Likes: Like a perennial Top 10 player consistently going deep in draws, the T-22 remains a proven performer with a track record of success. The shoe comes in a new white, black and green color for 2011; six additional team colors should make the T-22 a hit with high school, college and USTA sectional teams who can color-coordinate. Its low-to-the-ground build ensures stability, and the midsole Shock Eraser absorbs impact and dissipates shock.
Dislikes: Some wear-testers said ventilation could be improved; others with high arches said the fit did not always feel right.
Bottom Line: Adhering to the adage of not changing a winning game plan, Prince didn't make major modifications to the T-22, which retained its title as the top-selling shoe in tennis specialty shops last year, according to the TIA/Sports Marketing Surveys. An attractive price point as well as a history of durability adds up to another winning season for a familiar favorite.
The T-22 offers improved ventilation while still providing the durability and support that are expected with the T Series.
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