Replacement Shoe Investigation


I'm hoping to use all your feedback to locate THE shoe for me?

I really liked the K-Swiss Ultra Naturals (I bought up all the tennis ball yellow ones I could). They fit my foot just right. The only negative on them is I felt like the toebox was a tiny bit loose, which caused a slight slip will trying to plant and change direction.

As a replacement, I am trying the Lotto Vector. The fit is a lot more snug, with the laces kind of digging into the top of my foot, HOWEVER, I feel like I can change direction with no slip with these. I think maybe a they have little better outsole/tread than the Ultra Naturals, for hard court?

Also, of course I'm looking to save some money, so I would prefer to avoid $100.00 shoes. (but will consider if they're wonderful)

Any suggestions/comments will be appreciated!


Hall of Fame
Barricades are my go to shoe, then the Nike Breath Cage II's. You might not like the Barricades though because they are pretty wide.


I have tried the Barricade II, it wasn't bad, it seems like that one felt a little tight in length at the toe. Kind of like my foot would slide forward and jamb the first two toes into the front of the shoe. I seem to get that effect to a certain extent with almost any tennis shoe though, some worse than others?