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Probably one of the most overlooked parts of a person's tennis gear while playing tennis is the footwear. Most people just go and purchase any pair of athletic shoes and go out and play.
This can be a critical mistake for your safety. Because not all shoes are created equal. Running shoes especially cannot take the constant stop and go motion and certainly not the side to side twisting that playing tennis requires. I would almost rather see an individual come out with a pair of high top basketball tennis shoes than a pair of high quality running shoes. However, basketball sheakers are not always the most stylish shoes to look at for today's player. Today's tennis shoes are not only more stylish, they last a lot longer that in previous years. What I like to do even though I am not playing competitively anymore is, I like to purchase two pairs of shoes. The shoes that I purchase usually come with a 6 month wearout warranty. What this means is that the manufacturer will replace the shoe if you wear out the sole within six months. They will, however, only replace that particular pair one time.