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dr_punk
04-30-2007, 11:01 AM
of shoes that is. I have in mind the breathe II's, the air resolve plus lows, the gel resolutions, or maybe the feather II's or the vapor IVs. So come one, come all! lets have a say in it

forzainter
04-30-2007, 12:03 PM
i love the gel resolutions, they look great and they feel great too. But when you first put them on there seems to be a bit of heel slip, but as you continue its just not noticeable anymore

oscar_2424
04-30-2007, 12:20 PM
whata bout the barricade IV?

stormholloway
04-30-2007, 12:30 PM
Vapor IV all the way.

BreakPoint
04-30-2007, 12:47 PM
Vapor IV all the way.
Storm,
I know you have the Vapor 3's but have you also worn the Vapor IV's, too? If so, could you please provide a comparison between the two, especially for cushioning, lateral stability and comfort?

Thanks.

nyc
04-30-2007, 01:07 PM
I favour the Gel Enqvists, but you probably know that by now.
Low to the ground, great traction stability and comfort. Definitely will stick with this shoe for hard/clay/har tru.

rabidcow
04-30-2007, 05:03 PM
Ok well i've owned both resolutions and feathers in the past year and i have to say that they have their advantages.

Feathers: maybe tad lighter a little narrower and a clay court shoe
Resolutions: A lot more comfortable a little wider, good on hard courts plus a 6-month warranty if you take a look at hola bird.

I chose the resolutions and the weight difference is very little when your wearing them. They both are low to the ground

dr_punk
04-30-2007, 06:09 PM
whata bout the barricade IV?

sry oscar, but if I were to go to the barricades, it'd be the barricades II... I'm trying keep on a budget, 90 max

dr_punk
04-30-2007, 06:10 PM
Vapor IV all the way.

elaborate, please

Noveson
04-30-2007, 06:20 PM
of shoes that is. I have in mind the breathe II's, the air resolve plus lows, the gel resolutions, or maybe the feather II's or the vapor IVs. So come one, come all! lets have a say in it

I JUST got my green and black breathe free IIs today.(The ones on sale not the team version) and love how they llook. Mind you they fit about a half size larger than the Breathe Free 3s. Anyway played for almost 3 hours in them, and showed no sign of ware. Of course that isn't a very good gauge. But I have never known or heard of anyone who didn't like their pair of Breathe Free 2s.

ibringtheHEAT
04-30-2007, 06:31 PM
Wait so your on a budget of under 90 dollars yet looking at the Nike Vapor IV?

Definitly the gel resolutions out of your listed, check out other shoes also. I use the Lotto Revenges which are only 50 bucks, and are great shoes. Good durability, play lighter than they are, and great support/cushioning.

SoBad
04-30-2007, 07:43 PM
sry oscar, but if I were to go to the barricades, it'd be the barricades II... I'm trying keep on a budget, 90 max

But with BIV you get two pairs for one because of the six-month outsole warranty. And they look way cooler than other shoes mentioned in this thread, too.

dr_punk
04-30-2007, 07:50 PM
Wait so your on a budget of under 90 dollars yet looking at the Nike Vapor IV?

Definitly the gel resolutions out of your listed, check out other shoes also. I use the Lotto Revenges which are only 50 bucks, and are great shoes. Good durability, play lighter than they are, and great support/cushioning.

yeah they're on sale

dr_punk
04-30-2007, 07:52 PM
But with BIV you get two pairs for one because of the six-month outsole warranty. And they look way cooler than other shoes mentioned in this thread, too.

two for one? ... you have to buy the two at full price, how does that make sense? I have money to spend in the present tense, and its less than 90 on shoes.

Noveson
04-30-2007, 07:54 PM
But with BIV you get two pairs for one because of the six-month outsole warranty. And they look way cooler than other shoes mentioned in this thread, too.

No no no lol, the BF 2s are waaaaaay better looking;) Not to mention they come with the six month warranty also.

BreakPoint
04-30-2007, 08:44 PM
But with BIV you get two pairs for one because of the six-month outsole warranty. And they look way cooler than other shoes mentioned in this thread, too.
But that's assuming he's able to wear out the outsole within 6 months. What if he doesn't play much tennis and doesn't wear them out for a year? Then he's paid $105 for a pair of shoes even though he only wanted to spend $90.

BTW, he's looking also at the Vapor IV's because there's one colorway that's on sale for $90. This one: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSNIKE-NV4MWO.html

SoBad
04-30-2007, 08:56 PM
two for one? ... you have to buy the two at full price, how does that make sense? I have money to spend in the present tense, and its less than 90 on shoes.

So you pay 105 for BIV pair (and actually I think black ones - the coolest - are still on sale for 100) and then after you wear them out within six months, you send them to Adidas for replacement, with shipping fee.

No no no lol, the BF 2s are waaaaaay better looking;) Not to mention they come with the six month warranty also.

They are not better looking.

But that's assuming he's able to wear out the outsole within 6 months. What if he doesn't play much tennis and doesn't wear them out for a year? Then he's paid $105 for a pair of shoes even though he only wanted to spend $90.

BTW, he's looking also at the Vapor IV's because there's one colorway that's on sale for $90. This one: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSNIKE-NV4MWO.html

He'll wear out the outsoles within a couple of months, don't you see he's like a president of Miami tennis club or whatever. And don't get started about vapor colorways and passionate nightgowns, he's trying to get a good pair of tennis shoes, and BIV is it, either in black/silver or white/black.

BreakPoint
05-01-2007, 12:58 AM
He'll wear out the outsoles within a couple of months, don't you see he's like a president of Miami tennis club or whatever.
He also plays on clay. He won't wear out the BIV's in 2 months.

IT WAS IN!!!
05-01-2007, 04:46 AM
The feather 2's are great shoes I thought they were very durable, I put a thicker insole in them I think tennis warehouse has the insole it is the spenco cross trainer insole but these shoes are superb (no Prince MC4's!)

dr_punk
05-01-2007, 11:34 AM
But that's assuming he's able to wear out the outsole within 6 months. What if he doesn't play much tennis and doesn't wear them out for a year? Then he's paid $105 for a pair of shoes even though he only wanted to spend $90.

BTW, he's looking also at the Vapor IV's because there's one colorway that's on sale for $90. This one: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSNIKE-NV4MWO.html

so in order to get the other pair, the outsole has to be completely worn out? thats a challenge, but i'll be playing alot this summer.

dr_punk
05-01-2007, 11:38 AM
So you pay 105 for BIV pair (and actually I think black ones - the coolest - are still on sale for 100) and then after you wear them out within six months, you send them to Adidas for replacement, with shipping fee.



They are not better looking.



He'll wear out the outsoles within a couple of months, don't you see he's like a president of Miami tennis club or whatever. And don't get started about vapor colorways and passionate nightgowns, he's trying to get a good pair of tennis shoes, and BIV is it, either in black/silver or white/black.

i'm no president of a miami club. but I am a tennis coach and I plan on playing in tournaments this summer, possibly every weekend.

stormholloway
05-01-2007, 01:12 PM
I recommended the Vapor IV even though I haven't worn them. I love the Vapor 3 to death and the IV is apparently only an improvement in stability.

I just bought the blue Vapor IV's yesterday. Basically, the minor complaints people had about the 3's are corrected with the IV's.

The Vapor 3 is amazing. I've never had my feet respond so well to my brain as when I've worn these shoes. They feel much lighter than they are listed.

I suggested the 4 instead of the 3 because apparently the 4 is only an improvement to the 3. The TW review praises it highly.

rabidcow
05-01-2007, 01:21 PM
It really depends on the surface, if your playing on clay I would definitly give the feathers a try, if hard look at the resolutions

dr_punk
05-01-2007, 02:04 PM
I recommended the Vapor IV even though I haven't worn them. I love the Vapor 3 to death and the IV is apparently only an improvement in stability.

I just bought the blue Vapor IV's yesterday. Basically, the minor complaints people had about the 3's are corrected with the IV's.

The Vapor 3 is amazing. I've never had my feet respond so well to my brain as when I've worn these shoes. They feel much lighter than they are listed.

I suggested the 4 instead of the 3 because apparently the 4 is only an improvement to the 3. The TW review praises it highly.

i'm gonna be in hard court for most of the time, and i don't think the vapors will last me the summer

stormholloway
05-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Well, the new Vapors do use a new outsole material which has increased durability. I can't attest to the extent of the added durability, but strictly as a performance shoe, I've never been more flight of foot than in the Vapors.

dr_punk
05-01-2007, 02:27 PM
Well, the new Vapors do use a new outsole material which has increased durability. I can't attest to the extent of the added durability, but strictly as a performance shoe, I've never been more flight of foot than in the Vapors.

we'l see. but when it comes to weight, I believe the resolutions comes close and they seem to have a better tread

ibringtheHEAT
05-01-2007, 04:37 PM
You can always take sandpaper to them if you are pushing it on your warranty time.

dr_punk
05-01-2007, 04:42 PM
You can always take sandpaper to them if you are pushing it on your warranty time.

lol, great idea, but, the barricades and all those are really heavy and I'd like to think my feet appreciate something lighter. i'm not much of a marathon runner but more like a explosive runner. I run when I have to.

ibringtheHEAT
05-01-2007, 04:52 PM
Yeah, I personally would open your horizons to less popular brands:

Diadora
Fila
Lotto

All make shoes that are lighter without sacrificing durability, and almost half the price.

mrmo1115
05-01-2007, 05:05 PM
get the cages!

ibringtheHEAT
05-01-2007, 05:33 PM
^Quiet Now!!!

He said under 90 dollars and 110 is 20 over 90......Yes I am good at math.

tenniskid3119
05-01-2007, 05:42 PM
But with BIV you get two pairs for one because of the six-month outsole warranty. And they look way cooler than other shoes mentioned in this thread, too.


thats what i was gonna say...

Noveson
05-01-2007, 08:11 PM
thats what i was gonna say...

You get the same thing with the BF 2s, not to mention they are better looking:o

thejackal
05-01-2007, 08:26 PM
i didnt like the resolve + as much as the original air resolve. durability was excellent but the tread pattern was pretty bad. the shoe was ugly and not very confortable. it's rotting on my balcony as we speak

i was a fan of the original fila torneo. just got a pair of Torneo IIs in the mail. if they have a bit more support than the original, id highly recommend them

dr_punk
05-01-2007, 09:13 PM
I don't think many of you heard when I said I'm looking into light shoes, but I want to keep it within those that I chose

stormholloway
05-01-2007, 09:31 PM
we'l see. but when it comes to weight, I believe the resolutions comes close and they seem to have a better tread

Your call. The Vapors are like an extension of the foot. If you want the softest ride, look elsewhere.

I wear Thorlo 3's with my Vapors to increase cushioning and I love this. I will never wear another shoe. I used to love the Breathes, but I simply don't move near as quickly. All the air and cushioning takes too long to respond to my movements.

dr_punk
05-02-2007, 12:52 PM
thats all gravy, but how long do they last you? I mean, they don't even bring a 6 month guarantee

rabidcow
05-02-2007, 01:12 PM
I still go for the Resolutions, they are a light shoe that will hold up for the summer and if you get them from hola bird u get the durability warranty.

dr_punk
05-02-2007, 03:10 PM
I still go for the Resolutions, they are a light shoe that will hold up for the summer and if you get them from hola bird u get the durability warranty.

are they equally good on clay/har tru and hard court?

stormholloway
05-02-2007, 04:43 PM
The shoes have lasted me for a while. If you're playing on har tru then it's not really an issue. I honestly don't find the shoe any less durable than others. Then again I don't care about durability that much.

rabidcow
05-02-2007, 05:11 PM
The Resolutions aren't as good as the Feathers on Hard/Tru but that is just because the Feathers are designed specifically for clay. The Resolutions will do fine on Hard/Tru and perform at a very high level on hard

dr_punk
05-03-2007, 07:00 AM
but does fine mean i'll be slipping around everywhere?

oscar_2424
05-03-2007, 07:17 AM
If you are gonna play mostly on hard courts, forget the feathers.

dr_punk
05-03-2007, 11:11 AM
But what about the breathe II's???? nobody seems to talk about them much

dr_punk
05-04-2007, 07:31 AM
Bump!!!!!!

rabidcow
05-04-2007, 07:08 PM
I don't like Nike, no you won't be slipping around every where, if your talking about the feathers I normally slip about three times a set, not often but with the resolutions u will never slip

mrmo1115
05-06-2007, 10:52 AM
if money isn't a problem go and try the cages

dr_punk
05-06-2007, 11:10 AM
if money isn't a problem go and try the cages

I would think the breathe II's would be my choice if I go with nike's

dr_punk
05-06-2007, 11:10 AM
I don't like Nike, no you won't be slipping around every where, if your talking about the feathers I normally slip about three times a set, not often but with the resolutions u will never slip

i wasn't talking about the feathers but its good to hear the resolutions are good for har tru

nhstennis
05-06-2007, 04:23 PM
Wait so your on a budget of under 90 dollars yet looking at the Nike Vapor IV?

Definitly the gel resolutions out of your listed, check out other shoes also. I use the Lotto Revenges which are only 50 bucks, and are great shoes. Good durability, play lighter than they are, and great support/cushioning.

do the Lotto's fit true to size? Hows the width my feet are kinda wide inthe toebox area...

dr_punk
05-14-2007, 10:54 AM
last bump - -

rabidcow
05-14-2007, 05:21 PM
The Resolutions are wider than most shoes, especially in the toe box

dr_punk
05-14-2007, 06:07 PM
is that a good thing? you're an owner, tell me of all its pros and cons

rabidcow
05-14-2007, 06:11 PM
Pros- Weight, low to the ground, good grip and durability

Cons- Maybe a little bit too loose in the toe area, not a glove-like fit (really a personal preference whether you like these or not),

Basically if you have reg/wide feet the cons shouldn't be too much of a problem but if you have narrow feet you may wish to look elsewhere

dr_punk
05-15-2007, 03:08 PM
Pros- Weight, low to the ground, good grip and durability

Cons- Maybe a little bit too loose in the toe area, not a glove-like fit (really a personal preference whether you like these or not),

Basically if you have reg/wide feet the cons shouldn't be too much of a problem but if you have narrow feet you may wish to look elsewhere

in that case, maybe i should try them on at my local tennis shop

rabidcow
05-15-2007, 05:32 PM
Yep I would definetly try them on beforehand if you can

dr_punk
05-21-2007, 11:56 AM
does anybody know if the asics resolutions are wider than the barricades II?