We’ve all been there, you buy your sweet new pair of tennis shoes, you go out and POW! You’re hauling tennis butt all over the court, running, jumping, split stepping, backpedaling, side stepping, and even sliding; when only a couple of months later you feel your sole coming out from under your feet. Well, not your actual soul, though the sole of your tennis shoes.
The picture in this post is from a pair of Prince tennis shoes (an earlier version of this shoe) that I bought a while back on sale. The tennis shoes were extremely comfortable, and boy did I feel like I was Usain Bolt on the tennis court! Unfortunately, the tread started to wear thin pretty quick and before I knew it, I was slipping and sliding all over the place, which ultimately led to gigantic holes in my shoes. I was devastated, quite frankly I was pretty upset! I spent all this money on a pair of rockin’ tennis shoes only for them to last not even two months. What was I to do? Well, I only buy shoes with the famous 6 Month Out Sole Warranty, that’s right, many tennis shoe manufacturers are adopting a warranty on their shoes.
Basically, when you grind out the life of your tennis shoes, and you have really worn the soles out, you can send them to the manufacturer and if they deem that the shoes are within their guidelines for replacement, they will mail you a fresh new pair of identical – or similar – pair of tennis shoes. Simple as that. The waiting period can seem rather long, 4-6 weeks for the whole ordeal to complete, but it’s well worth the wait since you essentially get two pairs of shoes for the price of one, if you burn the sole within six months that is.
I’ve made it really easy for you to find out which tennis shoes companies offer a six month out sole warranty on most of their tennis shoes (all links will direct you to Tennis-Warehouse):
- Adidas tennis shoes with 6 month durability warranty – click here
- Babolat tennis shoes with 6 month durability warranty – click here
- Asics tennis shoes with 6 month durability warranty – click here
- Head tennis shoes with 6 month durability warranty – click here
- Prince tennis shoes with 6 month durability warranty – click here
- Wilson tennis shoes with 6 month durability warranty – click here
- K-Swiss tennis shoes with 6 month durability warranty – click here
And there you have it, the above mentioned tennis shoe manufacturers offer a 6 month out sole durability warranty on most of their tennis shoes (not all). If you do get a pair of shoes with the warranty, please remember that you have to have your original receipt before you can send the replacement, other wise you’re out of luck and the shoes will not be replaced.
To find out what the procedures are for sending in a pair of tennis shoes that fall under the 6 month warranty window, please refer to Tennis-Warehouse’s customer service page for addresses and instructions! I just found out that Tennis-Warehouse honors all warranty claims except for Adidas tennis shoes. So when you burn through the soles of your tennis shoes, send your tennis shoes back directly to Tennis-Warehouse (with the original receipt) and the shoes will be replaced immediately! That’s an even better deal, this way you don’t have to wait the 4 to 6 weeks for the shoes!