Babolat Propulse 4 Black/Yellow Men's Shoes Customer feedback
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Comments: I liked the straps better on the Propulse 2 model. The straps are very important for me, especially
locking in the heel. I think the sole tread is outstanding on the Propulse 4, but the straps are not as effective and feel flimsy.
Please pass this along to Babolat.
Comments: The Propulse 2 was one of my all-time favorite shoes, as the straps really allowed one to customize the
heel fit and arch support. The straps on the PP4, in comparison, are not as effective and feel more flimsy, requiring more effort to
reach similar levels of custom support. I will say, for a durability shoe, this is the lightest and fastest feeling 6-month durability
shoe I have tried, and while less durable than the Barricade or Ballistec line, it is not cumbersome or heavy. It compares with the
weight and feel of the middle weight shoes that don't come with durability guarantees. Overall, a decent value for the money, and
would be a top shoe if they went back to the substantial straps that the PP2s had.
Comments: I bought this shoe because my son is a high school varsity player and wears out shoes very quickly.
Also primarily because of the 6 month warranty. I sent them directly to the Babolat returns address with my receipt proof of
purchase and I never got a replacement.
Comments: This shoe is all right, but it's a little uncomfortable. Plus for a person who plays a lot, the shoe has a
small hole in it after 3 months, so I would recommend this shoe to someone who doesn't play a whole lot. I'm thinking about
upgrading to Nike.
Comments: I am typically a Nike user. Vapor, Ballistec, Cage. I tried this shoe out today. While it is a sturdy shoe, I
find that this strap system is basically a gimmick, and a pain in the neck to boot. Makes putting on the shoe twice as
cumbersome. And the material/quality of the straps is not good. I would recommend to anyone that falls in love with this shoe,
to cut the straps off. Aside from that, it is a very solid feeling shoe. Low profile, plenty of room as well for people with wide feet.
I wont be switching brands any time soon.
Comments: I have been wearing the Propulse line since the 2nd version. I like this model with the exception of the
strapping system. I like to really tighten down the straps to lock in my foot without having to tie my shoes to a point of cutting
off circulation to my feet. The straps on this version are too narrow and flimsy. They do not allow me to lock down the shoe like
the Propulse 3 version allowed.
Comments: I found these shoes to be very clunky and slow. They had almost no pop, and it felt like dragging
around a weight on the court.
Comments: What I liked about this racquet is it's adaptability. It will cater to beginners just learning the right
strokes, but it can be a weapon to power hitters like me. I adjusted my strokes and combined my usual fast swing with more
topspin and the results are deep, penetrating and unreturnable winners. No modification required.
Comments: I love reading reviews on TW webpage! People are so diverse and have so many different views and
likes/dislikes! In my opinion, these are the most comfortable Babolat shoes ever made. I have had many different pairs including
the Propulse 2,3 and 4. These fit my feet the best and the durability with all Babolat shoes are the best on the market!
Comments: Loose in the heels, even with the strap. The ventilation isn't too good, but I'm happy with everything
Comments: These shoes feel extremely loose in the heels and the ride is higher than I prefer. Because of this, I am
aware of my footwear while I play. The Nike Courtballistec 4.3 and the Nike Vapor 9 (probably the two most outstanding
performance shoes on the market) fit like gloves and feel superb, and, as a result, I am never consciously of these shoes while I
Comments: Excellent shoe! I had to go up a half shoe size from the Propulse 3s though, as they are thinner through
the toe box. After doing that, I feel these are the best shoes I have ever worn. I feel comfortable and explosive on the court. No
idea about the durability right now, but the feel is excellent.
Comments: These shoe are narrow in my opinion. I play highschool tennis and after a long day at the district
tournament (which i won) my feet were killing me. These shoes are more durable than the Propulse 3s, but I thought the 3s were a
Comments: This was an impulse buy for me as I never researched the specs or even read any of the reviews prior.
After only a few minutes on the court, these shoes felt amazingly comfortable, yet stable. They felt snug yet just enough width
and toe room for easy flexing. The shoe is loaded with tennis technology that actually makes you feel quicker as well. Despite
the horrible cosmetics (in my opinion), this shoe pass my Goldie Locks test.
Comments: These shoes are good, for me, they are a big improvement over the Propulse 3. They are stiffer and
thinner in the toe box. The upper is not as soft, which is good because that was one of the things that made me crazy about the
Propulse 3. These are comfortable right out of the box and become more comfortable as you break them in. I've got about 12
hours of match play in them and they are holding up well. The straps feel a little flimsy but they still work. I've played on clay and
hard courts and they handle well on both.
Comments: So an update to my 2/13 comments, after giving them about a month of solid play my feet are hating
life. I loved the older Propulse, great fit right out of the box and the footbelt system was great for locking your foot in. The new
4's have been noticeably narrowed in the toe box and are causing serious pain in my toes, even other people who saw them on me
commented on how narrow they looked. If you have narrow feet these might work for you but if you have a wider toe beware. So
the search is on for a new shoe.
Comments: I play highschool tennis and I have had these since the day they came out. I'll tell you now I will not be
getting these again. They are already torn up and worn on the bottom. They dont fit as well as the Propulse 3, and I've had
nothing but problems from these shoes. The next shoe I'm going to get will be the Nike Zoom Vapor.
Comments: Premium cosmetics. Snug fit and excellent support. Improved outsoles from previous version. Outsole
treading patten looks and feels like patent certified. Better uppers, less elasticity resulting in more of a glove-like feel. Thicker
insoles for better cushioning. Best Propulse so far. Clearly, Babolat has spent some time in their labs to create a new iteration that
simply looks, feels, and plays like no other.
Comments: I got these shoes in the mail yesterday and tried them out for my 4.0 practice. I played 2 sets of
doubles and 2 of singles. The shoes felt good right out of the box and slightly lighter/faster compared to my Barricades. Although
they felt good, I am worried about the durability. I am hard on shoes which is why I wanted to try something new since the
Barricade 7s do not last as long as the 6s. These new shoes showed some serious signs of wear on the soles after only one use. I
will be surprised if they last 2 months, but I'll give them a shot and see what happens.
Comments: I really like these shoes! Compared to the propulse 3 (P3) that I still have, I noticed that the shoe felt a
bit more comfortable out of the box with a some more cushioning underneath the forefoot. There's also more cushioning/fabric
on top of the forefoot which prevented the blistering that I get on top of my fourth toe with the P3's (circumvented with some
preventative taping). I'm an advanced player and as primarily a defensive baseliner, I found the shoes offered the same incredible
lateral and forward/backward stability as the P3's but with more grip and less sliding/slippage on plexicushion hard court. I felt
like I could turn on a dime without slipping or rolling an ankle. The shoe had no problem accommodating my EE wide feet as well
as my ankle braces after a short 15 min break-in period. Length-wise was the same as the P3s. My only criticism is that the velcro
strap on top of the foot is thinner and shorter compared to the previous model and I was only able to attaches half an inch of
velcro onto itself. I was afraid it would break or become loose during play but it never did. I can't yet judge the durability of these
shoes but I have a feeling the outsole is like a sports tire and wears quickly but has excellent traction. I normally play 2hrs of
singles 3-4 times a week and would definitely buy them again if they can last me 3 months.
Comments: So I just got these yesterday from Babolat as a replacement for a pair of Propulse 3's that I wore out in
than 3 months. Initial reactions is that they feel considerably stiffer and narrower in the toe box than the preveious model. Unlike
3's, these are going to require a break in period. Also the velcro straps on the foot belt system feel lighter weight, time will tell if
Comments: These are great shoes. There was no break-in period required. These shoes are little bit stiffer than the
Propulse 3, but they provide more support and are just as comfortable. I felt very light on my feet and explosive on the court. I am
very happy with the purchase.
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