Prince T22 Mid White/Black/Silver Men's Shoes Customer feedback
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Comments: Why did Prince put the two plastic tabs at the front of the shoe? My feet hurt and if it wasn't for those
darn upper straps, I'd have the perfect shoe!
Comments: Perfect shoe if you have full length custom orthotics. After having a foot injury on the tennis court, my
doctor prescribed custom full length orthotics -- great, but you can't find a shoe that fits them, until now! The T22 mid is perfect.
The mid ankle height is perfect for keeping my heel from slipping out of the shoe as the orthotics tend to elevate your foot. Also,
the toe box is generous enough for wide feet and orthotics. Previously, I had to buy New Balance tennis shoes in 2E widths to
accommodate my foot issues. With the T22 mid, everything is great.
Comments: The T22 model is OK for wider feet like mine, and I think they are reasonably well padded compared to
other brands on the market. They are a little 'soft' in construction, and don't support fast hard movement all that well -- but this
is now a common problem in today's 'fashion' tennis shoes. I believe the plastic straps close to the toe box are poorly designed,
since they have very sharp edges that you can feel through the surrounding mesh material. The two materials do not go well
together when laced up tight, and feet are pushing sideways against them -- i.e. in typical tennis play. Did anyone in the design
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 fast-
moving 52 year old, about 5.0, very experienced all-courter.
Comments: When is Prince going to bring back OC1? The T22, 24, and 14's upper/side "redundant" plastic is like a
"torture claw" and I have to cut it out, or else it is really painful. It is really a flawed design. Prince, please bring back the OC1, it is
a fantastic shoe!
Comments: Love them...the most comfortable shoes yet!
Comments: These are not true mids. The side does not come up over the ankle bone. I really liked the Viper, and
before that, the Adidas Barricade 2 mids. I was looking forward to the T22 fitting my need for the future but I am nervous to try
them as I have had ankle problems before. I decided to go with ankle support straps from ASO, which allow me to pick any
regular shoe. While these have worked, it takes more time to get ready putting on the straps. Still miss a good, solid mid and
hope someone will come up with a few more to offer the market.
Comments: These run small, my size 9.5 felt snug and then I developed blisters after 2 sets. The comments about
the painful fit are accurate. I will be abandoning the plastic uppers. The inside of the shoe is very hard and you feel all the seams
through your socks. Just poor manufacturing. Very disappointing.
Comments: I just recently purchased these shoes after the last of my trusty T9 Roadsters started falling apart.
Although I'm not a user of Prince racquets, I have found their shoes fit my wider feet particularly well and the T9 was my shoe of
choice for a long time. Thankfully, these T22s delivered. Similar to the T9s, I found the toe box generous and the ride was very
plush and supportive (especially so being a mid). In fact, I would say that the overall feel was a minor upgrade to the T9s in terms
of comfort. Great shoe that also look great on the court. I will stock up on these shoes for future use.
Comments: Love the T22 Mid! I just bought my second pair.
Comments: I absolutely love this shoe and have been wearing them for 2 years now. Comfortable right out of the
box. Since they are exclusive to Tennis Warehouse, I purchase 3 pairs at a time when they are in stock. However, this last
shipment seems to be defective. After just three weeks of use, the first pair developed a split in the sole under the right toe. This
caused the shoe to lose lateral stability. I returned to TW and they replaced the shoe. In the meantime, I used the second of three
pairs I had purchased. While hitting an overhead while jumping backward, I landed on my right shoe and the toe area twisted
awkwardly. The searing pain I felt was a fractured right toe which kept me off the court for 5 weeks. The sole split in the exact
same spot as the first pair. So to me, this appears to be a defective lot. I will be calling TW today to see what they think.
Comments: Boy do I wish I had read the customer comments more carefully before buying this shoe. I have worn
the Prince Viper for years, but this is a much less forgiving version. Like several others who have commented here, I found the
shoe extremely painful -- it put tremendous pressure on the outside of the foot near the toes and the plastic straps have no give.
I used a shoe stretching device to try to solve the problem but no luck. I used these shoes three times. The first time my feet
bled, the second time my feet ached, and the third time I took them off after ten minutes. This shoe may fit your feet and be fine.
But if it doesn't, you will be in a world of hurt. I will no longer wear shoes with plastic tops. Lesson learned.
Comments: Foot vs. shoe -- the shoe wins. I wear a mid shoe for the extra support, and since the Viper mid was no
longer available in my size (or any other size than 7.5) I settled for the more expensive T22 mid. This shoe was painful from the
start, and it will not "break-in" because of the hard plastic straps placed illogically at joints and pressure points on the sides of the
foot. The tongue on the right shoe migrates to the right during play, leaving nothing but laces across the top of the foot. Quite
simply, the best thing about this shoe is taking it off. What was the company thinking when they designed this shoe? Please
Prince, try it on.
Comments: The 3rd time is the charm for me! I was hunting for a pair of black mid tennis shoes and happened
upon the Prince T22 Mids. I liked the styling and ordered a pair in my size, 9 1/2. The fit was very tight so I opted for a size 10
which was also too snug to be comfortable. Finally, I went with a 10 1/2 which fits perfectly. It is a very comfortable shoe and it
looks great. Note - I have never worn a size 10 1/2 in any shoe, so I advise you to size up at least a half size and possibly a full
size. Tennis Warehouse made the purchase and returns very easy.
Comments: I was looking for a mid tennis shoe to replace my Prince Vipers which are worn out. I've played tennis
for 50 years and taught for over 40 years and this is the first pair that really let me down! They are not mid and they hurt the side
of my foot. Since I wore them yesterday (during a lesson), I'm in the process of finding someone to give them away to as "used!"
Looking for a real mid cut isn't gonna be easy but I'm trying.
Comments: I purchased these shoes after viewing the TW review by Chris. Have to say that the shoes are pretty
good and a very decent price! Have worn them for about 10 hours now and have no issues at all. I have a slightly wider than
normal foot and a low arch. These shoes suit my foot perfectly. I usually wear a size 10 but had to swap for a 10 1/2 as the 10s
were a little snug. I will be ordering these again without any hesitation.
Comments: This is a terrific shoe! I have tried the Scream 3, T14, and T22 Mid; the Scream's lacing pattern did not
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 my last
try, and it worked! Extremely comfortable, great support, and a great look! Recommended.
Comments: I have wide feet. They fit like a glove. My son has narrow fit and he feels great in them as well. The fit
around the heel is exceptional. Try out different sizes. I wear a size 9 and the 9.5s bit better. If you want to insert additional
padding get and extra .5 size. They look very cool. Can be worn as work casuals too.
Comments: Thank God you have placed another big order Tennis Warehouse! I love these shoes and will continue
to buy again and again. Please continue to stock these awesome T22 Mids!
Comments: I've used these Prince T22 Mids for the past 9+ months. On top of being a great looking shoe, they are
by far the most comfortable pair of tennis shoes I've ever worn in my 25 years of playing. I'm currently in the market for new
tennis shoes and was bummed when it looked like Tennis Warehouse was sold out of my size. I was pleasantly surprised to see
my size available today. I'll be ordering a new pair today. Thanks Tennis Warehouse.
Comments: This shoe is very durable and comfortable. Breaking the 6 month durability was not a problem since I
play every day. I wish they were a little bit lighter, but I can tell they were going for the longer lasting shoe, which they achieved.
Although it is not the shoe I would wear for a high end tournament, it is a shoe I would buy over and over again for practice out
on the hard court. Fantastic shoe for a fantastic price.
Comments: Prince, please do not stop producing this shoe! This is your best ever model and very likely the best
shoe ever made in the world!
Comments: After getting orthotics, I tried many different shoes with pretty much the
same negative and painful results, so much so that I thought my last
tennis game was in sight. This all changed after I slipped into these
puppies! My feet feel unbelievably normal again, and after six months of
rugged hard court tennis, they're still good for a few more months. But,
alas, I heard Prince is going broke, so I'm here now to order a few more
pairs before they're all gone.
Comments: These are one of the best shoes ever made. Right out of the box, no break in needed. The material is
soft and very breathable. The cushioning on the shoe is what sets it apart from the many pairs of tennis shoes I have tried ever
since the Vapor 6 was no longer being made. They are so comfortable and are great on your feet if you plan on playing tennis for
very long periods of time. I use these shoes when I am out on the courts for more than 2 hours since they feel so supportive and
offer pillow-like cushioning.
Comments: I needed new shoes fast! I had PVC's on Saturday, so I ordered the overnight shipping. The shoes were
a bit snug. (I might suggest going a half size larger and wearing two pairs of sport socks). Regardless, the shoes were broken-in
in a single day! They have great traction, considering the courts were very grainy. (I won for doubles.) The support offered by the
mid-top was excellent! (I prefer high-tops, which are impossible to find for tennis.) The shoe strings do run a little short. I would
easily suggest these shoes to my friends, although I cannot yet comment on the durability. However, judging by the feel and
thickness on the front and back, I would say these shoes are going to last quite a few months!
Comments: I bought this shoe on the advise of a sales rep. I now have fourteen pair. I was
afraid they were about to discontinue the shoe so I bought enough to last for a
while. I have owned a lot of shoes this one is the best ever. Thanks Prince.
Comments: These past several years I'd been relegated to the New Balance shoes in size 10.5 (4E) because they
accommodate my wide feet. Much to my surprise, I can wear these in a size 12 and they're a great fit. They remind me of an old
pair of Prince NFS I had back in the early 2000s that fit like a glove. They were probably the best pair I'd ever worn.
Comments: I have soft narrow feet with low arches. I am pleased with the cushioning in these shoes to absorb the
pounding from tennis and the Achilles support is also better in this mid shoe. Per others' suggestions, I bought 1/2 size larger
than my normal size and they fit like my normal size.
Comments: I bought two pairs of these shoes knowing that this is a MID as described but it's NOT. Mid shoes like
Viper II, Viper V, NFS Viper and Scream 3 covers your medial/lateral malleolus bones. This shoes (T22 Mid) should not be classified
as MID. I ended up giving them to my two high school kids.
Comments: Dear Prince,
You really have something great here. Don't be like other companies
and mess it up by tampering with a winning formula. I would not be
writing this if adidas had kept producing the Barricade V's. I would
be on my 10th pair of Barricade V's... possibly 11th pair and loving
every minute of it. When you phase out a great shoe for one that has
a different fit and support level you lose. I have tried on almost
every shoe out there and this was my choice. Thank god TW has these
in a mid because coming from the barricade I didn't feel like I had
the support that I needed. Eventually I got used to the feel of these
shoes and they have been great. Arch issues caused by the Barricade 6
are gone. These aren't perfect: like I said, they could use more
support and beyond that the cosmetics make you believe that these
shoes breathe but they are actually kind of hot compared to others I
have tried. Anyway, I see that the price has dropped by $20... I'm
hoping that is a temporary thing because I would rather pay full price
for years to come than see these discounted because a new model is on
the horizon. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Comments: As Drake said, "best I ever had," period. I have tried lots of mids but
never a prince mid; after 3 hours of playing, I was still comfortable;
the support was great, which I need because I tend to twist my ankles. My
other kicks also had good support but tended to be too heavy or too
light or hurt my forefoot after a while; my shin would also hurt. The
T22 has an arch support that is also slightly tilted forward so you are
always ready to move. Great shoe, I am sold!
Comments: I have been playing "Paddle" in these shoes for the last several weeks and I must say these shoes are
the best. I have tried every shoe out there for platform tennis (K-Swiss, Nike, Diadora, adidas) and only the T22 Mid make my feet
feel great during and after a match. I have had plantar fasciitis and ankle issues since last season and after moving to the T22
Mid's, my feet and ankles feel recovered. These shoes would be even better for tennis, as the court is not as tough as a paddle
court. Also, I have a wide foot and these shoes perfect. I will be buying more T22 is the future.
Comments: I am about 190 lbs, 6' all-courter with wide feet - who has bought 2E, and even 4E tennis shoes in the
past. I am older and have played a lot of tennis, and worn a lot of shoes. These Prince Mid T22s are comfortable and have enough
room for wider feet - particularly in the toe-box. I think they are probably also good for D to E feet as well. They are a little soft
on materials - but I am learning that most shoes are heading that way these days - except for Barricades - which have gone
narrow and very firm. Soles on these are softish but grip well. The higher cut offers a little more ankle support if you lace tight -
but that means a little more heat as well. The mesh tops helps breathing though. Definitely go a half size up. Very good on
comfort and padding.
Comments: I recently bought this shoes after wearing New Balance 622 for some months. I decided to change the
New Balance 622 because I developed forefoot pain, ankle pain and all sorts of issues. I am 6'4 and 265 lbs so after much
research I decided to try the T22 Mids. I wore them yesterday for my game for the first time and I never realized a pair of shoes
can make so much difference. All my ankle and forefoot pain are all gone. They are so stable and comfortable, that after three
hours of play, I felt great with no pain which was not the case with the NB 622. The shoes are well cushioned so much so that I
could move so easily across court without the usual pain. One recommendation, is to go a size larger than your usual size. I am
size 13 but ordered 14 and they fit very well.
Comments: I'm a bigger, mobile guy at 6' 240lb and have been wearing Nikes for 15+ years exclusively, but I
bought the T22 Mids for more ankle support and width. Pluses: 1)The T22 Mids offer way better support than a low cut sneaker
and I was impressed with the side-to-side and front-to-back stability of this shoe. 2) They are extremely comfortable out of the
box and 3) had no problems with my foot slipping inside the shoe at all. 4) Width was good. No pinching,
boxier foot. The Nike's have been getting tighter and the Court Ballistecs don't fit unless I get a WHOLE size larger. 5) Good
forefoot flex point and arch support. Minuses: The one negative is, at 240, I was able to completely bottom out the heel of the
shoe where I can literally feel the hard courts smashing my heels. This would only occur on certain stabbing movements like a
wide reaching volley. I never felt this before in any of the Nike Air shoes ever (unless an
air sole popped or was deflated).
Comments: I love these shoes, I'm getting more ankle support than with my New Balance kicks, and they are wide
enough for me, even though I use to order the 4E New Balance widths. One warning, I and two friends who wear Princes have
found the Prince sizes do run small (short, not narrow). I had to return my first pair of (black) T22s and ordered a larger size, now
I order one full size larger size in white and black every time. Great shoe.
Comments: My achilles felt better almost immediately.
Comments: I just received my pair today and I'm so happy to own a mid in the T22. They offer just a little more
support in the ankle, but in every other way they feel exactly like my regular T22's. The material used around the ankle is mostly
mesh and padding, so it's not overly
stiff like other mids I have owned. My only regret is that unlike the regular T22 which has two sets of plastic eyelets for the last
shoelace holes, the mid only has one set of plastic eyelets at the very top. So, the laces don't slide quite as easily on final
tightening -- but it's
really no big deal.
Comments: These are so comfortable right away on court. I felt like I was getting to the ball a little faster than
normal. They had great ankle support as well.
Comments: Better than the normal T22 especially if you have ankle problems. I wish this shoe was available in more
Comments: These arrived Friday, so I was a little reluctant to wear them for a big match on Sunday, but after
wearing them around the house Saturday, I felt like they were comfortable enough to wear without a break-in period. I wasn't let
down. I have knee, back, and ankle issues (thus the mids), so I'm constantly looking for shoes that will absorb the shock of the
tennis court. These shoes were ultra stable and comfortable during a long 3-setter. They seem like they will be durable for the
long haul. So happy I found these shoes.
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