June 18, 2009

Quick Tennis Fix: New Shoes

Is it time for new tennis shoes? Your shoes are what give you support, cushioning and traction on the court so wearning good shoes is important. To see if its time for a new pair, look at the bottom of your shoe. The "outsole" of the shoe is the bottom covering that contacts the court. It should be patterned with waves, grooves, herringbone, etc., to provide traction. If the outsole is starting to wear away so that you can see layers and the traction is losing depth, its probably time to get a new pair of shoes. Another rule of thumb - if you play 2 to 3 times a week, you probably need a new pair of shoes every 5 to 6 months.

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