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Comments: I bought this shoe, played a couple of hours, and it felt like there was a golf ball on the ball of my foot,
most uncomfortable shoe I have ever owned. Called TW and they would not take them back.
From: G.B., 9/14
Comments: Out of the box these are an amazing shoe. I have been an adidas shoe player for years and the
Barricades have gotten too stiff and narrow. The newest Barricade I tried hurt my feet after a month of playing and trying to work
them in. These shoes are light, stable, and comfortable. They also get you a bit lower to the ground than I'm used to which I've
come to like. I'm more of a serve and volley/doubles player at 4.0 and the forward movement and strength off the ground is great
with these. The support and low stance keeps you grounded while coming in and the weight and mobility really help with quick
movement. They just don't feel as clunky and stiff as my old adidas shoes during play. I also have a very wide forefoot and flatter
arches and these shoes fit wonderfully. Getting a 2nd and 3rd pair once the fall colors come down to sale price so I have them for
From: Timothy, 8/14
Comments: A very comfortable and agile shoe. Light with a minimal heel drop, so it feels kind of like a nice running
shoe. Very roomy in the front. Excellent stability. Shock absorption is really good. I found the arch support sufficient for my feet. I
can play 2 hours and get away with almost zero stress on the lower feet. That is a first for me. Durability is good, but not great. I
was expecting a bit more from the XDR out sole, but its still better than everything else I've used. I'll probably keep getting this as
long as they make it. Surprised this shoe doesn't get too much attention. Best bang for buck I think.
From: Harish, 8/14
Comments: I've tried many Nikes in the past, but they always seemed too narrow or small in the toe box. These are
different! My biggest compliment is that for their light weight, they are the most durable tennis shoe I've found. I've played
several times per week for months and they still look practically new. Just ordered my 2nd pair just in case the 1st pair wears out.
From: Randy, 7/14
Comments: Tried these as they were supposed to be wider than most. Surprised they were indeed wide and
extremely comfortable. They are low to the ground like a running shoe and my movement was fast and with ease. They are lighter
and less clunky than my wide New Balance shoes. Just ordered 3 more pairs before they update and screw them up.
From: Bob, 7/14
Comments: Played about 3 hours on court after purchasing these on the way to the courts. I wouldn't exactly say
"no break-in required." They played much better and were more comfortable in the 3rd set than the first. They definitely have a
wider than expected toe area, and I thought for a while I was developing a blister because my relatively narrow feet were sliding
around a bit. However, no blister at all and these things are light and fast. I always wear two pairs of socks to play anyway, but
these absolutely require 2 pairs. All in all, I'd buy these again, although I can already see a bit of loss on the outsole. Certainly not
the most durable shoes, but I only play twice a week at most so that's not my main concern.
From: Scott, 6/14
Comments: Great value in a shoe. Since the Vapor Tours can be pricey for the lack of durability, get this shoe for
similar durability and stability, but at a reasonable price, and even lighter than the Vapor Tour! I've used both, and can say this
shoe is about as good. For half the price it makes it a better shoe so you don't have to worry about the durability. In fact, the toe
drag area is a little better on this one. The outsoles are identical in every way: grip, durability and feel. It is just as low to the
ground, with a slightly roomier toebox.
From: James, 5/14
Comments: Fast feeling, not extremely durable but it's light and worth the price. Had a little pain in the arch after
about an hour of play, haven't had that with any other shoe. Great choice if you need a cheap pair and can't afford the Vapors,
which have the same traction and light feel.
From: Shahriyar, 4/14
Comments: Liked the Vapor Tour 9 but wish it was cheaper and a bit wider? Boom! Done! Get yourself some
Advantages right now. You'd think 12 ounce shoe would feel flimsy, but these feel solid. Light, low to the ground feel with some
comfortable flex in the upper and good lateral stability. I have size 9 2E width feet with high arch and fit is great in these, my feet
aren't cramped or sliding around and I never felt any hints of toes running into the bumper on hard stops. Keep in mind, these are
not meant to be pillow top shoes, they are a fast, light, low to the ground shoe and are not going to have tons of shock absorption
from the sole if thats what you are looking for.
From: Anton, 4/14
Comments: These shoes are awesome! The traction, stability, ventilation and weight is excellent. I have the CB 4.3
and prefer the Advantage. The only problem is that the tongue moves to the side. If Nike had put adaptive fit or zoom midsole in,
then this shoe would be the best.
From: Mike, 2/14
Comments: This is like running shoes + modern cross trainers and they worked out pretty good. It's not a
traditional tennis shoes design, but Nike got away with it. Everything is good about it, but the durability. Since it has be light, so
the materials are not designed to take a lot of punishment. It's wide, lightweight, and flexible. It has the near performance of the
Vapor, and a more reasonable price tag. Glad the Advantage line is back.
From: Jack, 10/13
Comments: For those of us who need a wider toe box, this sneaker is the answer. In addition, the support is
as is the durability. Hope Nike continues this line.
From: Peter, 9/13
Comments: I'm always looking for quality at a good price and this shoe delivers. I first purchased the Courtballistec
4.1s, but they didn't have the quality of the 3.1s and are fine for walking in, but not playing in. I took a shot on the Vapor
and they have good achilles padding and good comfort. Good quality and, as listed, more room in the toe area than the normal
Vapors (maybe a little too much room?). Good sneakers, I might get a second pair.
From: Steve, 9/13