Ugliest tennis shoes ever?

RazorSharp69

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Haha knew someone would add the new asics resolution 4 into the forum with the new multi colour way. I actually don't mind them. The shoes say look at me i'm different and a stand out;)
 

Nuke

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Another colorway for the Asics Gel Resolution 4. The ladies model is above, in post #601, but somebody had to post this one, the men's model, too.
 


Another colorway for the Asics Gel Resolution 4. The ladies model is above, in post #601, but somebody had to post this one, the men's model, too.
These aren't tennis sneakers, they're works of art. I finally ordered a pair after much contemplation and rumination. I'm a "mature" male and probably can't pull off wearing these but someday, maybe for the proper event, like a Halloween tournament. I will get a glass showcase and display these in my art collection. I will put in my will that I want to be buried in them.

This utube video is a work of art in itself and some of the paint drops look like little sperms swimming around:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIVwvyOALOc
 

Nuke

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I'm a "mature" male and probably can't pull off wearing these but someday, maybe for the proper event, like a Halloween tournament.
Well, that pretty much says it all. These are not appropriate shoes for a tennis match, but maybe for a Halloween party.
 
Well, that pretty much says it all. These are not appropriate shoes for a tennis match, but maybe for a Halloween party.
No I said Halloween "tournament". I once came in second place for best costume, dressed as a condom. I should have been first place but club politics as usual. I would wear these shoes if I were 20 lbs. lighter and felt I could do them better justice.
 
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Craig Sheppard

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Holy crap I can't believe this thread is still going...and on the first page of the shoe board. Man I haven't been around TT in years... 5 years on though, those Reeboks are still freaking ugly!
 

Nuke

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Not really a tennis-specific shoe, but this thread hasn't seen an update in awhile. The Asics Gel Noosa:

 
Wow, i thought i had seen some ugly footwear in this sport since the 80s .....
but Asics has really taken the title. they have gone full disney mode, appealing to the lucrative teen girl demographic.
 
Wow, i thought i had seen some ugly footwear in this sport since the 80s .....
but Asics has really taken the title. they have gone full disney mode, appealing to the lucrative teen girl demographic.
I like Asics and have worn them for running and now for tennis, but would find it hard to argue with that assertion.

Not really a tennis-specific shoe, but this thread hasn't seen an update in awhile. The Asics Gel Noosa:

 
I generally like blue, white and lime, but Those dunlops are just trying too hard. The second one is not so bad, though. Wonder if it is a good shoe?

Not really a tennis-specific shoe, but this thread hasn't seen an update in awhile. The Asics Gel Noosa:

The set of iCarly threw up on a running shoe. Ew.
That. Is. Just. Ew.
 

WhereIsMacMac

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I generally like blue, white and lime, but Those dunlops are just trying too hard. The second one is not so bad, though. Wonder if it is a good shoe?
They don't have the six month durability guarantee as far as I know. The problem is, it seems they got too attached to their "biomimetic" technology. And it translates to this shoe, it looks really bad.
 

esgee48

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ASICS seem to appeal to a lot of the lady tennis players I know. They're as ugly as all get out, but with a simple little white outfit, who notices. Actually, if they have nice legs, who cares. 2 cents.
 
Kevin Spacey sporting the Babs......

Spacey is wearing what I would call the UC Berkeley, "I'm not really a tennis player" look. "If I lose it doesn't matter--if I win it's a triumph over the elitism of the rich in their whites and collared shirts." Kahki Docker shorts with belt-loops are the sure giveaway, they can ne worn to segue right to the golf course to fight the corporations.

The "I'm not really a tennis player" ensemble is complemented by the I'm a rock & roller "***-hat" fedora, racket sheathed in cover, slung over the shoulder and no can of balls. They've actually played tennis since they were in diapers with the family on their private court in the Adirondacks, vacations to Hawaii, taken hundreds of private lessons with the club pro, and gone to summer tennis camp.

The patriotic shoes are a nice touch, grounding them to where that old money came from.
 
Much better, he now looks like a tennis player! Nice brand loyalty addidas head to toe, his stylist deserves a pay raise. I like the blue shoes on the chap behind him, they can do double duty for work or play. They're reminiscent of the Asics Monfils wore last year. Wild color shoes for tennis made a big breakout last year and now everyone at ye' club is wearing them. The red/white & blue Babs I like but would only pull out for 4th of July and other patriotic holidays only.

In fairness to Spacey in the previous pic, perhaps he was not planning on playing in that outfit and just on his way to a shoot and was going to hit a few practice balls between scenes. Then I would find it OK to have his weapon sheathed from damage from some gaffer. If he were going to really play then at least two rackets (no covers) with the Bab stencil and a can of ATP Penns would be the minimum. Three rackets and a can of Dunlop Gran Prix and he could be mistaken for a ranked player.
 

Kal-El 34

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Nike's Air Jordan Retro XI Concord. Yeah, not a tennis shoe, but certainly newsworthy at the moment. I think it's kind of ugly. Not as bad as some of the winners in this topic, but not worth camping out at the mall. Not worth fighting over or breaking down the mall doors. Not worth $180. Sadly, some kid wearing these shoes is probably going to get beat up and robbed for them.
unreal. one of the most iconic basketball shoes of all time.

2 classic bball shoes in here, i thought this was a tennis shoe thread
 

every7

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I liked the aggressive styling of the Adidas Crazy 8's, but there have definitely been some ugly Basketball shoes over the years.....

 
Looking at more recent photos, Kevin has made an upgrade. Now in the almighty Feather III's!

He is so awkward there. Those are some ugly shoes. Unless you are effeminate, under 14, and you enjoy the disney channel. Then they are hawt!

Edit: Ok, i can see a boise state or a ny mets fan liking those. Maybe.
 
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Nuke

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Adidas ZX750



No, the wearer did not just walk through mud. They are made that way. And yes, I know these are trainers and not tennis shoes. But really.
 
Adidas ZX750



No, the wearer did not just walk through mud. They are made that way. And yes, I know these are trainers and not tennis shoes. But really.
OMG! The winner, ideal shoe for a roofer or a street paver for casual weekend wear, I must have!
 
Adidas ZX750



No, the wearer did not just walk through mud. They are made that way. And yes, I know these are trainers and not tennis shoes. But really.
OMG! Top ten ugliest! Ideal shoe for a roofer or a street paver for casual weekend wear. I must have for walking on white carpeting, where new-agers have a sign on their door saying : "PLEASE REMOVE SHOES".
 

Pepper

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Adidas ZX750



No, the wearer did not just walk through mud. They are made that way. And yes, I know these are trainers and not tennis shoes. But really.
Buying these would be like buying a car with decals of rust on the paint.
 

Gonzalito17

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Those space shoes by Kswiss a couple years ago for Monfils were a disaster. Never saw one player in pros or local ever wear them.
 
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