Is it time to replace your tennis shoes?
As you probably already know, it’s best to wear shoes that are specifically designed for tennis because they are made to give you the support, cushioning and the traction that you need on a tennis court. Tennis requires a lot of running around and for players to make quick starts and stops. It also requires a lot of lateral movement, so tennis shoes are designed to provide you with the support and cushioning that you need in these situations. The traction that you need on a tennis court is very different than if you were running, so they are made for the movements you make on a court. It’s also important to know when your tennis shoes need to be replaced. Start by looking at the bottom of your shoe and look at the outsole. If you notice that the outsole is starting to wear away, so that you can now see the midsole, the layer under the outsole, that tells you that the traction on your shoe is starting lose some of its depth. This can cause you to lose your grip on the court.