List comfortable Nike/Adidas/Babolat shoes here.

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  1. Djokolate

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    Just list all of them you know. Only Nike/Adidas/Babolat shoes as I only like the design of them shoes. I know I shouldn't think of looks and stuff but oh well. Anyways, list all the comfortable Nike/Adidas/Babolat shoes you know. Put in a word or two about them if you like...
     
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  2. BallistecMissile

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    comfort and adidas? you just boggled my mind all i was thinking the whole time was stiff and painful...

    CB 3.3's - meh
    Vapor 8's - YES
    2k11's - YES
    V-Pro All Courts - meh
    Propulse 3's - YES
     
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  3. SirGounder

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    Nike 2k10's are awesome, haven't tried the 2k11's yet.
    The Propulse line is very comfy as well.
     
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  4. USERNAME

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    3.3s after a good break in are like gloves, I liked them quite a bit. Pre break in was terra-bad!
    Vapor 8s were great outta the box, very supple and fast feeling but not very supportive or durable.
    2k10s were like a better vapor 7/8 and were my favorite Nike shoes...
    ...Until the 2k11s came out! The 2k11 is a true middle ground shoe, comfy and fast yet still pretty durable and very supportive, best of the bunch IMO.
     
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  5. Ramon

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    LOL. I own a pair of adidas, and your comment is hilarious because of the component of truth that's in it. The Barricades and adiZero Feathers take some break-in before you can wear them on the court, but most people like them once they are broken-in.

    I did try a pair of adidas Response Teams at the store, and they really felt like nirvana for my narrow feet. They are so soft and comfortable, they probably don't need any break-in, and their designs are cool looking. The reason I didn't get them is because TW had a good deal on adiZero Feathers. I run pretty hard when I play, and I'll give up a little bit of comfort for support and stability.
     
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  6. Dan911

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    My Feet must be made for Adidas. My Barricade 6 fit like they were custom made.
     
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  7. BallistecMissile

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    Your feet must have extra cushioning because the Barricades have no cushion!
     
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  8. Diagoras

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    Comfortable tennis shoes?

    I didn't know that there were such things. The phrase "break-in required" means that by the time of next ice age the shoes will still feel the same, but your feet will eventually adapt to the hilarious amount of stiffness.

    Why do tennis shoes need to be so stiff anyway? I understand the lateral stabilizer (to prevent the ankle from rolling), but are people's feet so fragile that they need the protection of a modern armored vehicle just to play tennis? What gives?
     
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  9. vsbabolat

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    I hated the Nike Ballistics 3.3. I could not break them in as the shoe caused my toes to go numb.

    I do like the Nike Air Breathe 2K10, Adidas Barricade Clay. Those are the only shoes I am currently wearing. I wear the Nike 2K10 on the hard courts and wear the Barricade Clay on the clay courts.
     
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  10. Ramon

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    There are still a lot of comfortable tennis shoes out there, like the ones I mentioned in my previous post, but you won't hear about them as much because pros tend to wear the stiff ones. At that level they need support and stability to prevent injuries more than they need a cushy feel.

    Fred Perry's and Tretorns were popular among club players about 30 years ago. They were very soft, and if you were 70 years old and just walked to every ball, they were fine. A lot of casual shoes and cross trainers today are also very soft. For serious tennis, I think the level of stiffness in most of the top-of-the-line shoes is justified. Personally, I think even the stiffest shoes are ok once you break them in.
     
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  11. Dave_D

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    I have been really wearing down a pair of 3.1 CB's. They fit my feet perfectly and are actually comfortable. I bought a pair of 2k10's on clearance and I hate the way they feel on my feet just standing still and running/walking around the court. I wore them twice and won't wear them again. Looking to pick up another pair of 3.1 CB's since mine are getting well worn.
     
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    I should check out these Response Teams you mentioned. I also have narrow feet, and the most comfortable ones that I've found for tennis are the Response Trainers (yes, I know that they are technically not tennis shoes). Super light and fast, and mostly mesh for flexibility/comfort. I really depend on my speed, whether it is on the court or on the running trail (I either play tennis or run every single day... until winter that is), and I can't imagine wearing anything bulkier/heavier.
     
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  13. luishcorreia

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    the 3.3 are a shoe from hell :(
     
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