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Offline prattennis_1

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My tennis shoe dilemma
« on: June 18, 2008, 11:42:41 AM »
OK. Here's the deal. A couple of months ago I went out and bought some new New Bal. 654's. Before that I used to wear New Bal. 653's. Although, two months after purchasing the 654's I began to realize that it was a little longer than the 653 even though it was listed as the same size (11-and-half). I believe that I would be able to move on the court a little bit better if the empty space on the 654's were filled. Ultimately, my 654's seem to be a little too big for me.
Is there any way I can fill in this little bit of empty space without sacrificing any comfort on the court?

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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 11:46:36 AM »
transfer this thread to the appropriate place.......it's below......

http://www.tennis4you.com/forum/index.php?board=34.0
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 11:54:53 AM »
if its very little, wouldn't tieing your shoe a little tigther do the trick? you could also double sock. those would be my best guesses. you could I guess put something in the front but that would be more annoying than comfortable.


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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 12:05:28 PM »
Double sock always works well like Pawan said.  :)
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 12:32:54 PM »
maybe i should go back and read the forum rules once.......coming to the issue, a triple sock would do even better i guess, if anyone had tried it earlier here?
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008, 06:58:23 PM »
If I may, I'd like to brag about my tennis shoe situation because I have saved over $400. If you don't mind taking the time to do this,  So...I'm on my 4th free pair of nike air tennis shoes. What I simply do is send them back every six months because I actually wear them out so fast. The key is I actually put a hole through them I wear them out so fast. Also there is a 2 year warrenty for other things.

Bottom line, Nike is great with returns, replacments and honoring warrenty's. I can help anyone out if they have questions. I'll post the letter I send them everytime and better yet, I'll post the number to the DIRECT SUPERVISOR...(I SPENT 1 HOUR ON HOLD GETTING THIS NUMBER!!!!!)

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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008, 07:27:33 PM »
i would like to know more yo!  New balance will only give you one free pair ever.  i wear shoes out in 4 to 5 weeks.
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008, 07:55:43 PM »
same w/ addidas.. fill us in on ur secret

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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 09:34:16 PM »
It's probably one those 6 month guarrentees. They guarrentee you won't burn through their soles in 6 months. You burn through them in less than 6 months, and they replace them. I guess Nike has no limits on the replacement policy. :dunno:

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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008, 09:41:36 PM »
It's probably one those 6 month guarrentees. They guarrentee you won't burn through their soles in 6 months. You burn through them in less than 6 months, and they replace them. I guess Nike has no limits on the replacement policy. :dunno:

I would imagine that's what it is too.  Back in the day I thought Nike would replace the original pair only.  But that was back in 1993-1994 when I use to take advantage of that.  I need to relook at the options because as I have said, and shown in photos, shoes last a mere 4-5 weeks for me.
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008, 08:02:34 AM »
No way!   I am most certainly not aware of any shoe company that offers something better than replacing 1 pair of shoes!  I have gotten many free replacement shoes off of the 6 month gaurantees (many different brands also) but never more than 1 pair per. 

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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008, 09:06:40 PM »
No way!   I am most certainly not aware of any shoe company that offers something better than replacing 1 pair of shoes!  I have gotten many free replacement shoes off of the 6 month gaurantees (many different brands also) but never more than 1 pair per. 

Shoot, even one per pair would be amazing for me right now!!!
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008, 09:14:45 PM »
No way!   I am most certainly not aware of any shoe company that offers something better than replacing 1 pair of shoes!  I have gotten many free replacement shoes off of the 6 month gaurantees (many different brands also) but never more than 1 pair per. 

Shoot, even one per pair would be amazing for me right now!!!

It is definitely available.............all you have to do is buy any of the brands top of the line shoe and you will get the 6 month gaurantee.    Shoot, if you look a little you can get shoes for about $70 or $80 that still have the gaurantee..........so that would be 2 pairs for $80!   ;-()

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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008, 09:26:32 PM »
Well, like I mentioned before though.  I sent a pair back to New Balance maybe 12 months after I sent a previous pair back.  I never heard back so I called them, they said that they only offer that once per lifetime.  I never tried sending anything in again.
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2008, 12:39:26 PM »
Well, like I mentioned before though.  I sent a pair back to New Balance maybe 12 months after I sent a previous pair back.  I never heard back so I called them, they said that they only offer that once per lifetime.  I never tried sending anything in again.

Once per lifetime?????????????      I have never heard of that one!   Like I said, all the major companies offer one replacement per pair that you ruin in less than 6 months! 

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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2008, 04:26:11 PM »
Less than 6 weeks is easy for me.  I will try again next time.  Kinda ruins the "order 5 pairs at once" theme though.
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2008, 09:38:45 AM »
Less than 6 weeks is easy for me.  I will try again next time.  Kinda ruins the "order 5 pairs at once" theme though.

Order 5 pairs at once is done by me when I find a shoe that I like and it is on its way out and down around $40 per pair!   ;-()      The interesting thing is if you can find the 6 month guarantee on an $80 shoe then that of course (for us) is 2 pairs for $80.  Then you have gotten 2 pairs of the, at least in theory, better-more-expensive shoe for the same price as 2 of the cheaper shoes! 

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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2008, 01:27:01 PM »
I usually order a few pair at once to save on shipping and handling.
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Re: My tennis shoe dilemma
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2008, 05:41:42 AM »
I would suggest an insole, they sell them in most shoe shops, and if that fails then ware 2 pairs of socks! :p
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