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Comments: If you want to avoid any pains, buy a pair that is bigger at least half of size. And in terms of the durability, after 3 months of not that frequent play the AIR system in my right shoe broke down. Now I have a hole in these shoes. I will not buy a Nike shoe any more.
Comments: This shoe is so comfortable. I have had these for a week and they are the
best shoes on the market.
Comments: I thought these shoes were great (after the awful break-in period). The sole under the Air Max wears down very easily. I'm down to just plastic.
Comments: Great shoe, feels great and looks good too. Only one problem, durability. I wore these out in 2 months playing about two hours every day. Other than that they are a good shoe.
Comments: I absolutely love these shoes. I bought the Green, Blue, and
White of the 3.3. Had the Green for a year and still look almost new,
and I also play 3-4 hours a day. Very durable and comfortable once you
break them in.
Comments: I bought these 1/2 size larger than I wear my 2.3s and it has made the break-in a
breeze. Only issue was the hard upper pinching my ankle but the rest of the shoe was
comfortable from the get-go. Durability is at least as good as the 2.3, it's a little higher off
the ground but the upshoot of that is even more heel cushioning. Downside is the 3.3 is
slightly heavier and not quite as glove-like but still a 4 star shoe for those wanting durability,
comfort and good looks. Just be sure to try them on before you buy as you may need to go
up half a size as these fit tight.
Comments: Comfy shoe after the 2-week break-in period. However, they only lasted for me for 2
buy if you are a college tennis player or play a lot of tennis, you'll burn through them very quickly.
Comments: These are great durable shoes that require a break-in period
of a few hours(not 2 weeks like others have mentioned). This shoe has
to be hand broken by flexing the lower and upper soles. You shouldn't
try to break in this shoe on the tennis court solely. Most of
ATP/Open players break-in theirs CB 3.3 by hand and on-court practice.
Nike should have put instructions how to break them in. Lastly, this
shoe has one of the best stock insoles I've seen. I normally tailor
my insoles with soft white foam and a nice firm gray foam. This shoe
only requires extra soft white foam for great comfort.
Comments: I am 6'4 220 lbs, so finding a shoe with good support that is durable is important
to me. I usually tear holes through my tennis shoes in just a few months. I also think
aesthetics are important. The Ballistecs have a stiff midsole and insole which provide firm
support. The outsole and the welt are sturdy and made from thick rubber. I purchased a pair
in the White/Royal Blue color scheme and they look great. THE SHOES RUN NARROW though,
so order 0.5 to 1 size larger than you usually would, especially if you have normal/wide feet.
Comments: These shoes are surprisingly awesome! They require only a few minutes of breaking into.
fooled, it looks heavy and clunky, but they're actually pretty light. Durability looks promising as well!
Comments: Honestly, these shoes are amazing. I do not know what any of these people are talking
break-in period is not that bad. It is a great shoe and comfortable out of the box and even more comfortable after you
them. Thanks nike for an amazing shoe.
Comments: These shoes are amazing once you get past the break-in period, which took almost 2 weeks.
It was the
worst break-in period of any shoe I have ever tried (and Barricade 5.0s were bad for me). Once I got past the break-in
have found that they are the most durable, stable, and well cushioned shoes I have worn. The downside is that they are
heavy and clunky, but you get used to it. Will buy the CB 4.3s soon.
Comments: It's taken a little bit of adjustment, but I've finally figured out how to enjoy this shoe, which
normal size 9 was always too tight on the sides for
me and had the tendency to smash my toenails when chasing down drop shots
(didn't happen in the same size CB 2.3s). So I went up to a size 9.5, which was so much more comfortable, it was a tad
the toebox, but the shoe conformed to my foot in no time, and I felt planted in the shoe (no more smashed toenails as
However, I think the shoe was meant for someone with bigger feet because the inner sides of the upper began to dig
ankle as the insoles started to become more compacted, so my solution was to swap in my trusty polysorb insoles
(which have a
beefy heel+cheap+work for hi/med arch feet). This is a heavy combo...but my feet and joints feel great, so I'm OK not
down every shot :P I switched to the CB line for the stability and Max Air in the heel to keep me protected, and it has
Comments: This is a great shoe if you don't have wide feet! If only it wasn't so tight around the forefoot I
love this shoe very much. I tried switching to a thinner aftermarket insole but still to tight and hurting my feet. Then I
figure I just
needed to break them in but after a month of playing they still feel tight. That's too bad because I love everything else
Comments: This shoe is great! I love these shoes so much. So comfortable and durable. a little heavy but
players need stronger legs anyway. I can't imagine wearing a different shoe, and my newest pair came with orange
compliments my shoes on the court and off. I've never had a problem with these shoes. 10 out of 10!
Comments: I need to first mention that I have loyally been wearing Nike shoes (Breathe Free and Cage)
the past 6 or 8 years. When the Cage 2,s finally ran out of stock at Tennis Warehouse I had to switch to Nike's only shoe
warranty. This was the Court Ballistec 3.3. I can honestly say that these are the most uncomfortable tennis shoes I have
My feet are literally in pain within 20-30 minutes of play. I think I have figured out the cause of much of the pain and it
is due to
how the laces cinch up the shoe when tied tightly. If you look close up at the pictures of the shoe you can see that the
are little yellow loops. Well these loops continue down all the way to the sole of the shoe and effectively form 4 narrow
put tremendous pressure on your feet. These 4 straps are the only thing that get tighter when you tighten the laces.
are independent of the upper of the shoe. The upper of the shoe just sort of floats above these straps. In a normal
eyelets for lacing are connected right to the upper of the shoe so that when you tie them up all the pressure from
evenly distributed along the entire upper and subsequently your foot. I am not sure if any of this has been mentioned
posters but this is my reasoning behind my discomfort.
Comments: This shoe looks great but is too heavy for me. I didn't think it would be such an issue but I
wish I would
have gotten a lighter shoe. Not to bad for comfortable wise but I don't think it is worth it.
Comments: The shoe has a really cheap lacing system that breaks easily if
you routinely tighten your shoes before your play.
Comments:First off, I have been wearing adidas Barricade's since the IV edition, decided to try the 3.3
Ballistecs. Since everyone was commenting on the 'tightness' of the forefoot area, I decided to go up a full size. Truth
be told, this
fit my feet really well after 30 mins of walking around and then I gave it a test drive on the tennis courts. I really like
the shoe, it is
comfortable, light, and stable. I can't comment on durability though. I want to add wearing this with jeans also is a hit.
Comments: I want to love then, really. I love the colors, but they just hurt way too much. While I have a
I've not had problems with the Breathe or Lunars. Kept waiting for them to beak in, but they haven't. Sadly, you really
narrow foot for the shoes to work.
Comments: For me the Nike Court Ballistic 3.3 are the best tennis shoes in the market. It's got a great
extremely comfortable. I'd been
having knee problems for the past year with the adidas Barricade range.
The cushioning on the 3.3s is great! I haven't had a problem at all
since and I've had Court Ballistics for the past 2 years. The only thing
is getting use to the shoe, at the beginning the shoe hurt the soles of
my feet because the width of the shoe was slightly tight on me but it
soon molded to my foot and the other thing is the weight of the shoe
which is heavier than the regular tennis shoe because of all the
cushioning and the Air Max technology. But for me without a doubt this is
the best tennis shoe in the market!
Comments: For those of you who are having trouble adjusting to this shoe, and loved the 2.3's more, I
perfect solution. The 3.3's make you feel higher off the ground, whereas the 2.3's make you feel like you're more
fix this, simply switch the insoles of the shoes. When you do you'll notice that the 3.3's insoles are much thicker than
placed in the 2.3's. And once you slip the 2.3's in the 3.3's, you'll feel like the shoe is lighter, and more grounded. I
Comments: I've been playing with Nike shoes for the last 9 years - my favorite being
the Breath 2, the old Federer shoe. The new 3.3 is the best shoe I have found since the Breath 2. I see most people
don't like them.
I have fairly narrow feet, so that's why they are probably good for me. They are stiff and tricky to get on the first couple
after walking around in them once or twice they felt fantastic on court! Great comfort, extremely solid, didn't feel heavy
at all - the
best comment I could say is, I didn't have to think about my shoes for a second while playing, they did exactly what I
wanted to do
with great comfort and speed. I've only played with them a few times, but I don't know how they could somehow stop
If you have narrowish feet, give these a try!
Comments: Stiff, tight fitting shoe that's not as durable as it makes out to be. The grip of the shoe wears
out and if
not that the lacing system breaks and the shoe is stuffed anyway. I was a big Nike fan but their shoes have just gone to
Nike never again.
Comments: Great looking shoe, but after 2 weeks of play they are just too tight in the fore-foot. It has
painful 2 weeks. Today I skipped the first two eyelets lacing up the shoes. It looks a little funny, but I am now pain free.
Give this a
try, your wide feet will thank me.
Comments: I bought these shoes and used them about 3 months. It is very heavy shoes, but good
comfort. The biggest problem is the holders of laces. After 2 months of using the shoe, they were broken.
Comments: This shoe looks great and it started out sort of tight. I think it will be pretty durable and help
footwork/speed with the Drag technology. Yay!
Comments: Owned a pair of these for a while now and wanted to love them. Unfortunately these took
weeks of constant play to break in and they still don't feel comfortable. Now months into owning this shoe, my right
like I've never felt after playing. I've developed some back issues over the last 2 months and am staring to wonder now
if there is
any connection. Used to wear Lunar 8's with no problem. Not the most durable shoe, but certainly lighter and more
than this shoe. On a positive note, durability is a plus. Comfort is at the other end of the spectrum for me however.
Going back to the Lunars until they come out with something that provides equal comfort to durability.
Comments: These shoes, I agree, are one of the most durable shoes you'll play with. With the extra
comes the extra weight coming at 17.48 oz, which is over a pound on your foot when you're running on the court. They
blocks on your feet, a bit narrow in the toe box, and they also have a weird arch, but I broke that in and the rest of the
a little bit of time. Overall, a great shoe for people with strong legs or those that wear out shoes in a short period of
Comments: Best shoe I've ever worn in terms of performance. Hands down. I play 9.0 mixed doubles,
slipped while split stepping or changing direction. Also, the stability in these shoes is incredible. My ankle felt stable
was sliding on court. That's where the positives end for this shoe. After using these shoes for a while, I started having
pain in my
arches. They are very narrow shoes. The 2.3s fit perfectly in terms of width, but the 3.3s were much too tight. Even as a
player who likes very tight shoes, these were unbearable. If you have a narrow foot, I highly recommend this shoe. I
wish I did, so I
could continue to use these. They lasted me 5 months of infrequent match play. My ratings: Performance (running,
4.7, Stability/Ankle Support: 4.8, Arch Support: 3.4, Traction: 4.7, Comfort: 3.0, Durability: 4.0, Weight: 4.0, and
Comments: These shoes are great! They give me a lot of support and comfort. The shoes did need a lot
of break in
though it took me about 3-4 outings to break-in to them as my feet are very wide. But after breaking in to them they
felt terrific, I
would highly recommend these shoes to anyone even people with wide feet because all you have to do is break in to
Comments: Everybody says these shoes don't fit well and hurt, but I have a thin foot and they fit me
are extremely stable. I never even think about turning an ankle. For me, they also work very well for changing direction.
these way better then Nike Vapor's, adidas Barricade's, or the Nike Court Ballistec 1.3's and 2.3's.
Comments: I bought my son the Nike Air Max Court Ballistic 3.3 shoes. It took a week or two to break in.
likes these shoes. My son used to wear the Nike Lunar Vapor 8 Tour for speed but he was going through them pretty
was also getting on and off knee pains. Since he switched to the Nike Air Max Court Ballistic 3.3, he hasn't had any
knee pain. I
just bought another pair of Nike Air Max Court Ballistic 3.3 so he alternate his shoes.
Comments: I have been wearing these shoes regularly (not on the court) just to stretch them out and
they still felt
kind of tight on court. After switching to thinner socks the shoes felt much much better. If you don't enjoy painful
periods then I would suggest a different shoe. I hope that helps with most everyone's "tight" issue.
Comments: I found the part near the ankle has a plastic part which is bad designed. It caused pain on
my ankle. I
thought the Nike Court Ballistec 2.3 is way more comfortable.
Comments: This shoe is great. I play everyday on hot Texan hard courts about 4 hours a day (4.0-4.5)
lasted me 5 months. I played extensively to get me free shoes but these shoes are extremely comfortable and the arch
perfectly. They did require a bit of break in at first but now they are the most comfortable shoe I have worn. They look
great too. I
am a big dragger and the DragOn 2x really helped me out as these were the only shoes that haven't burned a hole. This
is the best
Comments: Huge fan of the 2.3s but these just don't fit the same. Surprisingly how much a
shoe can change from one generation to the next. I'm 23 a solid 4.5 player with an all
around game and play about 4-5x a week. My feet are relatively wide and I've been wearing
Nikes for who knows how long and for all other sports. The 3.3 in a size 10(my normal
size) feels abnormally long and really tight around the mid foot; while the 2.3 had a true to
length fit and normal width. The first time playing in these I had to stop midway and take
them off b/c my feet were cramping due to the tightness. Took me about 2 weeks to break
them in and even then it still runs long and my feet moves from time to time. I tried on a
pair of 9.5 and they were way too small. The sizing for this shoe is just off. As you can
probably tell, I'm not too happy with the shoe. Pretty durable I must say, but it's just not
worth it if I can't run and stop at full speed w/o potentially hurt myself.
Comments: I have these shoes and I find them very durable and very effective for quick movements
mistake them for the the Kobe's (basketball shoe).
Comments: Contrary to many other reviews, I felt these shoes needed no break in. As soon as I slipped
they felt great. After an hour and a half of playing, my feet still were fine with no pains.
Comments: Great feeling shoes but the shoelace eyelets break after about 2 months. They just rot out
and break. I
have two pairs that are useless now even though the soles are fine. Poor design on the lace system! The older versions
have this problem.
Comments:The shoes I wanted were discontinued (New Balance MC900). Against my better judgement, I
Nike's and I was surprised to find a great pair of shoes. Good looking, high performance, and comfortable. No break-in
After a month of play almost daily (4.0+), I am quite happy to recommend them for their high level of performance. No
here. Everyone seems to comment on what great looking shoes they are. I am a size 10, narrow/medium width feet,
high arch with plantar fasciitis sensitivity.
Comments: It's a fantastic shoe. Everything is great about it except the break-in and the toe durability.
bulk up the toe area more for the toe draggers. Its a awesome shoe at an awesome deal. The 6 month warranty is a
good deal too.
Comments: These are the best tennis shoes I've ever worn! They fit me like a glove and give me excellent
support. Very sturdy, easy to move in, I didn't find them stiff. They're almost like running shoes that have been turned
shoes. I have a narrow foot, a high arch, and over pronate when I run. I wear a 11.5 medium D Nike running shoe and
Nike Air Court Ballistic 3.3. I don't think these shoes are for men with wider feet or who over pronate.
Comments: I found these shoes to have great comfort, support and stability! These were given to me by
and they are a nice surprise.
Comments: This shoe is a little stiff at first, but after it breaks in it is so comforting on your feet. It is
worth the wait. These shoes do slide when used a lot, but overall a great shoe by Nike.
Comments: I've had these shoes for about three months and after about month 2, I stopped wearing
shoes are very narrow and if you tie your shoes tightly like you should while playing tennis, your feet will hurt very
much. I have
several pairs of Nikes and none of my other
Nikes hurt at all. The shoes don't really break in that much because it's mostly made of PLASTIC.
Comments: The first day I wore these, all I could think of was buying another pair of 2.3s. My feet felt
were on fire. But I stuck with them. They now feel amazing, but only with two pairs of socks. However, with only one
pair the top
arch really digs into the ankle and feels weird.
Comments: Jason's comments precisely describe my own experience as well. 2.3's fit me perfectly, 3.3's
were a big
pain to break in (about 2 weeks) but have finally settled in and are comfortable, but the fit is still VERY different. It is
more snug in the middle of the foot and there was TOO much support on the outside lateral edges. It could be that my
incompatible with this type of high lateral support, but this was the principle source of discomfort during break-in, to
that I had to walk around in the shoes during the daytime to compress the shoe if I was to have any chance of them
comfortable for a match in the afternoon. That being said, the actual performance of the shoe is remarkably good. I've
that my split step has been more responsive than with this shoe, and there is impressive stability while on but there is
front flexibility for precise walking steps. It seems to be very good at shock reduction as well and has been kind to my
Overall, I've been able to be more aggressive with my footwork, and as a result they are wearing out faster in outer
front and rear
edges of the shoe than I typically wear out a CB 2.3, so it is difficult for me to say if the durability is higher. Overall,
terrible break-in, the performance may be enough to keep me wearing this shoe. If the break-in is improved somewhat
next CB without losing much of the performance this would be a perfect shoe for me.
Comments: Coming from a 2.3, I did not like the fit at first. I went half a size bigger and wore thinner
Because I needed a pair of tennis shoes that are durable, I decided to go ahead and take the risk. I bended and twisted
multiple times before wearing and it felt broken in within the first half hour. Initially it took a while to get used to the
mid section, but the broken in feel isn't that much different from the 2.3s after a while. The outsole is obviously
more beefed up for increase durability which is a plus. I can see the improvements from 1.3-2.3 series, and am glad it
is in the
areas I have mentioned before in my other reviews. The uppers felt supportive and actually not bad at all. Cushioning
(Air/Lunarlon) is great (when new) as usual and I do hope it will last as my 2.3s did not last long enough and became
responsive. The laces could actually be longer, as I can't double knot it with its current length. For me, I don't slide on
of the shoes, so having all that Dragon 2x is actually redundant. Hence, it increases weight(downside) and stiffness to
upper.All in all the 3.3 is a good stable, supportive, durable shoe.
Comments: This is my second pair of 3.3s. I love them and have been playing with them for 7 months
are so comfortable and durable. Contrary to previous comments, I actually like them better than the 2.3s.
Comments: Just got these shoes in the mail and wow I loved the cosmetics (green apple). It really stands
I'm glad I bought these instead of the propulse 3's since so many people are buying those... If you don't like a snug
tight fit get a
half size up because I got my normal size and it was very snug. Also the shoe is narrow at the top but the things I liked
stable it felt and it seems to be very durable! To me the shoes feel great and I prefer this over my barricades any day I
give it a
Comments: I have a been a big fan of the 2.3s and was very reluctant to try the 3.3s because of the
reviews, but I
bit the bullet and went for a pair. I have to say, out of the box they feel terrible, very high arch and some general
throughout the footbed of the shoe. I placed my Superfeet insole in from my 2.3s and it made a difference. Here's the
these shoes from someone who has worn its predecessors since Agassi came out with them. Weight: not lightweight
which based on the actual weight is about right, Nike could improve in this area but not like wearing clogs out there.
first not comfortable, after 25 minutes of play time I was actually surprised how comfortable they were - the high arch
wasn't a problem after the very short initial break in period, I felt there was more room in the toe box than the 2.3s but
notice a little digging into my lower inside part of my ankle from the stiff rubber where the top eyelets were. Fit: I took
size as the 2.3's and they were fine, this shoe sits differently than the 2.3's, it's rockered on the bottom which mean
angled like a banana on the sole but obviously not as dramatic, this is in stark contrast to the 2.3s which sit flat on the
this rockering actually makes you a little quicker on the start/stops and turns without giving up traction. Traction was
and stability was excellent, I think that is due to the higher arch which stabilizes your foot and keeps it in a proper
instead of canting inward. Durability seems great, but haven't used them enough yet to give a true review on this. To
sum it up,
great looking shoe, a little heavier than the 2.3s but not too noticeable, very uncomfortable out of the box but doesn't
long to break in, my feet felt a little warmer than in the 2.3s so maybe there isn't as much breathability in these or
maybe a warm
day? A little discomfort in the ankle area (hopefully this goes away), improved rockered sole makes for better
Hopefully the next version will be a little lighter and more comfortable in certain areas out of the box, but I think I like
and am liking them more every time I play in them. Don't be scared off by the bad reviews, they're worth a try, and did I
that they come in great colors and look great.
Comments: If you are a fan of the previous incarnations, you should still try before
you buy. I loved the 2.3s but found these to be painfully narrow and stiff. I had to
adjust the laces many times to even out the pressure around my foot, and they still
pinch during certain transitions. I also find that the ankle cutout is set too far back on
the inside; my ankle rubs a bit in the front. I have played at least 10 times in them
now, and they have barely loosened up. The durability and traction are good, but I'm
already looking for replacements.
Comments: I have used 2k10's for a few years and I love them but the durability just isn't there. I got
the other day and I love them. Slightly stiff first time on but took and hour or two on the court and they were perfect. I
order a half size up as they are a narrow shoe but with the half size extra they are a perfect fit. I drag my toe when I
can see some wear happening already but lets see. Playing a tournament this weekend so it will be the ultimate test.
Comments: Well I was a big fan of the previous 2.3s right out of the box (bought 4
different colorways) last year. They actually feel like slippers when you slide into them. The 3.3s are a bit of a different
Like the TW playtesters mention, they are stiff out of the box and the inner footbed feels a bit aggressive in the arch
area. When I
put them on, I had to make a good amount of adjustments to even the pressure around the top of the foot. Lace them a
in the middle section of the laces and cinch them close towards the top.
The first 4 sets of doubles I played, I'd say they were still in breaking in mode, but they started to loosen up a bit.
Today, I played
3 pretty hard core sets of singles and then they started to find their stride, I got that slipper like comfort that I got with
These are a tiny bit wider in the forefoot than the 2.3s. I'd say definitely give them a chance and you'll be rewarded with
structured shoe with good comfort and a really nice design.
Comments: This shoe gave me blisters on both my pinkie toes. I love the
snugness and support but I guess you have to have a pretty narrow feet to enjoy
Comments: I've had these shoes about a week and have never experienced any of
the pain that many other users are experiencing. I actually found these shoes to
be more comfortable for me out of the box than the previous versions. These
shoes have great traction, but allow me to slide as well, and they feel a lot lighter
than the 17 ounces they supposedly weigh. Overall these shoes are fantastic, and
they look amazing! Good job Nike!
Comments: When I ordered the shoes I looked at the reviews and wondered why I saw so many bad
this shoe. When I put them on I knew why so many tennis players didn't like them. They fit like soccer shoes. Narrow
toe, fit to
foot kinda feeling. they are a bit slimmer than the 2.3 so depending on how you like your shoe to fit they may or may
not be right
Comments: I was definitely scared when I ordered these shoes seeing how many people bash them. They
first tennis shoes (I'm a beginner), and I spent so much time reading reviews for all sorts of shoes; I ended up
these and the Barricades 6. I have narrow feet and tend to overpronate. A lot of people complain about how narrow
are, however, for me, the fit is great. I was a bit scared I wouldn't get enough support on the arch, so I ordered
as well. As it turns out, I did not need them at all! The fit is great, my feet feel well enveloped by the shoe, and the
more I wear
them, the more natural and comfortable they become. The ortho-lite insoles that are already inside do provide great
shoes are indeed stiff at first, but I didn't need a lot of walking around before they started to feel good. Overall, I'm
about my choice.
Comments: I bought these shoes around mid-April, and I absolutely hated them for the first few weeks.
the worst break-in period I have ever had in a tennis shoe. My feet were hurting terribly, and I couldn't wait to take
them off. That
being said, after about three weeks of break in, these shoes were as comfortable of a tennis shoe as I have ever worn
Before you write these shoes off as soon as you buy them, you need to wear them for a couple of weeks and let them
Comments: Had the Babolat Propulse 3's, which were great, but I got a half size too big, so I picked
these shoes up
today because I found them on sale. I think they're great, but I can see why people with a wide foot despise them. I
have a very
narrow foot so these work great for me. I bought them about 3 hours before a match so walking around for a while
was the only
break-in I got, but I didn't really seem to need the break-in period. When I started my warm up, the shoes did hurt my
around the arches and my heel was slipping. I thought I was going to hate the shoe, but all they needed was to be laced
way up and the pains and slipping immediately went away. They didn't feel heavy at all to me and fit my foot great. I
felt just as
fast or maybe even faster in these than the Propulse 3's I had (granted, the Propulse 3's were too big). They're
I'm not sure it's even possible to roll your ankle in these things. I
didn't get the stiff feeling a lot of people mentioned either. I thought they were noticeably more flexible than the
Barricade 6.0's I
used before my Babolats right out of the box. I already love this shoe but if I had a wider foot, I wouldn't waste $125
Comments: HORRIBLE FIT... Way too Narrow in the Toe Box area. I'm returning them as I type this. The
soooo narrow and my feet felt like needles pushing the sides of feet. Going back to Adidas Barricades. Love the style
teaching 5-10 on the court for the first day I was in tears. My feet now hurt even when the shoes are not on.
Comments: Incredible shoe. It is solid and locks your feet in, has a nice response to the ground with
and seemingly durable. I went through three pairs of shoes so far this year. Break in is required but if you wear it
around for two
days around the house and then play two hours on it it lightens up.
Comments: Durability on these shoes is not very good. I play at least 10 hours a week and they were
worn out on the bottom. Other than that I think that they feel pretty good but you definitely need a break in period. I
might have been the insole that was hurting the outside part of my foot. It felt kind of like a foot cramp. Very
uncomfortable but it
went away after about 2 weeks.
Comments: These shoes remind me of Barricades. They're stiff out of the
box, a little tight, but after a couple of hours on court (yes, there's
a price to pay), they molded to my foot and became like a part of me on
the court. They're not as cushioned as the 2.3, but they feel a little
more stable and maneuverable. Anyhow, I'm a strong, fairly big guy (4.5 player), and I play an aggressive all court style
singles and doubles. Shoes that are too soft or light
tend to not have nearly enough lateral stability for me, so I'm happy to
break in a pair that will last a long time without breaking down and
becoming too soft. They don't feel heavy to me, they feel solid.
Traction is good. I fit into a half size smaller than I did in the 2.3.
I like them.
Comments: These were pretty uncomfortable. Too narrow and very misleading fit compared to
the other CB's. They actually gave me a blister on my toe, this has never happened to me
before in a tennis shoe. Also, durability isn't as good as the 2.3 or 1.3. The only thing I liked
about this shoe is the colorway and the stability. For now, I'm going back to the 2k10's, those are
an awesome shoe! Also, a recommendation to TW, you guys really should put narrow fit in the
description, its really misleading because i have an average width fit, and it was just way too
Comments: Wow the break in sucks. Then it starts to get better. I like the fact it's snug to my foot but is
uncomfortable almost. I have played on it for 3 weeks 6 hours a week and can't even tell I've worn the shoes, so
durability is great.
Comments: I am trying my best to like this shoe. It is very stable and has good cushioning. The shoe is
by far the
heaviest tennis shoe I have ever worn. My biggest complaint is with the width in the midfoot. I have seen several
about the toe box but have no issues there. I have worn these about 10 times and I have yet to complete a match with
them on. I
have to switch to another pair to finish my match because of foot pain. I keep thinking they will eventually get better
haven't. I like for my tennis shoes to feel tight but these are just plain misery on my feet. I hope Nike makes some
because it is a great looking shoe.
Comments: Strange fit. I have no problem with Adidas or Asics shoes but these just didn't work. In Asics
I wear an
11 but I needed a 12 in these Nike 3.3s to be able to put them on. And then there was too much shoe in the front. I
these these as narrow with a low instep. If you need a generous D width then I'll save you some time and look
Attractive looking in real life so it's too bad.
Comments: So I have owned 1.3, 2.3, and now the 3.3. One of my pairs of 2.3 were the
greatest shoe I have every owned, not just tennis shoe, but most comfortable shoe period.
For some reason the two other pairs of 2.3's I have aren't the same. That being said, it took me a while to warm to the
and once I got them, it took a while to warm to the feel. Initially out of the box the inner side of the toe box was tight
everything else seemed okay. Once I got on the court the outer mid-sole hurt just like my non-good pairs of 2.3's. I
was a bit
disappointed at first, but I decided to give the shoe the benefit of the doubt and kept wearing them. I stuffed some
socks into the
shoe and laced them up real tight for two days, I then put
them back on and got on the court. Toe box was better, but still had the mid-sole problem. However, withing 30
moving around and sweating a little the sole started to form to my foot and feel much better. I can honestly say that
annoyed I had to break them in a bit, they are now number 2 on my list of shoes. It took some patience but I now have
a set of
flashy 'gloves' for shoes.
Comments: This shoe did not fit like a glove fresh out the box. It took me about 10 hours of serious
court time to
break these bad boys in. The first 2 hours did not feel good at all, but now they have loosened up they have a great
comfortable fit. Don't give up on 'em - they will grow on you. The shoelace broke on the 3rd week of use which has
happened with me on a Nike sneaker before - maybe I just got a dud.
Comments: The most uncomfortable shoe. Even after you break it in it still kills your feet. Among other
overpriced and is heavier than most other shoes I've played with. I
know it looks pretty cool and received a few complements, but it's just not
worth the pain.
Comments: These are very stiff and uncomfortable out of the box compared to the previous model. I
to be too tight in the toebox, and very uncomfortable in the heel. A huge letdown from the 2.3.
Comments: The shoes still feel great and I have a lot of wear almost close
to holes but not yet. However, I guess because I always wear these and wear them a lot due to the tennis season I have
to buy new
shoes because the straps that wrap around under the foot and up the side to become lace loops, two of them have
broken on the
right foot and 1 on the left which makes lacing the shoe awkward because now it doesn't fit as tightly as it did before. I
shoe but am not taking chances with another pair. I'm going to another nike shoe, a previous model the Breathe Cage
Comments: Worst shoes ever! Do not buy! I bought these shoes and they killed my feet, like to the point
could barely walk. I have had them for three months, and gotten insoles and they still hurt. Also, they have a hole
already, and I
hate them. The Lunar Vapor 8s are way more worth it.
Comments: I was sliding all over the court. These shoes are very comfortable, though.
Comments: A very interesting shoe. It took a while to break in, but once it was broken in it was pretty
A month later they started hurting my feet again. Personally I don't think there is enough padding in the shoe, and
after a week
with it I put in a new insole. The durability isn't bad, but isn't amazing, after about 3 months with them they have
worn through. At first they cut off the circulation in my foot, it's gotten better, but still not good. Overall a real
Comments: At first I was wondering if I should return the shoes to Tennis
Warehouse because the fit was so uncomfortable. The blood circulation in
my feet would start to get cut off, and the arch of my feet would
seriously ache after only a short time on the courts/walking. However,
after around 2-3 weeks of constant wear (and perseverance), the shoes are
amazing. Not sure about durability yet, but it definitely gets a lot more
Comments: I was skeptical about buying this shoe due to some of the negative comments
about poor fits that I read on this page. When I got the shoe, it seemed they were right.
However after maybe 5 hours of court time, these have become the most comfortable shoes I
have ever bought. The grip is also wonderful. It gives me a great hard-court slide, and great
traction as well. Pretty good looking shoes if I may say so as well! So I definitely recommend
this shoe to anyone and everyone, and don't be deterred by the initial tight fit. I will be
buying another pair of these when the time comes!
Comments: By far, the best looking shoe I have had; I get SO many compliments from others.
In regards to fit, it fits very well if you don't have to put in orthodics. I have been trying to break these shoes in with
they just hurt too much; I suspect the arch support is too high without them. Even though it is a heavy shoe, it really
that way. Fits true to size.
Comments: When I first put this pair of shoes on, I was skeptical of
how long I could actually bear with them. True, they gave me a lot
more support than the Vapor line, which I've worn for years. Every
single edition of the Vapors have given me unmatched comfort and are
extremely light, but my gripes with them were the durability. That led
me to try the Courtballistecs out. The break-in period for me was
around 2 weeks, or around 16 hours of use, and that was even after I'd
stretched the shoes out and laced them loosely. The break-in was
incredibly painful and tedious for me, and I couldn't get used to the
extra weight. However, after breaking them in, I can honestly say that
they exceeded most of my expectations. I feel that the comfort level
is comparable to the Vapors, although nothing can beat them of course.
They offer the support that was kind of lacking in the Vapors.
Durability remains yet to be seen, but so far I can only see slight
wear in the toe area. Overall, I've come to love these shoes, and
anyone who can tolerate the break-in period should definitely get
Comments: This shoe is just... amazing.. Stability is great, durability is great plus the six month
I can slide slightly but not too much to actually have a negative effect. Looks good, is good; no wonder Nadal wears this
Comments: I've been playing with the 2.3 for about a year now. When I tried the 3.3, my feet never felt
This shoe is a lot more narrow and the arch support is too high. The only thing I like about this shoe is the way it
Comments: Fit my foot like an absolute glove! Upgrading from the Nike Breathe Cage II, which in my
opinion is also
a very good shoe but definitely does not fit as nice as this. This shoe also has great traction I'm a very quick 5.0 level
typically punishes my shoes pretty badly. Not sure about durability yet haven't had them that long. One semi-annoying
found though was inside of the shoes by the ankle is kind of stiff and comes up a little higher then I'm used to so it
kind of digs
into my ankle sometimes when I get really stretched out but I think that will go away over time.
Comments: This had to be the best tennis shoe purchase I have ever made, if you are looking for a
comfortable, all around well-fitting shoe, then I totally recommend this shoe.
Comments: Excellent shoe, Nike really did it this time. Best of the court ballistic series so far and best shoe out on the market for my money. This shoe required no break in for me and it's comfort is unbelievable. Absorbs impact very well and I
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