Tennis shoe for my achille pain ?

Hello, first message here !
I returned to tennis after 15 years break, where my level was not bad, around 5.5 / 6
I took 5-6 kilos since these years and have not put any more tennis shoes, just running shoes.

I bought a nike air zoom vapor X but the pain on my achille heel is too intense, I went to the doctor last week, which gave me anti inflammatory for 30 days and heels cup.

Now I play tennis with running shoe (nike air pegasus), which are not suitable for tennis, I know that, I wonder which model I should buy now, knowing that my budget is a little tight at the moment

Thank you for your advice
Michael
 
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Maybe find a shoe that has a high top cut? I know some shoes that have a high top. Either that or maybe a brace? I’m not a foot doctor, but these are things for when I have ankle/heel pain.
 
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ok thanks , any idea for a model ? A shop told me about a gel resolution 8 but it's expensive for now
Well, for high tops I’d say try basketball shoes. They will be nowhere near as durable as tennis court shoes but they have good ankle/heel support. The gel res 8 is a little expensive, I’d wait for when one goes on clearance. However some tennis shoes that are high top are the Wilson amplifeel And, if you like OG shoes, the Nike air tech challenge 2 or any air tech challenge.
 

zipplock

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I tore my Achilles playing tennis. After surgery/rehab my doctor said I could continue to play, as long as I chose shoes with a higher heal than toe to relax the tendon. He said that would promote healing AND help prevent inflammation, which would lead to pain.
 
Thank you so much, many good options here !
I saw a video of Kirgios playing with the Air Jordan 1 ( Mid, i think ), ok, this is not a tennis shoe, but maybe it can work for me?
 

am1899

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My Achilles pain always flares up if I wear a shoe that is allowing my heel to slip. The ASICS Resolution 6, for example, caused excruciating pain for me.

In recent years I’ve had the most luck with shoes that have an inner boot construction, which seems to help with locking down my heels. For example:

ASICS Court FF (the original version)
Nike Zoom Zero
New Balance Lav Fresh Foam
Adidas Ubersonic 2

Edit - by the way, if you’re not already doing it, look up the “runner’s loop” method of tying your shoes. That also helps secure your heels in the shoe.
 

gmorgan82

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I am a teaching pro and I put Dr scholls gel pads in the heel of my shoe. night and day difference. I think you can play with them and it would be fine.
 
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Thank you so much, many good options here !
I saw a video of Kirgios playing with the Air Jordan 1 ( Mid, i think ), ok, this is not a tennis shoe, but maybe it can work for me?
I tried once, the cushioning is non existent, and the support depends on the fit. If you have some space to move, the shoe doesn’t contain your foot. That goes for pretty much all leather shoes from pre 2000.
 

shamaho

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Hello, first message here !
I returned to tennis after 15 years break, where my level was not bad, around 5.5 / 6
I took 5-6 kilos since these years and have not put any more tennis shoes, just running shoes.

I bought a nike air zoom vapor X but the pain on my achille heel is too intense, I went to the doctor last week, which gave me anti inflammatory for 30 days and heels cup.

Now I play tennis with running shoe (nike air pegasus), which are not suitable for tennis, I know that, I wonder which model I should buy now, knowing that my budget is a little tight at the moment

Thank you for your advice
Michael
it's not so much about shoe. it more about your calves ! do you properly strech them after playing ? do you massage the regularly to reduce their pulling tension on the achilles ? have you strenghthened your calves ?

even before changing shoes, you can also reduce the strain by adding a heel wedge on your insole to increase height of your heel relative to the rest of the foot - not much but just enough to reduce tension on the achilles - did wonders for me.
 
Yes, and I'm using this (see pic attached) since exactly one week

Not easy to find the right shoes.
Many shops are closed here in Vancouver, and the best models that you guys mentioned are available only in tennis store online.
I am thinking to try tennis mid cut, even try the air jordan 1 mid, anyway thank yor your help and comments, very cool !
 

Sardines

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I'll disagree with Asics as a choice for ankle support. The back of the heel counter is high but the sides are low and offer little support. They are designed for shallower heel and ankle bone peeps. Otherwise stability is a bit too much for an otherwise very supportive shoe.
The Stycon has excellent stability and support, but your feet have to fit the design as it is laceless. The BOA version gives more fit options if you have higher arches. And also warm!
ok thanks , any idea for a model ? A shop told me about a gel resolution 8 but it's expensive for now
 
Thank you so much for all theses advices ! Today i tried a basket shoe air jordan mid 1, and you were right, not confortable for playing tennis. I went to a big sport store in the DT, and pratically no court shoes.
I am interested to try the Nike Air Zoom Zero and the NB Lav fresh foam. (and the Asic revoltuion gel 8, just because i am curious ! Some people likes , other hates Asics, i never tried, there's a tennis store here and they have this model in stock !
Very good idea about the Dr Scholl Gel Pad as well.
Tonight i played tennis 1h30 with Nike Pegasus running, and i know it's dangerous and risky for me, lol, i keep you updated.
But for sure, age is important, you have to think diferently at 44 yrs old, about shoes, confort, the time when we ran 10 kilometers with converse all star is far behind us LOL
 

Sardines

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Thank you so much for all theses advices ! Today i tried a basket shoe air jordan mid 1, and you were right, not confortable for playing tennis. I went to a big sport store in the DT, and pratically no court shoes.
I am interested to try the Nike Air Zoom Zero and the NB Lav fresh foam. (and the Asic revoltuion gel 8, just because i am curious ! Some people likes , other hates Asics, i never tried, there's a tennis store here and they have this model in stock !
Very good idea about the Dr Scholl Gel Pad as well.
Tonight i played tennis 1h30 with Nike Pegasus running, and i know it's dangerous and risky for me, lol, i keep you updated.
But for sure, age is important, you have to think diferently at 44 yrs old, about shoes, confort, the time when we ran 10 kilometers with converse all star is far behind us LOL
If you are still suffering from Achilles pain, it's best you be gradual in your re-entry into tennis. A ruptured AT is easy for those who jump back in the deep end, especially with weight gain. Build up the activity over a few weeks and also warm up properly. That's the biggest thing heading into mid 40s, warm up and down, with strength training. For cardio while staying off your feet, try rowing machines.
 
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I'll disagree with Asics as a choice for ankle support. The back of the heel counter is high but the sides are low and offer little support. They are designed for shallower heel and ankle bone peeps. Otherwise stability is a bit too much for an otherwise very supportive shoe.
The Stycon has excellent stability and support, but your feet have to fit the design as it is laceless. The BOA version gives more fit options if you have higher arches. And also warm!
Yeah, the heel collar is a little low on the gel resolutions compared to my Nike shoes.
 

Binatang

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Heel drop - difference between heel & forefoot height can cause AT pain. A low heel drop eg. 4 or 6mm could stress your AT. I would suggest a 8mm heel drop or higher but such info is hard to find in regards to tennis shoes. Usually light speedy, low to the ground shoes have low heel drops.
 
Thank you again. Yes i start slowly, bike and streching before to go to the courts.
I tried today the Asic Gel Revolution 8, unbelievable cushioning 9/10, confort and stability 9/10, comfort for my Achille Heels 7.5 - 8 / 10 - style and look 10/10 in limited edition.
I tried the Adidas solematch bounce, not a great style, but fantastic sensation, absolutely no pain on the achille heels, great comfort, like we said in France, it’s like a “pantoufle” !
Amazing for that.
The cushioning is better in the Asics
but anyway, i just bought them, and i’m going to the courts in a few minutes!
Thank you again !
 
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Thank you again. Yes i start slowly, bike and streching before to go to the courts.
I tried today the Asic Gel Revolution 8, unbelievable cushioning 9/10, confort and stability 9/10, comfort for my Achille Heels 7.5 - 8 / 10 - style and look 10/10 in limited edition.
I tried the Adidas solematch bounce, not a great style, but fantastic sensation, absolutely no pain on the achille heels, great comfort, like we said in France, it’s like a “pantoufle” !
Amazing for that.
The cushioning is better in the Asics
but anyway, i just bought them, and i’m going to the courts in a few minutes!
Thank you again !
Happy hitting!
 
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