must move really well and agressive on the court!I used to recycle my indoor volleyball shoes on tennis. When they lost their grip on the taraflex (rubber), there were a couple of months left for them on clay. The soles were absolutely dead by the time they got on clay. Never had any traction issues.