Shoes.com asked: Why did you choose this?
Shane asked: I have never bought this kind of shoe but am now looking into this pair. Do you know if I could use these to play tennis comfortably in? Thanks! -Shane
- Michelle: "As long as they fit properly, you should be just fine. My son wore them for all different sports, including tennis, and loved them."
- Dennis: "I think they would be to heavy."
- Corey: "I wouldn’t think so. I use them to run marathons in and they work great for distance running but they lack the side to side stability you would need."
- HIEN: "Hi Shane, I bought these shoes to run and hike trails, as it was advertised. I wore it on my last hike and they were incredibly comfortable, but I do not know how effective they would be on a tennis court. I would believe that because of it's design, it would not be very good for the quick movements required in tennis. Ken"
- Kevin: "Shane, I hope this note arrives in time for you to help make a decision. This is one of the first pairs of shoes I purchased from SHOES.COM, and I am satisfied with them so far -- the quality is good, they are comfortable, and they run fairly true to size although they are a bit narrow for my feet. That said, these are definitely a RUNNING shoe. They are light, with soles that support forward movement, with reflective material so you can be seen by vehicles with their headlights on, and mostly breathable nylon fabric for the upper. They do not offer enough support, in my opinion, for the side to side movement that occurs when playing tennis. Most shoes built for tennis, in my experience, are made of more durable upper materials, since the foot will be coming to quick stops as you move quickly from hitting a tennis shot, to regaining your position on the court during a tennis match, for example. While some people might play tennis in shoes like this. and I have played tennis in running shoes before (just not this pair), I think you might want to purchase a shoe that advertises itself as "for tennis". If you are looking for an all-around athletic shoe, for running (mostly), but perhaps some walking, biking, and a little friendly, non-competitive tennis once in a while, this might be an "OK" all around choice. Hope that helps.... Kevin Z."
- patrick: "purchase shoe and they were very comfortable did not use for tennis but for running."
- micheal: "They are absolute best shoes I have ever owned... "
- buddy: "love mine...i use them to teach fitness classes. I think they'll be fine for tennis, although I do not play. I do a lot of jumping & pivoting in them."