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Gmedlo

Professional
Ahh, in less than two months, I've worn down my Cage II's through the foam to reveal the Zoom Air unit. Anyone else done this?



If you're wondering what the purpose of this thread is, it's bashing the durability of the cages. Because something this bad shouldn't be considered a durability shoe.

I'll pull out the zoom air unit as soon as my resolutions arrive!
 
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Deleted member 21996

Guest
next time get barricades and have yourself a fresh pair out of your guarantee.
 

Gmedlo

Professional


The cages are MUCH higher off the ground than most people think.

I've tried barricades and cages, this was my replacement for my cage I's that I got while I was waiting for my replacement pair of B5s. I have a pair of resolutions on the way, I'll probably choose a shoe and stick w/ it once I decide between the three. (Yes, I already ruled out the cages)
 

jimbo525

New User
i also worn out mine in 2-3 months. I could see the air unit and it got puctured by the court which felt so weird walking with a deflated air unit.
 

Gmedlo

Professional
i also worn out mine in 2-3 months. I could see the air unit and it got puctured by the court which felt so weird walking with a deflated air unit.
Speak of the devil, mine just popped at practice today. It feels like you're walking with a complete gap between your toes and arch, the ball of the foot just sinks and it feels horrible.
 

tennisguyak

Semi-Pro
One of my friends actually popped while he was playing. He called nike and they said they would replace it. They actually had a specific name for it. Something like Air unit combustion. heh.
 

Photoshop

Professional
How much tennis do you guys play to tear up the shoe in two months??? I play 3-4 times a week and my cages last ~5 months.
 

AsaHartz

New User
How many pairs of shoes do you guys have?

I play 5 or 6 times a week and I have 4 pair and 2 more in the mail. So I usually only wear my shoes once or twice a week.

Not that you should need to have more than one pair to play everyday for a few months without wearing the shoes out, I just expect people who play so much to have atleast a couple of pair of shoes.
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
I've worn my Cage II's for almost 6 months and I'd say they probably still have another 4-5 months left in them as I still have plenty of tread and only one small spot that's smooth.

You guys that can wear out the Cage II's in only two months must play on hardcourts with a surface like sandpaper and then slide on them as if you were playing on clay.
 

gilmanator

New User
I wore through my first pair of Cage II's in about 3 months a little through the foam, and my second pair in about two months all the way through the foam; sending them back as soon as my next pair comes.
 

Gmedlo

Professional
These were the replacement pair for my cage Is... so I can't send them in. I like playing in my just-as-worn-down pair of BVs (also a replacement) more, as I've been using those since thursday when my cages popped.

Anyone that's young and of decent size will wear down shoes quickly. I'm 5'11, 175 pounds, have been lifting heavy weights for the past 6 months, and am considered "fast" on the court. I can't say I never slide, as it's inevitable when the shoes get worn down to the foam, unless you want to fall over.

I don't see the point to rotating shoes, unless you have a group of tournaments (like in the summer) that are all spaced together and want your shoes as fresh as possible for every match. You're going to be playing with worn down shoes either way; if you have 1 pair, the times that you need to are shorter and closer together, and if you have 3 pairs, the times are longer and further apart. You get the same amount of time from all the shoes no matter what way you choose to buy and use your shoes.

Right now, I play monday-saturday, 1.5 hours a day (I hate the HS season). During the summer it was 4 hours a day. Got these July 20th, so it's been exactly two months now. As bad as this durability sounds, the Cage Is were even worse. I got less than 20 hours of play from them, playing on very smooth, fast indoor courts only.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
I've worn my Cage II's for almost 6 months and I'd say they probably still have another 4-5 months left in them as I still have plenty of tread and only one small spot that's smooth.

You guys that can wear out the Cage II's in only two months must play on hardcourts with a surface like sandpaper and then slide on them as if you were playing on clay.

Nah, most hardcourts here are dirty, and pretty smooth/worn out/quick.

Shoes last me 4-5 weeks.

J
 

SirBlend12

Semi-Pro
I've worn my Cage II's for almost 6 months and I'd say they probably still have another 4-5 months left in them as I still have plenty of tread and only one small spot that's smooth.

You guys that can wear out the Cage II's in only two months must play on hardcourts with a surface like sandpaper and then slide on them as if you were playing on clay.
The hardcourts I play on eat everything alive. Not sandpaper-y, but harder than diamond. The speed is fun, though.
 
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