Sock breaks his nike shoes twice against Thiem

PBODY99

Legend
He drags the inside of his foot, wearing a hole at the base of the big toe in the past.
That might be the reason the shoes failed.
 

spoonfed

New User
Looked like the shoelaces, to me, at least the first time around. The last pair of shoes, the black ones, seemed really slippery!
 

Vlad_C

Semi-Pro
Maybe it's just the poor quality of tennis shoes in general.
The trend for the past 5+ years has been to release shoes of lower and lower quality at higher and higher prices.
If he's using retail, no wonder they're falling apart before a single match is over.
 

PBODY99

Legend
3rd set 3-4 change over TC showed one shoe with a broken lace at 3rd or 4th eyelet. When your foot turns over abrading the lace, I understand. He then popped another lace at 3-5, changin to the black shoes.
 

Djokovicfan

Semi-Pro
Maybe it's just the poor quality of tennis shoes in general.
The trend for the past 5+ years has been to release shoes of lower and lower quality at higher and higher prices.
If he's using retail, no wonder they're falling apart before a single match is over.
In my experience nikes feel good but (dont last as long/arent built as tough) as adidas shoes.
German products always seem to be built with reliability/longevity as a core goal.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Maybe it's just the poor quality of tennis shoes in general.
The trend for the past 5+ years has been to release shoes of lower and lower quality at higher and higher prices.
If he's using retail, no wonder they're falling apart before a single match is over.
I remember Connors who out habit changed to a new pair of tennis shoes on court at the beginning of each set. i think they were Brooks. Do nothing new under the sun
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
In my experience nikes feel good but (dont last as long/arent built as tough) as adidas shoes.
German products always seem to be built with reliability/longevity as a core goal.
They all made (mostly out of cheap materials) in China anyway.
 
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