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Wearing through tennis trainers.

WillColey
04-15-2008, 07:14 PM
I am a regular player and play for about 10 hours every week. I find myself spending a large amount of money on new trainers every few months and am not sure why they seem to wear so quickly. They always wear in the same place which is where the end of my big toe is on my right foot. Please help as trainers are not cheap and I would much rather spend the money on rackets and balls! Any suggestions on the cause and ways to avoid this would be highly appreciated.
Will

Timbo
04-15-2008, 07:51 PM
My guess is you drag your right foot towards your left when you're serving and probably the same when hitting your forehand. Try adjusting your serving style by having your feet closer together and using your knees more to get forwards momentum on your serve. That'll mean you won't drag your back foot as much as you lean into the serve. As for your forehand, you may need to improve your footwork so that you get to the ball quicker using smaller steps. You're probably using too large steps and reaching the ball late which means your back foot then drags along the court as it tries to catch up to the rest of your body after the shot.

Either that or you're wearing cheap and nasty tennis shoes :)

JimmyV
04-15-2008, 07:55 PM
I play at least 5 times a week during the summer and go through a new pair of shoes about every month/month and a half.

WillColey
04-15-2008, 07:57 PM
Thanks very much for replying so quickly Timbo. I do think that it maybe on my serve as I do have a quite wide stance.
Have you or anyone else got any recommendations about trainers to buy which have a good durability.
Thanks again Timbo!

JimmyV
04-15-2008, 08:00 PM
For what it's worth Im a fan of the K-Swiss's, there comfortable, and hold up reasonably well for a fair price.

Timbo
04-15-2008, 08:19 PM
Weird, I was just going to say K-Swiss...they're light, durable, look good, are reasonably priced and very comfortable. I shed a tear the day they stopped making Dunlop Volleys. When I was playing junior/satellite events I used to by 5 pairs at once for the same amount you'd spend on one pair of Nike's. At the end of each event I'd just throw them away ans tart on a new pair...they were so comfortable that you didn't even need to wear them in. All the other players would do the same so that by the end of the week the bins at the tournament site were just filled with used grips and discarded Dunlop Volleys!

r2473
04-15-2008, 08:32 PM
Most shoes have a 6-month durability guarantee. Just return them.

I usually purchase 4 pair at a time from a large on-line retailer. I can burn through 3 or 4 pair in that 6 month time period. I then return them to the retailer and they give me store credit. I use the store credit to buy new shoes.

Repeat above every 6 months.

Burrow
04-15-2008, 09:02 PM
I play at least 5 times a week during the summer and go through a new pair of shoes about every month/month and a half.

The trainers you buy must be shit then, I normally play every day in the summer, wear a couple of different pairs of ADIDAS tennis shoes, and they don't wear out for about 8 months, sometimes wear them in the gym as well...

Burrow
04-15-2008, 09:03 PM
K-swiss tennis trainers look good? :spit:

FluffyYellowBall
04-15-2008, 09:11 PM
Hey,
Dont buy trainers that are all leather. Like the pete sampras shoes. Theyre the least durable. Go for the new adidas feather collection or Nikes max beathe cage. I find these the most durable shoes.

Timbo
04-15-2008, 09:14 PM
K-swiss tennis trainers look good? :spit:

Any shoes look good when your game is as pretty as mine :)

Burrow
04-15-2008, 09:14 PM
Adidas Feather are made from light material, the sole isn't solid at all, it is very thin, I have a pair but they aren't as good as the a3 or Barricades.

Burrow
04-15-2008, 09:14 PM
Any shoes look good when your game is as pretty as mine :)

Yeah, no doubt. :worship:

FluffyYellowBall
04-15-2008, 09:35 PM
Adidas Feather are made from light material, the sole isn't solid at all, it is very thin, I have a pair but they aren't as good as the a3 or Barricades.

I havent used them. Tried the max breathe cage though and i can assure u that they are durable. I play only 6 hourse a week now but last year and the year before was at least 12 hours per week and i had a pair that lasted a year. I still wear them in emergancies

MisterQ
04-16-2008, 01:31 AM
They always wear in the same place which is where the end of my big toe is on my right foot.
Will

Mine always wear out at that exact same location.

I need steel-toed tennis boots. :lol:

Burrow
04-16-2008, 02:08 AM
I havent used them. Tried the max breathe cage though and i can assure u that they are durable. I play only 6 hourse a week now but last year and the year before was at least 12 hours per week and i had a pair that lasted a year. I still wear them in emergancies

Normally I play in the summer about 20-25 hours, and the A3 are the most stable and durable shoe by a mile, although the Feathers are nice in hot weather. Much lighter and in a sense your feet can "breathe" better due to the material which has small holes.

jumi
04-16-2008, 06:42 AM
i think that u should try these: http://www.prodirecttennis.com/prodinfo.asp?DPID=PDT-306-036-001&DEPT=306&BRAND=36&SS=1
my coach uses them and he plays like 5/6 hrs a day and has always had the same problem as u, but since he found these shoes, he doesnt have to change them as often, cause the leather part above his right foot toe is really strong. plus, they dont look that bad and are relatively cheap, cause its not the new collection. ;)

trixtah
04-16-2008, 07:38 AM
Barricade 4's are by far the most durable shoe available, even though I go through a pair every 1 and a half months :[ With any other shoe, though, I'd be through it in a week. BIV's even come with a 6 month warranty

Tracy_Ace
05-04-2008, 05:14 PM
You guys are missing the science of shoes here (hear me out before you criticize). ou see people have different shapes and sizes of feat so some shoes don't work for everyone. I for example, have an incredible high arch so I need to buy shoes designed like that cuz I have the same problem as the thread starter. Other people who has flat feet need shoes that accommodate their foot shape. Find a good shoe store to type your feet so you can get the right shoes

ThizServe
05-04-2008, 06:56 PM
huh wow. my tennis shoes lasted me a year so far and its still in pretty good condition. ofcourse i dont play as much as everyone else. i play on and off throughout the year. is it weird my shoes lasted so long?

gaz
05-04-2008, 11:15 PM
I Am On Court At Least 30 Hours A Week And Use The Babolat All Court And They Last Me 6-8 Months Which Is More Than Any Other Shoe I Have Worn