Similar to Vapor V?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Wilson7, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Wilson7

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    Hey guys I'm just getting back into playing tennis. The last pair I had was the Vapor V, just wondering if any shoes at the moment are similar to it as I found it to be a great shoe.

    Is there a thread about shoe advice I reckon there should be because everyone seems to have a lot of questions about shoes.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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  2. Nextman916

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    Imo there is nothing at the moment that feels like the vapor v, hasn't been for quite some time. Although diadora's new speedstar II look very promising.
     
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  3. XFactorer

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    The Vapor 8 is the next best thing. Has the sleek look and feel with the extra cushiony footbed.
     
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    The cushiony feel of V8 is completely different to the stability you like in V5.
     
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  5. The_Question

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    Lunarlite / Lunarlon is no substitute for Zoom Air in terms of feel in cushion...
     
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  6. stormholloway

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    Bah, don't listen to this. They aren't all that different. I haven't tried the V8 but I love the V7, and I was a big fan of the V5. They are very similar and obviously more similar to each other than they are to other shoes.
     
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  7. The_Question

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    That...that is the worst recommendation I have read this year. They are, indeed, a world apart. How can they both be the same when the Lunarlite in V7 is super duper soft, that upon impact it completely bottoms out, and totally lack stability. Where as the V5, with the cushion on Zoom Air, absorbs more of the impact.
     
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  8. XFactorer

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    Hmm.. if it bottoms out for you, then would that just mimic a stable, flat surface upon which your feet strike (but with a softened impact)?

    Yes, the Zoom Air and Lunarlon cushion feel completely different. But I like the Lunarlon a lot. I don't have stability problems in them.

    Maybe the Breathe 2K10s are more similar to what you'd want...
     
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  10. parasailing

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    I second the Vapor 7s as having poor lateral stability. The cushioning on them was fine and had a large toebox area than the Vapor 6. The Breathe 2k10s are pretty good overall but I prefer the CB 2.3 mainly for their excellent stability.
     
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  11. flashfire276

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    Exactly what I was going to say!
    LL Vapor, it's too soft. The Lunarlite foam may be comfy, but it lacks support. And overtime, that foam just dies on you. Which leaves you on something that I would call a "dried out sponge".
    On top of that, LL Vapor is soo unstable compared to the Vapor V. So be careful with your ankles!

    If anything, give Vapor VI a try. It may not be similar to the V in every aspect, but it does have qualities that make it a great shoe. Supportive, stable, responsive, and Zoom Air comfort and impact absorption,
     
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  12. parasailing

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    Only downside to the Vapor 6 is the long break in period as the shoe is quite stiff.
     
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