best shoes of 2012

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by tennismastermine, Jul 15, 2012.

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the best shoes of 2012

Poll closed Jul 20, 2012.
  1. nike vapor 9's

    43 vote(s)
    45.7%
  2. adidas barricade 7's

    30 vote(s)
    31.9%
  3. adidas adizero feather II's

    4 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. kswiss bigshot's

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. asics gel resolution 4's

    11 vote(s)
    11.7%
  6. babolat propulse 3's

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. tennismastermine

    tennismastermine New User

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    nike vapor 9's
    adidas barricade 7's
    adidas adizero feather II's
    babolat propulse 3's
    wilson tour ikon's
    kswiss bigshot'sasics gel resolution 4's
     
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  2. Nostradamus

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    Yonex SHT 308
     
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  3. OldButGame

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    I Still stand by my Prince T22's, be buying my third straight pair soon.
     
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  4. bkpr

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    +1. I'm using my first pair of T22s and they're great! :)
     
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  5. kingduo

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    I still havn't purchased the vapor 9 but i think the vapor is the best shoes for 2012 in terms of comfort when playing. Im planning on buying the wimbledon vapor 9
     
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  6. tistrapukcipeht

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    Yonex SHT 308
     
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  7. WildVolley

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    Yonex 304.

    Actually, it might be the Yonex 308s, but I haven't tried a pair yet.:)
     
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  8. ArliHawk

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    While they are late on the scene, the adizero feather 2s are tremendous shoes.
     
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  9. Tylertennis

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    honestly could not agree more. been a vapor guy all my life, but the moment i put my feet in these shoes i was sold.
     
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  10. ptb5021

    ptb5021 Guest

    Vapors are great shoes. Lacking the 6 mo. Warranty hurts though, in my opinion.
     
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  11. Chivo

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    Yonex SHT 308
     
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  12. Rozroz

    Rozroz Legend

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    i wonder what's the percentage of the "brand representatives" users on these forums...
    sometimes it looks a bit suspicious.
    but i HOPE i'm wrong.
     
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  13. chaddles

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    Love the Big Shots. Super comfy and have had great durability on clay over the past 10 months with them.
     
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  14. ductrung3993

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    Very nice.
     
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  15. Homeboy Hotel

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    Vapor 9 is just a step forward in marketing and exposure, B7 is a step in the right direction in terms of actual shoe development.
     
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  16. WildVolley

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    I've always said that these discussions should be not be titled "best" shoe, but more accurately "favorite" shoe.

    In my mind there isn't a "best" shoe because 1) people have different shaped feet, and 2) people want different things from shoes.

    For example, I want shoes that are light, low to the ground, breathable, relatively stable, with a normal width heel and wide toe-box. I don't need "support" or cushioning. Durability is good, but not at the tradeoff of very heavy shoes.

    Nike shoes may be very good, but I won't say they are the best because they never seem to fit my feet, which makes them useless to me.
     
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  17. West Coast Ace

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    3 responses (so far) from people with less than 20 posts???
     
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  18. WildVolley

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    Are you saying that some people get paid to hype shoes here?

    Why didn't I think of that?!

    Nike is so hyped on these boards, that I doubt they'd have to pay anyone. Nike's fan-boys are almost as strong as Apple's.
     
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  19. ZeroSkid

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    barricades are too heavy
     
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  20. aYellowBall

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    The vapor 9s are just outright comfy. It's a shame that it gets worn out so quickly with no 6 month warranty. Actually, I think if the vapors were to have a warranty, it would be 3 months max. Just doesn't last long.

    The barricade 7s are also pretty good in my opinion. It's on the heavier side, but it did get lighter.

    I also love the propulse, but it just doesn't last long and traction is gone quickly... Good thing there's a warranty!
     
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  21. Bartelby

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    With regard to Volkl and Becker, the percentage of brand reps to others is probably 2 to 1.



     
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  22. Rozroz

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    well, nike and Adidas are so well advertised that who knows..?
    i'm refering to other brands that i'm more interested to know about,
    And that's when i read praising replies from people with 5-10 posts..
     
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  23. PKfan1

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    Does nobody like the new ballistecs?

    I just went through a pair of the resolution fours in 2 months and it was insanely comfortable and fast. Durability not so much, and it was a warranty replacement pair so I'm going to have to buy some new ones.

    I want something that will last a little longer. The fit of barricades doesn't suit me. Any suggestions?
     
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  24. kingduo

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    Vapor 9 all the way baby!
     
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  25. PhotoBlue

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    If the vapor 9 had better durability...
     
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  26. tennisoh

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    The 4.3s are fine. I really like them, and so far they have held up fine (2 months in).
     
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  27. 3fees

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    As too whats better, that depends on your feet,,wiggle room for the toes,wide or narrow feet,and arch support-probably most important-wearing low arch shoes when having high arch feet is a recipe for painful feet.

    Cheers
    3fees :)
     
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  28. WildVolley

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    Yep, fit is very important for a lot of us.

    I only disagree with you about the arch support. I have normal feet with normal arches (at least as seen when looking at the mark left by my bare feet) and I don't need arch support at all. Healthy arches support themselves.

    In my opinion the proper arch height can help the shoe fit better, but as long as it isn't too high, and don't care at all about arch support in my shoes.
     
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  29. West Coast Ace

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    I'm an IT guy and have to disagree. Apple fanboys will defend AAPL no matter what; we Nike fans rip them when they put out designs we don't like, don't sell certain styles to the public, etc.

    If someone is making a shoe more comfortable than the Vapor 9, that's impressive.
     
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  30. NJ1

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    What I will say is Nike.com is a joke. A v poorly run site, things are on sale one minute then back to full price the next without warning. Customer service team are giving no powers to correct these errors either.
     
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