Footwork : Durability

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by ilikephobo, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. ilikephobo

    ilikephobo Semi-Pro

    Mar 28, 2009
    I've always wondered...

    Does proper/good footwork effect the longevity of your shoes?
    Does having good footwork make your shoes last longer?
  2. flashfire276

    flashfire276 Hall of Fame

    Dec 4, 2009
    I think it really does, and it also depends on your style of footwork.
    Like, if you're going to play like Chang and Nadal, your shoes are going to die super fast. If you slide all the time on court, you're done for.
    If you play more calm and controlled, like Federer for instance, your shoes may last a bit longer. It's less left/right movement, because you're focusing on your whole body motion, not just your feet getting there.

    And how people define "Good Footwork" is another thing. If they're footwork is fast and efficient, chances are they will take a toll on the soles. But if they're more relaxed and focus on pace, it would last a bit longer.

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