Training vs. Match shoes?

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
No on the contrary, as a child I was very flat footed (the term in my language being platfus), but with sports, had developed some arch.
Ok, I found the Solution Speed fit me better because I have narrow flat feet, the Resolution hurt my arch.

J
 

projectone7

Rookie
I mean, I save my Vapors for matches, and practice in some beat-up LBs. I hate how the Vapors are such a good shoe, but lack durability, but I guess nothing's perfect.
 

Jim A

Professional
Have a couple pairs of Vapor's for league matches. Been using the Eclipson's for practice and drills and multi day tournament play


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Fintft

Legend
Ok, I found the Solution Speed fit me better because I have narrow flat feet, the Resolution hurt my arch.

J
Oh hard courts the Resolutions hurt the balls of my feet (only in matches, not in practice), plus there is heel slippage (e.g. I ended on my but on my second FH attempt with a radar gun, although my first one was still the hardest among six of us that day)
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Oh hard courts the Resolutions hurt the balls of my feet (only in matches, not in practice), plus there is heel slippage (e.g. I ended on my but on my second FH attempt with a radar gun, although my first one was still the hardest among six of us that day)
The 7s?
 

WisconsinPlayer

Professional
Nope, however once the highschool season starts I will be using my resolutions as practice shoes, and the adidas ubersonic 2 orange shoes for matches
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Clay version for sure, as some of us here believe that they have the deepest herringbone profile!
Barricade clay shoes have nice deep wide herringbone and clog much less than the Nikes if there is a lot of clay on the court or it's very wet.

The Nike clay shoes are great for dry or dusty courts or if there is not so much clay on the court.

J
 

Fintft

Legend
Barricade clay shoes have nice deep wide herringbone and clog much less than the Nikes if there is a lot of clay on the court or it's very wet.

The Nike clay shoes are great for dry or dusty courts or if there is not so much clay on the court.

J

I used Barricade 8 (and 5) and they:

a) Didn't have full herringborne pattern (not in the arch)
b) Gave me plantar fasciatis
c) A younger than me TW salesperson told me that "Barricades are for fast young, very athletic players, not for us" :D Why? B/c they are clunky


Vapors lose support for me in weeks, I'm heavy 105kgs/230 LBs at 6'2" and I...used to move aggresively
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
I used Barricade 8 (and 5) and they:

a) Didn't have full herringborne pattern (not in the arch)
b) Gave me plantar fasciatis
c) A younger than me TW salesperson told me that "Barricades are for fast young, very athletic players, not for us" :D Why? B/c they are clunky


Vapors lose support for me in weeks, I'm heavy 105kgs/230 LBs at 6'2" and I...used to move aggresively
I can't use the normal Barricade. I use the 2015. Much, much better and full deep herringbone.

My fault for not specifying.

J
 
I use basketball shoes for practice and Vapors for matches. Nothing so far I have tried beats the Vapor Tours in terms of weight, stability, low to ground feel, and speed. My biggest issue with them is the lack of Air Zoom fore foot cushioning.
 

Fintft

Legend
I can't use the normal Barricade. I use the 2015. Much, much better and full deep herringbone.

My fault for not specifying.

J
Also if you use the full sole herringbone that probably helps as well.

Listen Jolly no point for me wasting more of your time buddy :D

1. I've seen your videos and if I remember correctly you are more advanced and younger.

2. My self I got periodically burned trying to listen to people and as such trying a new version of Barricades that is "lighter", but as I got fooled twice already, I'll pass from now on, also b/c durability (and money) is not a big concern for me (the 6 months sole warranty on Lunars being good enough for me + the exceptional warranty we get from stores such as TW)

Best of luck b/c you are master of tennis (I'll try to refrain trying to help/answer you in the future lol).
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Also if you use the full sole herringbone that probably helps as well.

Listen Jolly no point for me wasting more of your time buddy :D

1. I've seen your videos and if I remember correctly you are more advanced and younger.

2. My self I got periodically burned trying to listen to people and as such trying a new version of Barricades that is "lighter", but as I got fooled twice already, I'll pass from now on, also b/c durability (and money) is not a big concern for me (the 6 months sole warranty on Lunars being good enough for me + the exceptional warranty we get from stores such as TW)

Best of luck b/c you are master of tennis (I'll try to refrain trying to help/answer you in the future lol).
No worries, I think all the companies make a good product and it is up to us to figure out the best ones for us based on our body and the surface we play on.

I honestly had no clue how much difference real clay shoes could make, now I can't imagine playing without them.

I want to get a pair of Ubersonic clay and try them too.

J
 

bigserving

Hall of Fame
I definitely choose what I think will give me the most advantage in tournament and league matches. Sometimes that is simply a newer or properly broken in pair.
 

Fintft

Legend
No worries, I think all the companies make a good product and it is up to us to figure out the best ones for us based on our body and the surface we play on.

I honestly had no clue how much difference real clay shoes could make, now I can't imagine playing without them.

I want to get a pair of Ubersonic clay and try them too.

J
I was always top student in high school in physics, hence I knew about inertia (F=ma; meaning the heavier one is and the more aggressive one moves the more friction one needs to be able to change directions/e.g. turn).
So:

1. Clay shoes help
2. Hard courts cause too much stress on the joints (I get injured or have huge wear and tear) 4/5 times at the end of the indoor hard court season, sigh. Although my game is better suited for hard courts, as I am a power hitter/baseliner.
 

Capulin Zurdo

Hall of Fame
I've mostly used heftier, more durability oriented shoes. Then, I decided to try the Vapor 9.5 out of curiosity; what a difference it was, they felt like slippers compared to my Courtballitec 3.3's and Barricades. The Vapors felt very light, like I was wearing practically nothing. I've never minded the weight of heftier shoes, but the contrast with the vapors was definitely noticeable, I felt as though I gained more foot speed. Sometimes I wear the V9.5's for matches, just a subtle difference, which can make a big difference too.
 
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