Official Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Thread

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  1. anhuynh16

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    btw; this is what hyper punch is. I would assume that they looked similar in color to these since they both release in Fall '14

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  2. lidoazndiabloboi

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    What kind of material is on the sides of the shoe? Is it the same material Nike used for Kobe 8? Can someone please compare it for me. thanks
     
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  3. The Big Kahuna

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    And the answer is?
     
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  4. MJHendrickson21

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    What color is coming out March 1st?
     
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    Nike has released some weak colorways for the debut of the 9.5. Disappointed that they didn't make a generic white colorway so we didn't have to match (well I do) our outfits to the colorway of the shoe.
     
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    One of the ugliest things they have made
     
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  7. Spin Doctor

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    You do realize that nobody matches their outfits anymore, right? Anything goes nowadays.

    White sucks. It gets dirty easily and looks girly IMO.
     
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  8. Bobby Jr

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    As soon as they launch different prints on these like stripes or chequered (McEnroe style) they will get elevated to the new GOAT tennis shoe.

    Coming soon...
     
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    lol, I generally subscribe to this, but with my red 9.5's I will not wear green shorts because I look like a christmas tree ha
     
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  10. BLX_Andy

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    I agree. None of my friends match anymore, and sometimes I feel like they do that to tease me. :evil:
     
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  11. Spin Doctor

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    Matchy-matchy is OUT. Tim Gunn told me that when I competed on Project Runway. As long as there are no major clashes like Bdarb's x-mas tree motif or like a black-yellow bumblebee scenario, then it's all good. I actually think if you don't match it's even more Baller cuz it's like saying "I just don't give a f---, I'll wear what I want".
     
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    Unfortunately it's the same pattern throughout this year...maybe next year!
     
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    Yeah matching outfits to shoes is wack. These days it's all about getting a solid sock game going.
     
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    Wrong. The Fall 9.5 do not have the same pattern.
     
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    What does the Fall pattern look like?
     
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    My bad, I forgot Fall has the fade, they look better
     
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    Has anybody in here also worn and tried the Yonex SHT 308's or the new Yonex shoe ? I know those are also very light shoes. I was wondering how the Cushioning on the Vapors compare to Yonex SHT 308 or the new yonex shoe. Thank you
     
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  18. nicolaisidek

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    Playing with this so far has made me slipped countless of times and rolled my ankle once (I have to wear ankle braces now everytime I play with them). They're light, sure, but they're extremely slippery.
     
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    They are a bit slippery but it's really personal preference. I like that because it's easier to slide into the ball on hard courts.
     
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  20. JT_2eighty

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    If the outsole is the same as the 9 (haven't tried 9.5), then I agree it is more slippery feel that a Court Ballistec or Barricade.

    If you want max grip and no slide, I'd go with CBs if you can still find them, or adidas. Air Max Cage is a good middle ground between both, IMO.
     
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    YES, I also heard this too from several other guys. They made this shoe taking into account the players will Slide. only problem is only the Pros are proficient at sliding on hard courts. Amateurs don't have the talent for that so they end up rolling the ankles instead.............. this is really sad for GOAT shoes,,,supposedly
     
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    Just dump all the Vapor 9 and 9.5 people. it is more like Ice skates than tennis shoes.

    NIKE must improve the traction on these shoes on Vapor 10 or nobody will buy them
     
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    Cages were 10x worse in the slipperiness department for me. I could barely run around the court in them without slipping after about a month.
     
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  24. Bobby Jr

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    Broadly speaking, the more durable a sole the less grip it will have.

    The most common way to make rubber more durable is to make it harder, but that also means it'll generally have less grip also.
     
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    Sadly, I have to agree with you. For a rec player, there's no way I could even do what the pros can. Anyway, I was hitting with a guy this evening and he could actually slide with this shoe as if he was on clay. I have to applaud to that.
     
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  26. nicolaisidek

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    I have loved the Vapor line since the V7 (yes, I love the 7). Never have I experienced the slippery issue with CB and Barricade but I never liked them because they're too bulky.
     
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    The orange is sorta crazy, but it looks good on court!

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    Im saving the orange for outdoor season. They are SERIOUSLY bright indoors haha. sweet shoes though. The red colorway is so nice.
     
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    I've been out of the loop for sometime, started cycling but now trying to get back into tennis. Anyone know the colorway for the vapors summer US Open?
     
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    Has anyone seen the orange retail model in person?
     
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    I have, and it's pretty badass. However, I personally wouldn't spend the $ with no warranty on the shoe.
     
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  32. HeeK_ILRF

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    The model fed's using at indian wells is supreme
     
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  33. ClintimusPrime

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    Have any pics of them? The online pics are always off color.
     
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  34. Bdarb

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    Colors pretty spot on, though as youncould see from Iw, the orange appears a bit softer.
     
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  35. tdhawks

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    This ^ Not nearly as bright as the ballistecs. I'm out of town all week but when I get home I can swing by and snap a pic if someone else hasn't uploaded one by then.
     
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  36. Bdarb

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    again, with the lighting they look REALLY orange here, it's a bit softer in person though I won't lie, these babies grab some attention indoors this is for sure lol. The red looks much better imo, especially with white laces.
     
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  37. Bdarb

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    WOW^^^ No idea why that's huge, lol sorry guys.
     
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  38. TennisLovaLova

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    true to size?
     
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  39. Bdarb

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    Same as any other nike's anyway.
     
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    Do you know what the new colors of this shoe are going to be with the April release? thanks
     
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    That actually looks really good! I was thinking they were going to end up being some hideous off color shade of orange.
     
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  42. Bdarb

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    no they are sweet, but people will definitely notice them so if you aren't looking to strike up a conversation about your shoes at the club I'd steer clear lol I like shoes like this though so it's whatever.
     
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  43. TennisLovaLova

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    Actually, the new range of nike free for running has a size issue that's why I was asking
     
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  44. Bdarb

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    Oh sorry. I always wear a Nike tennis shoe of 10.0. I have Nike free 5.0 those are also a ten. So whatever they have been I guess?

    My free's are x training so maybe that's different
     
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  45. niktub

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    next color scheme?
     
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  46. oldschoolrules

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    Light grey with blue fade/white
     
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    Hope there will be also another colorway for the clay version.
     
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  48. RFgallagher

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    Purchased the new color of the vapor 9.5 a few days ago. Very nice color combo. Got a bit of a discount also here in ft lauderdale ($108). I can try to add a few photos.
     
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  49. RFgallagher

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    Not $10 dollars. My apologies ... One hundred and eight dollars
     
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  50. Bdarb

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    didn't realize they were out. Please post pictures, may have to make a trip to the old employee store :)


    just saw them.. meh, I'd like them more without the yellow.
     

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