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emcee143
02-07-2007, 07:40 PM
I am interested in buying nike shoes, mainly either the breathe II's and III's or the vapor 3's. I have tried the original vapors and those were too narrow for me. I wear the barricade IV's right now and I don't know if they are broken in yet or not good because they are narrow, but my feet cramp a little.

Is there any advice you guys can give when getting sizes and what not when it comes to those Nike shoes :) ?? TY in advance.

unkast
02-07-2007, 09:55 PM
Based on what's been said, the Breathe 2's will be the least narrow at the mid and forefoot.

stormholloway
02-08-2007, 08:50 AM
The Barricade III's have a fairly wide design. It's a great shoe too.

ricecooker1280
02-08-2007, 09:37 AM
I have semi-wide feet and the BF II's are very comfortable. I purchased a pair of BF III's and prefer the II's over them.

carrwash13
02-08-2007, 10:01 AM
The resolves are pretty wide

GokuQ
02-08-2007, 10:13 AM
yup, bf2's or resolves are the only nike shoe that my feet will fit in to
and the bf2's take some breaking in time before i can even try to play in them....

have your tried the yonex 305 or 304? super cushioning, very light, and pretty wide, only downside is durability, but guess you can't have everything

Heavy Metal Tennis Star
02-08-2007, 11:37 AM
barricade 3's or zoom vapor 2.

ricecooker1280
02-08-2007, 12:17 PM
My BF II's didn't require any break-in period... They were ready to go out of the box :)

GokuQ
02-08-2007, 06:44 PM
my feet are really wide in the front/fore area
i'm walking around with my new 305's right now trying to break em in :p

HewittSuckz
02-09-2007, 08:08 AM
I am interested in buying nike shoes, mainly either the breathe II's and III's or the vapor 3's. I have tried the original vapors and those were too narrow for me. I wear the barricade IV's right now and I don't know if they are broken in yet or not good because they are narrow, but my feet cramp a little.

Is there any advice you guys can give when getting sizes and what not when it comes to those Nike shoes :) ?? TY in advance.

BFII- You cant go wrong with this shoe. Arguably one of the greatest tennis shoes Nike has ever made. Has plenty of room in the toe box to compliment your wide feet. Comfy and good to go right out of the box.

BFIII- In my eyes a disappointing followup to the BFII. Seemed to run a little more narrow than the II's and didnt have that comfy snug fit.

Vapor 3's- Me personally I hated this shoe. Because Im a pretty big guy(6'2 195lbs) and have fairly wide feet I like a shoe with cushioning. And let me tell you this shoe does not have it if thats what you are looking for. The shoe is already narrow anyway, but when you get your feet in the toe box its almost painful. No support whatsoever. Just was not feeling it at all. But with that being said, I have a pair of the Nike Vapor IV's. To me Nike has done a complete 180 since the III. A lot more cushioning first off, definitely not as narrow, and a lot more room in the toe box. These shoes are comfy right out of the box. And somehow they pulled that all together in one shoe and still somehow made it lightweight. The only thing that worries me with this shoe is the durability factor in the long run. But ill have to wait and see. And by the way I normally wear a size 12 in shoes but with Nikes I had to bump up to 12.5. Good Luck

emcee143
02-11-2007, 05:07 PM
Thank you to everyone that helped. I settled on the bf2's :). I should be getting them soon, no more blisters yay.

tennismike33
02-11-2007, 07:11 PM
The resolves are pretty wide


The Resolve is a wider shoe, I love it. I tried wearing the Barracades but found that they too were a litle to small. I have been through 4-5 pairs of Resolve the past couple of years and have 2 new pairs upstairs. Hopefully TW will never sell out of size 11.