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juan_newlook
04-01-2010, 11:36 AM
Hey guys, since January I noticed that Rafa wear CB 2.3 with the Breathe Cage's arc support. Look the pics and say me what do you think. If I'm wrong please tell me anything.

And please, sorry for my english.

http://i40.tinypic.com/jq0p6u.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/6r7sps.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/qy8my8.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/21ewbat.jpg

VamosRafa10
04-01-2010, 11:40 AM
I think your right the cbs have a far lower arch

rovex
04-01-2010, 11:42 AM
I wish someone could get a hold of his shoes. We'd find out soo much like the Air Max mistery.

TMCW140
04-01-2010, 12:33 PM
Good spot! I imagine they're as unique as Federers

PTFC
04-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Federer still uses the same s2 sole that he started at Nike with.

Its highly likely Nadal would also be wearing an older Nike sole tech.

shanx
04-01-2010, 01:39 PM
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=378544719521&ref=mf

you can get a short look at his white/orange cb 2.3s in this video. personally i can't tell if the bottom is different or not, but maybe one of you can.

staedtler
04-01-2010, 02:13 PM
Nadal definitely has a different shoe from retail. It seems the midfoot area is a little raised on his shoes. And on the medial side, the rubber wraps up on the heel, thus there is no visible air on the medial side. But overall his shoes are still somewhat similar to the retail version as the midfoot shank pieces look the same, and the outsole textures are the same.

shanx
04-01-2010, 04:25 PM
Nadal definitely has a different shoe from retail. It seems the midfoot area is a little raised on his shoes. And on the medial side, the rubber wraps up on the heel, thus there is no visible air on the medial side. But overall his shoes are still somewhat similar to the retail version as the midfoot shank pieces look the same, and the outsole textures are the same.

nice observations. the tongue on his shoe is also significantly longer than the retail version.

JoelDali
04-01-2010, 04:51 PM
nice observations. the tongue on his shoe is also significantly longer than the retail version.

No way, I thought those things sticking out were where he puts his extra over grips.

shanx
04-01-2010, 05:15 PM
No way, I thought those things sticking out were where he puts his extra over grips.

bad attempt at humor?

vsbabolat
04-01-2010, 05:30 PM
Hey guys, since January I noticed that Rafa wear CB 2.3 with the Breathe Cage's arc support. Look the pics and say me what do you think. If I'm wrong please tell me anything.

And please, sorry for my english.

http://i40.tinypic.com/jq0p6u.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/6r7sps.jpg


Nadal's shoes are custom but very similar to the CB 2.3.
Compare your photos of the mid foot to the reatail CB 2.3 and you see that they very similar.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Nike_CourtBallistec23.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Nike_CourtBallistec23_a.jpg

JoelDali
04-01-2010, 06:22 PM
bad attempt at humor?

Perhaps. My point was most of us with eyeballs have marveled at Rafa's giant custom tongues for a few years now.

shanx
04-01-2010, 07:35 PM
Perhaps. My point was most of us with eyeballs have marveled at Rafa's giant custom tongues for a few years now.

oh, sorry. i'm new here and i'm not up to speed with all the memes and common knowledge. anyway, as you know, the cb 2.3 is a great shoe!

JoelDali
04-01-2010, 08:06 PM
oh, sorry. i'm new here and i'm not up to speed with all the memes and common knowledge. anyway, as you know, the cb 2.3 is a great shoe!

It could be the greaest tennis shoe of all time.

featherlight
04-01-2010, 08:07 PM
rafa is using a custom tpu shank but i think he uses the CB outsole

Tour90
04-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Federer still uses the same s2 sole that he started at Nike with.

Its highly likely Nadal would also be wearing an older Nike sole tech.



false, it's the vapor speed

juan_newlook
04-02-2010, 01:57 AM
Nadal's shoes are custom but very similar to the CB 2.3.
Compare your photos of the mid foot to the reatail CB 2.3 and you see that they very similar.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Nike_CourtBallistec23.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Nike_CourtBallistec23_a.jpg

I'm sorry, but I see more curvature at Rafa's shoes than the retail version. All the outsole is the same (draw, tpu) but they have more curvature.

Please, sorry for my english.:)

skyzoo
04-02-2010, 06:44 AM
I'm sorry, but I see more curvature at Rafa's shoes than the retail version. All the outsole is the same (draw, tpu) but they have more curvature.

Please, sorry for my english.:)
I'm with Juan here. Like others said, definitly a custom TPU Shank.

vinnier6
04-02-2010, 10:17 AM
nice observations. the tongue on his shoe is also significantly longer than the retail version.

also, the tounge on his shoe isnt one piece all connected like the retail version and the breathe cage...his tounge is more conventional which i would like to have...its been my biggest gripe with the breathe free/cage and the ballistec's

that is why i liked the breathe free 3 soo much

djokster
04-02-2010, 06:36 PM
http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Tennis/Media/Images/Photo-Galleries/2010/Miami/Miami-Friday2-Nadal3jpg.aspxhttp://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Tennis/Media/Images/Photo-Galleries/2010/Miami/Miami-Friday2-Nadal3jpg.aspx

djokster
04-02-2010, 06:39 PM
http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/98217340.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921A343B2C87A49D8F523B69F41CA0F5C6E E0B404848A66EE5B910C24D7825996AC

tsongaali
04-02-2010, 08:02 PM
http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/98217340.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921A343B2C87A49D8F523B69F41CA0F5C6E E0B404848A66EE5B910C24D7825996AC

That pretty much sums it up. Nike ****s the public again

jburton
04-03-2010, 12:50 AM
I think his shoes are breathe cage 2s but just has the cosmetics of the cb 2.3

innoVAShaun
04-03-2010, 12:51 AM
A little closer:

http://i40.tinypic.com/r2s1g7.jpg

vinnier6
04-03-2010, 06:38 AM
A little closer:

http://i40.tinypic.com/r2s1g7.jpg

the pros gear is the pros gear....

it just goes to prove, that you cant get anything they are using...nothing!!

skyzoo
04-03-2010, 08:38 AM
the pros gear is the pros gear....

it just goes to prove, that you cant get anything they are using...nothing!!

Unless you get it off an auction site and have similar sizing and enough money to wear them for personal use.

Nice racquet set up by the way. I use that racquet with msv focus hex 1.18 at 58#'s