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anhuynh16
03-22-2012, 06:27 PM
Here is a guide of the colors releasing this year. I won't post winter because TW will delete it.

SPRING 2012


Australian Open Colorway: white/grey/volt/red

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x369/Anhuynh16/381658_10151133506165332_10150107266525332_2227759 4_1169633064_n.jpg


Neutral Colorway: white/grey/black/volt

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x369/Anhuynh16/NMV9WB-1.jpg

Indian Wells/Miami Colorway: white/grey/green abyss/volt

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x369/Anhuynh16/NMV9WBL-1.jpg

sonyhenryfed
03-22-2012, 06:32 PM
How about US OPEN and winter?

Nostradamus
03-22-2012, 06:38 PM
^^^US open looks like the best. but that looks black not navy

federer98
03-22-2012, 06:46 PM
i saw the winter vapors... there are 2 color ways and they look sick

anhuynh16
03-22-2012, 06:49 PM
i saw the winter vapors... there are 2 color ways and they look sick

I would post them but TW would delete it immediately.

zagalab
03-22-2012, 07:30 PM
The winter vapors are purple I believe? I've seen pictures of Federer's outfit and Nadals. Federer's polo was purple

ps2dcgba
03-22-2012, 07:50 PM
Any chance of posting the 4.3's like how you did with the Vapor's? (If you know em, if not its cool too.)

Thanks in advance!
Cheers.

anhuynh16
03-22-2012, 08:26 PM
Any chance of posting the 4.3's like how you did with the Vapor's? (If you know em, if not its cool too.)

Thanks in advance!
Cheers.
I'll try when I find some time

coolkoala
03-22-2012, 08:45 PM
I hope they make the laces of the pre-us open V9 navy as well..

McNasty
03-22-2012, 09:15 PM
The winter vapors are purple I believe? I've seen pictures of Federer's outfit and Nadals. Federer's polo was purple

Both Roger and Rafa's winter outfits are the best of the year in my opinion.

zagalab
03-22-2012, 09:31 PM
Both Roger and Rafa's winter outfits are the best of the year in my opinion.

Yeah, Roger's polo looks great. I play-tested Rafa's crew a little while back from Nike in a different color and it feels great.

Babolast
03-22-2012, 09:38 PM
Yeah, Roger's polo looks great. I play-tested Rafa's crew a little while back from Nike in a different color and it feels great.

What colour did you play test?

preacha89
03-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Although none of the colorways have them now, I believe the Wimbledon vapor 9's will have the "RF" logo, if anyone cares!

zagalab
03-22-2012, 10:04 PM
What colour did you play test?

It was just all black. All the clothes I've ever tested from Nike have been all black or white. Super boring haha

agentaviles
03-22-2012, 10:07 PM
I would post them but TW would delete it immediately.

Would you mind emailing me the winter stuff? agentaviles@yahoo.com

coolkoala
03-22-2012, 11:11 PM
Would you mind emailing me the winter stuff? agentaviles@yahoo.com

There's a link in the Spring 2012 thread :)

spoonmugen
03-23-2012, 01:38 AM
AO and Wimbledon for me thanks...

agentaviles
03-23-2012, 06:37 AM
There's a link in the Spring 2012 thread :)

Do you have a link to the thread? I don't feel like looking for it LOL

mhj202
03-23-2012, 07:17 AM
Do you have a link to the thread? I don't feel like looking for it LOL

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=406599

agentaviles
03-23-2012, 08:19 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=406599

I didn't see any pics of the winter line in there, just spring and summer.

RNBABOLAT
03-23-2012, 08:23 AM
Hope you can do the same with the courtballistec thanks a lot

neil1b
03-25-2012, 09:28 AM
Can't wait for the black /cyber.........best looking nike's since the le Rafa 2010 glow in the darks

kaku
03-25-2012, 05:37 PM
Does anybody know when the black/cyber FO V9's will be released? I've been told May 1st, can anybody confirm? Thanks

Dave_D
03-27-2012, 08:09 AM
Why do the summer shoes not have a mesh toe for breathability like all of the others do? I tried on the blue/white ones for summer and they are not nearly as comfortable as the spring ones with the mesh toes.

H.Federer
03-27-2012, 11:35 AM
I believe the summer v9's have the S/L because this is part of the clay and grass seasons. These surfaces would stain the mesh easier for the player's shoes, but since its S/L, red clay and grass/sand can easily be wiped off cleanly. Once hard court season returns after wimbledon and the olympics, the colorways feature the mesh again (a surface that can not stain the mesh material).

Borrelli
03-27-2012, 01:14 PM
These look so sick, can't wait till these come out.

Along with the USO would be the only one's I'd consider buying. Why must Nike put Volt/neon green in every other colorway? That's about the least conservative color for someone like Federer to wear especially when the rest of his clothes don't have day-glo color's in them.

kaku
03-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Are the FO V9's all black and cyber? or is there anthracite mixed in like I've seen in some other pictures?

anhuynh16
03-27-2012, 07:28 PM
Are the FO V9's all black and cyber? or is there anthracite mixed in like I've seen in some other pictures?

Seem to be anthracite, looks lighter when under a lot of light.

kaku
03-27-2012, 07:55 PM
Seem to be anthracite, looks lighter when under a lot of light.

Thanks! I was just asking b/c the picture you posted was noticeably darker than what I had remembered. I also noticed that in other pics, the lining is white, as opposed to black. Looks better in darker colors IMO.

TMCW140
03-28-2012, 04:52 AM
I believe the summer v9's have the S/L because this is part of the clay and grass seasons. These surfaces would stain the mesh easier for the player's shoes, but since its S/L, red clay and grass/sand can easily be wiped off cleanly. Once hard court season returns after wimbledon and the olympics, the colorways feature the mesh again (a surface that can not stain the mesh material).

Yeah, this is my thought on it aswell, makes sense I guess

Rhino
03-31-2012, 10:12 PM
Cool thread. I hope Nike release at least one RF version. Especially since Federer is in such good form these days.

Bobby Jr
04-01-2012, 07:22 AM
Attn anyone who's owned a pair of Vapor 9s so far this year...

How quickly did the mesh uppers get filthy from dirt and/or sweat? Do they look unsightly?... I was about to buy the new synthetic leather upper version and noticed they have no vent holds in the toe box...

syke
04-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Attn anyone who's owned a pair of Vapor 9s so far this year...

How quickly did the mesh uppers get filthy from dirt and/or sweat? Do they look unsightly?... I was about to buy the new synthetic leather upper version and noticed they have no vent holds in the toe box...

I have used them for about a month. I've only used them on hardcourts and the uppers still look as good as new.

anhuynh16
04-01-2012, 08:45 AM
Attn anyone who's owned a pair of Vapor 9s so far this year...

How quickly did the mesh uppers get filthy from dirt and/or sweat? Do they look unsightly?... I was about to buy the new synthetic leather upper version and noticed they have no vent holds in the toe box...

I have had 2 pairs each with holes in them and the mesh has no problems, maybe a little on the side though.

Bobby Jr
04-01-2012, 03:54 PM
I have had 2 pairs each with holes in them and the mesh has no problems, maybe a little on the side though.
?? I know the mesh ones have holes - they have hundreds.

It's the synthetic leather ones which seem to have no holes. Or do they but just not show up very well in the photos online?

anhuynh16
04-01-2012, 04:37 PM
?? I know the mesh ones have holes - they have hundreds.

It's the synthetic leather ones which seem to have no holes. Or do they but just not show up very well in the photos online?

Went to my local store, no holes.

Rhino
04-08-2012, 01:42 AM
http://pds2.exblog.jp/pds/1/201204/04/28/f0164328_2154405.jpg

maxpotapov
04-09-2012, 12:40 AM
Went to my local store, no holes.

How about forefoot ventilation then? What were they thinking? :confused:

spoonmugen
04-09-2012, 01:31 PM
How about forefoot ventilation then? What were they thinking? :confused:

they were thinking holes wouldnt be so good for roland garros

aenri86
04-09-2012, 02:02 PM
they were thinking holes wouldnt be so good for roland garros

The mesh part would get as dirty as the socks when playing on clay and maybe that would ruin the design. Style trumps Performance inside Nike World lol

T21D
04-09-2012, 07:12 PM
The mesh part would get as dirty as the socks when playing on clay and maybe that would ruin the design. Style trumps Performance inside Nike World lol

Ain't that the truth. When I first saw them on display, I said to myself about the toebox "What is this bul***** on the toe box? Plinyl!" God knows there's no such thing as leather anymore.

Borrelli
04-09-2012, 08:35 PM
they were thinking holes wouldnt be so good for roland garros

Because naturally they are concerned about every day Joe Schmo's playing at Roland Garros. Nike doesn't give a flying crap about Roland Garros, only what is going to sell more to the general public, at least this is what their past history with the Vapor would say. They don't release grass court (rubber nubs) soled Wimbledon vapor's because they're concerned about guy's slipping on grass court's, etc. Maybe they've heard the complaints about the mesh not being very durable and are trying to make these shoes last more than a few weeks of play?

spoonmugen
04-11-2012, 04:03 AM
Because naturally they are concerned about every day Joe Schmo's playing at Roland Garros. Nike doesn't give a flying crap about Roland Garros, only what is going to sell more to the general public, at least this is what their past history with the Vapor would say. They don't release grass court (rubber nubs) soled Wimbledon vapor's because they're concerned about guy's slipping on grass court's, etc. Maybe they've heard the complaints about the mesh not being very durable and are trying to make these shoes last more than a few weeks of play?

the SL models/pics were released on counterkicks when the AO summer line model came out - so it wasnt last minute changes nike implemented... more that the spring/US summer range was intended to be synthetic leather toe box from the beginning

maxpotapov
04-11-2012, 04:11 AM
the SL models/pics were released on counterkicks when the AO summer line model came out - so it wasnt last minute changes nike implemented... more that the spring/US summer range was intended to be synthetic leather toe box from the beginning

All fashion arguments aside, how people are supposed to wear Tour SL in the summer heat with "insulated" toe box? Even "all-plastic" Vapor VI had the toe box perforated... :roll:

spoonmugen
04-11-2012, 06:06 AM
All fashion arguments aside, how people are supposed to wear Tour SL in the summer heat with "insulated" toe box? Even "all-plastic" Vapor VI had the toe box perforated... :roll:

wait til people start playing in them before jumping to conclusions...
vapor 6-7-8 all had plastic toe box (and thicker)

if in doubt start stocking up! :)

aenri86
04-11-2012, 06:13 AM
the SL models/pics were released on counterkicks when the AO summer line model came out - so it wasnt last minute changes nike implemented... more that the spring/US summer range was intended to be synthetic leather toe box from the beginning

Exactly... Fall and Winter Vapors go back to the mesh toe area.

TMCW140
04-11-2012, 06:36 AM
I think this is actually an interesting step from Nike that shows they are thinking beyond mere profit, in a focus upon performance
Looking at it from the perspective of creating the SL to cope with natural surfaces that would clog up the mesh, it is done to benefit the consumer.
There is no actual benefit for Nike as a company to have done this, it probably in fact costs them more (ok, I accept this is a negligible amount) to change the design away from mesh for only 2 iterations of the model

Borrelli
04-11-2012, 09:15 AM
I think this is actually an interesting step from Nike that shows they are thinking beyond mere profit, in a focus upon performance
Looking at it from the perspective of creating the SL to cope with natural surfaces that would clog up the mesh, it is done to benefit the consumer.
There is no actual benefit for Nike as a company to have done this, it probably in fact costs them more (ok, I accept this is a negligible amount) to change the design away from mesh for only 2 iterations of the model

Ah, but is that really the case? I guess it would depend on one's definition of "performance". In tennis (competition play) most people want as light of a shoe as possible, take Federer for example. We know from Fabfed's thread that his shoe's are actually lighter and less durable looking than the actual retail model. You could assume from this then that most people would prefer the lighter mesh for performance enhancement.

Now, your second point about it benefiting the consumer I agree with. Who wants their nice mesh toe box filled with clay? Certainly though, there isn't a large amount of clay court surfaces here in the US so It may only affect a small portion of the general public. I personally think it will benefit the consumer by being more durable than the mesh on hard court surfaces whether that was planned by Nike or not.

TMCW140
04-11-2012, 10:09 AM
Ah, but is that really the case? I guess it would depend on one's definition of "performance". In tennis (competition play) most people want as light of a shoe as possible, take Federer for example. We know from Fabfed's thread that his shoe's are actually lighter and less durable looking than the actual retail model. You could assume from this then that most people would prefer the lighter mesh for performance enhancement.

Now, your second point about it benefiting the consumer I agree with. Who wants their nice mesh toe box filled with clay? Certainly though, there isn't a large amount of clay court surfaces here in the US so It may only affect a small portion of the general public. I personally think it will benefit the consumer by being more durable than the mesh on hard court surfaces whether that was planned by Nike or not.

Good post.
Lets face it though, to the general public, the difference in weight is about as negligable as the cost difference of Nike making them over the mesh. Whilst it may effect the overall fit and feel of the shoe, at least they are offering both options, surely making this a win/win situation for the consumer?

NickTran
05-06-2012, 12:08 PM
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/424360_10150580424889941_64760994940_8846487_76914 230_n.jpg

Red/white vapors?
Red swoosh + red tongue

TMCW140
05-06-2012, 03:47 PM
Yup, his davis cup version. very nice

preacha89
05-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Do you guys know if Nike will be releasing an RF Olympic Swiss colorway this summer?

TennisLovaLova
05-11-2012, 02:31 AM
what colorway is this? found it on the official french nike store
doesnt look like the one everyone is talking about for RG
it's clear grey...
http://images.nike.com/is/image/emea/PDP_P/Scarpa-da-tennis-Nike-Zoom-Vapor-9-Tour---Uomo-511237_010_A.jpg?wid=500&hei=375&fmt=jpeg&

syc23
05-11-2012, 02:48 AM
Just got my FO Vapors to go with my CB 4.3 and B7 :)

Have yet use the Vapors (which I'll keep for clay use) and CBs. Out of the 3, the Vapors is the most comfortable. Looks wise I like them all.

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9034/photo3jg.jpg
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9105/photo2gw.jpg
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/2840/photo1ah.jpg

TMCW140
05-11-2012, 04:43 AM
what colorway is this? found it on the official french nike store
doesnt look like the one everyone is talking about for RG
it's clear grey...
http://images.nike.com/is/image/emea/PDP_P/Scarpa-da-tennis-Nike-Zoom-Vapor-9-Tour---Uomo-511237_010_A.jpg?wid=500&hei=375&fmt=jpeg&

That'll be one of the original promo shots for the FO vapors- they tweak it over time

TennisLovaLova
05-11-2012, 01:21 PM
That'll be one of the original promo shots for the FO vapors- they tweak it over time

Well it is still online actually

spoonmugen
05-11-2012, 05:29 PM
there were prerelease shots before final retail colors were decided upon...

Well it is still online actually
drunk pics from my 1999 high school formals are still online... your point?

the webmasters of those sites are using old pics? if u must email them to 'fix' them? :D

Babolast
05-12-2012, 02:24 AM
http://images.nike.com/is/image/emea/PDP_P/Scarpa-da-tennis-Nike-Zoom-Vapor-9-Tour---Uomo-511237_010_A.jpg?wid=500&hei=375&fmt=jpeg&

I much prefer this colourway.

TennisLovaLova
05-12-2012, 07:35 AM
there were prerelease shots before final retail colors were decided upon...


drunk pics from my 1999 high school formals are still online... your point?

the webmasters of those sites are using old pics? if u must email them to 'fix' them? :D

Fyi I sent an email and the answer was that the shoes are exactly as shown in the picture

syc23
05-13-2012, 04:42 PM
Each to their own but I had reservations ordering the FO Vapours as the Nike pics looked a bit dodgy as the anthracite looked a bit too light against the black. Once I saw live pics, it looked a lot better. IMO of course.

spoonmugen
05-14-2012, 01:57 AM
Each to their own but I had reservations ordering the FO Vapours as the Nike pics looked a bit dodgy as the anthracite looked a bit too light against the black. Once I saw live pics, it looked a lot better. IMO of course.

they are different...
pre release had green tongue/upper (vs black in final retail)
white/light grey fabric for foot area (vs black)
and the grey is darker... as everyone can see

i prefer the prerelease but each to their own...

keischen
05-17-2012, 01:56 AM
Winter Colors for vapors 9 (as well as CB and 2K12) are black with purple and some kind of orange tiger prints. The tiger prints is like what they are doing on Kobe' s basketball shoes. cheers.

anhuynh16
05-17-2012, 05:32 AM
Winter Colors for vapors 9 (as well as CB and 2K12) are black with purple and some kind of orange tiger prints. The tiger prints is like what they are doing on Kobe' s basketball shoes. cheers.

thats really old news...

keischen
05-17-2012, 05:47 AM
thats really old news...

Sorry then, i did not see it or pay attention, i was just checking the forecast orders.

tekjukka
05-17-2012, 08:04 PM
Sp 13: -016 color. Anthracite, white trim with "plrzd pink" heel and tongue+laces.

anhuynh16
05-17-2012, 08:05 PM
Sp 13: -016 color. Anthracite, white trim with "plrzd pink" heel and tongue+laces.

thanks a bunch!

Babolast
05-18-2012, 12:16 PM
Sp 13: -016 color. Anthracite, white trim with "plrzd pink" heel and tongue+laces.

Can't wait to see pics :)

jelichek
05-19-2012, 06:04 AM
As far as mesh v. non mesh goes after 25 straight days on Har-Tru the mesh is now the color of Har-Tru and maybe clogged up too.

Rhino
05-26-2012, 02:58 AM
Each to their own but I had reservations ordering the FO Vapours as the Nike pics looked a bit dodgy as the anthracite looked a bit too light against the black. Once I saw live pics, it looked a lot better. IMO of course.

I got mine a couple of days ago. They look great in real life!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/soundreece/Tennis%20shoes/DSCN0478.jpg

Barfy
05-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Just bought the wimbledon colorway. They are pretty sick

coolkoala
05-26-2012, 02:54 PM
Just bought the wimbledon colorway. They are pretty sick

Can you post some photos mate? :)

Homeboy Hotel
05-26-2012, 03:14 PM
Just bought the wimbledon colorway. They are pretty sick

They're available already?!

Rhino
05-26-2012, 03:34 PM
They're available already?!

on the 'bay they are. Not on TW just yet...

Say Chi Sin Lo
05-26-2012, 10:39 PM
^^ That swoosh looks purple, borderline blue. Is it blurple, or plue?

coolkoala
05-26-2012, 11:34 PM
thanks mate. I need to see a lot of live pics to really convince myself to get a pair :)

Lazarus
05-27-2012, 03:50 AM
Is it blurple, or plue?
It is purple.

spoonmugen
05-27-2012, 04:08 AM
^^ That swoosh looks purple, borderline blue. Is it blurple, or plue?

purple + green

colors of wimbledon!

Bobby Jr
05-27-2012, 04:49 AM
Yep. I saw a pair of the Wimbledon colourways today and they're just heinous to boot. Bright yellow, green and purple? The Wimbledon colours alone are hard enough to make work well on sportswear but to add flouro yellow into the mix as well is a *fail*.

hatomatoma
05-27-2012, 05:21 AM
^ yellow the color of the tennis ball ;) :D

VamosPanda
05-27-2012, 06:12 AM
Does the USO has the same colorway as the ATP World Tour Finals colors?

anhuynh16
05-27-2012, 06:40 AM
Does the USO has the same colorway as the ATP World Tour Finals colors?

No, WTF is purple and USO is navy/red

Say Chi Sin Lo
05-27-2012, 12:22 PM
Yep. I saw a pair of the Wimbledon colourways today and they're just heinous to boot. Bright yellow, green and purple? The Wimbledon colours alone are hard enough to make work well on sportswear but to add flouro yellow into the mix as well is a *fail*.

You're exaggerating.

West Coast Ace
05-27-2012, 12:56 PM
In case anyone was wondering the pic was taken at Niketown Vegas.

It is a purple swoosh. I thought they looked pretty good. But my AO ones are still in great shape - I'm waiting for the USO model.

Bobby Jr
05-27-2012, 05:32 PM
You're exaggerating.
I'm not. The purple really stands out in the sunlight. They are an absolutely heinous combination of colours. If the yellow wasn't there they'd be bearable. Green, yellow and purple is a colour combo I doubt any designer would give the go ahead on. More likely that inner material which is yellow is hard to make in other colours so they've only done two for the whole season, yellow for the first half and another (blue/black?) for the later part of the season. Saves on money, supply etc.

Say Chi Sin Lo
05-27-2012, 06:14 PM
I'm not. The purple really stands out in the sunlight. They are an absolutely heinous combination of colours. If the yellow wasn't there they'd be bearable. Green, yellow and purple is a colour combo I doubt any designer would give the go ahead on. More likely that inner material which is yellow is hard to make in other colours so they've only done two for the whole season, yellow for the first half and another (blue/black?) for the later part of the season. Saves on money, supply etc.

I was just relaying a message by a fellow member. According to him/her, any negative opinion on design and such is deemed an "exaggeration".

VamosPanda
05-27-2012, 06:51 PM
No, WTF is purple and USO is navy/red

Any pics available for the USO and WTF? For the CB and the Vapors

Lazarus
05-27-2012, 10:16 PM
I was just relaying a message by a fellow member. According to him/her, any negative opinion on design and such is deemed an "exaggeration".

Dear Say, first of all, it is him.

And to repeat myself, I really don't mind about this shoes & your preferences. Whether you like//dislike/loath them is completely up to you. But, according to you, anyone wearing them could be referred to as a clown.

And that is something which is deemed. IMHO, of course.

Sorry all for bothering.

Say Chi Sin Lo
05-28-2012, 12:14 AM
Dear Say, first of all, it is him.

And to repeat myself, I really don't mind about this shoes & your preferences. Whether you like//dislike/loath them is completely up to you. But, according to you, anyone wearing them could be referred to as a clown.

And that is something which is deemed. IMHO, of course.

Sorry all for bothering.

COULD be so therefore you are assuming? Well you certainly can't spell assume without the first 3 letters.

Don't twist my words to make yourself look like a saint.

I said they look like clown shoes, that's it. I did not say clowns wear these shoes.

sports4eva115
06-09-2012, 08:09 PM
^^^^ wow. thats an amazing shade of rich purple. will probably look sick on Fed =D
dunno about nadal's gear... starting to really disappoint, basically been all crews with a bit of shoulder stuff..... and he had dark grey outfit for wtf last year alreday

frunk
06-10-2012, 12:44 AM
Winter lines are always so beautiful.

The Big Kahuna
06-14-2012, 07:11 PM
Fall 2012

http://sneakerbardetroit.com/2012/01/nike-zoom-vapor-tour-9-fall-2012/