Nike Air Max Voltage vs. Vapor S2

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  1. Veritas

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    Which shoe is more durable and stable for a overpronator with medium-low arches and medium-narrow feet?
     
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  2. perfmode

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    The vapor isn't very stable @ all but it is nice. I wouldn't recommend it for stability at all. You may break your angles if you get careless when changing directions quickly.
     
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  3. James Brown

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    are you nuts perfmode? the vapors are GREAT! most comfortable shoe ive ever worn and most versatile. much better than the first breathe frees (i still have yet to try the breathe free 2s).

    the vapors are all about comfort. you wont get feet pain and youll feel like federer moving because the things are so damn smooth. however, the durability is crap and im not simply regurgitating what just about everyone says. in my second practice session with them, i was engaged in a heated ralley and that involves quick movements/turns. after about a half hour, i saw that the inside of the front of my shoe (where the toes are) had gotten torn somewhat and had big red streaks (i play on harcourt but looking at my shoes, youd have thought I was on clay.)

    so ya, if you buy shoes often or just have a bunch of $$ to throw around, get vapors and keep getting em, however, if youre ona tighter budget like myself, might wanna check out the breathe free 2s or barricades (if youre not stuck on nike)
     
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  4. Veritas

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    Thanks, but im not looking for comfort as much as i am stability in a lightweight shoe.
     
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  5. Curly

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    Definitely voltages for stability. A perfect example is Lleyton Hewitt who was using the vapors earlier this year in the first round of the Australian Open but then half way through the match changed over to the zoom breathes cos he wasn't satisfied with the stabilty. Lleyton is now wearing the voltages at the US Open, which I find is quite surprising since the air max breathes are quite stable. It just goes to show that even the low end (in terms of price) Nike shoes are still worn by the best players.
     
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  6. perfmode

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    I have a pair of Vapors and I love them but I can't recommend them for stability. Compared to my NB1001's, the Vapors aren't stable at all. That doesn't stop me from using the Vapor as my match shoes.
     
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  7. Veritas

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    Thanks for all the great feedback. How is the durability of the voltages.
     
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  8. Brian Purdie

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    How does sizing compare with the 1st breath frees (1stBF). I am a 9.5 and bought a 9.5 in (1stBF) and found them a bit snug. I am also used to wearing an oscillate sz 10 that fit perfectly.

    Any suggesting on size comparison between 1stBF and Vapor models?
     
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  9. david aames

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    Stick to the same size or go for 1/2 bigger.
    Not much cushioning... There is an old school feel to them.

     
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  10. James Brown

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    i got the same size in breathe frees and vapors, the breathes were tight on my feet (after putting insoles in, because the breathes raped my feet without em) but the vapors like i said, are insanely freaking comfortable.i already wear a size bigger (officially my feet are 10.5 but i wear 11.5, usually only in nike tennis shoes tho, find the fit to be odd :>) and the vapors are sweet as hell. even on the ghetto hardcourts near my house, my feet are in heaven. clay is sweet as sin, except for the green **** that dirties your whites.

    the vapors do rip real easy tho, the first time i went on court with them, i slid to get a shot and tore off some material near the toe. not a good sign :>
     
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  11. mista-k

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    if these two shoes were football players...

    voltage would be the waterboy...

    vapor would be the running back...
     
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