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Comments: I can't recommend these shoes if you have a wide foot. The plastic support straps began cutting
into the outside of my foot after the shoes were about a month old. What happened was the inside lining of the shoe
begins to wear and becomes just a very thin piece of material separating your foot from the plastic straps. I even wear two
pairs of sock and it still didn't help. Blisters began to develop on both feet where the straps come down across on the
outside. This does not seem to bother those with narrower feet. My hitting partner wears them to and loves them and
reports no blistering.
From: Larry, 5/16
Comments: I have used these shoes for a couple of years and they are good comfortable shoes that last a
long time, usually. The problem seems to be quality control. I ordered two pairs at the same time. One worked fine the
other caused my little toe to bleed because of the rub from the plastic support. This rub happened with another pair of
T22's. So I am not buying these anymore.
From: Glenn, 4/16
Comments: I had high hopes for this shoe after a decade with adidas shoes. The shoes are very comfortable,
but my flat feet never got the requisite support and overall stability. I now use these for walking and jogging on a track (no
side-to side movement). I'm back to the adidas Barricade 8+ but I can't find any in my size for replacements!
From: Michael, 2/16
Comments: I really like these shoes, however, I am getting 'side-jamming' instead of 'toe jamming.' When I
move/hop sideways and suddenly stop, the base of my pinky toe (both left/right) jams against the 'plastic claw.'
Unfortunately, I only found out about this on my 3rd day of use and can no longer return them due to 'wear.'
From: Charles, 1/16
Comments: Regarding Prince T22 tennis shoes: I had been extremely pleased about my experience with T22s
and have converted other players to try them out with success. I have worn out more than a dozen pair Prince T22s in size
9 and they have all fit extremely well, until the last pair of T22s. They were a size 9 were toe jammers -- there was too much
padding in back of the ankle and down toward the heel, thus pushing the foot forward into the toe of the shoe. Also,
comparing them to an older pair it could be observed that the toe box appeared a bit tighter (less webbing fabric from
lacing to toe). Being in a hurry to get to the tennis court, I did not notice this at first and they just felt snug in the toe.
Thinking perhaps it might be my imagination, thicker socks or swollen feet. Once play began I realized what a mistake this
was and I ended up losing my left toe nail and the right one was also bruised. I called TW with my complaint, asking if
Prince had done something to the sizing and if I needed to consider a larger size in, etc. and was told to send them in. I did
and they were returned to me indicating too much time had passed and yes I did wear them out on the court. I understand
their decision on this, but I did explain on the phone before sending them in that I had them for some time and I had worn
them on the court. When the shoes had been returned I still did not have an answer regarding possible sizing changes.
Frustrated by this experience I was about to give up on Prince tennis shoes completely. After some time passed, I began
researching new tennis shoes and with some help from TW I decided to try both sizes; (9.0 and 9.5). Happily the 9.0 size is
as my old Prince T22 shoes were and were previously made in China, but now in Cambodia. The one pair must have been
a bad batch of shoes improperly made or sized. It is my hope that Prince has this sorted out. Once I find a shoe that fits I
like to stick with it.
From: Joe, 11/15
Comments: Good shoe. Far better than the Nike Vapors in my opinion. Better cushioning and comfort. Far
better looking as well.
From: Bleu, 10/15
Comments: Runs a half size small but plenty wide for those of us with wide feet. I'm very finicky about my
shoes so once I find a model that fits, I generally buy a half dozen pairs. Bought these in an emergency and while they
won't replace my favorites because they're too heavy I will use them for training.
From: Rich, 10/15
Comments: Nothing but disappointment comes to mind when the Prince T22 mens tennis shoe is mentioned
in conversation. My foot is nothing out of the ordinary and I have never had an issue with Asics, Head, etc. shoes in the
past but since trying the T22 I would prefer gumboots over these any day. Nothing about the shoe is positive -- it is a very
wide shoe and uncomfortable in all areas of the foot. Rubbing and poor support are a few more problems I have had even
with multiple sizes tried. Please pick carefully when purchasing shoes -- I am sticking to Asics!
From: Blair, 10/15
Comments: The old model was great, the new one not so much. I had been searching for a shoe that fits my
foot for over 8 months. Then I ran across a tennis store in LA that happened to have the old production Prince T22. Note:
the new stock T22s are manufactured from a different company than the old stock -- I don't know the exact date of the
switch. So finally I was able to play comfortably in a shoe that had a high top (which I still don't like) but it didn't pressure
my toes and allowed for easy wearing of double socks to protect my big toe from smashing into the end. I'm not happy
how heavy these things are, but comfort trumps weight, something I learned from my long distance cycling days.
Everything has worked like clockwork. The shoes lasted me 5 months, and I lost the original receipt so I can't 6 month
warranty them. I found a place locally that sells the T22s and needed some quickly, threw them on and to my surprise, the
new shoes are nowhere near the same fit. They are tight and not comfortable to wear at all. Be weary if re-buying these.
Buyer beware if you liked the old stock shoes.
Tennis Warehouse has been crucial in helping me find a replacement shoe that has a similar toe box geometry. I'm still
trying new shoes, but their recommendations for shoes that matches the old stock T22 toe box are: Babolat SFX All Court,
Yonex Power Cushion Durable II, Nike Zoom Cage 2, adidas Barricade V Classic, and the New Balance MC 806 W. I'm
trying each in order of weight from lowest to highest with the Zoom Cage 2s arriving soon.
From: Adam, 9/15
Comments: I've had several pairs of T22s in size 11 and bought these at a great price in size 11.5 because
that's all they had. For some reason, they don't feel too big but just right with only 1 pair of socks. Just barely roomier to
me than the other green/black version in 11 for some reason, which I bought and they are a "snug" good fit. But like most
shoes on hard courts, they always seem to wear faster than I think they should. In reality, they wear as good as the Nikes
and Babolats I've worn. A little on the bulkier/heavier side to me. But they are extremely comfortable and adsorb shock
excellent -- which I need with 2 bulging disks! I'd buy them again but I'm not sure if I'd lean toward a size 11 or 11.5?
From: Ken, 9/15
Comments: A big thank you to the guys below who took the time to write in on how they solved the plastic
band problem; I did the same thing to mine and problem solved! Turns out, it was the band closer to the toes on the
outside of the foot that is problematic, the other three bands don't cause me any discomfort.
From: Michel, 7/15
Comments: If you are planning on purchasing this shoe, I would advise you that unless you like to wear thicker
socks (or two socks), order a half size smaller than what you already where. If you wear 10, and a 9.5 is no problem, I
would recommend that you order the latter because it is quite wide. The shoes themselves are good to play with. They are
comfortable, but after 2 weeks of intense tennis and matches (I play on the high school team), they tend to get a little
slippery. Also, this shoe was pretty easy to wear out.
From: Peter, 7/15
Comments: I wore these shoes when they first came out in 2007 or so. They were great in that they were
gave good support and priced $20 less than the Barricade. I have bought 4-5 pairs since then but the current shoe is
NOT the same as the originals. It's much tighter in the toe box and while the original side straps gave support, they didn't
your foot in a straight jacket they way the current versions do. The current forefoot straps dig in and do not give at all. It's
the straps but the overall width of the forefoot. I noticed all my original pairs were made in China and these in Cambodia.
should have left a good thing alone. I'm a 4.5 level player.
From: Mike, 5/15
Comments: Very disappointed! I've been wearing the the T22 for several years. I bought a new pair in the fall
2014 and now jabbing to switch to a different shoe. I'm not sure what Prince changed but my foot kept sliding forward in
and jamming my toe into the end of the shoe. The shoe never felt broken in. I'm sure the new materials used in the shoe
cheaper which means more profit for Prince. I am now wearing adidas Barricade Team 4 and love them.
From: Barry, 1/15
Comments: I just switched from Babolat SFX to Prince T22. I really enjoyed the SFX, but my podiatrist said I
try another shoe that was more stable and good for a low arch foot. I bought the Prince T22 and they felt good at the store.
I've been wearing them for about 4 hours now to try and break them in and my foot is killing me. I think it's the silver strap
pressing against my foot just below the pinkie toe that's causing the pain. I'm not sure if I should try to loosen the strings
off the strap like I've seen on previous posts, or just return the shoes?
From: Nick, 1/15
Comments: This pair is worse than the T14. The toe sides of both the left and right shoe has a hole or cut like
damage after 5 months. The T14 wore out the same parts, but the whole palm is a piece, so the T14 wore out at the same
without cut or hole. Whereas, the T22 seems like there are two layers on the palm. The out lay wore out and leaves a cut or
between the inner layer.
From: Anon, 9/14
Comments: I've been wearing Prince NFS shoes for 20 years, and was very disappointed when they ran out of
Vipers, which was an excellent shoe if you had a wide forefoot. I agree with some of the other reviewers -- the plastic
cause a blister if you have a wide foot. This may be a good shoe for a narrow foot, but would not recommend it for a wide
forefoot. Prince needs to bring back the Viper for all the loyal customers!
From: Lance, 7/14
Comments: These shoes felt great in the store but the plastic straps on the outside of the shoe are killing me
outer bone on the side of the foot). I removed the laces from the shoe, then I took a very sharp exacto knife and cut the
on the outside of the plastic strap (the strap on the outside of the shoe and closest to the front of the shoe only! The other
not an issue) and carefully separated it from the mesh. When I got close to the sole, I placed a credit card between the
the plastic strap, and cut away the strap about 1/16 of an inch above the sole. (The credit card prevents you from cutting
mesh.) That solved the problem completely. This will not hurt the shoe or void the warranty either. Love these shoes!
From: Scott, 7/14
Comments: They are comfortable. However, I burnt a hole in the toe in just two weeks! Unacceptable. If you
hard courts and move at all, these shoes are not for you
From: Bob, 7/14
Comments: The T22s run a full size small theses days, in my opinion. The Warrior is closer to fitting true. I
a pair of the T22 in a size 13 and it felt like a 12.
From: Kerry, 6/14
Comments: The shoes are good for wide feet, but the latest production seems to be a bit loose in the heel.
because the shoes are so wide, it's like running with elephant feet.
From: Clare, 5/14
Comments: I used these for a few years and did send them back at least once for a free replacement because
wore out before the 6 month guarantee time. I typically replacde them every 6 months or so, playing 2-3 times per week.
have very good grip and stability, but are a bit clunky. The plastic straps do dig in, so I typically laced them loose down
tighter towards the top. This led to a bit of a loose fit though, and I found myself constantly re-tightening my shoes during
matches. The toe box is plenty wide and there isn't much arch support, so I used my own orthotic inserts instead of the
provided to help with this. I ended up switching to the Nike Vapor 9s for increased comfort. Overall, a solid, durable shoe.
From: Warren, 2/14
Comments: The T22 model is OK for wider feet like mine, and I think they are reasonably well padded
other brands on the market. They are a little 'soft' in construction, and don't support fast hard movement all that well -- but
is now a common problem in today's 'fashion' tennis shoes. I believe the plastic straps close to the toe box are poorly
since they have very sharp edges that you can feel through the surrounding mesh material. The two materials do not go
together when laced up tight, and feet are pushing sideways against them -- i.e. in typical tennis play. Did anyone in the
team actually try this properly? Thick socks help a bit, but really, thin sharp plastic and mesh! I am 185 lbs, 6'0" and still a
moving 52 year old, about 5.0, very experienced all-courter.
From: Anon, 1/14
Comments: The plastic strips on the sides will hurt your feet. I returned mine and until Prince decides to
the plastic, I will buy other brands.
From: Anon, 1/14
Comments: $90 down the drain -- the plastic strips on the side of the shoes are killing my feet. These shoes
great and felt great in the store, but after playing in them for 2 weeks, I'm done. Going back to Nike.
From: Britt, 1/14
Comments: I've been trying to find a comfortable wide-toe shoe to replace the Prince Viper series.
the T22 feels stiff with almost no cushion for my already fragile feet. If anyone has a suggestion on what model to try, I'm
ears. To the Prince reps, please bring the Viper wide toe series back and I'll buy a dozen at a time.
From: Doug, 12/13
Comments: I am on my 4th pair of T22s in the last 2.5years. I love these shoes as they are very spacious for
wide feet with low arch. Prior to trying these out, I tried adidas Barricades and had shinsplints like crazy within 15mins of
These shoes last for a while, 7-8 months playing doubles 3 times a week. They might last less if playing singles the same
The shoes are clunky and heavy as others have commented. A nice pair of the cheap New Balance are good (tried them
these shoes just move with the right amount of grip. The New Balance shoes were too grippy and I had minor knee
them. These T22s just offer the right amount of grip when turning on the ball of your foot while swinging. I may look at
brand just to see what's out there, but I always keep a pair of T22s as a trusty backup.
From: Russ, 12/13
Comments: Despite some of the feedback, I took a chance and bought the T22. It worked out for me as it's a
shoe. A little clunky and beefy on the tread, but my game is not built around exceptional speed. No issues with the plastic
near the toebox. I used the fitting guide to help me. My foot size is 11 1/3," width is 4.1," I did not subtract by 1/5" and
with a size 12.
From: John, 10/13
Comments: These shoes are in the top 5 that I have ever worn. The only problem is that I kind of 'pronate out'
my heels a little and after a few months of wear, they begin to 'lean out' on my heels. I have 5 pairs sitting in the garage
that are in
almost perfect condition except the 'pronated out' heel sections of the shoes. They are not worn out, but just a little wear
heels, just for some construction reason they kinda crush-out after a few minutes of play (my average weekly play = 12+
Meaning, I cannot wear them because they will cause other joint-foot-knee problems if worn to long in that state. But, if
not have that pronating-out heel problem, I highly suggest these shoes! Also, I cannot wear Nike type shoes with pointed
these T22s are squarish tips which are very comfortable to me.
From: Jon, 10/13
Comments: So far, these are the best shoes out there. Great for not causing knee or achilles problems. The
the foot is a problem (but only a small problem), I only had a little discomfort on the side of my right foot after 2 hours of
(played 2 sets), however, I have to say the other benefits and comforts out weigh this minor issue. In my case, other shoes I
worn over the years caused knee pain, shin pain, achilles tendon pain, bottom of feet pain and roll overs, but these shoes
stable and comfortable.
From: Mike, 9/13
Comments: For those of you whose only complaint is the plastic strap that rubs on that outside, edge-of-foot
bone, I carefully took a new razor, cut the stitching, and at the sole and about 1inch up, then pinched length-wise, and
took shallow cuts until through, and removed that small section. The shoe is a dream, and this will not unravel or affect the
in any way.. I sent the 6-month shoe back to Prince, told them what I did, but they were concerned only with the wear of
This is one of the best shoes for cushion/foot/knee, etc., but that plastic strap can hurt like hell.
From: GoSurfBoy, 8/13
Comments: Excellent shoe that really helped cure my achilles tendonitis and other feet ailments. Thank you
and Tennis Warehouse!
From: Bob, 7/13
Comments: Be very careful with this shoe. Having worn Prince for 20+ year, it seems as if their manufacturing
changed. Recently having owned about 7 pair of T9 Roadsters I tried these. These are far from the forefoot that one is used
with Prince. The plastic on the sides that is locked into the lacing system pinch you foot terribly if you are used to a wider
normal Toe Box from Prince. If anyone knows of a good T9 replacement please post.
From: Chris, 7/13
Comments: My first pair of these were the best tennis shoes I have ever worn! They were always extremely
comfortable and roomy around the toes. I recently re-ordered the same shoe and size but this time the fit was tight and
uncomfortable around the toes. I've been playing in them for 2 months now trying different socks to help in any way. The
discomfort tends to disappear temporarily while playing. My feet start hurting again after I stop playing and I can't wait to
them off! Unfortunately, they still feel terrible every time I put them on! What happened to the fit of this great shoe?
From: Phil, 7/13
Comments: Great shoe! It took about 2 weeks to break in and now they are cushiony and comfortable.
From: Bob, 6/13
Comments: Not comfortable for me with the worst part being the side plastic part of the shoe that pinches my
From: Damian, 5/13
Comments: This is a terrific shoe! I have tried the Scream 3, T14, and T22 Mid; the Scream's lacing pattern did
have enough lace holes to feel secure on my feet, the T14 just didn't fit at all, and the T22 Mid hurt my feet. The T22 was
try, and it worked! Extremely comfortable, great support, and a great look! Recommended.
From: John, 3/13
Comments: It is rather confounding that so many consider the T22 to be a cushioning shoes. Granted the
are super comfy with a roomy toebox and superb ventilation, but the cushioning is sorely lacking.
From: Anon, 3/13
Comments: This is a great shoe. I got my second pair recently. They changed the fit slightly. They're a little
fitting at the ball of the foot. They're very well ventilated and have good traction and durability. And they are well built up
so I can really load up on my forehand. My favorite feature is the heel cup. The shoe really wraps well around my narrow
had a bad fit in the heel with 2 pairs of Asics that I had. The T22 is a very well built shoe.
From: Kevin, 12/12
Comments: I found these shoes very comfortable. I've had mine for almost 2 years. I play sporadically, but
play, I'm usually playing 6-7 hours over 2 days, so they show pretty good wear. The shoes have a good shelf life, and are
durable. I have flatter feet so I think these shoes are better for people with wider and flatter feet than those with narrower
with high arches.
From: Gene, 12/12
Comments: My coach bought these for my team last season and I did not
like them at all. They seemed to not have enough cushioning and they
felt really clunky while moving around on the court.
From: Tristan, 11/12
Comments: I bought a pair of these in Navy Blue in the middle of September because I won a major discount
coupon from a local reseller at a tennis workshop. This is a very comfortable pair of shoes. Good cushioning and good
support. However, it does not last very long. Mine is about 3 months from having a hole on the bottom of each shoe. Good
comes with a 6 month warranty program. I totally recommend this.
From: Brian, 11/12
Comments: Danger, danger Will Robinson! Do not buy this shoe! I loved the T22 Mid. But as usual, when
has a good thing they get rid of it. No wonder they are in bankruptcy. The T22 has no stability. I sprained my ankle three
in two days. Plus, the shoe laces come untied every two games. I threw them in trash. I'm a 4.5 competitive player and
From: John, 9/12
Comments: These are pretty decent shoes. The sole lasts for a long time. I have had mine for a year and am
starting to have the tread on the bottom come off and I play 5 days a week for 2.5 hours. Only problem is that they dont
good traction. They also hurt my feet!
From: Ben, 7/12
Comments: These T-22's were a big disappointment for me. I've worn Prince shoes
for my last 5+ pairs of shoes and they've all been great for their
longevity and for they way they fit my wide feet. I'm used to Scream
3's which are heavier and I was looking forward to the lighter weight
of the T-22. The T-22 is the first Prince shoe I've worn that pinch my
foot at the width and refuses to break in even after 6 months. Also
the toe has worn through and I've discovered this 10 days after the
six month outsole warranty has expired. Hopefully Prince will still
honor the warranty & give me a new pair & hopefully a new pair will
fit better. But this the first Prince shoe that I've been disappointed
From: Tom, 7/12
Comments: The problem with the T22 versus the T9 and T10 is the mesh used in the
forefoot toe area that is too stretchy on the T22, causing it to feel very unstable. The T9 and T10 used more vinyl in the
keeping the foot more stable.
From: Squirrel, 6/12
Comments: These are the worst shoes - ever. I have worn Prince shoes for many years and made the mistake
buying two pairs of the T22. I have a wide forefoot and the shoes pinched the front of my foot badly. I tried to re-lace them
bypass the plastic straps but that didn't help either. After a couple of hours on the court I hurt all over. I finally gave them
From: Mike, 5/12
Comments: Shoe feels comfortable, a good fit for my wide feet with little to no arch. Shoe feels good playing,
although on a few extreme situations, I did not feel comfortable with the stability of the shoe - your heel sits a little higher
usual, and during major momentum shifts where other shoes slide for me. I almost felt like these were buckling on me.
feeling, and this was during one of my first few sessions with them.
From: Anon, 4/12
Comments: I have very flat feet due to extreme over pronation so I
expected to have a difficult time finding tennis shoes that didn't
cause me discomfort. I tried the Nike Lunar Vapor 8 and the Adidas
Barricade first. Both were so horribly painful I couldn't even keep
them on my feet for five minutes. I called Tennis Warehouse on the
phone and explained my problem to them. They were extremely helpful
and directed me toward a couple of options. For some reason, despite
the fact that I think they are super ugly, I decided to try the Prince
T22s. I am SOOOO glad that I did. Foot pain gone instantly. The
comfort level was not quite 100% perfect but very close (say 90%
perfect). And honestly, with feet as flat as mine 90% perfect comfort
is about as good as I ever hope to experience. After wearing them a
couple of times, I decided to try an aftermarket insert (SofSole
Air), and that made them an absolute dream to play in. I'm now on my
second pair and I can't imagine ever trying another shoe. They do
feel a bit heavy on the feet at first, but the upside of that is that
they are incredibly stable. I also thought the sole was amazingly
durable. I am a recreational player and play three to four times a
week on hard courts, averaging one to four hours each session. After
six months, there were almost no signs of wear on the outsoles of my
first pair. I got a new pair mainly due to the inside being worn to
the point that I started to think, "Yeah, I should probably replace
these." But if I was thrifty or on a restrictive budget, I believe I
could have gotten another three or four months worth of wear out of
From: Dan, 4/12
Comments: A good shoes but it needs just a little more cushioning.
That would make it a great shoes.
From: K, 3/12
Comments: I am a 6'2" 250 Lb. bodybuilder, who happens to play 2-3 x's per week, 2
hrs + per session. I am quick for my size, and move around the court
well. I am a size 11 D, but I wear a size 12 in these shoes, maybe
because I like wearing two pairs of heavy socks for extra padding. I
like these shoes because I have wide toes( not foot). My toes don't
pinch in these shoes. I've tried a few other brands and they all pinch
my toes. I don't have foot or ankle problems,and I don't have flat feet.
I can afford any shoes I want. Price is not a factor. I found these
shoes work well for me, so I'm sticking with them. I don't see the point
in spending more money on shoes - just to keep trying different brands.
From: Anon, 3/12
Comments: My son plays Champ level USTA level tennis about 20-25 hours a week. I have just ordered his
of these shoes. We have tried a number of different shoes, New Balance and Adidas Barricade come to mind, but we
back to the Prince T22. He has a rather wide, flat foot (not a lot of arch going on) and these have a roomier toebox than
We have tried switching a few times, but I always hear complaining, so I've stopped. We keep two pair on hand, and rotate
and he always wears these out late in month 4 or early in month 5 and Prince always honors the 6th month outsole
provides us with a free pair. I don't look at the wear-through as a negative, I look at it as a positive: every other pair is free.
as much as he plays, I would not really expect the shoe to last longer, and I am pleased that they stand by their shoe and
this guarantee. I see they have come out with T24's. I hope they don't discontinue the T22's. They are a great shoe.
From: Texas Tennis Mom, 1/12
Comments: So I was wearing through my Nike Court Ballistec 2.3's and I needed a new
shoe. I have a very flat arch and it's usually hard to find a shoe
that fits right. I'm a pretty big Nike fan, so I've been wearing the
last few Cage and Court Ballistec series shoes as these tend to have a relatively flat arch. However, a few players I know
recommended the Prince T22. I was a bit hesitant at first, but then I tried them on. Been playing in these for the last few
and I have to say I've been impressed. Very cushy and comfortable, I'm getting better support out of these than the 2.3's
foot type), and they seem to provide a bit more support and are very stable. Sure, they aren't as flashy or good looking as
shoe (I love the look of the Court Ballistec 3.3's), but the great fit is what sold me on them.So if you have a wide-flat foot,
some cushion and support, I'd recommend giving these shoes a shot. I've been very impressed.
From: James, 11/11
Comments: I absolutely love this shoe! I switched from the Babolat Propulse 3's to these, and they were great.
these shoes before my sectional match and they didn't take long to break-in. The shoe itself felt really well on my feet.
wasn't much of a difference on the weight side but I loved the durability. I recommend this shoe to any player.
From: Nathan, 10/11
Comments: I have always loved the fit of Prince NFS shoes on my feet and have had several pairs of the old
Aerotype 1.2's and about 6 or 7 pairs of Vipers. I am pretty particular about what fits my foot, so I was a little apprehensive
switching away from what has worked. I grind on shoes really hard on the court. I do lots of sliding on hard courts and foot
on the back foot often enough to tear through the tops on almost every shoe I have ever had. From the moment I first put
T22's I liked them. The grip is excellent, I almost prefer less as sliding on a hard court in these shoes is a lot harder than it
wearing Vipers. However, they
have great flexibility and have been pretty darn tough on top where I have obviously tried my best to wear through them
drag. They seem to be holding up quite well with support and cushion and they breath really well. These shoes get a big
up from me. The step up from the Viper to these is worth it and I am certain I will buy several more pairs
now that I know my feet love the shape of the shoe. I have notice a lot less wear and tear on my calf muscles and feet. I
From: Mike, 9/11
Comments: These shoes are fantastic. I switched over from the Barricade II's because it seemed to me that
quality had started to drop off on the last couple of pairs I owned. I tried on about a dozen different shoes before deciding
these. I had to get them 1/2 size larger than most shoes. I didn't need any break in time, they seemed to play well from the
moment I stepped on the court. The sole seems a bit wider than the Barricade II's, but I don't notice a difference in my
I play about 4 to 6 hours a week at a 3.5 level and the wear seems very reasonable.
From: Jason, 9/11
Comments: This is a great shoe. This is the first shoe that I have been able to wear all 8 months. Most of the
competitor's shoes wore out at 3 months.
From: John, 8/11
Comments:I tried on lots of tennis shoes and these were by far the most comfortable ones. I found most
shoes to be too narrow for my feet, and many other brands to be too rigid. The T22's are very bouncy, and have a nice
around the ball of the foot. Good support all the way around, I'm very happy with them.
From: Devin, 8/11
Comments: This is a really awesome shoe. After a long 4 years, I switched from Adidas Prevails to these and
did they feel great. They're a little bit on the heavier side, but I think it works better for me. Good lateral movement
arch support and the toe box is a great fit for a size 10 guy.
From: MkR. 07/11
Comments: Like all other shoes, this T22 isn't for everyone. If you have a wide and flat foot like me, you have
it. For me, it felt like it was designed for my foot as it fits right in and feels comfortable. No blisters, no tight spots. I have
the look is a bit goofy as it's not my style but I go to the courts to enjoy my time and play well not to look great.
From: J. 6/11
Comments: Phenomenal shoe. Great comfort out of the box. Reasonable durability. Lasted me about 5 months
play a lot. Very stable.
From: Dean, Portland, Oregon. 5/11
Comments: As a high school student I have a lot of energy to move around the court. My team got these
team shoes last year. I already went through a pair in 5 months and 6 month warranty I got another. With the second pair I
them over the summer in half the time. This shoe is not worth buying. If you like to hit running forehands and move around
court a lot, this shoe is not recommended for you.
From: Bob, 03/11
Comments: This shoe is amazing. I play 6 times a week and I need a shoe that is comfortable, yet durable
is the best shoe I have ever had. I am on my 2nd pair now and the first pair lasted about 7-8 months. They are super
comfortable. I love these shoes!
From: Mike, IN, USA, 03/11
Comments: Great shoes!! I have worn just about every brand out there and I keep coming back to Prince T
Very comfortable durable and STABLE. I am 6'3" 235 and really can pound a shoe. I highly recommend them!
From: Dan, Roswell, GA, USA, 02/11
NTRP Rating: 4.0
Comments: These shoes are just awful. They offer no support, grip, comfort, and look extremely goofy. I am
picky about how a shoe feels but I HATE this shoe. To all those who like it, try another shoe. After I got the Nike 2.3
I threw this pair in my fireplace. I never thought I could get so angry at a shoe.
From: Jacob, FL, USA, 02/11
Comments: Since taking up tennis 2 years ago I've had to road-test, tennis specific, tennis shoes. After trying
many different brands, many of which hurt my feet I choose the Prince t-22, because it ended up being the best tennis
me. I am a 3.5 rated player that plays about 10 to 12 hours a week, mainly doubles but some singles. These shoes to my
experience wear very well in all areas, I would highly recommend them to all, especially to players that require a wider toe
From: Jim, Surprise, AZ, USA, 02/11
Comments: Overall a fantastic shoe, top-notch durability is a definite bonus. Shoe may weigh more compared
other shoes, but when worn it feels light due to compact design. Lateral shuffles are decent. The only downside would be
break-in time. I play 8 hours a week mixing matches with drills and it took about 2 weeks to break these shoes in. Like
comments I would recommend a 1/2 size up.
From: Roger, MD, USA, 02/11
Comments: Shoes seem fairly heavy. Sole is wearing through after about 15 - 20 hours (I weigh 170 #)
Recommend sizing up 1/2 size. I normally wear size 11, but the shoes are too short. Width is good.
From: D.O., TX, USA, 02/11
Comments: Love these shoes. When I first started using them over a year ago I saw a noticeable improvement
my game. I have lower arches so these were perfect. Stability is very good. Durability is extremely good, better than any
I've ever worn. Overall a great choice for me.
From: Jeff, USA, 02/11
Comments: These shoes are form fitting, very solid, a little chunky, quite firm - not cushy but not
Think heavy duty. At first I wondered if they would be too 'hard' but they fit perfectly (medium to wide foot, medium to high
with good arch support so I gave them a try. At first I loved them, they felt snug, very supportive, durable and pretty quick
chunky they are. After about 2 months however, I developed a bruise on the side of my foot where the hard plastic lateral
straps are, which hasn't gone away a month or so later. So, maybe they were too hard for me after all, it's too bad because
them for 2 months and they still have a lot of life left in the soles but now I have a foot problem that won't seem to go
From: Bernard, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 11/10
Comments: This is a very good tennis shoe. I have tried adidas and Nike in several models. Bottom line, these
much better. They are soft enough to be kind to my ankle and knees, but hard enough to last quite a while with 6 hours of
per week. They fit very comfortable, good traction, excellent breathability, good space for fingers and they wrap around the
very well. So far, the best tennis shoes I have tried! Period!
Now I have several models, my wife loves them and my kids prefer them to other brands
From: Adrian, Queretaro, Mexico, 10/10
Comments: I used to wear the Nike Breathe Free shoes - of course, were discontinued like many good
tried the Nike Court Ballistic 2.3 - felt clunky and heavy. They led to blisters on my big toes. Tried the Nike 2K10 - a little
than the Court Ballistics, but had similar blister issues. The soles of the latter shoe began to wear pretty quick. I tried the
T22 based on TW reviews. They feel great. The shoe inserts are much thicker and more padded than the Nikes. Shoes
comfortable with 1st outing. Soles have not worn with about 6-8 hours of singles play. I have bought a second pair and
From: Ken, Coeur D Alene, ID, USA, 10/10
Comments: Excellent shoe. Barricades made my feet cramp and became too narrow for my feet. Asics Gel
Resolutions were very good too; only downsides were slight slippage in the heel and the non-durable sole. The Prince
been the best shoe I've bought for tennis, ever. I just stocked up on them.
From: CAM, Bethesda, MD, USA, 09/10
Comments: Prince T22 is a really nice tennis shoe. They are well made, great looking, and comfortable. I like
the outsole of the shoe has a rounded aspect to the forefoot area and a substantial toe-drag bumper. As everyone's feet
tastes are different, I am not going to say that this is the best tennis shoe ever. But, I did try just about every brand out
fit, stability, comfort, and quality of manufacture. I have used New Balance, Adidas Barricade, and Fila tennis shoes in the
will say that after trying many shoes this time around, the Prince T22 rose to the top. They are the best shoe for me right
and I have purchased another pair. When I find a tennis shoe that works for me, I stick with it and stockpile several pairs. I
take advantage of the 6-month outsole warranty as well. I use custom orthotics with the Prince T22 and that works well.
orthotics are easy to get in and out of the shoe. The shoe has really good stability and the tongue is well padded. There is
cheap, plastic or flimsy about this tennis shoe. Feels lighter than the specs would indicate. I highly recommend the Prince
Give it a try and compare to the other top tennis shoes. You may reach the same conclusion I have.
From: Anon, 09/10
Comments: This is a wonderful shoe. I previously wore the Adidas Barricade 2. The reason I switched to the
that the toe box of the Barricade 2 wound up being too narrow for my feet. The right shoe rubbed and caused pain to the
the base of my right big toe. In looking for a shoe with a wider toe box, I tried on the T22 and New Balance CT 1004 and
with the T22. I'm glad I did. The T22 is incredible right out of the box, and it works great with my custom orthotics. In
is the best tennis shoe I've ever owned. I highly recommend the T22.
From: JRo, KC, MO. 8/10
Comments:I also was a Barricade user. No question the t22s are more comfortable and durable. Save some
and buy em. I bought 2 pairs.. black and white/black/scarlet
From: J, OR, USA, 08/10
Comments: Excellent shoe. Used Barricades before but this feels better. Cushioning, stability, and wear are
excellent. Best tennis shoes that I have ever bought.
From: David, Bethesda, MD, USA, 08/10
Comments: Echoing Dan's comments, the T22 is the best shoe I've ever played in. I've had numerous foot
throughout the years, and usually had very sore and blistered feet after playing long matches. These shoes minimize the
more than any other shoe I've worn, which motivates me to practice more and play longer. The slightly wider-than-average
provides excellent stability, including lateral support--much better than Nike, for example--but not too much restriction
find New Balance and Adidas brands suffer from). So if you want a shoe in between Nike and Adidas in terms of stability,
and comfort, this is the one.
From: Ted, San Diego, CA. 6/10
Comments: This is by far the best tennis shoe I have ever played in. It is extremely comfortable. The shoe
about 2 months, which is very good for me. The adidas barricade lasts about a month and a half, most Nike shoes about 3
I strongly recommend this shoe to anybody who needs durability.
From: Dan, SC. 6/10
Comments: I bought these shoes based on the reviews I read at this site. I have to disagree with those that
these will fit those with wide feet. I have wide feet, but not so wide that they fit into double EE's (New Balance), which
seem to be
the only thing made for wide feet. I did order some "custom" made shoes (barricades) from myadidas.com which fit pretty
However, I don't like the boat like feeling of barricades. Anyway, these Prince T22s do not fit wide feet and pinch
the toe box. If you truly have wide feet you need to look elsewhere. I am still looking.
From: Rory, Richmond, VA, USA. 5/10
Comments: Great shoes that are very comfortable, provide decent arch support, and can be worn right out of
box. The only problem with them is I was able to put a hole in the bottom of the left shoe, due to a bad toe drag on my
within 5 weeks.
From: chris, brookfield, ct, USA. 4/10
Comments: I have always been a big fan of Prince tennis shoes. I had a pair of OV-1s about a year and a half
but they were very narrow for my wide feet. After wearing them for about 6 months, I bought a pair of Nike Shox (not tennis
shoes, obviously) for everyday wear. The Shox were very comfortable and I could wear them for most of the day without
which I could not say about the OV-1s. I recently ordered a pair of the T22s, which looked a bit wider than the OV-1's. I
out of the box, put them on and WOW! This is by far the most comfortable shoe I have ever put on my foot. They are wide
for my very wide feet and have lots of cushion right out of the box! Very impressed with this shoe!!
From: Jeff, Fort St. John, BC, Canada. 4/10
Comments: Since I had foot surgery 6 months ago I can no longer wear Nike shoes. A tennis pro suggested I
prince T22. They are amazingly comfortable and can be worn right out of the box. If I had to continue wearing Nikes, I
sadly have to give up the game. I am baffled how so many pros wear Nike. Once you have a serious foot problem you then
how important a quality, comfortable and supportive shoe is for your feet..
From: Tim, CA, USA. 4/10
Comments: I just picked up a pair of these after a long struggle with shoes. I played with Oscillates for ever
day. When those went away I bounced around to all kinds of shoes. I tried various Nikes, New Balance, etc. I have always
Nike guy, but my last pair of Vapors ripped my feat apart. I had to make a change. I got a very strong recommendation to
and wow...I really would have never considered a pair of Prince shoes unless something like this happened. I have to be
honest...wow. I was blown away the moment they went on my feet. They are more comfy than the New Balance 1004 (and
that is a
great shoe!) and fit snug like the Oscillates. They are amazing feeling. Don't think twice...get 'em.
From: Jeff, Cary, NC, USA. 03/10
Comments: I have used this shoe for about two months. I think I could
have gone smaller by a half/size, they seemed a touch wider then I am
use to, nothing to stop the show mind you, I just don't wear my thinner
socks. No break in for these shoes at all, pillow feeling. I am
having an issue with the sole on the heel of one shoe, as it looks to
be ripping off the shoe. Not too concerned with this as it seems to
have held up fine for a couple weeks like this without any more
tearing. Overall a good shoe, fairly light, comfortable and
breathable. Might not have the support some are looking for. I paid
$69, I consider that a good deal for this shoe with the 6 month sole
warranty, and would not hesitate to buy it again. I am a pretty
aggressive running, athletic player 3.5-4 range.
From: Sean, FLA 12/09
Comments: Very comfortable and easy to break in. But I wore through these in about 2 months.
From: Zack, WA 11/09
Comments: I bought these shoes as I've always worn K-Swiss shoes, but wanted a black pair of shoes. I play
times each week. These shoes are good for my wide feet. They are comfortable right out of the box and feel true to size
the K-Swiss. They are lightweight and provide decent lateral support and traction. However, the sides and sole of these
much more flexible in contrast to the K-Swiss Stabilors. While it not an issue for me, the bend point in the soles is more
and seems to keep the bend so the toe area of the shoe appears to be curled up.
From: Mike, Phila, PA 10/09
Comments: What a fit! I have a medium-wide foot with a low arch and these shoes secure you nicely without
tight. I have worn Wilson exclusively for a decade or more but there is now very little selection of wide models in the
market. There is also a bit of rocker in the the sole so this helps keep you on your toes. The only negative aspect is the
quite firm/hard so there is a cushioning sacrifice.
From: Craig, Mississauga, ON, Canada 10/09
Comments: These are the very best tennis shoes I've ever owned. They fit perfectly the minute I tried them
have a medium wide foot with low arch. They feel great on the court with good traction without being too heavy. They also
great ventilation and give me plenty of support. I can play 3 hours in these with no pain in feet and they also have enough
cushion for hard courts. This is a high performance shoe at a very reasonable price.
I had gone from Barricades which were heavy and not very comfortable, the wear on them was ok but they slowed me
especially on clay. The plastic "claws" on the sides would dig into my feet and caused pain. I had a cheap pair of Wilson
after that but those were just crap, fell apart fast and caused all kinds of pain even though the soul was very soft. I'm
say I've found the best tennis shoe ever with the Prince T-22!!!
From: Lance, New York, NY, USA 09/09
Comments: I had worn Wilson for years and had not really thought of Prince prior. I have a wide foot and low
and these are the best tennis shoes that I have ever worn and offer the best support, in terms of wide platform to avoid
that I have ever felt.
From: Jamey, Pelham, NY, USA. 08/09
Comments: These shoes are the best tennis shoes I have ever worn. Since I have wide feet with high arches
great, roomy and breath and I use my own arch supports and they fit comfortably! I really trust these shoes and have had
but a positive experience.
From: Tokie, Palm Springs, CA 08/09
Comments: Have played in the T22's for about 6 months and I am pretty impressed. Switched from Prince
because this shoe offered more cushioning for hard court play. The difference in cushioning is tremendous. Forefoot
really good and breatheability is nice. The shoes are pretty heavy but the trade off is a super durable sole and improved
with the plastic inserts. I have mid-to-narrow feet and these shoes fit pretty snug...I guess they would fit most any foot
Great for hard court baseliners who shred soles quickly, but might try something lighter for serve & volleying and playing on
From: Andrew, Knoxville, TN, USA 08/09
Comments: Thought I would leave a quick opinion on these shoes. Played about 12 sets and
find these to be ultra comfortable. Great ventilation with no break in needed. The only down side is they don't have great
Takes a little bit of time to adapt and "trust" the shoe. Past shoes include Barricades, KSwiss Ultrascendor, New Balance 8
series and a few others and these fit my slightly wide feet perfectly. Leave my feet feeling better after hitting
or matches then any shoe to date. Hope this review helps.
From: Dana, MA, USA. 7/09
Comments: These were fantastic then they stretched, if you have narrower foot width not a good choice.
were very comfortable for the first 4 weeks. I may have worn them just a little too long. They really only last a couple of
at three days a week. I began slipping with the tread wear.
From: Andrew, MO, USA, 07/09
Comments: I felt a little pressure on my little toes first couple of times during use.
Mainly while sliding on the clay, but other than that I love them. I even have a narrow foot but shoes fit well.
From: sam, brandon, fl, usa. 6/09
Comments: I normally love Prince shoes and have had many pairs, but these do not have the cushioning for
someone with knees like mine. I have had knee pain every single time I wore these shoes, even with inserts. The old Prince
Roadsters had much better cushioning.
From: John, Atlanta, GA, USA. 05/09
Comments: Amazing, I normally wear barricade 5s, but decided to buy these for an upcoming tournament
wearing out the barricades in 2 months. These are more comfortable and durable then barricades.
From: Bob, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. 04/09
Comments: I have a wide foot, and over the past 3 years have used Barricade II's and IV's, New Balance EE's,
Yonex, and KSwiss. These T22's are by far the best combination of fit, durability, and support for me, with the KSwiss in
Now I know why there is such a cult following for Prince shoes, particularly those with wide feet. It's rare to find a shoe that
both comfortable enough for everyday wear and provides the support needed for intense competition. I wanted to like the
Resolution 2's, but they were too narrow. The Yonex SHT-306's were nice, but I had to go 1/2 size larger and the arch
was too low (which I remedied with insoles). I'm going to give one last try to Adidas since I ordered Barricade V's in Wide
miadidas.com, but if those don't work out it's good to know I've found my foundation shoe brand in Prince. As a note, the
MC's fit narrower than the T22's.
From: Herschel, Sacramento, CA, USA. 04/09
Comments: These shoes are incredibly comfortable, durable, and breathe well. I play in Miami where it gets
humid, and I really like the way these breathe. They require zero break-in and are ready to go out of the box. I have wider
and these shoes are very comfortable. Zero hesitation to recommend them to anyone! A great shoe!
From: Anon. Miami, FL. USA. 04/09
Comments: I wear a lace-up brace on left ankle so shoe comfort is a big deal and lateral stability is a must.
been wearing Prince Quicktrac's the last few years.
However, I wanted something for clay with max ventilation and stability. First try was latest Adidas Feather series that was
comfortable with good ventilation but low profile at ankle nixed shoe. I tried the Prince T22 and it is everything I was
in a shoe. Now I have to stay after the maintenance crew to get the nets up on the clay.
From: Lucian, Knoxville, Tennessee. USA. 3/09
Comments: The T-22 is an AWESOME shoe, I put it on right out of the box and played for an
hour and a half. I've just ordered another pair in the other color, don't want to be without this shoe. I wore the Babolat
shoe prior to this one and it's nowhere near as comfortable.
From: Bob, Jupiter, FL. 2/09
Comments: This is a great shoe, but not as comfortable as the T-10. They lightened them up with hopes of
ventilation and in doing so took protection away from the heel and the extra cushion that made the T10 the best shoe in
note to Prince...can you perfect perfection? The T10 is the shoe especially for older players who need protection from
The T-22 with minimal cushion broke down in just 8 weeks. To save my achillies I'm going back to the amazing T10..BTW I
the gray model in red and green...they rocked! Also, Ive been playing for 30 years, used every shoe out there, Prince has
beat in comfort, durability, and style...keep it up!
From: Jake, Boise, Idaho. 2/09
Comments: Great shoes! I like that they are flat on the ground because with some shoes, especially Adidas
Barricades, it feels like there is a large one or two inch heel on the back, and it makes the shoes feel rather clunky and
No such problems with these, though. They can be pulled very tight because the eyelets are far apart, so they feel snug
around my feet very well. They are broad in the front, which makes for a very stable, solid ride. Kudos to Prince, five stars
From: Gary, CA, USA. 12/08
Comments: Fits my D/E width foot with a pretty high arch perfectly unlike Nike Breathe Cages/Free's, which I
worn last 2 years. Mesh upper breaths great. A very comfortable shoe right out of the box.
From: Gerry, Bradenton, FL, USA, 12/08
Comments: Great shoe, very good traction. I got a pair a half size too small on purpose so they wouldn't
they feel like they are part of my feet. I forget I'm wearing shoes. They are the tiniest bit higher off the ground than I would
but the cushioning is more than a fair trade. The one problem, and I've had this with previous Prince shoes, is the straps on
forefoot dig into my feet on occasion and become very uncomfortable. Very good shoes. Stylin' too ;)
From: James, Norwalk, IA, USA. 11/08
Comments: Awesome shoes, I am a big fan of Prince tennis shoes as my feet are sensitive and need comfort
support. I tend to get a bruise on the ball of my foot and then I am out of commission for tennis play. I need a good solid
comfortable shoe and this T-22 is good for me and knew it the second I put it on, I need the confidence of a great show
play and the little extra money is worth it all.
From: Michael, Cornelius, North Carolina, United States. 9/08
Comments: I agree with the comment above. They are phenomenal. They don't need to be broken in. It's as if I
them for ever. I have always been a big fan of Nike and Wilson but I have been disappointed lately. This shoe is the answer.
put it this way, when I went playing wearing them for the first time, not once I stopped to think about my shoes. I forgot I
wearing them for the first time. I forgot I was wearing them, period. It's that good a fit. I hope this helps.
Ps: They are not that expensive either.
From: Mauricio, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. 9/08
Comments: These shoes had great cushioning, but the strap in the forefoot dug into my foot and caused me
pain! A shame really for an otherwise great shoe.
From: Daniel, California, USA. 9/08
Comments: I've worn the Nike Breath Free 2 for two years. It's a great lightweight shoe, the only downside is
involved in a long tough match I could feel my feet and legs start to ache. You notice the lack of cushion and comfort
when playing singles. I decided to try the Prince T22 because I remembered the great comfortable feel of the Prince T10's.
could immediately notice the improved comfort and support the T22 had over the Breath Free 2. I've played 2 long singles
matches already and I'm very impressed with the stability and comfort. The real good news is they do not feel any heavier
the Breath Free 2, which was a bonus for me.
From: Joe, FL, USA, 09/08
Comments: They are awesome. I love them! Perfect colors and very comfortable. They do not even need to be
broken in and they breathe very well. Best pair of tennis shoes I have had. I have played in Barricades and also Diadoras
which can compare to these shoes. I love them!!!
From: Chase, Berne, IN, United States. 9/08