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Juan88
03-28-2007, 04:04 AM
I am ready to buy the Nike Air Zoom Vapor Speeds 1.
Lleyton Hewitt, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal wore them at the Australian Open 2005.
I prefer the blue ones with white.
I would like to buy them because I find them so stylish and such a nice color.
But are this good shoes?
What about durability, weight and comfort?
Please let me know:D

http://www.rareairshoes.com/images/Air_Zoom_Vapour_Speed_Imperial_Blue_Aegean_Blue_ll eyton_hewitt.jpg
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/2240663
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40752000/jpg/_40752957_nadal.jpg

psamp14
03-28-2007, 06:05 AM
i dont think those are the vapor 1's....if you see pictures of federer at the 2004 us open (or entire 2nd half of 2004), i believe the shoes he was wearing then are the vapor 1's

what hewitt's wearing in the picture are the vapor 2's...

Tour90
03-28-2007, 08:05 AM
those are pretty sick. they're also pretty rare to find. i don't think nadal ever wore these nike vapor speed's

emcee143
03-28-2007, 11:18 AM
i dont think those are the vapor 1's....if you see pictures of federer at the 2004 us open (or entire 2nd half of 2004), i believe the shoes he was wearing then are the vapor 1's

what hewitt's wearing in the picture are the vapor 2's...

Those are the Vapor 1's :). Same design with the air bubble and exact same design as the dark blue ones Fed wore at the US Open against Agassi.

courtrage
03-28-2007, 12:06 PM
those are the vapor2s. the vapor 1 (really known as the vapor S2) came out first...

IT WAS IN!!!
03-28-2007, 12:41 PM
yes they were called the http://web.archive.org/web/20041230093337/www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSNIKE-NVV.html

Juan88
03-28-2007, 01:51 PM
those are pretty sick. they're also pretty rare to find. i don't think nadal ever wore these nike vapor speed's

I added a picture of Nadal wearing these shoes at the AO 2005, so you can see by yourself.;)
But what do you mean by pretty sick? Do they feel weird to wear?

califsurferboy33
03-28-2007, 05:51 PM
hey if im a size 10.5, would i fit in a 12 of these shoes?

Tour90
03-28-2007, 10:55 PM
I added a picture of Nadal wearing these shoes at the AO 2005, so you can see by yourself.;)
But what do you mean by pretty sick? Do they feel weird to wear?

oh wow, he did wear them. i think they're pretty cool. that's what i mean by sick. i love the fit, but they're not too durable.

Juan88
03-28-2007, 11:11 PM
oh wow, he did wear them. i think they're pretty cool. that's what i mean by sick. i love the fit, but they're not too durable.

Okay thanx Tour90. I also find the design awesome, there aren't much shoes at the moment which are better qua design i think, but that's my opinion. Also the color makes it look so nice i think. Too bad they're not so durable.

Verbal_Kint
03-29-2007, 02:54 AM
Air units popped like crazy on these, right?

MOUKA
03-29-2007, 06:19 AM
The Air Zoom Vapor Speed 1 is an OK shoe. I had the white with dark blue and yellow swoosh.
My foot is just a little bit wide, and they did not feel that great for the first few times I played in them. They need a good amount of "break-in" time, but after that they are OK.
If you have a bit of a wider foot, I would suggest the Air Max Breathe 3. It is a really great shoe. If feels like you are wearing a running shoe with all the stability of a good tennis shoe.

califsurferboy33
03-29-2007, 06:03 PM
where can you find these shoes?!?!?!?!?!?! im size 11 or 10.5

stormholloway
03-29-2007, 10:21 PM
Great looking sneaks.

holy_angel
03-31-2007, 07:45 PM
in terms of comfort, very nice...in terms of design, very stylish....

however in financial terms, VERY BAD!!! these shoes are so undurable that i cant bear to wear them on the courts anymore.... my pair has lost 2 percent of its sole after just 9 months usage.,..unless u play on clay or grass courts...then it should be fine....

u have to buy half or one size bigger as compared to ur usual Nike size cos these shoes fit tighter....

BreakPoint
03-31-2007, 08:08 PM
however in financial terms, VERY BAD!!! these shoes are so undurable that i cant bear to wear them on the courts anymore.... my pair has lost 2 percent of its sole after just 9 months usage.,..unless u play on clay or grass courts...then it should be fine....

Huh? :confused: I would say that if your tennis shoes have only lost 2% of its sole after 9 months of usage then that would be the most incredible financial investment since the guy that bought Google stock at the IPO. Most people lose 90% of the sole of their tennis shoes after only 2 months of usage.

Juan88
04-02-2007, 03:12 PM
in terms of comfort, very nice...in terms of design, very stylish....

however in financial terms, VERY BAD!!! these shoes are so undurable that i cant bear to wear them on the courts anymore.... my pair has lost 2 percent of its sole after just 9 months usage.,..unless u play on clay or grass courts...then it should be fine....

u have to buy half or one size bigger as compared to ur usual Nike size cos these shoes fit tighter....

Okay, thanx for the advice;)
I will order them soon.:D
And in a half size bigger i think.:)

BkK_b0y14
04-02-2007, 04:45 PM
can i ask where u are ordering these?! i bought a pair of white ones at nordstrom for 40 bucks when they first came out but returned them cuz i was scared of durability and paid 60 bucks for some diadoras. that was such a stupid mistake.

Juan88
04-02-2007, 10:21 PM
can i ask where u are ordering these?! i bought a pair of white ones at nordstrom for 40 bucks when they first came out but returned them cuz i was scared of durability and paid 60 bucks for some diadoras. that was such a stupid mistake.

Yeah i ordered them on e Bay.;)
They're hard to find, i searched the whole internet, there was only one site where i could buy the blue/white ones.
But they were like $200 or something:confused:
You could check e Bay sometimes and check if someone sells these shoes.
At the moment only the boys shoes, so size 37 and so are being sold i think.;)

holy_angel
04-04-2007, 08:27 PM
Huh? :confused: I would say that if your tennis shoes have only lost 2% of its sole after 9 months of usage then that would be the most incredible financial investment since the guy that bought Google stock at the IPO. Most people lose 90% of the sole of their tennis shoes after only 2 months of usage.


lost 2 percent as in 2 percent of the sole is actually gone..can see the bottom of the shoe...cos that part dropped off on court...my heart ached for quite some time...

carrwash13
04-05-2007, 01:58 PM
there are tons of each size on the bay right now

Juan88
04-05-2007, 09:44 PM
there are tons of each size on the bay right now

Yeah, but in white.;) At least i can't find any blue/white ones.....
But the white version is also nice.:D

Juan88
04-06-2007, 05:01 AM
I just received my Vapor Speeds i ordered a few days ago at the Bay:D
They are really comfortable and look great.
In the heel they are tight to medium size, midfoot and forefoot is generous fit.
Exactly what i needed.
Also very good breathening through small holes in the shoe.

Nadal_Rulz
04-15-2007, 04:07 PM
the light blue/white version was never sold in the US and is impossible to find new now. I found a pair with a large discount in a store in italy in august of '05, last pair they had, I was looking for that shoe my entire trip and luckily I found it. I beat those shoes up until I busted through the outsides(I have wide feet, probably a cause) of the shoes and my feet were getting wet more than normal, and they were small in the length, my feet grew quickly.

I did love these shoes, I will keep them, could someday be a collectors item.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/460726534_73b0ab2ef1_b.jpg

califsurferboy33
04-15-2007, 05:16 PM
yeah i have a pair in really really good condition with the air units intact in size 10.5, just bought them used

fluffy Beaver
04-15-2007, 05:32 PM
lost 2 percent as in 2 percent of the sole is actually gone..can see the bottom of the shoe...cos that part dropped off on court...my heart ached for quite some time...

LOL you really don't understand math at all. You basically just stated what you said earlier. Breakpoint is right, you must mean 90+ %

MMkay5
04-26-2007, 04:11 PM
anywhere i can get these????? ive been lookin forever

califsurferboy33
04-26-2007, 05:42 PM
haha sry no. i've looked on every site around and finnally found a nike pro that sold me his. I have the blue/white ones, the navy/yellow ones, and the red/white ones all in 8/10 condition, and im really really happy with myself. I do have a couple of sites where you can buy the navy and white ones and the plain whites and mabye white/red ones. drop me an e-mail at bgk33@dellmail.com

Ronny
04-27-2007, 06:02 AM
those are pretty sick. they're also pretty rare to find. i don't think nadal ever wore these nike vapor speed's

nadal wore the vapor speeds in 2005

califsurferboy33
04-27-2007, 06:04 PM
hey, how do you post a pic through a file and that is not on the internet?

Ronny
04-28-2007, 05:00 AM
try using tinypic

califsurferboy33
04-28-2007, 06:14 PM
http://tinypic.com/4ddmtlc.jpg
red/white
http://tinypic.com/2crkcy0.jpg
navy/white/yellow
http://tinypic.com/4hwo8ih.jpg
blue/white

Oh how I love my great vapors...which thankfully have great soles and have not popped!

BabolatPower
04-29-2007, 02:25 PM
does anyone know where you can buy a pair of those shoes
they look amazing

califsurferboy33
04-29-2007, 02:53 PM
e-mail me at bgk33@dellmail.com...i know all the sites to get them at. its easier if you IM me at califsurferboy33 on AIM.