Mid hi 3/4 shoes

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  1. michael valek

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    Hi
    Apart from Wilson amplifeel, are there any 3/4 tennis shoes? Are the Uber sonics or new diadora fly 3/4? I much prefer the more secure feel but don’t really want to buy basketball shoes of course.
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  2. michael valek

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    Please delete this one and the one after. Thanks.
     
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  3. SDN

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    I do not think that Diadora fly is 3/4...Nike Air tech challenge IV (reintroduction Agassi shoes 1991) is 3/4
    https://sneakernews.com/2016/05/12/nike-air-tech-challenge-iv-returning-later-summer/
     
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  4. BorgCash

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    Also Puma Boris Becker, but it's the one if you like vintage shoes.
     
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  5. BorgCash

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    Also Puma Boris Becker, but if you like vintage shoes only.
     
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  6. michael valek

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    No I mean for proper clay play this spring summer.
     
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  7. BorgCash

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    Use regular clay shoes and ankle bracelets.
     
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  8. BorgCash

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    Use regular clay shoes and ankle bracelets.
     
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    Nike uses to make some really cool ones...Fed wore them back in 1999 or so. Agassi also.
     
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    Among other things, diadora has as soon as "re-launched" Rebound Ace shoes ..... It seems to me Boris becker shoes 1993
     
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    It's interesting shoe, thank you. I've just checked Diadora site, shoes are in sportswear, more casual, not in sport department. I think it's more because of leather materials. The sole is looking like retro sports. Actually all retro tennis sneakers became casual now because of the new technologies. They look-a-like BB model but not the copy. And seems regular height to me, not 3/4.
     
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  12. michael valek

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    But still looks cool
     
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    Yes, looks pretty cool! I even think to get it.
     
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  16. BorgCash

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    Same for me. Which colour do you like more, blue?
     
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    super cool but they would only last 10 minutes on clay nowadays. I am thinking of the diadora fly....they look a little higher 3/4 than normal shoes right? haase is wearing diadora too now.
     
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    they should not be 3/4 ..... 3/4 were the shoes of Kuerten 2000 - 2002 (es. Diadora Champion, Ace, Protech). Who knows if they will propose them again .
     
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    I'm an aging tennis player that was looking for the best 3/4 shoe with industry best cushioning. I'm happy to say I have found it too. It's called the Adidas Crazy Explosive.For the elders among us that require a super plush and responsive feeling look no further than this lightweight basketball shoe. The Boost in the heel makes you feel like you’re on cloud nine, while the forefoot feels a little lighter on the Boost pellets. Lighter? Yes. For the Crazy Explosive,whether it be the Primeknit or the neoprene model, the Boost cushioning is the same and it’s super awesome. I can change direction so easily in these.
    Is there a drawback? Yes. The sole of the shoe is soft and if you play super aggressive on hard courts, you'll burn them smooth in no time.
    However, if you are anything like me, you play mostly doubles 2-3 times per week and guess what? Your knees will thank you a thousand times.
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    For you traditionalists, you can actually get it in ALL WHITE and it looks fantastic. The GeoFit system on this shoe locks your foot in much better than any flat tennis shoe I have used in recent memory.

    Just type "adidas white crazy explosive neoprene 3/4 high" into your browser.

    $80
     
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  21. BorgCash

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    Basketball shoes? Are they light? What about the upper material?
     
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    These shoes weigh the same as the Barricade Boost. The upper material is a synthetic (neoprene) that molds really well to your foot. I have terrible knees and there is no other shoe I'd put my foot in. I put in an "off-the-rack" orthodic. Your foot feels totally locked in.
    I'm not a fan of the lacing but it never fails to lock my foot in securely. I play outdoors and will probably wear them out faster but my Adidas Barricades last me over a year, so I don't worry about them wearing out. I'm a size 10 and they fit like a glove but could've used a 10.5.

    Here is the Adidas description.

    • Seamless FUSEDMESH upper designed with areas of support and stretch to help ensure a custom fit that adapts to every move
    • boost™ is our most responsive cushioning ever: The more energy you give, the more you get
    • Mesh tongue and heel insert for breathable comfort
    • Anatomical lace system wraps the entire foot and relieves pressure
    • Sock-like bootee construction; TPU stability wrap
    • Grippy rubber outsole wraps up and around midsole
    • Imported
     
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  23. michael valek

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    anyone have any other 3/4 mid shoes suggestions? or feedback on the amplifeels?
     
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    I'm also using an Adidas Boost basketball shoe for tennis, the Craylight Boost 2016 (2018 version is now available). I agree that the cushioning on these full length Boost basketball shoes is unmatched by any tennis shoe, and they are still responsive enough for most tennis players. I chose the Crazylight Boost because I prefer a low top and I figured the deeper tread pattern would last longer than the Crazy Explosive. Another one to try for those who like high tops is the D Rose 8. I'm considering getting the Harden Vol 2 next.
     
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  25. michael valek

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    Ubersonics look to be about 2/3 less high than 3/4 but higher than normal. Any good?
     
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    The higher the shoe the more stress on the knee. You make the choice, but know many with bionic knees...
     
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    Can you explain why a high top shoe would stress the knees?
     
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  28. hiltonhead

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    I heard this from an orthopedic, but if you think about it, the ankle has much more "lateral" flex than your knee, so if you impede that flex, you put more lateral stress on a joint that isn't that flexible laterally. The higher the shoe top, the more impediment.
     
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  29. mark b.

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    As an ex-hockey player, I can tell you first hand that having ice skates on does stress the knees quite a bit. However, I wear 3/4 high tennis shoes and because of the difference in flexibility, they do not stress my knees any more than a low pair.
     
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