Jordan 11s CMFT for tennis?

Hey everyone, can anyone comment whether practicing in a pair of Nike Jordan 11s CMFT is a bad idea?
I have always practiced and played matches in tennis only shoes, but these Jordan 11s bottom looks alot like a typical tennis shoe....

Thoughts???
 

Purestriker

Semi-Pro
Hey everyone, can anyone comment whether practicing in a pair of Nike Jordan 11s CMFT is a bad idea?
I have always practiced and played matches in tennis only shoes, but these Jordan 11s bottom looks alot like a typical tennis shoe....

Thoughts???
I think that is a bad idea. The stability make up for a basketball shoe is very different than a tennis shoe. The sole is also a lot softer, so on a hard court those won't last long.
 

nochuola

Rookie
My experience is most basketball shoes are designed for hard wood and will not last for hard court tennis especially if you slide at all. My last basketball shoe lasted me years of casual rec basketball. I grinded that through withing 2 weeks of when I started playing tennis. I'm a bit out of the shoe game, but I remember from like 8 years back, the only outsole that will last outdoors was Nike's XDR material. Adidas used the softest rubber ever, and I could grind through that in a month even indoors.
 
Check out the adidas pro model 2g. Outdoor basketball shoe with full length bounce cushioning. Not to mention if you are a toe dragger like me, you will be hard pressed to get through the very durable rubber toe. Very durable shoe.
 

Crimsonchen

New User
I think iced out soles like that are also less durable than the average shoe as well. I feel like these would get torn up, they look heavy, and probably no support
 

slchsu

New User
Fwiw when I was in college in the late 90s it became popular for the guys on the D1 team to wear mid-top basketball shoes for practice and matches—think foamposites and zoom flight 96, etc. Worked fine for them. I’ve tried playing in Kobes and hyperdunk lows but for me they never felt as supportive as tennis-specific shoes.

But it all depends what your expectations are. I’m sure the 11s would work fine up to a point. (Doesn’t the CMFT stand for “comfort”? Probably tells you what the shoe is designed for.)
 
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