Tongues are getting thinner! (Shoes)


Is it just me or are tennis shoe makers nowadays always trying to cut down on weight by making the tongues thinner?

For me, the tongue and sole of the shoe are the most important deciding factors for me in terms of cushioning and comfort.

I've been a long time wearer of the Nike Vapors starting from the Vapor 6 and have always liked the cushioning from the tongue. I didn't gel with the Vapor 10s so I've been trying other brands. Asics and adidas are two brands in particular that seem to have really thin tongues. Without a padded tongue, the top of my feet are always sore after a match. Maybe it's just me. I've been thinking about going back to the vapor, the Vapor Pro but same thing, the tongues looks thin.