Shoes for shin splints

jared707

New User
I have been playing tennis in a pair of running shoes and have been having bed shin splints after playing. I play on hard courts only. My play style varies depending on my opponent. Against weaker opponents I tend to look to serve and volley and attack the net a lot while against better opponents I have more of a counterpuncher play style.
I was looking at the Nike Vapor Pro.
Thoughts on those and/or recommendations on a different pair.
Thanks in advance.
 

Lorenn

Professional
I have been playing tennis in a pair of running shoes and have been having bed shin splints after playing. I play on hard courts only. My play style varies depending on my opponent. Against weaker opponents I tend to look to serve and volley and attack the net a lot while against better opponents I have more of a counterpuncher play style.
I think any good pair of tennis shoes should help. Running shoes typically are problematic for tennis. It really depends on your foot which shoe is best. I personally like the Mizuno Exceed Tour 4/5, Head Revolt Pro 4.0, Kswiss Hypercourt Supreme. One Cloud X or CloudFlow would work reasonably as well.
 

socallefty

Legend
Try tennis specific shoes like the Adidas Barricade or ASICS Gel Resolution 8. You need supportive shoes to play on hard courts without injury. Also even these tennis shoes start getting soft after 70-80 hours - be ready to replace them once your feet/legs start aching and don’t wait for the sole to wear out.
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
I am not a doctor, but orthotics have helped prevent shin splints for me. I haven't had them since switching to them.
 
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