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exhaleexplode
07-09-2009, 11:40 AM
My last pair of vapour 5's are worn. boohooooo. Does anybody out there who loved the 5, accept and like the 6.....or should I hunt for some more 5's here and there...or switch brands again....

Grover Sparkman
07-09-2009, 12:09 PM
You could try the Air Zoom advantage which are basically the vapor v's reincarnated.

goblake14
07-09-2009, 01:07 PM
I had the 5s and loved them and I like the 6s, too.

weaselberry
07-09-2009, 01:40 PM
I am a huge fan of the V and have several pair in the closet (including a couple of the US Open brown ones), but got a pair of the clay VI's because I have been waiting years for Nike to release that outsole tread to the general public. The cushioning on the VI is the best I've ever felt on a tennis shoe. It really is fantastic. I can't stand the plastiky flywire crap. The toe box on the VI is far roomier, something I'm not a fan of. I really liked the toe box on the V, but I understand some people did not.

All in all, I would say I still like the V better, but the VI is not bad at all. Asthetics wise, I hate looking at the shoe from the instep, the view of the shoe from the outstep looks smooth, though.

-wb

dextor
07-10-2009, 08:47 AM
My last pair of vapour 5's are worn. boohooooo. Does anybody out there who loved the 5, accept and like the 6.....or should I hunt for some more 5's here and there...or switch brands again....

I like and wear both.

The_Question
07-10-2009, 09:43 AM
You could try the Air Zoom advantage which are basically the vapor v's reincarnated.

No, not even close. I own Vapor V, VI, and Advantage. V is by far the best of the 3. VI feels like wearing plastic shoes, like Croc or something. I hardly ever wear that. The Advantage looks like a V, but it doesn't feel like one. Nike took a lot of short cut on Advantage. It's not as cushion as V (everywhere, inside, outside, etc). V is a like an Acura TL SH-AWD, while Advantage is a like a Honda Accord base model.

Hunt down more V, by calling Nike. They will tell you where and which Nike outlet still have them and what size. You can call the outlet and they will ship it free...

stormholloway
07-10-2009, 09:55 AM
I bought the VI cause my V was worn and I actually really like it. The sole feels amazing. The upper lace rings hurt a bit--poor design--but I love the rest of the shoe.

weaselberry
07-10-2009, 10:58 AM
stormholloway,

I had the same issues with the lace eyelets. The ones at the top of the shoe were really eating at my ankles. I don't even run the laces through the. So, they had to go...

On the inside of the shoe you can take a pair of wire cutters or a small pair of scissors and cut the clear plastic ring that surrounds the eyelet. Once you remove that plastic ring, you can pull the entire eyelet out from the outside of the shoe. Kills the issue instantly. They immediately become comfortable.

-wb

ryanfoo
07-10-2009, 10:49 PM
hi, i am sorry if this has been asked before, but do i size up or down from the Vs? Or the same size? Thanks

dextor
07-11-2009, 12:43 AM
hi, i am sorry if this has been asked before, but do i size up or down from the Vs? Or the same size? Thanks

same.
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aleexxxxx
07-11-2009, 06:12 PM
I own Vs and there amazing. I saw the all black VI for sale while on vacation for 70. I tried them on, not as comfy As the V. way stiffer. I prefer the V much more

shaysrebelII
07-11-2009, 08:04 PM
it felt to me like the vi's had a far longer break-in period than the v's.

stormholloway
07-12-2009, 01:34 PM
stormholloway,

I had the same issues with the lace eyelets. The ones at the top of the shoe were really eating at my ankles. I don't even run the laces through the. So, they had to go...

On the inside of the shoe you can take a pair of wire cutters or a small pair of scissors and cut the clear plastic ring that surrounds the eyelet. Once you remove that plastic ring, you can pull the entire eyelet out from the outside of the shoe. Kills the issue instantly. They immediately become comfortable.

-wb

Thanks. I'll do this.

I own Vs and there amazing. I saw the all black VI for sale while on vacation for 70. I tried them on, not as comfy As the V. way stiffer. I prefer the V much more

I thought the Vs were really stiff at first too, but they loosened up. Both the V and VI require a bit of breaking in.

mosh17
07-12-2009, 07:46 PM
No, not even close. I own Vapor V, VI, and Advantage. V is by far the best of the 3. VI feels like wearing plastic shoes, like Croc or something. I hardly ever wear that. The Advantage looks like a V, but it doesn't feel like one. Nike took a lot of short cut on Advantage. It's not as cushion as V (everywhere, inside, outside, etc). V is a like an Acura TL SH-AWD, while Advantage is a like a Honda Accord base model.

Hunt down more V, by calling Nike. They will tell you where and which Nike outlet still have them and what size. You can call the outlet and they will ship it free...

Where can I find the right number to call Nike to get the outlet info?

mcutilize
07-12-2009, 08:29 PM
if i wear a 11.5 in vapor 4 what size should i get for vapor 6.

i dont have vapor 4 i just tried it on and 11.5 fit perfect

Chief77
07-13-2009, 04:27 PM
Hello.

I have a question. I hope youīll understand what i mean.

At the moment i donīt own Vapor 6. My problem is, that the "tongue" under the shoelace goes to the side. Espacially on my left shoe (no matter which brand). Because of this i wear the Breath Cage 2.

In older Nike shoes, there were (sometimes) elastic bands, which hold the "tongue" in the middle of the shoe.

I also own Barricades. They donīt have elastic bands, but the "tongue" doesnīt go to the side too much. Itīs quite ok for me.

I want to buy the new Vapor 6 (black/red). Do you think, that the "tongue" will move to the side very much?

Yesterday i saw the final of Newport. And "Ram" wore the Vaper 6 (Wimbledon version). The "tongue" moved very much, on one of his shoes.

It would be nice, if many of you answered my question. Thanks.

TMCW140
07-13-2009, 04:29 PM
I haven't worn my VI's yet, but i've never noticed this with my V's or any of the older versions. i don't want to sound all patronising and suggest tying the laces differently, but i can't really think what else to suggest!

ugotlobbed
07-14-2009, 11:19 AM
v's are amazing about to get the vi but once the v's forefoot sole wears thin your forefoot will hurt, and it wears fast

stormholloway
07-14-2009, 11:28 AM
Hello.

I have a question. I hope youīll understand what i mean.

At the moment i donīt own Vapor 6. My problem is, that the "tongue" under the shoelace goes to the side. Espacially on my left shoe (no matter which brand). Because of this i wear the Breath Cage 2.

In older Nike shoes, there were (sometimes) elastic bands, which hold the "tongue" in the middle of the shoe.

I also own Barricades. They donīt have elastic bands, but the "tongue" doesnīt go to the side too much. Itīs quite ok for me.

I want to buy the new Vapor 6 (black/red). Do you think, that the "tongue" will move to the side very much?

Yesterday i saw the final of Newport. And "Ram" wore the Vaper 6 (Wimbledon version). The "tongue" moved very much, on one of his shoes.

It would be nice, if many of you answered my question. Thanks.

It's really interesting that you mention this. The tongue in my left shoes always move to the side. It does it in the VI as well.

Not really a big deal though, just move it back over.

tennislvr135
07-14-2009, 03:08 PM
i am a huge fan of the vapor 5s and i tried the vapor 6 and it was soooo bad. Also i bought the nike advantage (the ones that looks like nike v) and wow it feels awful it just looks like nike v

volleynets
07-14-2009, 05:26 PM
Any shoe owners of both V and VI can you help on this?

I had the V and it fit me perfectly in a half size bigger than I usually get. Did you guys buy the VI in the same size as the V or a half size smaller?

ryanfoo
07-14-2009, 05:34 PM
hey mate, i asked the qn above. Dex said its the same size.

HeadPro
07-14-2009, 05:51 PM
dude vapor 6's rock... just got my wimby pair! and this is coming from a fan of the 5's. PLUS! no red spots!

volleynets
07-14-2009, 06:13 PM
hey mate, i asked the qn above. Dex said its the same size.

Sorry I am a little busy today so I didn't really really read the thread except the first few posts. Thanks Ryan and Dex.

Josherer
07-15-2009, 04:02 AM
My last pair of vapour 5's are worn. boohooooo. Does anybody out there who loved the 5, accept and like the 6.....or should I hunt for some more 5's here and there...or switch brands again....

Hi Mate.

I really liked the 5's and have a ppair of the 6's.

Personally I find the 5's to be a HELL OF A LOT BETTER!

IMO defainbtly search for some 5's. You know you won't be dissapointed.

:)

Good Luck!

Otherside
07-17-2009, 01:50 PM
Hi Mate.

I really liked the 5's and have a ppair of the 6's.

Personally I find the 5's to be a HELL OF A LOT BETTER!

IMO defainbtly search for some 5's. You know you won't be dissapointed.

:)

Good Luck!

hey josherer,

could you send me an e-mail at mrluca45@hotmail.com?
Have some questions prior to my move down under=)

Sincerely

Peter the swede:)

stormholloway
07-17-2009, 04:23 PM
I'm actually thinking that the VI is a half size bigger. There's certainly a lot more room in the forefoot area than its predecessor.

ryanfoo
07-17-2009, 07:16 PM
I'm actually thinking that the VI is a half size bigger. There's certainly a lot more room in the forefoot area than its predecessor.

I kinda suspected that. I tried on the VIs in my V size for a brief moment, and cos of the wider forefoot, my feet slid. However, the midfoot area is quite tight.

I am thinking of going down half a size, but will the midfoot area stretch out?

exhaleexplode
07-20-2009, 09:54 AM
Just tried on a pair. The rubber web/soft leather has been replaced by HARD PLASTIC. what the hell were they thinking?

BkK_b0y14
07-20-2009, 11:29 AM
So...I absolutely loved the V's (best tennis shoes ever made) and they didn't require any break-in period for me. I have the VI's at the moment as well as the Barricade 5's and dunno which ones I should stick with. The VI's seem pretty stiff when I wear them around the house and seem like they would hurt my feet. After break-in are the VI's any better than the V's?

the mexican torpedo
09-21-2009, 03:31 PM
what size do you wear? i have 3 pair in size 11 black if you want them let me know.
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My last pair of vapour 5's are worn. boohooooo. Does anybody out there who loved the 5, accept and like the 6.....or should I hunt for some more 5's here and there...or switch brands again....

Shellovic
09-27-2009, 04:21 PM
My first vapors were the IV's (the white/lightblue ones, best shoes ever!). when i worn out 2 pairs of them i switched to the V. Also great shoe, but very bad durability. So worn out very very quick.
About the VI's, i tried them immediately once released and find them very comfortable. Much better durability than the IV and the V. Very good cushioning and great fit around the midfoot!
Only bad point is that as mentioned before in this topic that the fit in the forefoot is not that narrow as in the V's. For myself i just loved the narrow fit in te forefoot of the V's. The VI has a little bit more room, but when you've tried them on a couple of times, you're going to accept it.
Also just ordered the VI Oreos for myself, these are so sweet!