Head Sprint Pro

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  1. Kal-El 34

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    Got 2 pairs of these shoes in my pro package. Out of the box much lighter than their previous offerings. VERY comfortable. A little more room in the toe than I like, but I think this is a great offering from Head.

    My one concern will be how the tread wears. It seems pretty thin so will be interested to see how it holds up
     
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  2. Spin Doctor

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    Nice to see a review here -- I was curious after watching the tw review. My concern with this shoe is the wider toe box. Have you experienced any toe jamming? How is the width through the rest of the foot?
     
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  3. Kal-El 34

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    I would say it is in line with previous head offerings. Very comfortable. I find that the toe isnt so much an issue of being wide, but might be a bit too tall

    when i wore 1 pair of socks, i noticed sometimes when i would plant hard my big toe would catch somewhere between the rubber on the toe and the top of the shoe.

    however, when i wore 2 pairs of socks (which i do almost all the time and highly recommend) I didn't notice this issue at all
     
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  4. Knife

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    At last some buzz about this shoe. Did you have the Speed pro III previously?? And if I´m eager to know whether you use the same size?? Speed Pros have been quite large in size i think. Thanks!! :)
     
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  5. Spin Doctor

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    Hmm. Might be too roomy for me. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  6. Kal-El 34

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    yea i normally wear a 14 and went with the 14 they fit fine. unlike the babolat shoe where the propulse 3 size 14 fit great and the new ones are too big. same with the new barricades. ive been wearing the vapors for awhile but have been trying this shoe out for a few days not. Really surprised with how much i like them after a break in
     
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  7. Kal-El 34

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    another one of my pros wears size 12.5 in some nike shoes, and got the size 12 and absolutely LOVES the shoe. He is a Brazilian clay courter as well.
     
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  8. jelichek

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    Would be nice to see TW carry the clay version or even the Sprint Team ala TW Europe.
     
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  9. Kal-El 34

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    Honestly surprised there isn't more talk about the shoe. It looks really good in person. Def. Better than. In pictures
     
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  10. Kal-El 34

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    more and more impressed with this shoe

    ive now had a chance to wear it for a lot of tennis

    after a break in period (shoe was a bit stiff out of the box) it is one of the more comfortable shoes I have worn in a long time

    stability is great, they feel solid, and they are light (my main gripe with head shoes in the past was the weight)

    i have the red/white/blue ones and they look really good in person, and feel extremely fast when on the feet. Not as light as say a vapor from Nike, but appears considerably more durable

    i thought the toe may be a bit too big for me, but not the case after adjusting. It was just a bit different than the Nike I was wearing before.

    I am very surprised there isnt more chatter about this shoes. I recommend giving them a try if they are on your short list of maybes.
     
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    Shoe seemed rigid when I tried it on once, so good to hear it's much better after a break in. Just heard great things about the shoe from an esteemed TWer, may have to give it another shot down the road.
     
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  12. Kal-El 34

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    Yea rigid is a good word out of the box. Took a few hours of break in but then really nice
     
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    Cool, will definitely try them again down the road. Hearing too many good things.

    Do they 'stretch out' when they break in, sizing wise, or stay relatively the same, just softer?
     
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    i picked up a pair in the red white and blue as well and had the pleasure of playing with them right out of the box. They felt great even with no break in. looking forward to using them more! Must try for ANYONE looking for a light shoe with stability. comparable to the vapor 9/9.5 but a bit more stable. I will even go as far as saying it looks better than the vapor especially in person. Great stuff from Head. Nailed this one on the head...no pun intended:)
     
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  15. texastornado

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    Thanks for the report. I'll have to give theses a try after the wilson rush pros I am currently wearing.
     
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  16. Bdarb

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    One of the pros at our club got them in red white and blue. They're hideous, and generally I could care less about that kind of stuff. But really they look awful haha. The black ones with yellow look good though.

    They are very comfortable and have good tread for hard courts in my limited experience though.
     
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  17. jelichek

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    Curious if TW will carry the clay specific version of this shoe.
     
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  18. Kal-El 34

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    i think the red/white/blue ones are great. lots of + feedback at my place
     
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    how come my head package didnt include shoes
     
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  20. Kal-El 34

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    ??? which sponsorship package are you on? some get shoes/apparel and some dont
     
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  21. zapvor

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    the crappy one =/
     
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    I wonder which pair to buy, the all court one or the clay version. Is there a big difference between the 2?
     
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  23. Kal-El 34

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    haven't tried the clay so not sure. i would assume build quality to be the same just different sole
     
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  25. zapvor

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    hook me up with a pair man!!hah
     
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    Great clay court shoes
     
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    FINALLY got my warranty replacement head shoes and got the new Sprint Pro, glad to hear they seem pretty good, I'll be playin again (3 month injury) in a few weeks so look forward to giving them a go.
     
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  28. Kal-El 34

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    nice let us know how you like them!
     
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  29. kevrol

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    Head offering these shoes to USTA Captains for $60/pair. Thinking of picking up a pair.
     
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  30. Kal-El 34

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    Would be a good decision on your part
     
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  31. kevrol

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    Ended up ordering them that afternoon and they were on my doorstep in under 24 hours. Have played in them 3 times and really like them. Very lightweight and comfortable. Very stiff right out of the box but after 1 match they were fine.
     
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    Interesting...I just got a pair of these. In the box is an elaborate brochure with Gasquet pimpin these shoes
    He always wears the same old Asics.
    Never has Gasquet worn these, except for in the pictures in this brochure.
     
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