You guys will appreciate this one.
My wife and I decided to play some social mixed doubles at our local club tonight. It was the first time we signed up to play. My ATC IIIs came in from kicksusa last week and, like the rest of you, I'm thrilled with how they turned out. They were my back to school shoe in 9th grade (fall 1990). I figured one night of indoor tennis won't mess them up, so I threw them on along with a pair of Elite socks.
What I forgot about is that our club also has 6 red clay courts along with the indoor facilities. And, of course, mixed dubs was on the clay tonight.
It could have been a lot worse. The clay was a little wet and packed down. I'll keep wearing these on the court and I'm hitting up kicksusa for a second pair now.