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Comments: I have worn the ProStaff Classic for over 30 years and would buy 3-4 pair at a time because they did
seem to wear out faster than they used to. They were still the most comfortable shoe ever. I had an unopened box for 3 months
and to my surprise contained 2 pair of the Classic ll shoes (read knockoff and a poor one). They seem smaller, crowd my toes and
are cheap, cheap, cheap. I will be looking for a replacement shoe very soon. Wilson apparently isn't concerned with customer
satisfaction as much as the profit margin.
Comments: I always buy a pair of these shoes in November or December, as a Christmas gift
for my brother. This was the first year that I was unable to purchase them, as they were sold out in his size, as well as most other
sizes, which really surprised me, since I've never had a problem finding these in stock before. I assumed that I just waited too late
in the holiday season to buy them, so I came back in January, when I hoped that the stock would be replenished, so I could buy
him a pair for his February birthday, only to discover that the stock was not yet replenished and even further diminished. I
checked out some of the reviews, to find that these shoes are being discontinued, and that a new, revised version will be
introduced sometime in 2012. I am in shock that they made this decision, as they have always been rated top sellers, although
they have suffered in recent years from a quality-control standpoint. They just seem cheaper made, lately. Someone mentioned
that they are coming out with a whole new, revised version of this shoe in 2012, but it didn't give any estimated roll-out date.
Does anyone know when the new version is due to be released? I will be interested in checking them out.
Comments: I agree with the two posters who say the shoes have changed. I cut a newer pair in half and compared it
to an older pair I had. The construction of the newer pair was far inferior to the old pair. The foam, the heel counter, wrinkles in
the tongue were inferior to the old, although externally superficially they looked identical! I would prefer to pay more and get the
same quality rather than a cheapened knock-off. I hope the 2012 version returns to the style and quality of the original. In the
mean time I'm back to trying other brands after years of loyalty to the Pro-Staff Classics.
Comments: These are great shoes right out of the box. Wilson Men's ProStaff Leather been an amazing shoe for me
for many years. I've been playing for 26 years and have this model for 24 years. The soles use to be the least of my worries, but
something has changed in the past year or so. I use to play every day, but now I play 3 times a week. The shoes would last 6
months to a year with only a little wear in the sole at the big-toe and heal, but in as little as 3 months I have worn through the
sole to foam and fabric. In my opinion Wilson has changed this "Classic." I don't doubt they've had to compromise quality to keep
the same price point for so many years. Talked to Wilson today, they are discontinuing this shoe, and will be releasing a newer
version of their ProStaff Classic in 2012 (oxymoron). I'm hoping they get it right in 2012. Stock-up.
Comments: I have been wearing Pro Staffs (both leather and mesh) since they first came out (back in the 70's?). I
have tried several other brands but none have the wear factor and comfort of these shoes. My opinion is that they used to wear
much longer in the old days because I could wear a pair for 6 months to a year. Now I go through a pair in a month. They used to
have the "Good Year Rubber" logo on the box but I don't see it anymore. That may be the difference. Whatever the case these are
exceptional shoes for active tennis players that wear shoes out quickly.
I tried a pair of Pro Staff 1000 shoes last year and ended up with a painful case of plantar fasciitis due to the higher arch support.
Back to the good old-time Pro Staffs and problem solved.
Comments: I happen to love these shoes!!! I used 7 pairs last season but they feel more comfortable than any other
tennis shoe I've ever worn. They are stylish and very comfortable and don't suffocate your feet. I feel that they apply strong
enough traction so that I don't fall down while trying to reach for a sharp shot.
Comments: They are awful. I play on my high school tennis team so I play quite a lot. I tore huge holes in the
bottoms and on the sides in about 2 weeks. I could not be more disappointed with these shoes.
Comments: I really like the style and the feel of the shoe when I am outside playing tennis, but after two weeks of
practice and matches the shoes were really worn down. The shoe is worth the money but buy two pairs.
Comments: I just got this shoe today. Overall it's a very nice shoe, but if you have a wide feet, don't get this shoe!
Other than that, this shoe is worth the price.
Comments: I bought a pair a while back for casual wear, never thinking that these would be any good for serious
tennis. A week or two ago I sent in my Nike Resolve Pluses back for a warranty replacement. Seeing that my closet was bereft of
tennis shoes except for my ProStaffs, I decided to use those temporarily while I waited for my Nikes. I didn't expect them to last
the three weeks it took for Nike to send me my shoes. Boy was I wrong. The weakest part of the shoe is the toe, there is basically
no protection there, but after three weeks, I have yet to make a mark on the leather in the toe area. The sole is very durable, with
the heel and toe exposing a different colored rubber underneath. Traction on hardcourts was great, as was the lateral stability.
The cushioning in these shoes is very underrated, and a kudos to Wilson for designing perhaps the best insole to ever come in a
shoe from the factory. Thick and comfortable, the little gel insert in the heel adds an exceptional element of cushioning to
serious tennis play. The verdict? Three weeks later, my replacement Resolves came in the mail. I've yet to open the package.
Comments: No Doubt, this is the best all around Tennis Shoe ever made. Every once in a while I will try another
shoe, but nothing compares to the Wilson ProStaff. I can't find any other shoe that can beat then. So, I'll just keep buying and
Comments:I've been wearing this type of Prostaff shoe for better than eighteen years now. It's been the best shoe
Wilson ever put out on the market. I've tried many types of shoes in the past years, and none of them can come close to the feel,
comfort, and support that the Prostaff shoe gives, and you can wear them right out of the box. Thank you Wilson for keeping this
shoe going for so many years. I'm a 4.0 to 4.5 NTRP Level player. I play 2 to 3 times a week now. I use to play every day till I got
married. Will..... you guys know what I'm talking about. In my book, it can't be beat. Thanks again!
Comments:This shoe is excellent. The first time I played in them it felt like lead
weights on my ankles, however I got used to them quick. After about a week I saw visible
"damage" to the original image of the shoe but the multiple layers of rubber kept the shoe
from being thrown away(like every other shoe on the market). I kept with this shoe and I am
glad I did. I got through about a pair a month due to my extensive play(6 days a week for
about 2 hours a day). I recommend this shoe to ANYBODY!
Comments: Wilson Pro-staff Classic Men's tennis shoes S1000. This shoe
has been my life-line enabling me to continue playing tennis despite a
seriously damaged foot. I first bought them in the mid 1980's and kept several pairs to hand.
The sole grips well
even on wet hard courts and, above all, it is flexible though still shock-absorbing. This allows
one better feel as
to one's foot placement and permits more cushioning for the damaged foot. The low level
heal does not chafe
ankles, the simple lacing nevertheless holds firm and the leather moulds well to the foot.
Having found it off the
market for a while (in the U.K. at least), I have spent ages tracking a supplier down to get
Comments:This shoe can be compared to wearing a brick on your foot. The shoe will feel like it is slowing you
down which it does, but it will take a while to wear out. I wore the shoe for a little over two months and found the outsoles too
slippery. I not going to lie to you though, it is one of the sweetest looking shoes for its price range.
Comments: These shoes are awesome for casual wear. But not for playing
Comments: I play tennis on a daily basis, on both clay and hard courts and have
worn these shoes for years and years. They're perfect for me and you sure can't beat the
price. I've recommended them to other members of my club who have thanked me after
Comments: Before buying the Wilson Pro Staff Classic leather for the first time
12 years ago, I was in denial that this shoe could hold its own against the Nike's, the
Adidas's, and the K-Swiss's that seemed to dominate the shoe market back then. Out of
curiosity, I purchased a pair of the Pro Staff Classic and I was quite impressed with its
comfort and durability. They were ready for play right out of the box. It may be one of the
heavier models in the market, but I think durable outsoles are generally denser, hence
heavier. But not heavy enough to significantly slow anyone down. These shoes are not for
everyone, especially if you are toe dragger, unless you don't mind having a hole at the toe of
the shoe. These shoes are from the era before toe caps were on tennis shoes. Over the
years, I have purchased other shoes from different manufacturers to look more stylish. But I
always find a way to buy a pair of Pro Staff Classics every 3-4 years. I'm on my fourth pair
now. These shoes have been the mark of quality and consistency for about 2 decades, and
can still stand up to any shoe on the market today. All this for a relatively low price. More
expensive is not always better. I hope Wilson continues to make this shoe.
Comments: I've been wearing the low-leather Wilson Pro Staff tennis shoe over
a period of 10 years and I have yet to find a more durable, comfortable shoe. Playing 2 to 3
times a week mostly on hard courts that are indoors (clay during the warm weather), the only
drawback I have run into is how quickly the sole begins to develop holes in the toe and heel
of the shoe. This could be due to my personal wear pattern, but it is still the best tennis
shoe on the market from my point of view.
Comments: I have a pair, which I have owned a while now. Yes, they are stylish
and comfortable and very durable. They have been great for tennis and also for golf. The
price here was far better than anywhere.
Comments: I have read some great reviews and decided to buy one. After trying
it on for the first time, I knew right away that this shoe was not for me. It felt extremely
awkward because the shoe is very narrow and long. I wear a normal 9.5 but this shoe was
narrow and closer to a size 10. I had to look at the box and inside the shoe to make sure I
had placed the correct order. There is no question that it is a durable shoe but it feels
awkward. Lesson learned. Never buy a pair of shoes without trying them on first. In this
case, it was impossible to try them on since I could not find them anywhere.
Comments: I am a chronic shoe killer. I have been wearing Adidas Barricades
for about a year and am very satisfied with them, but I must say as far as durability, the Pro
Staff classic (mesh) cannot be beat. I bought a pair from Tennis Warehouse last January
and still wear them from time to time. The tread is completely worn off but there are no holes
anywhere in the shoe (not even the toe). The shoes are pretty comfortable. You cannot beat
this price for the quality of shoe you will be getting. I am ordering a pair right now!
Comments: I've been to about 20 specialty shops and this shoe was the most
comfortable and the most stylish. BRING BACK THE CLASSICS!
Comments:This shoe is a wonderful shoe for durability and strength over the
years. It never goes out of style and will last forever. The strong leather well never tear and
will always stay white. This is a good shoe for indoor and outdoor play. My family uses it and
it has been around for awhile. My dad used when he was in high school! It is so original and
is worth buying. People who read this I say "BUY IT!" Thank you.
Comments: Comfort, durability, to heck with style. These do it, particularly since
my left Achilles is a tender bugger. Fifth pair now mid-way through its yeoman's work. Plenty
of traction left after my approximate nine hours per week on a hard surface court. All this and
cheap to boot.
Comments: I've been wearing this type of Prostaff shoe for better than fourteen
years. It's been the best shoe Wilson ever put out on the market. I've tried many types of
shoes in the past years, and none of them can come close to the feel, comfort, and support
that the Prostaff shoe gives. Thank you Wilson for keeping this shoe going for so many
years. In my book, it can't be beat. Thanks again!
Comments: With the recent "Old School" fashion craze, I am surprised that the
Wilson Men's ProStaff Low Leather has not caught on like other classics such as the Rod
Laver and the Stan Smith. Fashion notwithstanding, these shoes, like Wilson's Classic
ProStaff racquets, have withstood the test of time and to this day still function superbly as
tennis shoes. They're very comfortable, and they don't feel too spongy like some of today's
Comments: Wilson Men's ProStaff Low Leather is an amazing shoe for gripping
and feeling the court. It has great cushion for such a low shoe. But be warned if you are a
toe dragger. As much as I like these shoes, I eventually got to the point where I was going
through each pair quickly.
Comments: I loved the instant comfort of the Wilson Men's ProStaff Low Leather.
There was no break-in period. However, there is a lack of toe drag resistance and poor heel
support. I play at a 4.0 NTRP level about 4-5 times/week with a very aggressive style, so I'm
hard on my shoes.
Comments: I really like the old school style of the Wilson Men's ProStaff Low
Leather shoe. The grip has lasted a long time and, once broken in, the inside of the shoe
has been very comfortable. I've had the shoes for about two months and plan on wearing
them for a while. My only complaint is about the toe. I drag my toes a lot when I play, and
there is almost a hole worn in it. I will probably continue to buy the Prostaff Low Leather.
Comments: I keep coming back to this shoe. It is a classic! I have tried out many
other brands in an attempt to be "modern". But as far as comfort and durability, the ProStaff
beats the competition, and is more reasonably priced than ever.
Comments: I've been wearing these for something like 10 years. They are
extremely comfortable. My only complaint is that the area behind the heel has a tendency to
wear out kind of fast, exposing a plastic strip.... Still a great shoe, though.
Comments:I am a recreational player and I have been using the Men's Wilson
ProStaff Low Leather Shoes for about two years now and have only bought three pair. I love
the comfort and lightness of the shoe. It has enough support for me and lasts 7 to 8 months.
I normally play about 2 to 3 times a week. I want to try a different shoe but I just can't get
myself to do it. Great shoe for the price and the quality. Only complaint is that they aren't the
most stylish things in the world but they don't have to look good to be the best.
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