Can you wear clay court tennis shoes on hard courts?
This isn't recommended as the outsoles on clay court tennis shoes don't tend to be as durable as hard-court shoes and you could wear them down quickly. If you're playing a lot of tennis on both surfaces, we would suggest investing in a pair of clay court shoes and a pair of hard-court shoes.
Do you need special tennis shoes for clay courts?
You could wear hard-court tennis shoes on a clay court, though it's worth investing in a pair of clay court tennis shoes if you're going to be playing on the surface regularly. The shoes in HEAD's clay court range are designed just for this purpose, and are going to help you to play your best tennis.
Do clay courts ruin your shoes?
You only have to look at someone's tennis shoes and socks to quickly see whether they have been playing on clay. There's no doubt that playing on clay can be a messy business, often leaving a coating of dust over everything.
That's why some players prefer to wear darker socks on clay. So your shoes might be covered in clay after a long match or practice session. Too much red clay together with heat and humidity can weaken the mesh material. So it help to clean and even wash your tennis shoes on a regular base.
Your feet will appreciate the better ventilation too Should any clay get stuck in the outsole when you're on court, you can quickly remove it by tapping the soles with your racquet (you'll see top players doing this).
What is special about tennis shoes?
They are designed for a specific purpose - to help you move on a tennis court and get the most from your game. Everything about a HEAD tennis shoe - from the design to the premium materials to the advanced technologies - has been chosen to create a product that gives you the comfort, durability, support, stability and grip that you need to move on a tennis court.
What are the most comfortable tennis shoes?
HEAD's research and development team know how important comfort is to players on clay or any other surface. HEAD's tennis shoes give you the comfort you need, especially during long baseline rallies on clay.