Wearing thru a cheap sneaker hazard....

#1
Anybody have a incident wearing thru a pair of Kirkland tennis shoes, abraiding the grey outer sole and then the softer foam underneath grabs the court surface and over you go on a painful ankle injury?.....
 
#2
i've never had an issue with the midsole grabbing the court, but i have had issues with stability with cheaper shoes. the "durability" for these cheaper shoes basically means thicker outsole and midsole, which keep the feet higher off the ground. couple that with less than ideal foot support features and you've got a prime candidate for ankle sprains. in my case, it was an ankle sprain that also broke a bone in my foot when i was 16. i haven't considered tennis shoes under $120 retail since.
 
#3
Anybody have a incident wearing thru a pair of Kirkland tennis shoes, abraiding the grey outer sole and then the softer foam underneath grabs the court surface and over you go on a painful ankle injury?.....

Sometimes you get what you pay for. I wouldn't trust my ankles in a company that also sells water and a number of other products. As I've gotten older, I always invest in the right pair of shoes for the activity I'm going to do. Training, Running, Tennis, Basketball shoes all offer something different and are designed for their individual purpose. Even if you have to get an older version or even used pair, better to get a quality shoe over a lesser version of the same.
 
#4
guy comes in to my shop, all excited about shoes he found for cheap, cross trainers, could see that a mile away
i told him about the differences in cross training shoes vs tennis shoes, but wished him luck with the new buy
guy left a bit less excited, but was going to try them no mater what i said,,
couple days latter i see the guy, i inquired about his new shoes,,
he told me he returned them, right after he almost twisted his anckle while trying to play tennis in them,

tennis shoes are meant to slide/give=a little, good for tennis, but bad when walking on ice,, personal experience, haaa
like @TagUrIt said,, the right tool for the right sport..
 
#5
Last word on the Kirklands...I played the year and some odd with these shoes without incident.....good support...comfort with a gel pad was very good...so I had some positive history with the shoe....That day however I played a very tough match and noticed I had worn thru thia particular pair to the foam underneath which I never did before with othe pairs....I always put a patch of Goop marine grade "goop" over any worn spots....at the very end of the match the untreated exposed soft stuff under the blue outer sole grabbed and my ankle went the other way.....So to all you Kirkland fans out there...be careful....that foam layer underneath can catch and possibly set you up for ankle injury....I'm going to repair these and use them for practice,but will wear my trusty New Balance for all serious matches....
 
#7
Aftermath....I bought an inner tube..and cut it up into pieces and glued them with marine goop to cover the foam exposed areas on the shoe....Just broke in the shoes so I was pissed that now I would be prone to injury if i wore them...really barely used....the nature of an inexpensive shoe perhaps....my fix came out great...not proud of this, just retired with some setbacks....I love tennis...rediscovered after 30 years of the restaurant game...enjoy the 150 dollah sneaks guys...I just cant see it or afford it...
 
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