Tennis Shoe Collections

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  1. bigserving

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    I have seen pictures and videos of extensive sneaker collections of a few people. The overwhelming bulk of those collections are for the collection and celebration of basketball shoes.

    Is there anyone, or are there people out there that collect historic tennis shoes as a hobby, or for display, or as an investment?
     
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    There's a huge thread on here showing people's shoe collections. Tons of posts. Maybe someone can find a link.
     
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    I did a search before I posted but did not find anything.
     
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    I have a collection of tennis shoes I can't use... :(
     
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    There seem to be so many pro athletes, and fans, that have collections of historical basketball shoes. They look pretty cool. Having that history of sneakers because so much of sneaker history is quite recent. Converse Chuck Taylors were the mainstay for decades until designers got more creative with designs and improved performance.

    I am intrigued to know any of the top tennis pros or former players have similar collections of tennis shoes.

    There really isn't much before about the late sixties, I guess. I would be pretty sweet to have some new pairs of the earlier Nike styles from Sampras, McEnroe, and Agassi. The Adidas styles from Lendl and Smith. Becker's Puma series. Even some Diadoras from the days of Guga might be interesting to see today.
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    I always struggle with finding shoes that fit my long and narrow feets. I use a pair of Asics GSS2 now, with custom insoles and two pair of socks. They are ok, but still not a perfect fit. Are there any snug shoes with a less narrow toe box? That's the problem with most narrow shoes, the overall fit is good enough but my pinky toes get badly bruised after a while. :(
     
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