Comments: I have big toes, high arch and a wider forefoot. These shoes
gave me blisters that were scientifically interesting after a 2 hour
singles match. The shoes are soft and comfortable and look nice, but I guess they are just not for my
funky feet. For comparison I found the Nike Vapor 8 and 9 better in all areas.
Comments: I bought a pair of these tennis shoes for clay use and I have been pleasantly surprised. I am 5'10" and
pounds, so I am no lightweight, but these shoes provided plenty of cushioning. The herringbone sole provided excellent grip on
clay, even when the court dries out. The fit of the shoe works for me, as I have a very average foot. The front of the shoe has a
wide toe box and the 10.5s that I ordered fit well, but snug. The heel fits well, but if you really like to cinch your shoes tight in
ankle area, the placement of the last eyelet makes this a challenge. The tongue is very well padded (almost too thick), but after
break-in the tongue feels fine. Break-in time was minimal and the toe box area is real leather, which is something I really like.
Overall, I rate the shoe as comfortable. No spots that rub or anything like that. Only two minor criticisms: 1. The placement of
eyelet does not allow me to cinch the shoes up as tightly around my ankle area as I like (but in match play this turned out not to
problem), and 2. The laces are very cheap and tend to want to come loose, so I will be buying a better pair of laces. All-in-all, if
are looking for a dedicated clay court shoe, this is a good, low-cost option. I wish they offered the shoe in another color, because
the white gets very dirty looking when using them on red clay, but that's a small detraction from an otherwise good shoe.