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Comments: The black soled version will leave terrible marks on a hard court. These soles aren't non marking. I
played with my son for 40 minutes yesterday. His entire side of the court was completely covered in black marks. I tried to scrub
and wash them off with no success. I can't believe Nike would make a court sneaker with a marking black sole!
From: James, 7/13
Comments: For my feet, I am able to put these on right out of the box and hit the court. I have narrow feet and the
shoe fits nice and snug. They hold very well when I stop and change directions. This is the prime reason I prefer this shoe. The
soles hold up well enough and last about 3 months. And I play nearly 7 days a week on hard courts.
From: Wolfman, 4/13
Comments: These shoes actually seem to be cambered inwards, so running a straight line was a little awkward, but
side to side motions were okay. I felt that the phylon midsole was a little thick for my liking, however I'm used to the low ride of
the Vapor Tour, and prior to that I played in running shoes (Nike Free's) which are quite low by comparison. The Free's also had
considerably less support. I also disliked how the heel was a little high compared to the forefoot. This restricted my toe on landing
motions, since during tennis I'm usually on my toes. But the lockdown felt inferior to the Vapor 9. I can't really compare this to
other tennis shoes like the Ballistec or Barricade since I've not worn those, but I can say that compared to running shoes this shoe
had very significantly improved levels of support and cushioning. Lateral movements felt very secure, although again, this felt a
little wasted considering I was accustomed to the lightness of wearing running shoes previously.
From: Liang, 3/13
Comments: It's my second time having this shoe, and I like it whenever I'm hitting on the run. They are
comfortable and fit my feet. Best buy for its price.
From: A.W.C., 1/13
Comments: Nice shoes, especially when you are running to and fro. Recommended.
From: A.W.C., 1/13
Comments: I just got this shoe recently and I went to play tennis and for the first time in all my years of playing
tennis, I totally lost my grip on the ground, totally fell to the court and nearly cracked my head open. The irony is that this is the
first day wearing the shoe. I am thinking of returning the shoe. I will not recommend to anyone.
From: A.J., 1/13
Comments: My favorite shoe, ever! However, I have taken the Nike original insole out and inserted a high arch
orthodic that in combination I have found extremely comforable at this price point. The EVA outsoles have average wear life. The
orthodic has been placed in fully three pairs I have worn over the past two years. I usually will buy several pairs on sale before
they end production.
From: Thom, 11/12
Comments: This shoe did not last long enough. Also, the shoe felt uncomfortable at times.
From: Andy, 8/12
Comments: I didn't expect this to be a very good shoe considering the price. But I was surprised to find out that it
feels nice to play with, good stability moving side to side, and I think it will have a decent durability with the outsoles. I'm not
sure since I haven't played that much with it, but so far no signs of wear and tear on the outsoles.
From: Dan, 8/12
Comments: Great shoe. It is very light if compared to the barricades. I would
prefer this shoe because I believe footwork is the most important aspect
of the tennis game, and although the barricades provide nice traction, I
was lagging around the court a bit. I am also a marathon runner, and for
all those runners out there, we like our shoes light! In addition, what's
a rally if you can't get to the ball in time. A heavy shoe will hinder
one's timing and footwork. I hope this review helps!
From: Anon, 8/12
Comments: Great shoe for the average city court. Takes a bit to break in, but never hurts. Wears fantastic.
Side to side support is firm. Not to mention, it's at a bargain price.
From: D.O.C., 8/12
Comments: Great shoe. The durability is great, and very, very good comfort.
From: Mateo, 7/12
Comments: Don't waste your money on all the gimmicky Nike shoes that cost alot and look cool. This
shoe is the best Nike has to offer for tennis players in terms of comfort for half the price. Durability wise it's just as good
as the expensive Vapors or 2k11.
From: Brett, 6/12