Offical Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Discussion/Etc.

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  1. フェデラー

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    Yes. I mean, there used to be. I saved all of Roger's collection from the catalog before federerfan07 was forced to remove the stuff from his website. I'll try to see if I can find it anywhere else.
     
  2. coolkoala

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    Cheers mate. Those colourways you mentioned sounds promising to me anyway :)
     
  3. Zwaeg

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    Where did you buy them? And are they available online?
     
  4. JGads

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    I just meant that I was mentally sold, after seeing a live pic of the shoes that was since removed from this thread. Haven't purchased but probably will. They're available online on the 1st.
     
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    On principle alone I refuse to wear a shoe or use a racquet that has a name longer than my own.
     
  6. coolkoala

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    I saw a photo of a v9 with the "inverted" indian wells colourway.. Is this for the clay season?
     
  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I saw it too. I want to say it's the US Open day session. And also, really Nike?! Flip the colors and charge $130?!
     
  8. anhuynh16

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    Yup, instead of total orange it is actually total crimson which is a very bright orange/reddish color- its one of my favorite nike colors.
     
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  9. Dberger820

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    I'm excited. The sale on Nike means I am trying out the Vapors to go along with my Ballistics. Got the white/orange color way.
     
  10. coolkoala

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    Oh ok. I need to see live photos before I comment :) cheers!
     
  11. Big_Dangerous

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    I didn't care for those pink/black ones Fed wore @ the Australian Open. They're just too busy. It's like 4 different colors... You gotta go with like 3 colors max, and really have two main colors and then the third as a complementary color. Like they should have done Pink and White with black.

    Instead they used Black, Anthracite, White and Pink... I don't what they were thinking.
     
  12. Le Master

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    His shoes are what made me decide to get a pair. I wanted to customize them to make the pink grey, but the Nike website doesn't have that option. So I just went all black, which look even better in my opinion.
     
  13. kimguroo

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    it's clay court shoes and supposed to release on 5/1 but not sure this shoes will be available in US.
    Also IW shoes are White / Team Orange / Pure Platinum and clay court shoes colors are Stadium grey/white/total crimson.
     
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    Thanks for posting that - hadn't seen it - interesting...
     
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    Got a pair of the volt ones discounted on TW :)
     
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    I got the Stadium Grey/"Total Crimson" bandana in the mail yesterday and it looks almost neon orange to me. Not close red at all IMO. I was wondering if I maybe got the wrong one since I was expecting more if a true "crimson" color. After seeing your post I guess it's the correct one. I guess the name of the color had me expecting something different all together.
     
  19. West Coast Ace

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    In case anyone is still holding out due to worries about sole wear. I bought these the day they showed up on TW in Sept - so this is just about 6 months, playing 2 to 3 times a week. I don't slide but I hit a lot of running groundies where I plant and pivot. This wear is completely consistent with other Nike shoes wear:

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    Probably have another 2-3 weeks left.
     
  20. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    6months on one pair?! How?!

    In another thread, I posted pictures of my stash of Vapor 8 consisting of 7 pairs, and rotating those 7 pairs lasted me 1 year and a half only.

    Also, you must teach me how to preserve the Nike Swoosh.
     
  21. West Coast Ace

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    Don't drag your feet? It slows you down.

    Aren't we supposed to be on your toes most of the time? The only wear on my back half are from the running pivot I described.
     
  22. Williamstennis

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    Those are what mine look like after 6 months as well, you just have to be on the balls of your feet like you are taught.
     
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    In the offseason, when I'm going 6 hours a week (average high schooler here) it takes about 4 or 5 months to wear pretty bad. I get smoothed out on the inner front part of the sole, so that the white shows through. The entire top half is smooth, and the edges are worn through. The back half (swoosh area) is totally fine, and then the outer back edge (where it says Zoom Vapor) is usually worn down. I've started to toe drag and that has hurt the front a bit more...

    During the season, in the Spring, I get a little less time (10-12 hours a week) to run through them, maybe 2-3 months.
     
  24. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    That sounds about right. Call it a good pair if you get 3months out of them. :)
     
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    things are startign to get rediculous, with those bolts on the socks.

    Cant wait until somebody puts little plastic wings on their shoes. hot seller?
     
  26. Fedfer

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    On Tennis Warehouse Europe they have these ones for clay. I like the colorway.

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    It's his apparel company's logo fyi :)
     
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    That's a great color combination, too bad they are for clay
     
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    Any idea if (and when) they're going to be available here in the US?
     
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  32. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Saved before it gets taken off, thanks! "160" looks awesome!
     
  33. max pl

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    what color is 034?
    is that light gold/black?

    also, so is it a bad idea to use clay shoes on hardcourts? i love that clay colorway but wouldnt get em if they quickly get destroyed on hardcourt.
     
  34. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Wouldn't the clay sole be worn down faster on a hard court? But it's a Vapor, you only get 2months out of these shoes anyway. So who cares. :)
     
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    160 looks like it should be used for USO night sessions (although I know that isn't the case). 034 lines up with what we've seen for Fed's indoor outfit. Sadly, I don't think either comes close to the Flame pack Vapors.
     
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    What's the difference between the clay and hard court Vapor 9s? Like OP mentioned, since they don't last long anyways, do the clay version allow you to slide on hard courts?
     
  37. フェデラー

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    The only difference between the two is the sole. The clay has the typical herringbone sole that is common amongst clay court shoes. I don't know whether or not they help you at all for sliding on hard courts (not that you should be, you should be graceful like Roger).
     
  38. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Just so people know, the hard court sole already has a lot of herringbone pattern going on. Just that the clay version has more of it.
     
  39. kike_valerin

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    so the # 160 what color is?


    White/black/red ?
     
  40. darklore009

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    yes, the color is it. white/black/red. this is federer's winter line.
     
  41. coolkoala

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    Really?? I will have to save some money for vapor ids then.. Sigh..
     
  42. kike_valerin

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    nice... so for the Fall Collection they have a similar color but the Swoosh is grey and besides black i think is navy color...


    will see....
     
  43. finalfantasy7

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    Mine was meant to be delivered to day, but it got sent back to china from germany.


    Mumbai, India 04/04/2013 1:44 P.M. Departure Scan
    04/04/2013 11:22 A.M. Arrival Scan

    Bangkok, Thailand 04/04/2013 8:25 A.M. Departure Scan
    04/04/2013 6:00 A.M. Arrival Scan

    Shenzhen, China 04/04/2013 4:16 A.M. Departure Scan
    04/04/2013 12:32 A.M. Export Scan

    Koeln, Germany 04/03/2013 12:30 P.M. Package not released through Clearing Agency system - document inspection required.
    04/03/2013 3:24 A.M. Package data processed by brokerage. Waiting for clearance.

    Shenzhen, China 04/02/2013 11:00 P.M. Arrival Scan

    Dongguan, China 04/02/2013 10:20 P.M. Departure Scan
    04/02/2013 7:57 P.M. Origin Scan

    China 04/02/2013 3:22 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS


    now estimated delivery is monday :(
     
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  44. edwincen

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    Why it sent back?
     
  45. finalfantasy7

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    Not sure, but when it was at koeln - it needed an inspection - Most likely due to security reason in Germany, they have strict regulations:

    new update:
    Koeln, Germany 04/04/2013 3:14 P.M. Package not released through Clearing Agency system - document inspection required. / Released by Clearing Agency. Now in-transit

    04/04/2013 3:09 P.M. Package data processed by brokerage. Waiting for clearance. / Released by Clearing Agency. Now in-transit

    At least its on transit now :)
     
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    Thanks PhotoBlue - appreciated.
     
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    Has anyone else experienced issues of the zoom air units deflating?
    I have had 4 pairs and all of them have had an issue with one of the zoom air units popping and now making clicking and squeaking sounds. I don't play in them regularly, I mostly just where them to work cuz they are so comfortable. But always after the first time I play in them I have this problem.
     
  48. Bobby Jr

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    The squeaking noise is just the air unit rubbing against pocket where it is located. Is happens more often when shoes get damp from sweat which is why you should take the inner soles out of the shoes when not wearing them. The red upper sole you can see when you take the inner sole out absorbs quite a lot of moisture - drying it between uses helps the shoes live longer.

    It's when the soles make a hissing noise - then you know you've burst an air unit. This is pretty rare with the internal air soles of Zoom Air shoes and will generally qualify for you a faulty shoe replacement even if you've used them for a year.
     
  49. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Black/White - FINALLY a decent looking black/white shoe

    Red - Someone at Nike is a Carnage (from spiderman) fan!
     
  50. weaselberry

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    It looks like those cool looking white and black ones will have a full herringbone sole?? Are those going to be for clay season? I hope some retailers are going to sell those, I'll buy them out!
     

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