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I hear what you are saying, but that is a lot of work to get the GR8s to play up to their standard - heel slippage, thin laces a hassle, painful front foot lacing, etc. I have found at least five shoes as stable and comfortable as the GR8s that do not have these issues. I feel that the Adidas Solecourt Boost, the Lotto Raptor Hyperpulse 100, the Asics Court FF2, the Nike GP Turbo, the new Adidas Barricade (just released), and the Diadora Blushield 5 are all better balanced and better performing shoes than the GR8. That's just my opinion - and I wore Resolutions for years!It’s funny. After dabbling in both the Lottos and the Diadoras I’ve found myself back wearing my worn-in GR8s. They do not fit my foot as well as the Diadoras or Lottos, yet they perform better than both for me, good mix of cushioning and court feel and most especially energy return. I like both of the other shoes but the Diadoras, while amazingly cushioned, don’t have the same “spring” or responsiveness of the GR8s. I need to play in them some more but right now the GR8s are just solid performance wise. I just replace the laces and use the back eyelet (skipping the second to last) to better lock in the heel. And And while the shoes are a little narrow for me at the front, the positive side of that is there is no foot movement whatsoever, so my tennis-caused calluses aren’t bothered like they are in some of these other shoes where my foot moves a bit more. GR8s are not perfect but they just become super responsive and playing shoes after they soften up several hours in.