The Best Cheap Clay Shoes????

FedLIKEnot

Professional
I am playing a few clay court tourneys (hard tru) a few months out. Here in NorCal it’s exclusively hard courts for league play and tourneys almost 90%. So won’t need much more than for a few days. Any suggestions? Even the Nike City Court Clay may work. Just want comfy with an appropriate sole. Or would even harcourt soles work since it’s just four days out of the year?????

Suggestions.....
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
I am playing a few clay court tourneys (hard tru) a few months out. Here in NorCal it’s exclusively hard courts for league play and tourneys almost 90%. So won’t need much more than for a few days. Any suggestions? Even the Nike City Court Clay may work. Just want comfy with an appropriate sole. Or would even harcourt soles work since it’s just four days out of the year?????

Suggestions.....
$20 pr
 

Kenny022593

Professional
Hardcourt shoes will work fine. There will be a bit more give, but if they are new or the tread is still deep you will be fine.

If you need to buy new shoes because your tread stinks I would go with a hardcourt shoe that has sticky rubber and a deeper tread pattern, that way you can use them on hardcourt after. I've had good luck with the babolat propulse and Wilson kaos.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Have good luck with NB shoes on clay and hard courts. Can always find them on sale at TW.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Don't laugh!! The grip from these shoes on a soft surface - or hard, sandy Modgrasse etc. - is ridiculously good; the rubber soles are so soft they almost 'squeegee' the court, and will still offer grip on a dry 100+ degree day when virtually all other shoes are too slippery. Their ability to allow you to change direction is unparalleled. Unfortunately, they have no lateral support, in fact, very little support of any kind - they're canvas for God's sake - so don't wear them if you have any foot issues. (I'd still be wearing them for the grip but I'm too old now.) They are often still the preferred shoe for roofers and sailors etc., probably why they're still available lol!!
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Don't laugh!! The grip from these shoes on a soft surface - or hard, sandy Modgrasse etc. - is ridiculously good; the rubber soles are so soft they almost 'squeegee' the court, and will still offer grip on a dry 100+ degree day when virtually all other shoes are too slippery. Their ability to allow you to change direction is unparalleled. Unfortunately, they have no lateral support, in fact, very little support of any kind - they're canvas for God's sake - so don't wear them if you have any foot issues. (I'd still be wearing them for the grip but I'm too old now.) They are often still the preferred shoe for roofers and sailors etc., probably why they're still available lol!!
Not laughing, still own a pair of Jack Purcells. May whip them out tomorrow.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
Hardcourt shoes will work fine. There will be a bit more give, but if they are new or the tread is still deep you will be fine.

If you need to buy new shoes because your tread stinks I would go with a hardcourt shoe that has sticky rubber and a deeper tread pattern, that way you can use them on hardcourt after. I've had good luck with the babolat propulse and Wilson kaos.
As long as they have a herringbone or similar tread.
 
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