Nike zoom vapor 9 tour questions

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  1. HarryB-97

    HarryB-97 New User

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    I just wanted to find out a couple of things about the ZM9T before I went ahead and bought a pair.

    Firstly, Im a fast and powerful mover on the court and have previously been a fan of the courtballistecs and barricades due to their impressive stability. Does the ZM9T offer good stability? As I really do not want to roll an ankle. Ive heard stories about the vapor tipping over and I want to find out if this really is the case.

    I would also like to know about the sizing. I wear a size 12 US in the courtballistec 3.3 and a size 11.5 US in the barricade 7. Does anybody have any recommendations on what size I should get in the vapor 9 tour?
    Much thanks for any advice.
     
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  2. rafafan20

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    If your main concern is stability go cb 4.3.
     
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  3. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Honestly, if you're going to roll ankles, then you're going to roll ankles. Not a single shoe out there can stop the mis-directed forces when you roll an ankle.

    And if you are concerned about durability, you're better off with the Court Ballistecs or the Barricades.
     
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  4. parasailing

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    This shoe is for those who don't care about durability or can afford to replace the shoes every 2 or 3 months.
     
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  5. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Corrected it for you :)
     
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  6. PhotoBlue

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    I would be thrilled if I could get 2-3 months out of ANY shoe.
     
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  7. parasailing

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    How many times and hours do you guys play a week? I only get to play on the weekends so it lasts me about 2 to 3 months.
     
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  8. MarksAlot

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    Stability, Flexibility, Maneuverability, Breathability, are all Hallmarks of this shoe ... Durability is not ... It is the ultimate performance shoe IMHO

    Personally use Ballistecs and Barricades as training shoes and have stocked up on a couple pairs of Vapors for Match Day or when playing equal level players.
     
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  9. McCracka

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    hows the tread wear for you guys?

    Mine tend to be on the outside of the heel. or am I just over pronating.
     
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  10. MarksAlot

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    I pronate myself ... The outside part of the heel is what first wears on my shoes ...

    This is pretty much unavoidable ... But this is the lightest shoe that I have ever owned that has kept me from over pronating and rolling my ankle etc.
     
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  11. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Outside of the ball for me. I slide a lot.

    This is for the V8 by the way, but I don't suspect the V9 being much different as far as wear goes.
     
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  12. hcb0804

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    The 9 is A TOTALLY DIFFERENT SHOE! You can't correlate the 2.
     
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  13. MarksAlot

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    The 8 and 9 have the same traction ... Wear patterns are the same regardless of shoes you have on BTW.
     
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  14. darklore009

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    Yep, he pretty much said it. The vapors is for those people that want speed in exchange of durability. the ballistics is for those who want durability and stability but sacrificing the lightweight.

    If your using a ballistic right, it's best you should stick to it. Otherwise your gonna grind the outsole of the vapors fast.
     
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  15. hisrob777

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    The Vapor 9s are my new favorite shoe. Very comfortable. I wear them during match play. I have my last good pair of CB 2.3s for training and practice. I still love those.
     
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  16. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    You're telling me the 9 is more durable than the 8? Please.

    If I pre-maturely wear out the trend near the ball area in one shoe, I'm going to pre-maturely wear out the trend near the ball area in another shoe.
     
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  17. 3fees

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    One difference between 8's and 9's is arch support,,9's are low, 8's are medium,,thats why I switched to B7's,,My foot likes med arch support..

    :)
     
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  18. West Coast Ace

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    Sure he can. He's a keyboard warrior. Probably has some petty bone to pick with Nike.

    So you exposed your bias. You wear out ALL shoes sliding - none of them will survive very long.
     
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  19. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    You're really going to start an argument when you've missed the point entirely? Come on man, be better than that.

    I don't have a bone to pick with Nike. I'm happy with their product aside from the increase in price compared to their pre-2012 offerings. I've accepted that the Vapor line isn't going to last, and very few shoes will be as durable as they advertise to be simply because of the way I skid and slide.

    Now, back to my original point. I gave the initial suggestion that the Vapor won't be durable at all, especially if they were to be compared to the Ballistec and Barricade line. Using my Vapor 8 as an example, I said it didn't last long for me and where I was pre-maturely wearing the shoes. It was then countered with the Vapor 9 being "completely different". And I simply said that the Vapor 9 isn't anymore durable than the Vapor 8. That was my point. If I'm wrong about the durability, then prove me wrong, because so far, Vapor 9 users are reporting the same minimum durability consistent with Vapor's history.

    You sound like a keyboard warrior, do you have a petty bone to pick with me? Whether you do or not, pick on the author's original argument, instead of fabricating one of your own just to argue about.
     
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  20. West Coast Ace

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    You've already been proven wrong. There are as many people stating the V9s last just as long as those complaining.

    Nice comeback. You obviously aren't better than that. Troll harder.
     
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  21. parasailing

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    It depends on how you wear the shoes. For me, I tend to drag my heel and notice that Vapor 9s are pretty thin outersole in the heel area but they look decent in the toe area.

    They are not as durable but it's the best shoe by offering the best combination of comfort, cushion, stability, low to the ground feel, and weight.
     
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  22. ramos77

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    Just bought a pair of 9's.

    Played with them twice now, and I've got blisters on the balls of both feet.

    Have never had this issue with Barricades..

    I'm tipping my foot doesn't suit these shoes, or I should have bought half a size smaller for a tighter fit. They are snug, but not that snug.

    Really comfortable and light though
     
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  23. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Still don't know what you've got against me, but hey if you need someone to boost your self esteem, yeah go for it. If you tell me it's that time of the month, I'll acknowledge it too.

    Vapor 9 don't last, simple as that. I'd like to see you make an argument in which Vapor 9 is a durable shoe. People stating Vapor 9 lasting just as long as those who complain about it durability setback? Pull those people up. How do they wear it? How much court time is spent on an individual pair?
     
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  24. HarryB-97

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    Thanks for all of the feedback guys, I really appreciate it, probably going to go with the vapor 9 just because the comfort sounds unbelievable.
     
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  25. maxpotapov

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    Follow Federer's example, wear double socks in those shoes
     
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  26. Pickle9

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    ugh, i tweaked my ankle last monday, happened to be the first day i wore the vapor 9's. Don't get me wrong, gsoat in the comfort department but for some reason they got rid of the "fed wedge design" that dates back to the vapor 4's and all of their performance level tennis shoes since then. Feel a slight difference from the breathe 2k11s, which has the extra 1/8" of rubber protruding from the side. I'll get over it, i just don't understand why they did it.
     
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