Difference between Cage 2s and Ballistecs 1.3?

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  1. I was wondering what the biggest difference is between these shoes that make the other one better? What is your favorite and why?
     
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  2. volleynets

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    I played Cage II and Ballistec 1.3. The ballistec fit my foot 100% better than cage by foot shape and had much more cusioning. They also are the most long lasting Nike shoes I have ever had (easily wore out Vapor V, BF3, and wore out Cage II in longer). I liked the VApor Vs more but wore them out in only two months (and they have no warranty). So if you wear out the ballistec in 5 months and get the warranty you basically only had to buy one pair of shoes for the whole year. I didn't have problems with their breathability and did not think the cage II was better for any reason.
     
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  3. Didn't the ballostec feel really heavy though??
     
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    Not at all to me. What happened is that when I tried it on in the same size as Cage II then it felt heavy and the shoe almost fell off my foot. That is why you get a half size smaller in the Ballistecs. Then they will be the right size and you do not feel the weight at all. The difference between the Cage II weight and the Ballistec weight is very minimal to me and since the Ballistec fit better It feels even lighter because of the natural way it fits my foot.
     
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    Cage II Pros
    - more breathable
    - a tad lighter

    Ballistec 1.3 Pros
    - more cushioned
    - more durable
    - ride less high in the heel

    Both shoes ride a little higher than say, a Vapor shoe... but the Blaiistec less so, and as a result, feels more natural.

    I, and a few others, have stayed true to size: I wear size 9 in both. Right now, I'm preferring the Ballistecs - but in the middle of summer, the Cage's are nice.

    I find the little extra weight to be a non-issue, even in the same size.

    Take care!
     
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    I guess I never had a chance to feel that they are not breathable as all summer I played from 8 AM to 11 AM before the hottest part of the day. Roddickslammer I would suggest trying them on to see if you need to get a half size smaller or stay in the same size. In the end Ballistec for me had more pros than the Cage II.
     
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    Didn't say ballistec were not entirely unbreathable - it's just the Cage II are definitely more so.

    All in all, I do like the ballistec more as well.

    Originally went a half size down on the ballistec and in the end, too tight. Going with the same size proved better for me. I've seen differences here - guess it depends on how loose\tight we like our shoes to fit.
     
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    The Lunarlite in the forefoot of the Ballistec is more cushioned than the Cage 2. The Cage 2 is a litttle more roomy in the forefoot than the Ballistec. They also flex easier than the 1.3's. The weight issue is not really an issue once you put on the shoes.
     
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