I need some help with new SHOCK ABSORBENT shoes for hard courts

RogueFLIP

Professional
Another vote for the Asics Court FF2. No break in compared to the Gel Resolutions, IMO.

Never could wear any kind of Nike shoes, never comfortable.
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
I feel same way about Nike shoes. The FF2 fits my foot great. More room than the Gel Res 7. Nike Zooms fit great in same size. Little more width than the FF2 but both fit.
 

bigserving

Hall of Fame
Another vote for the latest offering from Diadora. Very comfy, very soft ride. They stay comfortable and quite shock absorbing for a good long while. Turns out that the outsoles are also very good in the area of durability as well.
 

Tmano

Professional
I came across this shoes on TW site and I'm wondering if anyone is playing with this Adidas Adizero Defiant Bounce?
 

NLBwell

Legend
I've had knee issues almost my whole life and have foot and achilles issues these days.
The only shoes that reduce the swelling and pain are Nikes with the full-foot air bag in them.
I've been wearing them for many years. I've tried many others over the years that seem comfortable at first, but I will get the knee pain and swelling and the issues with my foot and achilles after some uses.
Perhaps the Asics with the gel would function similarly, but they do not fit my feet well.
Foam cushioning of whatever type does not work as well as the full-foot Nike air.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Another vote for the latest offering from Diadora. Very comfy, very soft ride. They stay comfortable and quite shock absorbing for a good long while. Turns out that the outsoles are also very good in the area of durability as well.
are you referring to the Diadora Speed Blushield 3 AG or the 2s??
I just watched the reviews of the 2s and its peaked my interest
im a heavier player, cushioning and long durability is what I look for
 

bigserving

Hall of Fame
are you referring to the Diadora Speed Blushield 3 AG or the 2s??
I just watched the reviews of the 2s and its peaked my interest
im a heavier player, cushioning and long durability is what I look for
The Blueshield 2 AG are the ones that I am familiar with. Diadora in general has a reputation for good cushioning shoes.
 

Tmano

Professional
I pulled the trigger!!!
ok so I bought a pair of Diadora Blushield Fly that I found at a really nice price. Since the upgrade on the Fly 2 were only focused on the cosmetic (based on feedback) of the shoe I thought to give it a try. I could have not passed the deal. I will give you guys my opinion about the shoes when I get them.
I'm also planning on getting insoles here on TW...not sure yet which one!
 

mctennis

Legend
I pulled the trigger!!!
ok so I bought a pair of Diadora Blushield Fly that I found at a really nice price. Since the upgrade on the Fly 2 were only focused on the cosmetic (based on feedback) of the shoe I thought to give it a try. I could have not passed the deal. I will give you guys my opinion about the shoes when I get them.
I'm also planning on getting insoles here on TW...not sure yet which one!
Let us know how those shoes do for you.
 

Tmano

Professional
Hi mctennis, I definitely will do.
So far I worn then only once since I don't play much tennis anymore. However, for the little I worn them I could tell they are very comfortable and that the cushioning is there, not only on the heel side but through the foot. I can confirm as people said that the toe box has a bit more room but not much at all. I usually wear 9.5 but I felt that the 9 locked better my foot.
I can only point out one thing which is the one I was a bit unsure from the beginning, and it is the back of the shoes rubbing a bit against the back of my foot on the Achilles tendon area. Since this shoes adopt the boot system or whatever it is called and so it's higher, when moving I could feel the shoes rubbing on the upper part of my ankle by the Achilles tendon. With a regular shoe without the boot system would not happen. That could cause a blister especially the first time you wear them, but again I did not play much at all with the shoes so it's kind of too early to be 100% sure. The shoes I'm wearing are the Diadora Blushiled Fly not the Fly 2 so maybe who bought the Fly or the Fly 2 to can comment on that as well.
 

Fintft

Legend
Also I would suggest getting either custom or at least after market inserts. Makes any shoe better.

I purchased some “tennis orthotics” from an online seller called upstep. They are pretty good although if you don’t require custom orthotics the cost is probably not worth it.
A lot of people swear by Superfeet inserts. Also more expensive than Dr Scholls but significantly better.

My vote goes to Dr Scholl's active over the Superfeet.

And for the shoes top of the line Nike (too bad they don't make the CourtBallistecs anymore nor the Lunars)
 

corvax

New User
The shoes I'm wearing are the Diadora Blushiled Fly not the Fly 2 so maybe who bought the Fly or the Fly 2 to can comment on that as well.
I have both the Fly and the Fly 2. The first edition had a very severe break-in period for me especially around the Achilles - friction to the point of bruising almost. I had to manually soften up the area around the ankle of the shoe with my hands and that helped a bit. After about 6 hours on the court though they felt fine and I still use them to this day when I play on clay (they have a clay outsole). So if you're having trouble at the beginning, don't worry they'll feel fine after a bit.

In the Fly 2 they updated the bit around the ankle by adding more cushioning (I noticed you said in one of your comments that the update seemed to be mostly cosmetic, it's really not), and there was no break-in period whatsoever. Toe box did feel a bit roomier than in the previous edition but not so much so that it was uncomfortable.

Hope this helps.
 

Tmano

Professional
I have both the Fly and the Fly 2. The first edition had a very severe break-in period for me especially around the Achilles - friction to the point of bruising almost. I had to manually soften up the area around the ankle of the shoe with my hands and that helped a bit. After about 6 hours on the court though they felt fine and I still use them to this day when I play on clay (they have a clay outsole). So if you're having trouble at the beginning, don't worry they'll feel fine after a bit.

In the Fly 2 they updated the bit around the ankle by adding more cushioning (I noticed you said in one of your comments that the update seemed to be mostly cosmetic, it's really not), and there was no break-in period whatsoever. Toe box did feel a bit roomier than in the previous edition but not so much so that it was uncomfortable.

Hope this helps.
last night i payed a bit and used the running shoes :) yes i think the FLY requireds a few hours of break in period although they felt comfy when i worn them the first time...but i walked in them a couple hours before.
well i was told that the update were only on the cosmetic not on the cushioning...i believe in the Diadora FLY 2 thread.
Funny enough i bought the clay court ones for i thought they were even more comfortable than the hard court....now i get to used them since i'm going home where there are clay courts only! :)
yes there isn't much arch support...it almost neutral.
Thanks for your feedback.
 

mctennis

Legend
Seems like to me me you would and should buy the shoe for the sport you are playing. Not a basketball shoe , cross trainer, volleyball shoe, etc. for tennis but buy an actual tennis show to play tennis. These other sports have a different usage for their shoes.
 

Tmano

Professional
I used the Fly twice on clay and i love them. Very very confortable and stable but the boot system that comes up more over the ankle cause as i was almost expecting a couple of blisters on my heal. Nothing that would stop me from playing but just annoying.hopefully overtime the shoes will loosesn up more. Otherwise a great shoes....probably the Fly 2 is ven better than the Fly.
 

Tmano

Professional
Seems like to me me you would and should buy the shoe for the sport you are playing. Not a basketball shoe , cross trainer, volleyball shoe, etc. for tennis but buy an actual tennis show to play tennis. These other sports have a different usage for their shoes.
I agree wuth you about this but there are certain shoes as i discovered that even though are meant for istance for running are very stable. If i didn't have the back issues i would wear tennis shoes only on hard courts but for me now confort and shock absorbition is a priority. With running shoes you need to move yiu feet though all the time, which is a great workout
 

mctennis

Legend
I agree wuth you about this but there are certain shoes as i discovered that even though are meant for istance for running are very stable. If i didn't have the back issues i would wear tennis shoes only on hard courts but for me now confort and shock absorbition is a priority. With running shoes you need to move yiu feet though all the time, which is a great workout
If those running shoes work for you , great. I have back issues as well. So I have to be very careful as to what particular shoe to use. I wore some Nike series of shoes for a number of years. They were actually too soft and felt like marshmallows under my feet. That started causing knee problems. It is all a give and take at times. I did notice with just about all running shoes they have a more knobby bottom which, for me, would catch the court. I was afraid I would catch the edge of the shoe and fall. I did use a pair of running shoes one week at a seminar because my regular tennis shoes broke along the edge between the sole and the upper material. That was when I noticed that knobby sole issue with them.
 

om panda

Rookie
Diadora with blueshield be it Fly 2or Speed model are the best in term of shock protection.

I am 120kg and i dont feel any pain when using those shoes.
 
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I have not pulled the trigger on any shoes yet since i play once every two weeks but it looks like that the Asics Resolution 7 and the FF2 followed by the Nike zoom Zero are the best picks.
I'm still playing with running shoes (asics nimbus flyfoam) which by now the outsole is almost gone :( but it's like playing on clouds.

At some store i saw a pair of New Balance running shoes with this new fresh foam and they were as great as my running shoes. So here i read of some feedback about the New balance fresh foam tennis shoes and if they are as good as the running shoes this is a great shoes for cushions.
Unfortunately here in Madison the only one tennis store closed down last year so i can try them on...well any :)
No BOOST is the best pick
 
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