Federer's New Vapors

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  1. Markov

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    Probably they just didn't want to show that his shoes used cushioning they weren't supposed to be using. After all, they were trying quite hard to fool the customers with all that PJ stuff. So it would have been stupid of them to print the "zoom air" text onto the "lunarlon" shoes...

    I don't know if it would have been even possible to make those relatively thin V6 soles out of lunarlon, I've never seen lunarlon soles like that.. Well, I guess it might be possible, they're just making lunarlon soles look the way they do to make the material seem more special and "something new"
     
  2. staedtler

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    Yeah I wouldnt call this a Vapor VI with tweaks but more of a Vapor 8 with tweaks as someone said earlier. The tooling(midsole) is close to the same, but obviously with some modifications. I mean clearly if youre a top player like Fed, youre gonna get a custom shoe that fits only you. Alot of people think they should release his shoe, when in reality, what Fed wears prob wouldnt work for the masses. His shoes are clearly built off a custom last that was molded after his foot. He prob wanted some extra stability in the heel, thus the added external heel counter that is very vapor VI-ish. The materials are prob close to the same as retail, possibly higher quality, hard to know. He prob doesnt have the rubber toe cap like the retail version. He prob has a PU synthetic at the toe, just like his previous customs. It makes the shoe less durable, but at the same time lighter. And afterall he can get as many pairs as he needs, so durability isnt a big deal to him.
     
  3. HookEmJeff

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    LOL. I got a kick out of that last one.

    Jeff
     
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    Why doesn't everybody realize the truth? I know the truth.
    The guy playing with number 2 seed in Aussie open is NOT Roger Federer.

    In fact, It's Tommy Haas paintjobed as Roger Federer, and that's why Haas never contend for recent tennis events.
     
  7. hoodjem

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    Does Fed use real Nike socks or pj Nike Thor-Lo socks?
     
  8. paul_tennis

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    LOL !!!

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    It seems that the heel fitframe is more than just the translucent part but it's also the yellow base.
    It looks like it's been painted over

    A pj heelcup :)
     
  10. TMCW140

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    Very good spot! Definitely the fitframe from the 6's then
     
  11. mozart RF

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    It could have been already pointed out earlier photos:)
     
  12. TMCW140

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    Yeah, I know, but it seems alot clearer in this one, and i hadn't noticed how it went into the yellow section aswell. Wonder if it will be more evident on other colours?
     
  13. mozart RF

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    Probably not, because it will give the upper part of the transparent color that it not be seen.
     
  14. Dimmervoll

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    Retail Version Shoes Sucks!

    Why can't we use the same shoes that federer wear? I think this look so bad for the company NIKE because everybody can see the retail version shoes are completely diferent (SUCKS) and everybody want the same shoes that federer used. years ago they used to sell the same shoes that he used. My opinion is that we should put a complaint in the nike company because he uses compared with those of retail version looks better and probably work better. this is really ****.
     
  15. Dimmervoll

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    Federer's Shoes Are Really Magnificent The Retail Version Really Sucks. That Is My Opinion
     
  16. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    ^^^^Sure Fed's customs kicks look great but the material they are designed is not made to last (sole), Instead comfort and his personal fit.
    What you are really trying to imply is that everyone wants the Vapor 6 & 5 back. Not this LunarMarshmellow crap.
     
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    I stopped after Vapor 6s and moved to CBs. I only heard that the LLs weren't good on lateral stability, which I cannot afford another ankle roll. I still have a pair of 6s and a pair of 5's I have yet to break in. My local shop still has some V6s that they have yet to put on sale. When they do go up for sale, I may restock.
     
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    Agreed! Bring the Vapor 5 back with Zoom Air on the heel instead of that "LunarMarshmellow crap."
     
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    Maybe Federer version is super expensive to make. If made it in mass, it may cost $200. would you pay that much for a tennis shoe that may only last 6 weeks. ?
     
  20. leonidas1982

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    Vapor V was terrific. I still wear my worn Vapor Vs around. The club Vapors from Warehouse Euro are almost similar.
     
  21. mozart RF

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    "LunarMarshmellow crap." hahahah, The best definition of this sole.
     
  22. JoelDali

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    V7 are a joke but the V8 are really much better.
     
  23. aenri86

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    Any shots of Fed wearing the new Vapors in Miami?
     
  24. aenri86

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    Went to the SEOpen today... Saw Federer practice today and he wasn't wearing the Silver Vapors, instead he was wearing the the white/black/light grey ones that came for the spring collection. In his case the black was changed to what looked to be Gridiron that is kinda darker than charcoal gray but not completely black... Also he was wearing a peach colored wristband... All of which are on sale on site..

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  25. preacha89

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    For anyone watching Fed/Simon match now, Federer is back to wearing the his customed Vapor 6's. Sorry there are no pictures up now. But its interesting that he changed for this match after wearing the Custom Vapor 8's for all his match so far this year.
     
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    Lol i just started a thread about 2 minutes ago...
     
  28. preacha89

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    Haha! Nice Find.
     
  29. aenri86

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    Lets look at the bright side... He used them more than the previous version lol
     
  30. volleynets

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    Wtf hes already back to Vapor 6
     
  31. JoelDali

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    Same PJ guys.
     
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    Not quite a bit.
     
  34. bezs

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    Looks like the LL 8 PJ's are even not good enough
     
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    Looks like it's just an old V6 not even a PJ
     
  36. Fedace

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    LOL,,,i think it is old V6. He's not even bothering with the PJ anymore. I am just wondering,,,,Does the new Vapor suck that bad ?? It is pretty expensive and light weight. I was going to buy one and try it but all i hear about the new Vapor from this Forum is that "IT SUCKS"...:)
     
  37. anhuynh16

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    FEdace, the vapor 7,8 stink. STANFORD is going to win woman's final four.
     

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