Good shoes for the "husky" build

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Golfingoalie, May 10, 2007.

  1. Golfingoalie

    Golfingoalie Guest

    Hi, new guy here...just signed up at a tennis club to play some tennis. I would be considered on the husky side (250 lb), an active 250 lbs. just a big guy.

    Can somebody recommend a solid pair of tennis shoes for heavier players?

  2. goober

    goober Legend

    Jun 9, 2004
    For heavier players I would go with a solid stable shoe.
    These are some good ones.

    Adidas Barricade IV or III
    Prince M series
  3. AndrewD

    AndrewD Legend

    Dec 11, 2004

    Im quite a bit under your size but still a pretty stocky/muscular 6ft and 205lbs and the best shoes I've tried are the Reebok Matchday Pumps. Heavier than your average shoe but signficantly better in terms of cushioning and stability - two things you need a lot of when every step you take results in 200+ pounds hitting the court.
  4. davidcal

    davidcal New User

    Mar 31, 2004
    Spokane, WA
    I am 6'5" and 240 lbs so I fit the husky build. I have found that good aftermarket insoles make more of a difference for me than the shoes. I have had good luck with Sorbothane's Ultrasole, as they are well cushioned yet supportive. I am sure there are other good ones out there although I did not like Superfeet. I found them overpriced and not very comfortable.

    As far as shoes go I really like Reebok's 3D Premier Pro and Prince's T9 Roadster for my medium width foot. Hope this helps.
  5. mctennis

    mctennis Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    What shoes did you end up getting? Do you like them? I'm in the same boat as you are and can't find a decent show. I was thinking about the Yonex SHT 304's. I need ones that can take my weight and not kill my feet.
  6. courtrage

    courtrage Semi-Pro

    Jun 15, 2004
    the customer feedback says somthing about the tongue sewn it attached to the upper like on the air oscillate or am i not getting it? thanks

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