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staedtler
06-26-2008, 02:56 PM
Ok guys here are the pics of Rafa's next shoe. I guess on 2nd look they are pretty similar to the cages as its got the Dragon stuff. Well Drag On X i should say.

http://i25.tinypic.com/14vtiz8.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/vimr8i.jpg

Takedowns of the CourtBallistec
http://i29.tinypic.com/aw2ole.jpg

juannabiss
06-26-2008, 03:00 PM
wooow!
thanks for post the pics

chiru
06-26-2008, 03:06 PM
that might be thu worst looking shoe ive seen in a long while.
what were they thinking

Babolast
06-26-2008, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the pics my man!!

I guess Raf will be wearing Blue, Green and Black at the open..

chiru
06-26-2008, 03:24 PM
Ok guys here are the pics of Rafa's next shoe. I guess on 2nd look they are pretty similar to the cages as its got the Dragon stuff. Well Drag On X i should say.

http://i25.tinypic.com/14vtiz8.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/vimr8i.jpg

Takedowns of the CourtBallistec
http://i29.tinypic.com/aw2ole.jpg

didn't mean to bust ur chops at all. i appreciate you finding this stuff. i just really feel those shoes look horrible. they look like skater shoes! what the hell!

ojingoh
06-26-2008, 03:28 PM
Aye thank you for the pics. That is one fugly shoe :(

do you have a photo of the Lunas?

staedtler
06-26-2008, 03:33 PM
chiru, no prob man. You aint busting my chops at all. I agree with you, Im not too big on the shoe either. Its not even teh colors that bother me. Its the overall design. I thought they had something real good going with the cages. This is like a step back, even though they are using newer technology, it looks like an older shoe. Also it does look like a skateboard shoe or old school bball shoe like Nike Dunks. Its the way they shaped the synthetic overlays on the shoe. Its looks like it was just slapped on.

Gmedlo
06-26-2008, 03:51 PM
I love the retro look. Looks like they changed the outsole a little, hopefully it's more durable than the cages.

thefederman
06-26-2008, 04:08 PM
they remind me of some of the shoes agassi used to wear. i don't mind them but i'll probably stick with vapors.

joke-a-vich
06-26-2008, 05:02 PM
chiru, no prob man. You aint busting my chops at all. I agree with you, Im not too big on the shoe either. Its not even teh colors that bother me. Its the overall design. I thought they had something real good going with the cages. This is like a step back, even though they are using newer technology, it looks like an older shoe. Also it does look like a skateboard shoe or old school bball shoe like Nike Dunks. Its the way they shaped the synthetic overlays on the shoe. Its looks like it was just slapped on.

dude i totally agree. i love the cages and think they make a pretty mean shoe. but i don't know about these ones. the white with black swoosh are thte only ones i think look good.

Klatu Verata Necktie
06-26-2008, 06:30 PM
Welcome to 1988.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
06-26-2008, 06:35 PM
I also see that the price tag goes up to $120, but the shoes do look a little too retro and not worth the amount. I could be wrong though, they might look better when they hit the shelf. :-?

kike_valerin
06-26-2008, 06:39 PM
i hope more on the shoe:neutral:


i will stay with the vapor VI

COME ON!
06-26-2008, 07:01 PM
those shoes are poop

El Guapo
06-26-2008, 07:03 PM
They look better in person.

Passingshot
06-26-2008, 07:05 PM
Yeah I think lookwise they took a step back. I thought the cages looked pretty cool. The retro of these look dumb and the non retro ones just look plain

tenniskid93
06-26-2008, 07:36 PM
I can't even see any tread pattern on those shoes at all. Will the Breathe Cage line be discontinued for the CourtBallistec? How many ounces will those shoes weigh? So many questions to be answered. BTW, I don't really like the retro look.

loner1984
06-26-2008, 07:51 PM
I want the all black one bad. Staedler I'm assuming you work at a Pro Shop since that picture came from Nike's 09 catalog.

Xaiks
06-27-2008, 01:19 AM
Man I can't believe this is the new evolution... that's all nike can do??

Rogisbestever
06-27-2008, 01:25 AM
good work on getting the pics - not 100% on the shoe myself - not great looking...

TMCW140
06-27-2008, 03:08 AM
they just look like dunks :(

staedtler
06-27-2008, 03:54 AM
I want the all black one bad. Staedler I'm assuming you work at a Pro Shop since that picture came from Nike's 09 catalog.

Actually Im a footwear designer. We usually get catalogs to see what the other companies are releasing and we just try to find trends and stuff. Pretty fun. Hopefully one day, you guys will see my designs in the tennis section of a Nike catalog. Haha.

Babolast
06-27-2008, 04:02 AM
^All the best with that my dude.

Char
06-27-2008, 04:43 AM
Thanks for the pics! That said, the green/blue/black shoe might look ok if you're sporting those colors, as I assume Rafa will be, but the shoes in general dont look terribly attractive to me. The reviews and word of mouth would have to simply be astonishing before I'd consider them.

Sinner
06-27-2008, 05:37 AM
Actually Im a footwear designer. We usually get catalogs to see what the other companies are releasing and we just try to find trends and stuff. Pretty fun. Hopefully one day, you guys will see my designs in the tennis section of a Nike catalog. Haha.

Like I said before, hope you eventually hook-up with my main man, Tinker Hatfield... :mrgreen::cool::mrgreen:

Photoshop
06-27-2008, 07:59 AM
Time to stock up on Cage 2's. 120 for skater shoes? no frigging way.

El Guapo
06-27-2008, 08:02 AM
Time to stock up on Cage 2's. 120 for skater shoes? no frigging way.
Either that or get a job. lol

Gemini
06-27-2008, 08:10 AM
Hmmm..that's interesting. They are lot less attractive than recent offerings. I'll definitely have to get more Cage 2's as well.

pNoyr3D
06-27-2008, 08:25 AM
I agree they look like basketball/skateboarding shoes.

cujays
06-27-2008, 10:15 AM
are they not makeing cages any more then??

Airwolf
06-27-2008, 10:17 AM
Not a fan of the Neon yellow pair, but the white / obsidian / silver ones are growing on me. I'm kinda glad to see the drag-on plastic gone from the area over the toes.

Babolast
06-27-2008, 10:24 AM
^Looks more green then yellow to me.

Gmedlo
06-27-2008, 10:33 AM
Guys, these will probably not be $120... That's the retail price of the current cages and barricades, TW just sells them cheaper. They are $120 at most Pro shops/specialty shops.

I'd just like to point out that perhaps Nike is trying to attract another crowd of people to tennis by making them look like BBall shoes... Smart move on their part.

kimbahpnam
06-27-2008, 11:12 AM
hideous....

FreshStew
06-27-2008, 11:27 AM
Its the way they shaped the synthetic overlays on the shoe. Its looks like it was just slapped on.

I agree:mad:

I expected more from the design since I loved the look of the Cage IIs.

It seems like these will be lower to the ground which I like but will have to see the samples.

raven5288
06-27-2008, 12:28 PM
those all black ones look sick

chrisplchs
06-27-2008, 01:42 PM
those look like the basketball shoes Amare wears, the Air Force max or something like that. Maybe Nike is on to something where it puts its players in basketball shoes

cujays
06-28-2008, 01:55 PM
did anyone look at the price
the first ones said $120
then the last ones were only $70
why is that??

staedtler
06-28-2008, 03:46 PM
did anyone look at the price
the first ones said $120
then the last ones were only $70
why is that??

That's cuz those last ones aren't the same shoe. Those shoes that are cheaper, are the takedowns of the shoe. Takedown meaning they are shoes that look the same, but are cheaper and lack all the technology and features of the $120. If you look real closely you can tell that that the $70 dollar version doesn't have the DragOn X or the visible Max Air unit. Its kind of like the Vapor V and the Vapor V TD. TD meaning takedown. Hope this helps.

Noveson
06-28-2008, 04:28 PM
Personally I think they look GREAT! Just not for tennis:) I will definitely by those, and wear them around, fit my style perfectly. It's a no to playing tennis in those for me though.

Josherer
06-28-2008, 09:39 PM
Time to stock up on Cage 2's. 120 for skater shoes? no frigging way.

My exact thoughts.

They look like colourful concrete blocks. :)

vsdtrek
06-29-2008, 05:21 AM
Looks like a $40 pair of shoes.

federer envies me
06-29-2008, 08:52 AM
Looks like a $40 pair of shoes.

agreed:mad:

El Guapo
06-29-2008, 03:24 PM
Looks like a $40 pair of shoes.

You sound like an old man. That must suck.

krprunitennis2
06-29-2008, 03:39 PM
wow... those are... cool I guess. xD

good find though. how do you guys find those pics?

kike_valerin
06-29-2008, 03:53 PM
on the nike catalogs :)

JLBAYERR
06-29-2008, 04:33 PM
Personally, i don't think there was even a reason for Nike to design new shoes past the BF II's. Perfect shoe: fit, traction, durability, style, colors. Why come up with new shoes if the current model is perfectly alright? The BF III's weren't half the shoes the II's were. The Cages weren't Cages- they were Breathe Free 2.1's. And the Cage II's, oh man, I almost threw up when I saw them first. And now this crap? I'm still waiting for Nike to put out the grey/yellow Breathe II's again :-D. Seriously, Nike, Come on.

rorourboat320
06-29-2008, 05:01 PM
crazy colors! idk if i really like them. the ones that are ok are the cheapers ones. hmm wonder how they'll feel in comfort. kinda like those new vapors you posted better than these. i'd expect more from nike

vsdtrek
06-29-2008, 05:04 PM
You sound like an old man. That must suck.

Actually, the only thing that is certain is that you are a moron. I imagine life must be hard for you when people don't agree with you.

Sorry pal, but you are a complete tool.

Double Fault
06-29-2008, 05:46 PM
Awful shoes.

amaj
06-29-2008, 05:51 PM
i think the shoes are great looking

El Guapo
06-29-2008, 09:28 PM
Actually, the only thing that is certain is that you are a moron. I imagine life must be hard for you when people don't agree with you.

Sorry pal, but you are a complete tool.
Old man is sensitive. Must be Death knocking. LOL

Passingshot
06-29-2008, 09:33 PM
I must be missing something, I dont get how he sounds like an old man. I agree with him, those shoes look cheap. They look like the generic running/cross trainer nikes you see everywhere. They do not look like a top of the line shoe by any means.

El Guapo
06-29-2008, 09:37 PM
I must be missing something, I dont get how he sounds like an old man. I agree with him, those shoes look cheap. They look like the generic running/cross trainer nikes you see everywhere. They do not look like a top of the line shoe by any means.
He's never seen them in person and neither have you. The white ones are very clean and the black/green are for one or two generations younger than vsdtrek.

Passingshot
06-29-2008, 09:43 PM
He's never seen them in person and neither have you. The white ones are very clean and the black/green are for one or two generations younger than vsdtrek.

Good point about the not seeing them in person, lets hope they impress me in person. But I am 17 and I dont like the black and green ones, well I am biased I cant stand black tennis shoes ( I like the look of fresh white shoes, except when they make my socks look dirty lol)

chlsmo
06-30-2008, 02:42 AM
I think they all look pretty cool. I am interested to see them in person.

Josherer
06-30-2008, 03:04 AM
yeah i would need to see them in person to make a proper decision.. they look kinds good but then kinda really ugly.

mozzer
06-30-2008, 06:35 AM
The white ones are smart.

albino smurf
06-30-2008, 08:42 AM
Fugly, but I'll suffer through it if they weigh 10-11 oz.

bronco_mba
06-30-2008, 09:44 AM
those things are going straight to the nike outlet @ $35 a pair...

El Guapo
06-30-2008, 09:56 AM
Fugly, but I'll suffer through it if they weigh 10-11 oz.

The only way that will happen is if you wear a size 4. LOL

BkK_b0y14
06-30-2008, 05:31 PM
I think they should at least make a Cage 3 like they did with the Breathe Free line or at least keep making Cages. They were a winner IMO.

Katlion
07-01-2008, 02:16 PM
FUGLY!!! why don't they just stick to the Cages??? ;(

herosol
07-01-2008, 02:27 PM
i like'm. the black is a bit too much, but the white ones are nice.

They atleast look good enough that one won't look like a nerd going to school with them. I would never ever wear my tennis shoes to school.

but if they looked like those. yes. the black ones are good for being flamboyant and outrageous.

garyfiddler
07-03-2008, 05:29 PM
DO they have the Air Zoom unit in the forefoot?

Dan007
07-03-2008, 05:35 PM
looks casual. i think is it has the performance and the casual nike look, its a great combo

azn_tomato
07-03-2008, 05:51 PM
The only way that will happen is if you wear a size 4. LOL

Ha, my feet are only size 6 (ik rite?). Shoes are always light for me, but they look kinda clunky since the technology on the bottom of the shoe is the same so its like...raised up. Wouldn't wear my tennis shoes (breathe free II) to school or anything.

El Guapo
07-03-2008, 06:00 PM
DO they have the Air Zoom unit in the forefoot?
No. Read the first post. Lunar Lite foam which is better than the Zoom Air.

West Coast Ace
07-03-2008, 06:38 PM
They look better in person.Like a female in a bar late at night after a few too many adult beverages?

If you could short stock on a product I'd be laying down some serious money.

Having said that I give Nike credit - they swing for the fences - and either hit long home runs or strike out.

I'll be buying closeouts of some of the current models to ride this out...


http://www.angrybackhand.com

miniRafa386
07-03-2008, 07:18 PM
Eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww

Forehand Forever
07-03-2008, 07:45 PM
I would so get these shoes but if they have that huge thing sticking out on the outside of the foot then I won't get them. His current shoes have it and I don't like it at all.

Sangria Munky
07-18-2008, 06:14 AM
These shoes look utterly horrible in my opinion

Aeropro master
07-18-2008, 06:27 AM
I agree, i guess i'll just get the new vapors instead. They look a lot better than these.

Lucy Brown
07-21-2008, 10:35 AM
Nike needs to hire new designers for their tennis shoes. Adidas owns Nike in the Tennis shoe dept. I think Tennis is the sport Nike pays the least attention to. I havent seen anything impessive from Nike in a long time. The best thing I've seen from Nike lately is the Agassi retro.

darrinbaker00
07-22-2008, 09:36 PM
This question has probably already been asked and answered, but is Nike discontinuing the Breathe Free II?

Fedace
07-22-2008, 09:46 PM
WOW, thanks for the pics but they are the UGLIEST shoes i have ever seen.

Babolast
07-22-2008, 11:17 PM
There is no green on the shoe in this pic..

I wonder which shoe will be the final product?

http://i36.tinypic.com/2jcsxeb.jpg

onkystomper
07-23-2008, 05:24 AM
i think they look awesome back to the ridiculous 80's look. love it

Fedace
07-23-2008, 05:32 AM
So is it the Rafa's idea to put in those crashing colors ?

Professional
07-24-2008, 06:04 AM
Howcome Uncle Tony is not in the picture?

tomas9848
07-25-2008, 05:39 AM
nice pics good job of getting them

whosyumom
07-25-2008, 08:36 AM
Haha...and i thought rafa's outfits couldnt get any more interesting. Nike is turning him into a manequin

Baboman
07-25-2008, 01:44 PM
Howcome Uncle Tony is not in the picture?

Uncle Tony is just hes coach
i dont think he would care what he wore on court

he would probably get like Carlos Costa (his agent) or someone to go with him to events like this...

XD

Babolast
07-25-2008, 08:23 PM
Hey Baboman, any pics of the Adidas 09 lines?

iLose
07-25-2008, 11:04 PM
Wow I like these a ton, I cannot believe no one else likes them.

Charlie_Boy
07-26-2008, 08:46 AM
They look....disgusting. Yuck.

I'll stick to my pair of Rafa shoes I got last year.

I'll probably end up getting one of the new cage shoes anyways.

pNoyr3D
07-26-2008, 10:43 AM
I really like it! The picture with Nadal in it, the shoes look great.

Baboman
07-26-2008, 02:45 PM
Hey Baboman, any pics of the Adidas 09 lines?

ill have a look for ya dude

where abouts do you play ?

XD

Babolast
07-26-2008, 09:47 PM
ill have a look for ya dude

where abouts do you play ?

XD

I play in Sydney east my friend.

Hopefully you get a hold of Adidas pics and maybe more Nike Spring 09 pics.

baseliner87
07-27-2008, 01:46 AM
Hey Baboman, any pics of the Adidas 09 lines?

there is a shoe being released thet will be worn by novak it's silver looks similar to the cc silver feather i think it's called cc edge novak or something like that.....i'll try and get a photo.

Babolast
07-27-2008, 03:42 AM
there is a shoe being released thet will be worn by novak it's silver looks similar to the cc silver feather i think it's called cc edge novak or something like that.....i'll try and get a photo.

Awesome!

Any word on the clothing?

baseliner87
07-28-2008, 03:55 AM
yep what i saw was a yellow type shirt with black lines or something...not sure only had a quick look, next time i work at the shop i'll take some photo's and post them.

martin8768
07-28-2008, 04:18 AM
long live the vapor!

Babolast
07-28-2008, 04:22 AM
yep what i saw was a yellow type shirt with black lines or something...not sure only had a quick look, next time i work at the shop i'll take some photo's and post them.

Awesome, so Novaks going to wear yellow?

What were some of the other colours?

Babolast
07-30-2008, 09:26 AM
yep what i saw was a yellow type shirt with black lines or something...not sure only had a quick look, next time i work at the shop i'll take some photo's and post them.

Any update baseliner?

ace94
07-30-2008, 03:56 PM
I actually like like the look of the shoes.

baseliner87
07-31-2008, 06:43 AM
sorry guys i'm not working at the shop till late next week, but i'll see if i can sneak in and take some photo's of the catalogue.

babolat15
07-31-2008, 06:45 AM
worst looking shoes ever, why would they change b/c the cage lin has been doing incredibly well

federer envies me
07-31-2008, 06:53 AM
i wouldnt pay a dime for these shoes

SempreSami
07-31-2008, 07:22 AM
there is a shoe being released thet will be worn by novak it's silver looks similar to the cc silver feather i think it's called cc edge novak or something like that.....i'll try and get a photo.

Pfft, he's been wearing A3s in all the photoshoots, doesn't mean he'll wear them on court.

Babolast
07-31-2008, 07:34 AM
sorry guys i'm not working at the shop till late next week, but i'll see if i can sneak in and take some photo's of the catalogue.
Nice. Im counting on you mate! :)
Pfft, he's been wearing A3s in all the photoshoots, doesn't mean he'll wear them on court.

You have seen promo pics of next years Adidas line?

SempreSami
07-31-2008, 10:58 AM
I was referring to the last two years.

Babolast
07-31-2008, 11:02 AM
I was referring to the last two years.

Fair enough, but if the guy says he saw the shoe and clothing we gotta believe him. He will post pics as soon as he can.

baseliner87
08-01-2008, 04:27 AM
ok went in the shop today but couln't take any pictures, but i did ask my boss to show it to me and i can tell you that the novak shoe is called cc genious, one of the shirts is yellow with the adidas stripes on the sleeves and the other shirts are hard to describe, one is like a green colour sort of army style colour with square patterns on the stomach area.

as i said i'll take some pics when i'm there without the bosses.

:)

Babolast
08-01-2008, 05:16 AM
Awesome bl87! Cant wait to see the pics. Was the yellow shirt just plain? How bout the green one? Was it a mock neck or a crew?

Babolast
08-05-2008, 09:40 AM
Just a bump..

Babolast
08-06-2008, 10:19 AM
Yo baseliner87, you got the pics bro?

Noveson
08-06-2008, 12:17 PM
Anybody know when these shoes are coming out?

maximo
08-06-2008, 12:19 PM
Hopefully soon.

Babolast
08-06-2008, 08:47 PM
The shoes are coming out Jan next year.

baseliner87
08-08-2008, 04:28 PM
well i have the photos there on my laptop, now all i need is for someone to tell me how to upload them here, the simplest way possible please.

thanks for your patience, nice to see some people still have it.

kike_valerin
08-08-2008, 06:07 PM
www.tinypic.com

very easy :D

Fedace
08-08-2008, 06:16 PM
Make this shoe, 14 oz and make it with double cushion system, you have a perfect shoe.

Charlie_Boy
08-08-2008, 06:21 PM
I'd NEVER get the black pair. But I'd definitely consider the white.

bab pure drive roddick
08-08-2008, 07:09 PM
that might be thu worst looking shoe ive seen in a long while.
what were they thinking

completely agree. they dnt even look like tennis shoes

Babolast
08-08-2008, 09:37 PM
well i have the photos there on my laptop, now all i need is for someone to tell me how to upload them here, the simplest way possible please.

thanks for your patience, nice to see some people still have it.

As kike said tinypic.com is the best way to upload pics.

Hope to see them soon buddy.

drakulie
08-08-2008, 10:14 PM
Those shoes look like the ones your mom use to buy you at the flea market at the beginning of the school year for .99 cents.

First day of school, you got beat up for wearing those.

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 02:53 AM
As kike said tinypic.com is the best way to upload pics.

Hope to see them soon buddy.

give me your email dude i dunno how o do this ****, tried that tiny pic thing but aint working

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 02:56 AM
http://i34.tinypic.com/r7vyp0.jpg

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 02:57 AM
amazing i got it!!!!

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 02:59 AM
http://i38.tinypic.com/167kuvb.jpg

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 03:03 AM
http://i33.tinypic.com/aokxs6.jpg

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 03:07 AM
http://i38.tinypic.com/1432phf.jpg

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 03:09 AM
if anyone is interested in the womens range, i got a couple of those pics to

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 03:21 AM
http://i38.tinypic.com/e8ml8h.jpg

baseliner87
08-09-2008, 03:25 AM
http://i37.tinypic.com/10fypp1.jpg

Babolast
08-09-2008, 03:50 AM
Awesome man!

Babolast
08-09-2008, 03:52 AM
Any pics of the front of the yellow top?

What other colours does that and the green one come in?

SempreSami
08-09-2008, 06:08 AM
We've all seen the last ones already, cheers for the 2009 ones though.

Woods09
08-09-2008, 06:36 AM
did it say those cc genius's were $220

SempreSami
08-09-2008, 06:40 AM
Might be Oz dollars or something.

baseliner87
08-10-2008, 12:58 AM
did it say those cc genius's were $220
yeah sorry thats in oz dollar, i'll see if i have any other pics. but yeah what you see now is all that was on the catalogue.

baseliner87
08-10-2008, 03:42 AM
http://i38.tinypic.com/302ymfp.jpg

baseliner87
08-10-2008, 03:43 AM
as requested.....

Sangria Munky
08-10-2008, 05:35 AM
These no longer look like tennis shoes but basketball shoes

Babolast
08-10-2008, 06:19 AM
Thanks your a legend! So I take it the yellow top is from the 'compition' line and the green army is from the 'edge' line.

What were the other colour ways?

baseliner87
08-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Thanks your a legend! So I take it the yellow top is from the 'compition' line and the green army is from the 'edge' line.

What were the other colour ways?

thats all the colours i think. what your looking at is everything that i saw on the catalogue.

Babolast
08-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Thanks bl87.

Is that green shirt the same as the white one right bekow it?

Fintendo
08-24-2008, 11:00 AM
It's like nike started off with the most modern and cool breathe frees to start off with. I mean how sick were the bright blue breathe frees and the red ones. Then the II's were gorgeous too and from then on they started to go downhill a bit I like the cages but I hate the III's and the cage II's and now these are like a complete backwards step. I wish they would just re release the air court motions,osicalltes (all clours) breathe free and II's and all the cool shoes from like 2001-4

garyfiddler
09-11-2008, 04:43 PM
Is the the black Nike shoe made mostly of mesh? cos if it is, thats kinda ugly.

skyman1700
09-20-2008, 12:09 PM
They look a bit like those skateboarding shoes and what's Drag-On tech.? BTW, Lunarlite is mad comfortable.

roger nadal
09-20-2008, 02:01 PM
drag-on is the stuff that the cages has over them but these have drag-on x wich is lightr and more durable

region2champion
09-21-2008, 01:17 PM
I would never let those shoes come anywhere near my feet. I hate em!