View Full Version : nike air ballistic 1.3 - quickest way to break them in?

Dorian Grey
08-22-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm sure this has been asked 000's of times already..so forgive me.

Just been given a pair as a gift, I've found them pretty 'tough and inflexible' ..any tips other than living in them for a week?

Thx in advance

Jim A
08-23-2009, 10:59 AM
just use them, walk in them for short periods of time 15-20min, play some sets in them and they will break in soon enough

08-23-2009, 11:00 AM
Yeah, the break in period is actually surprisingly short for the ballistecs... That's why I love them!

Dorian Grey
08-23-2009, 03:44 PM
Thx guys...advice taken... :)

S H O W S T O P P E R !
08-23-2009, 06:16 PM
I wished people loved me enough to give me new tennis shoes :cry:

08-24-2009, 07:40 AM
What kind of bonehead buys you a pair of shoes without knowing what kind of feet you have??
You can't choose your shoes, only your feet can do that...

08-24-2009, 01:27 PM
You should just replace the in soles. If you goto footlocker you can find some good ones for 19.99

Sangria Munky
08-28-2009, 01:56 AM
what's break in?

Wild Ace
08-28-2009, 02:08 AM
what's break in?

A burglary. But i digress.

Wear them everywhere except when you are taking a bath. But you'll be wearing out the soles wearing it everywhere and be left with very little court life when it's all good and broken in (not burglary).

So my advice: Be patient.

Sangria Munky
08-28-2009, 07:10 AM
you're not a nice guy at all...

08-28-2009, 09:01 AM
Took me forever to break them in. Just lots of playing in them . Very frustrating at first, but now I'm okay with them...haven't bought another pair since my test pair with the white/grey ones

08-28-2009, 01:00 PM
Hmmm.....personally, I prefer shoes with zero break-in required like the Breathe Free II and Cage II. :)

08-28-2009, 06:59 PM
1.3's were great out the box for me. Ive had 0 problems with them.