Shoes for toe dragger

Poseidon

New User
Hello everybody!
I am a terrible toe dragger and am looking for a great pair of shoes.
I am currently using the Nike Air Zoom Resistance and love the extra hard top protecting my shoe from tearing apart.
I also like the support I am getting from it, I didn't ever feel them too heavy or sluggish, although they admittedly are.
However I have a major concern. Because the bottom of the shoe (outer-sole?) is so hard and not flexible, I am getting cramps on the arches my feet have and cannot enjoy my tennis sessions.
So ideally I am looking for a shoe that will not tear apart immediately, but can also give me a comfortable time on the courts.
I am attaching a photo of my current pair of shoes after only 3 hitting sessions (apr 6h) to show you how terrible of a foot dragger I am.
Any suggestions?


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WestboroChe

Hall of Fame
i don’t have that problem but a lot of people here take advantage of the sole guarantee that comes with a lot of these shoes.
That said my experience with Nike tennis shoes is that they tend to split and tear very quickly. In my opinion they don’t use good materials. ASICS, Head and Yonex all seem to be much better choices if you ask me.
 

Poseidon

New User
My concern is that any non plastic shoes will tear apart immediately and I also heard that the toe area is not considered part of the sole for the guarantee...
So far I've been hesitant to drop big bucks on shoes since I will be lucky to have them survive 1 month and after that they are not in a condition even to be used outside for walks. I will look a little bit more into the guarantees and check the "exclusive" tennis brands like head and ASICS for my next option since this shoe may have survived a hard beating but it gave one beating back to my feet for sure.

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WestboroChe

Hall of Fame
My concern is that any non plastic shoes will tear apart immediately and I also heard that the toe area is not considered part of the sole for the guarantee...
So far I've been hesitant to drop big bucks on shoes since I will be lucky to have them survive 1 month and after that they are not in a condition even to be used outside for walks. I will look a little bit more into the guarantees and check the "exclusive" tennis brands like head and ASICS for my next option since this shoe may have survived a hard beating but it gave one beating back to my feet for sure.

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I hear you. Just looking at that shoe it looks much less substantial then my Yonex or Head shoes on that toe wrap material. So I would definitely shop around.
 

golden chicken

Professional
The ultimate shoe for toe draggers IMO was adidas Superstar 2G with the rubber shell toe, but they've long been discontinued.

I've since been using Barricade Clubs and a pair of Nike Cages I wasn't a huge fan of. But I don't play hard enough to drag my toes any more.

If you choose black shoes, you could try stick-on boot toe guards
 
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I used to drag my toe really bad. I could go clear through the toe in about 3 matches. I started using Shoe Goo. I wore through it pretty fast too. Then, someone told me to put leather pads on the worn areas and use Shoe Goo to kind of hold them in place. So, I'd put down a thin layer of Shoe Goo, place small pieces of leather (like 3-4 mm squares) into the Shoe Goo, then cover it with more Shoe Goo. I'd let it dry for a few days. Always kept 3 pairs in rotation, gooing them up with leather pads right after playing. The shoes would last me until I finally wore through the heel or the ball of my foot. Not the best looking solution, but I wasn't wearing them to impress anyone.
 
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