This court shoe is in our Adult Performance category. Shoes in this category are suitable for continuous adult use over prolonged periods of time. On average, players tend to move about 3 kph while playing doubles racquet sports and about 4 kph while playing singles. So you can get an idea of how long this shoe should last by figuring out how many hours you play per week on average. Please note: this is an average. Some players are extremely hard on shoes and will have to take that into account.
This shoe features an upgraded insole that is better than we expect to see in comparable shoes. As with all athletic shoes, players should monitor wear on their insoles over time and expect to replace the insoles at about the halfway point in the life of the shoe.
We describe this shoe as a D width with a standard toe taper. D-width is standard-width for men’s shoes and wide-width for ladies. Standard taper shoes tend to fit younger athletes better than older athletes because forefeet tend to widen over time.
As always, the best advice we can give you is to come into our store for a fitting before buying any new court shoes. As we age and as we engage/disengage in athletics, our feet change shape. On average, a player’s foot size increases by one and one-half sizes between the ages of 16 and 60. During this period, feet also widen by one to two widths. As a result, we have learned that the most common cause of foot pain in our athletes is that they are wearing shoes that are too small. Because their feet have changed so gradually over time, they have not noticed it. By coming in for a fitting, players can be sure they are buying the right size and shape for their feet right now.
The Outer Sole
The outer sole of this shoe is a hard non-marking synthetic rubber (Michelin DIN 35). This type of sole offers reasonable durability on acrylic tennis/pickleball courts and reasonable traction on most common surfaces — except hardwood and polished concrete. Although wear patterns will vary from athlete to athlete, we rate this sole at 500-750 km.
We rate the platform of this shoe as recreational, which is is our middle rating for court shoe platforms. The platform on this shoe is wide enough for casual/recreational use.
This is an athletic shoe for younger players not a highly cushioned “comfort” shoe for older athletes.
The upper on this shoe is primarily perforated polyurethane leather.
Upper made of perforated polyurethane leather.
The Lacing system
The lacing system on this shoe features six pairs of reinforced eyelets plus an additional lace-lock eyelet for those who need it. The laces are half-round, which is the best overall shape for court shoes.
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