The Comfiest High Performance Shoes Please...

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  1. new_tennis_player

    new_tennis_player Banned

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    I bought some Nike Air Monarchs and they are the most comfortable athletic shoe I've tried so far. It was a revelation the first time I tried them on.

    As far as athletic performance, they do leave something to be desired. The shoes are very flat and a little wide, and so they feel a little sluggish in acceleration. I've got another pair of shoes, which are slightly elevated at the heel and a bit narrower, and I feel like I can "take off" from stop a little bit quicker.

    So what shoe out there is going to max out my comfort AND my performance? Does such an animal exist? If so, I want it!
     
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  2. himynameisNIKE

    himynameisNIKE Professional

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    CB 2.3s, buy them now.
     
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  3. new_tennis_player

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    Thank you for the rec. At $120. they are a bit pricey.

    How are they compared to the 2.1's? Those are only $70. Is comfort level comparable to the 2.3 (I'm assuming the 2.1's will be heavier)?

    Also, what about the Prince T22?

    So, I guess I am comparing the Nike 2.3, Nike 2.1 and Prince T22 for comfort and performance.
     
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  4. evergreenjustin

    evergreenjustin New User

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    well.. your talking about high performance. then its cb2.3, the 2.1 is a low-end verison. You can get the older colors of cb2.3 at tennis-warehouse sale shoes selection.
     
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  5. XFactorer

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    I second that.
     
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  6. Markov

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    You can't really find a good answer to that question by searching the web... The 2.3s are fine shoes but... I still suggest that you go to a place where you can actually try those bad boys before buying them
     
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  7. Jaewonnie

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    Well, the lunarlite vapor is squishy :p
     
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  8. TennisKid1

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    Highest performance and comfiest is the Breathe 2k10 no doubt! awesome shoe
     
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  9. JackB1

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    Prince T22's. Most comfortable tennis shoe on the planet.
     
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  10. new_tennis_player

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    Where's Consumer Reports when you need 'em?!?

    Is this summary correct?

    1. Nike 2.3: the best of the best for BOTH comfort and performance.
    2. Prince T22: a strong runner-up.

    3. Nike 2.1: an also-ran.

    Correct? Direct comparisons between Nike 2.3 and Prince T welcome.
     
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  11. OldButGame

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    Only have the Prince T22's myself....but really like 'em,...very comfortable,...stable,...good traction,....good cushioning,....and they look good too !!!!!:)
     
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  12. heat010

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    Cross between the 2.3's and 6's

    Hi,

    I terms of snug slipper comfort the 2.3's can't be beat. But I have a custom pair of the new Barricade 6's and those are wildly light and comfortable too. Not quite as narrow. You hardly feel like they're on your feet.
     
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  13. tnnsman7

    tnnsman7 New User

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    I totally agree. First tennis shoe in years that was comfortable for me right out of the box. I normally need several weeks to break a shoe in before it's right for me.
     
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