CourtBallistec 3.3 is the death of Nike?

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  1. Gorecki

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    i never got the Court Ballistec groove on. in fact i have not enjoyed a nike shoe since the implosions\moition international times...

    reason why my only nikes to present day are oscillates and SC trainer's...
     
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  2. Mighty Matteo

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    me too.
    10 char
     
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  3. PED

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    Great pic you posted above, the 3.3 does look much longer: is there more room in the toe area? Do they run true to size or slightly larger like the 1.3's?
    I measure as a 9.75 and my 9.5's in the 2.3's are a tad snug so I"m trying to figure out if I need to order a 10 tomorrow in the 3.3s.

    thanks
     
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  4. /////AMG

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    I received my 3.3 (Black/Black-Varsity Maize-White) from Nike yesterday and played with them today. They do feel narrow compared to the 2.3 and they are stiff (IMO). I had to switch shoes after 1/2 hour of hitting as they were killing the bottom of my feet(possibly enhanced do to my flat feet). Had 2 pairs of the 2.3 (blue/white and lime green) and I never remember being this stiff brand new. Hopefully they just need to break in...... If not I'm going back to the 2.3.
     
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  5. Played with mine today as well and I agree with you. They are pretty stiff. But they did loosen up and feel pretty good after the first hour for me
     
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  6. /////AMG

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    Good to hear!:cool: so there is a break-in period a'la the Barricades. I'll have to walk around with them for a day or two and try them out again. Thanks for the info!
     
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  7. Nextman916

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  8. lolitsanasian

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    Nike already knows that not everyone will like their new stuff. Big deal, move on.
     
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  9. XFactorer

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    There are always going to be the lovers and the haters. And then everyone in between.

    It's hilarious how people get so worked up over something they don't like that they take the time to write about how much they don't like the design and blah blah blah.
     
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  10. airman88

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    I think part of it comes from just how awesome the 2.3 was and frustration that it will be gone soon and hard to get.
     
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  11. XFactorer

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    And there are those people who hated the 2.3s and love the 3.3s.

    I'm hoping the arch support doesn't bug my flat feet. :-/
     
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  12. airman88

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    There cant be that many yet, so few people have them.
     
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  13. XFactorer

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    I know. I'm still waiting to order mine from Nike.
     
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  14. Pinkskunk

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    try this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NIGcNrDxFw
     
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  16. Thud and blunder

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    Thanks, nice comparison.

    Hard to believe that they ripped out all that padding, and yet the shoe comes in heavier! Where's all the excess weight?
     
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  17. ci2ca

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    Probably the beefed up rubber in the forefoot.
     
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  18. BreakPoint

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    Hmmm....I think people should buy shoes for the shoes. What's the point of buying a garbage shoe just for the warranty? Be miserable wearing them just so you can get another free pair later to extend your misery? :confused:

    Get the right shoes from the beginning and your feet, ankles, and knees will thank you for it. That's worth more than any warranty. :)
     
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  19. bfactor61

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    the 3.3's looks a lot thinner than the 2.3's and it looks like the 2.3's have more heel cushioning
     
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  20. Matt H.

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    the 3.3 looks like they dusted off the original breathe free.
     
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  21. Noltae

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    Why do some Ballistecs have the cool looking Rafa Bull logo and others don't? Just got some of the grey black and gold 2.3's and have been moderately disappointed by the price point "nike" logo on the heel... As for the 3.3's I'm sure they will grow on me - not just yet though still wondering if they are just a touch too pointy in the toe ...?
     
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  22. JRstriker12

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    Is Nike dead yet? LOL!!! Based on the number of purchases in this thread - I doubt it...
     
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  23. Gemini

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    Exactly! I made a similar comment in a different thread about the new Ballistecs. Combo of the original Breathe Free and the last generation of Cages. I like it!!!!
     
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  24. gino

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    Just ordered a pair.

    I will post a review soon and comparison with the BC II and my CB 2.3's

    Seems to be more geared towards a Talk Tennis favorite in the Breathe Cage II

    Personally I am excited for a return to the Breathe Cage II fit, style, and court feel. Don't get me wrong, I have played/current playing some of my best tennis in ballistecs(1.3 and 2.3). In the past couple years I've been through 3 pairs of BC II's, 2 pair of 1.3's, and 3 pairs of 2.3's........ But, I can't help but anticipate these shoes to be one of the greatest Nike has produced.

    NOT THE DEATH OF NIKE.

    Mark my words, 3.3's will take over the tennis universe in 2011
     
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  25. hcb0804

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    No, not at all. CB 3.3 much > BF I. Fit, comfort, cushioning all much better.
     
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  26. okdude1992

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    i think i am going to skip these shoes based on the comments. I never liked the cage 2's at all.

    so just to clarify, they are narrower, higher off the ground, less cushioned, and heavier than the 2.3's?
     
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  27. The Big Kahuna

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    My review of the new CB 3.3 after nearly 3 weeks of play.


    Comfort – Score: 4.5 - while more firm than the CB 2.3, still a great fit and good cushioning while improving the “court feel” of the shoe after the shoe is broken in (which does take about 2-3 days – which is KEY as the shoe does take a while to gain softness and become more pliable). Once broken in, this shoe really molds to your foot. While not as “plush” as it’s predecessor, the CB 3.3 is very much like crossing the CB 2.3 with the Barricade 6.0. Length fit is standard. Width is medium. Arch support is medium height. Solid!

    Ventilation – Score: 4.3 – very comparable to the CB 2.3 in this regard.

    Arch Support - Score: 4.3 – vastly improved over the CB 2.3

    Foot Support / Stabilty – Score: 5.0 – the most stable shoe I have ever worn (without being restricting in any way). This is where this shoe shines! You can really feel the extra stability on the medial side of the upper and the effect of the new “Archfit” lacing system, which is connected to internal straps for an amazing customized fit. This is no hype, the shoe is part of your foot.

    Sole Durability - Score TBA- we will see over the next few weeks, but from appearances, this would look to be a beefier sole and on a par with the Barricade 6.0. The DragOn 2x material on the upper looks to be a vast improvement over the original DragOn. Features a six-month outsole durability guarantee.

    Traction – Score: 4.6 – the XDR sole improves traction over the CB 2.3 and has great grip on the hard court surface, yet not too sticky.

    Weight – Score: 4.2 – while weighing 17.5 ozs., this shoe feels to be about the same as the CB 2.3 (16.9 ozs.) on the foot and has the feel of a more serious hard-court shoe.

    Overall - Score: 4.7 - Truly, this shoe is a fantastic blend of comfort, performance and durability. In my opinion, this is the finest tennis shoe ever made to date by any maker (and I have tried them all). Thumbs way, way, WAY up!

    The call for the death of Nike may be somewhat premature - to say the least.

    BTW - Have you been watching their STOCK PRICE that last year or so? It has more the DOUBLED since March 2009.

    Dead indeed!
     
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  28. adidasman

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    Spot on. Buy what you like, what works for you, and deal with the warranty (or lack thereof) later. Otherwise, might as well string your racquet with piano wire; it'll last a whole lot longer than that syn gut you're using.
     
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  29. parasailing

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    Your feet are so important and people take them for granted. Once you get the right pair of shoes, stick with them regardless of warranty. Being able to play tennis without injuries is what it's all about.
     
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  30. Gemini

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    I have low arches but not flat and I didn't have any issues simply walking around in them all day. I won't get the chance to play in them until mid-summer unfortunately.
     
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  31. Gemini

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    Agreed. The tough part of it all is when they discontinue the shoe that works for you so well. I've had this happen on numerous occasions and it's tough making the adjustment.
     
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  32. Fedfer

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    I would like to know the colorways for the CB 3.3 known so far.
    If someone could help me with a link or pictures , it would be really appreciated.
     
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  33. Tennis Sucks

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    Not the death of Nike Tennis but they hurt my feet and I had no issues with the CB 1 & 2. Got the Zoom Breathe instead, instant comfort and lighter for me.
     
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  34. XFactorer

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    You're probably over tightening the laces.
     
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  35. dsmercado

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    I've got flat feet and so far so good with the 3.3's.
     
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  36. XFactorer

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    They don't bug me when it don't over tighten the laces. I'm liking the CBs; but I'm thinking I might go with the V8s as they're super pillowy!
     
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