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Comments: I play tennis 4 times a week. I've worn this shoe for a week and find it true to size with plenty of room
for toes. If you have narrow feet, you may want to order a 1/2 size down. Initially, I found this shoe to be very comfortable and
supportive for my high arches while being light and maneuverable on the court. It gets high marks for that. However, after the
first wear, the inside of my ankles were rubbed raw where the top lace laces through. I've been wearing bandaids hoping the shoe
just needed some break-in time, but it still is rubbing painfully. Also, now I'm starting to feel pain and pressure from the metal
piece where the strap goes through. I have loosened the strap to the point of it being useless, but it is still causing pain -- like all
day long, even after I'm not wearing the shoe. Perhaps both of these issues are due to the top of my foot resting a little higher in
the shoe due to my high arches, but in any case, these shoes are hurting my feet! At this point, I find them unwearable, which is
really too bad, because they are very supportive and comfortable in respect to supporting my arches and shock absorption. I wish
I could get my money back because after a week of wear, I can't bring myself to put them on again! Sadly, I'm back on the hunt to
find the right shoe. I usually wear KSwiss as they offer good support and stability, but they can be clunky on the court. I was
hoping to find something lighter and more maneuverable. These shoes were better in that respect, but the construction at the top
of the shoe is a deal breaker for me.
From: Andrea, 2/15
Comments: Very good shoe. No break-in required, better than the New Balance 996. Definitely a bargain for 50
dollars and no tax and free shipping.
From: Jhon, 12/14
Comments: My husband bought me these shoes and when I first started wearing them they were great. But after
about 2 months of playing in them (played 4-5 times a week, both clay and hard surface), my Achilles started killing me. I could
barely walk. So I don't think I will be buying another pair.
From: Tracey, 10/14
Comments: I have narrow feet and it is difficult to find a good fit in tennis shoes. I have many pairs of New Balance
shoes in narrow, but none have as secure a fit as this shoe, in part due to the Velcro strap. It was very comfortable right out of the
box. It seems to run large, I needed to go down a half size even with a thick sock. I will buy 3 more pairs before Babolat makes
From: Pam, 9/14
Comments: These shoes were great right out of the box and comfortable from the start, until I was about 3 months
into wearing them. Then I began to experience pain on the top of my foot where the top strap is located. I loosened it
considerably, but can't really say that it helped. The shoe also developed ridges inside along the top of my great toe and started
rubbing it, developing blisters even through socks. I'm not sure why this happened after several weeks of comfortable wear and I
must say that it only occurred in one shoe, so it may be an issue with the way I stand, etc. although I have never had this problem
before. Going to look for another shoe, as I would like to get more than 3 months from a pair. I play 3 times per week, 2 hour
From: Abby, 8/14
Comments: I purchased these shoes in early April. I play on clay courts and about 4-5 times per week. While
supremely comfortable, these shoes did not wear well. The mesh after the toe guard is already breaking down and stability is no
longer a sure thing after 3 months of wear. I am disappointed as these are the most comfortable shoes I've owned.
From: Hope, 7/14
Comments: I have been searching for tennis shoes that work and these are terrific. I purchased them 6 weeks ago
and have been wearing them 4-6 times per week for match play. I have been wearing both Asics and New Balance the last several
years. I tried these even though the color was "bright" even for me. The minute I put them on I was sold. I have a normal foot,
although slightly narrow in the heel. The 8 1/2 was true to size and the velcro strap across the top keeps the shoe snug. I mostly
play on clay courts and they provide stability and gripability when necessary. Just purchased a second pair to closet for when
these need replaced.
From: Gloria, 6/14
Comments: I love these shoes. They're lightweight and comfortable. I can move on the court quickly and have
never had blisters wearing them. I play about 2-3 times a week at the 3.5-4.0 level. After more than 7 months, the sides of the
shoes (where my "pinky" toes are) are beginning to tear. I'm still happy with Babolat. These shoes also support my ankles. I will
definitely buy another pair.
From: Michelle, 6/14
Comments: I bought the Propulse shoes in size 7 and they fit great. I have narrow feet and I felt they were snug
enough, but yet, enough room to move my toes. I always wear black ankle socks, and I felt they were breatheable. The soles and
toe sheild were made very well. They have great traction on hard courts. I use the toe sheild a lot when I play and it seem to help
whenever I need more traction to stop. As for the comfortability, I love it. They have enough support foot-bed wise, and plenty of
cushion. I dont need to put insoles in these shoes, although, others may prefer to use one. I find the strap helpful, it seems to
help secure my shoelace from untying. Also, they help prevent my feet from moving. I play 3-5 days a week for a couples hours
on the courts and my shoes is still in good condition. They sure are durable. I would buy another pair of these!
From: Milaney, 3/14
Comments: I have had 3 pairs of Babolat shoes and all 3 pairs fell apart within 4 months of use. I play 3-5 times
per week, mostly on clay. All 3 split on the sides right where the bend of the feet is when you are up on your toes. Some of you
might ask if I was wearing the right size -- yes, I had them fitted at a sports store and bought subsequent ones online. While I
liked the shoe initially, it just doesn't hold up.
From: Kat, 3/14
Comments: I really like this shoe. Nikes are too wide for me, Adidas fit me well, but they no longer make the ones I
liked, so I tried the Babolat and have been very happy in them. Only one slight issues to be aware of, on my foot, it took wearing
them a few times to get used to the high edge next to my ankle bone. This offers good support, but at first it rubs on the bone a
bit. And my feet are happy in the shoes, but there is not a ton of cushion under the ball of the foot after 4 months of use. I wear
them a lot, so maybe it is normal for the cushioning to diminish after regular, heavy use. I will buy another pair!
From: Julie, 6/13
Comments: I love Babolat and these shoes have great support with the Velcro straps. However, I hate the colors
Babolat is choosing.
From: Cindy, 5/13
Comments: For my first pair of Babolat shoes, I am very pleased. I'm playing 20+ hours a week of tennis and it
took a toll on my old court shoes. These on the other hand are extremely durable and are so worth the money. I was very nervous
ordering these online but they fit true to size and are my absolute favorite shoe that I own. Definitely buying another pair of
Babolats for my next court shoe.
From: Megan, 4/13
Comments: This is a great comfortable shoe and I'm happy with the results since this is the first buy I made from
Babolat. Before these, I played with Head shoes (being a Head buyer), but they turned out to not be as great as I had hoped. I think
that I will mainly be buying tennis shoes from Babolat now since these are lighter, comfier, better fitting, and there's a lot of
when you step. Love them!
From: Lira, 3/13