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Why do players write their names on their shoes?

henree
06-07-2006, 04:17 PM
Was just wondering. Because I thought they only did that in the 1st grade. It looks so juvenile. Don't they have lockers where you can keep your things seperate from other players? Or do all the players just throw their s#it in a pile. And the name helps them identify their stuff. :devil:

jayrhum
06-07-2006, 05:09 PM
Just in case the shoes get lost...
So you can give them back to the owner... or sell them ebay... your choice :)

alfonsojose
06-07-2006, 05:55 PM
It's very childish and ridiculous :rolleyes:

Björki
06-07-2006, 06:02 PM
... why not? :D :lol:

lilimi80
06-07-2006, 06:02 PM
nole did it for fun, I think, to 'copy' rafa's shoes!LOL

Argenbrit
06-07-2006, 06:03 PM
It's very childish and ridiculous :rolleyes:

Indeed.

Castafiore
06-07-2006, 06:06 PM
marketing and it works. It's been proven in many other sports.

wipeout
06-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Nike customize shoes for the public now as well.

You can change the colours of the different parts and write on the heels.

Go to their website and look at the bottom of the page:

http://www.nike.com/g1/na/usa/index.jhtml

Godiva
06-07-2006, 06:12 PM
Cuz sometimes they forget their names and need to remember in a hurry? :p

Saumon
06-07-2006, 07:14 PM
nole did it for fun, I think, to 'copy' rafa's shoes!LOL
yes, he did it with a pen :haha: :haha:

R.Federer
06-07-2006, 07:15 PM
they should have them emblazoned on the back of their shorts/butts instead!

smucav
06-07-2006, 08:31 PM
Nike customize shoes for the public now as well.

You can change the colours of the different parts and write on the heels.

Go to their website and look at the bottom of the page:

http://www.nike.com/g1/na/usa/index.jhtmlIn Miami, Cliff Drysdale seemed amazed by all the players having their names on their shoes until Mary Joe told him that anyone could order them from the website.

Saumon
06-07-2006, 08:35 PM
In Miami, Cliff Drysdale seemed amazed by all the players having their names on their shoes until Mary Joe told him that anyone could order them from the website.
:lol:
the 1st player I remember having his name on his shoes was Roddick I believe :scratch:

LilyRoseAva
06-07-2006, 08:37 PM
Hantuchova in 2003 . It's not new

http://www.danielafrenchsite.com/pictures/albums/indoor03/photos_1919.jpg

lynnlovestennis
06-07-2006, 09:00 PM
Q: Why do players write their names on their shoes?

A: To get to the other side?

Deboogle!.
06-07-2006, 09:04 PM
:lol:
the 1st player I remember having his name on his shoes was Roddick I believe :scratch:When did he have his name on his shoes? :confused::scratch:

I was gonna try to make some witty joke about this but I am just too tired and not feeling creative :( lol

Saumon
06-07-2006, 09:05 PM
a long long time ago 2001 maybe :scratch:

lucindia
06-07-2006, 09:10 PM
I remember that Roddick wrote his friends' names on his shoes, who died in a car accident...It was US Open 2001

Saumon
06-07-2006, 09:13 PM
so his own name on his shoes was probably rg 2001 :shrug: maybe wimby

Deboogle!.
06-07-2006, 09:17 PM
interesting... his name hasn't been on them the past 4 or so years, I'm sure of that...what happened before then I don't know. :p

personally I don't see the point of it but Nike in particular seems to like doing it :lol:

Pea
06-07-2006, 09:22 PM
It's hard to remember European names.:p

almouchie
06-07-2006, 09:26 PM
probably just a marketing ploy
gives the viewers the feel of personal & customizr

sophia_c
06-07-2006, 09:35 PM
Nike customize shoes for the public now as well.

You can change the colours of the different parts and write on the heels.

Go to their website and look at the bottom of the page:

http://www.nike.com/g1/na/usa/index.jhtml

I just got a new pair of Nike Air breeze.....(they are not in the shops yet!!!....lol)...anyhow..they asked me if I wanted them customised???...oh yeah...Vamos Sophia....just like Rafa...but I had second thoughts...I would just get laughed at :haha: :haha:

Its just a bit of fun......right?? :rolleyes:

williaer
06-07-2006, 10:16 PM
Andy's new shoes have his name written on them (in his handwriting I believe...) but it's just a marketing ploy... maybe people feel better when they're playing with "Andy's shoes"?

chicky841
06-08-2006, 01:40 AM
I just got a new pair of Nike Air breeze.....(they are not in the shops yet!!!....lol)...anyhow..they asked me if I wanted them customised???...oh yeah...Vamos Sophia....just like Rafa...but I had second thoughts...I would just get laughed at :haha: :haha:

Its just a bit of fun......right?? :rolleyes:

:lol: cute

El Legenda
06-08-2006, 01:43 AM
:lol:
the 1st player I remember having his name on his shoes was Roddick I believe :scratch:

i think i saw some Agassi shoes with name

but M.Jordan i think was 1st to have them :)

Scotso
06-08-2006, 04:01 AM
What's wrong with it? More to the point... why would you care enough to hate it?

BelgianWaffle
06-08-2006, 10:09 AM
What's wrong with it? More to the point... why would you care enough to hate it?
Exactly. I don't think any of the players specifically ask for it.. the sponsors just do it as a fun 'gift' to their players, to customize their gear. :shrug:
It's all a part of the whole 'fashion in tennis' stuff that's going on these days.. custom made dresses for Serena and Sharapova, that sort of stuff.

Chocobo
06-08-2006, 11:43 AM
Actually Nadal hasn't exactly his name on his shoes, but "Vamos" on one foot and "Rafa" on the other.

And French TV filmed Djokovic in the lockers room before the match while he was writing "Vamos" and "Nole" on his shoes with a pen, to mock Rafa

Scotso
06-08-2006, 01:21 PM
Actually Nadal hasn't exactly his name on his shoes, but "Vamos" on one foot and "Rafa" on the other.

And French TV filmed Djokovic in the lockers room before the match while he was writing "Vamos" and "Nole" on his shoes with a pen, to mock Rafa

It was not to mock him, Nole wouldn't do that.

Chocobo
06-08-2006, 01:41 PM
It was not to mock him, Nole wouldn't do that.

Well, the word "mock" may be exagerated, but from the hilarious expression on his face while he was doing it, and the way he commented it to the journalist, you could see it was clearly ironical.

Nothing wrong about it, btw...I think Nole is a very funny player. I remember last year I attended Paris indoors tournament on Halloween's day, and he entered on the court with a cape and a mask... :)