Durability Tennis Shoes

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  1. Paul Y

    Paul Y New User

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    Hi TW,

    I'm looking for junior tennis shoes for my 10 year old son more on the durable side. He's gone through two pairs of shoes in the four months.

    What would you recommend?
     
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    Hi Paul,

    If he's still in junior shoe sizes, I would suggest trying the adidas Barricade XJ shoes, Asics Gel Resolultion 7 juniors, Babolat Propulse Fury junior, KSwiss Big Shot Light junior or the Prince T22 juniors.

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  3. Paul Y

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    What's the difference between the adaias XJ and XJ club? My son was wearing the XJ Club before he wore them out
     
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    The club version is less built up than Barricade XJ, which is the top of the line junior adidas shoe. The Barricade XJ version is built to feel a little more sturdy and features less mesh with more durability features on the uppers.

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  5. Karma Tennis

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    What part of the shoe is wearing out? Is it the soles?

    If he plays mainly on hard courts I would highly recommend the ASICS Gel Resolutions. They are a fantastic hard court shoe with very durable soles.

    And while I am a great fan of the K Swiss Big Shot 3 Light, they are a fantastic clay court shoe but the soles wear out very quickly on hard courts.
     
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  6. Paul Y

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    He's tearing the mesh at the top and soles are wearing out
     
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  7. Karma Tennis

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    If he is tearing the mesh, are the shoes being fitted correctly?

    If he is playing mainly on hard courts then I suggest giving the ASICs a try. The GEL Resolution 5s, 6s, and 7s all have decent soles.
     
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  8. Paul Y

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    he has a little space in the front for the sliding while playing and he mainly plays on hard courts. He's tearing the mesh on the sides when he stops side to side, I would say his movement isn't graceful like a Federer but more hard moving like Nadal.
     
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  9. Karma Tennis

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    Also look closely at the proper tennis socks. Decent tennis socks provides a buffer between the foot and the shoe that can protect both.
     
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  10. Paul Y

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    I have never heard of tennis socks before
     
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    I concur Asics Gel Resolution shoes are great! My son played with them (both Junior then Adult Sizes) until just recently when his foot got too wide. The soles held up to the pounding he put them through without issue. He would wear the inside material on both shoes due to sliding on hard courts (If it were me I would tear some indescribable muscle/tendon/ligament before the shoe!). However, he has that issue with any brand of shoe.
     
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