2k10 fans, what shoe did you go to next?

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  1. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    Looking for that low to the ground and quickness that 2k10s had. I am close to trying Asics Solution Speed or Resolutions. I have never tried Vapor 9s, is that the no brainer shoe for 2k10 speed?
     
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  2. Uvijek Argen

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    Im a big time fan of the 2k10's(still have one more pair). I bought the Air Max cage and while they look alike, its high from the ground and kinda bulky.

    I will said in low to the ground and kinda the same feeling will be the vapors 9. Why I didnt bought those instead the Air max you might ask? Well, cause im stupid. :)
    The Asics that you mention(speed) are too narrow compare to the 2k10's and the resolutions are the same high like the Air Max cage.

    My 2 cents.
     
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  3. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    Thanks uvijek, 2k10 was my first shoe ever for tennis and I thought they would all be this way in the 2k11 and 2k12 models, I was wrong. 2k10 is a great shoe.
     
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  4. serve stopper

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    I used to use 2k10s all the time, but then i switched to the vapor 8s and before I could go back to the 10s they switched to 11's. I use the vapor 9s now and i highly recommend them for a try, so much lighter and overall a better shoe
     
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  5. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    Do you feel the Vapor 9s are as low to the ground as 2k10s? And is there minimal cushion like the 2k10s? I liked the fact the 2k10s did not have a lot of cushion to compress so there was a very connected feeling to the ground.
     
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  6. fundrazer

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    If you need the extra width that the 2k10's had then I would definitely recommend the CC Feather II's. The 2k10 was my shoe of choice due to my slightly wider foot, and the new CC feather II's also have a good amount of room for slightly wider feet. It also fits the bill for that low to ground speed oriented shoe that you're looking for.

    I'm still wearing my 2k10's, but after a few more court hours I will be retiring them for CC feather II's. The fit is great and I can't wait to start playing in them.
     
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  7. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    ^^ I actually don't need the wide foot, my main concern is the flexibility and low ride. Thanks for the tip.
     
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  8. serve stopper

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    Yeah there is not that much cushion on the vapors. I haven't worn the 2k's for awhile so i can't really compare the two. As soon as you start to wear down the shoe (which will be in like 2 weeks if you play a lot) then your going to feel the court just fine.
     
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  9. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    ^^ hey man you should see how connected I am now with literally 1/8" of soft shoe material left between my toe and the court with my original 2k10s. Still the best I've ever had!
    I guess I'll try the Vapors and probably get some Asics Resolutions to try for durability. Thanks for the help everyone.
     
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  10. bosssauce

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    It is most similar to the air max cage. The cushioning is very similar along with the weight and durability for me. I think this is the closest they make now but still just not as good as those 2k10
     
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  11. jelichek

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    Still wearing 2K10's. Buying them used whenever I can. Need 10.5 by the way. Was thinking today that my feet have never been happier in a shoe. 2K11's not close. 2K12's further away and new Cages not even in ballpark.
     
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  12. The Big Kahuna

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    Most definitely the Vapor 9 Tours.
     
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  13. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    Ahh Kahuna, thanks, I think it was you I regret I didn't buy some 2k10 sz 13s from.
     
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  14. Herve

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    Replacement for 2K10

    Interesting thread... I thought i was the only one to lament the loss of the 2K10s

    Agree with most posters that the 2K10s were probably the most well-rounded shoe from Nike for those who like a low to the ground, stable and rather light shoe.

    bear in mind that under the hood, the fitframe, zoom air unit, lunarlon at the fore foot, shape of the outsole was pretty much was Fed has been wearing on all his Vapor variants (up to and including the V8) not the retail versions.

    Glad i stocked up on those and have a dozen left. The new Max breathe are a step in the wrong direction, more like the ballistec clogs nadal is wearing.

    To answer your questions, the V9 is the only shoe worth considering as a replacement for the 2k10, although i have to wear two pairs of socks in mine to prevent blisters.

    Nike, stop pretending everyone out there is a ******* and give us back a low to the ground, connected, stable, comfy shoe like the 2K10!
     
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  15. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    ^^ herve, would you say you have wide feet? Maybe this is why the Vapors gave you blisters? I didn't need the wide design of the 2k10, but I thought the space allowed for quicker foot movement pushing off and the drag-on was thin to allow for quick flexing. Unlike the 2k11 that is thick and doesn't bend and twist.
     
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  16. jelichek

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    Hey Herve if any of your dozen pairs are 10.5's how 'bout selling me one or two?
     
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  17. Herve

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    blisters withh V9T

    Hi, no i have fairly narrow feet. I only systematically get a blister on the outside of my pinkie because there's a stitch there or something else taht keeps on rubbing against it. I have several V9T models and they all tear my pinkies to shreds.

    two socks does the trick. Other than that, nothing wrong with the V9T, great shoe!
     
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  18. Herve

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    I have the original white/grey model. They're in the UAE right now, so the shipping charges would be absurd...

    If you ever wind up near Dubai... :)
     
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  19. SJSA

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    2k10 is a great tennis shoes except its outsole durability. I currently wear Babolat Propulse 3. It is nice for the flexibility and low ride. I recently purchased Asics Resoultion 4 but have not tried on yet.
     
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  20. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    please report back what you think of the Asics when you try them. I am very curious if they feel like the 2k10s.
     
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  21. jelichek

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    I have no problem paying absurd shipping charges. Do you have a spare pair or two of US 10.5's and are they imprinted with "Lunarlite" or "Lunarlon" as the fit is different? I need the newer "Lunarlon" version.
     
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  22. vsbabolat

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    I switched to the Vapor 9.
     
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  23. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    Are your Vapor 9's lasting as long as the 2k10s?
     
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  24. vsbabolat

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    The 2K10 did not last me that long on a hard court and I say the Vapor 9 is on par.
     
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  25. bosssauce

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    the 2k people go to the cage it is most similar
     
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  26. jelichek

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    The Cage would actually be more similar to the Breathe Free II if it had the bootie style tongue and the cage itself wasn't so damn stiff and foreboding.
     
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  27. merc

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    The closest shoe I found to the 2k10 was the CourtBallistic 4.3.

    The CourtBallistic 3.3 nothing like them but the CourtBallistic 4.3, with some wear in, becomes a much 'softer' shoe than the 3.3 i.e very much like the 2k10 but with the added benefit of the better sole.
     
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  28. quest01

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    I went from the 2k series to the Vapor 9's and the vapor 9s are the most comfortable shoes Ive ever worn. First day using the vapors, they were already comfortable right out of the box. The 2k10 may be more in line with the air max cages but in terms of comfort, low to the ground feel, cosmetics, the vapor 9s are the best of the best.
     
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