Babolat SFX vs. Gel Resolution 4 vs vapor vs. Yonex 308

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  1. Boricua

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    Which one is better in terms of traction, ankle stability, comfort, ventilation and lightness?
     
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    Yonex 308 hands down.
     
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    Unfamiliar with the 308. Of the three others:

    ankle stability: about even.
    comfort: Res4 and SFX about even, maybe slight edge to Res4
    ventilation: Vapor by a country mile
    lightness: Vapor by a country mile

    I really dig the Res4 as a comfort shoe, but I feel much lighter on my feet and quicker to the ball on that first step/pivot with the Vapor.
     
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  4. Boricua

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    Vapors were pretty comfortable when I tried them on once in a tennis shop. How are they comfort wise in match play?
     
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    Very. Best compliment I can give them is that I completely forget about them in match play. They're not as plush as the Resolutions, but shoes like the Resolutions and the sfx can feel a bit too 'squishy' for my taste, especially in match play when I like the quickness of a Vapor or even another speed shoe like the New Balance 851. Vapor is a nice in-between of plush, comfy upper and a sole that's comfy but doesn't get in the way at all.

    Note: I also use Superfeet insoles with mine, because of past plantar fasciitis issues and a high arch, which are a bit 'tougher' than the stock insole but the shoe still feels great.
     
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  6. Boricua

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    I will give them a try, when they go on Sale as they are pretty expensive when introduced as new models. Thanks.
     
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