Hey y'all, I'm curious to see when you retire a pair of shoes. I've been cycling through 6 pairs of Nike Vapor 8's for the last year, and none of them have any tread left on the big toes area (I slide on hard courts). I have some Vapor 9's that I will start cycling once the V8's are done. So I'm debating whether or not to retire the V8's. On one hand, I am concerned about the lack of tread in the most abused area and my safety. On the other hand, tennis shoes ain't cheap and they're still wearable technically. Or, you can think of it as: "How cheap are you? :twisted: " Thanks, and have fun!