The Nike Ballistic 1.3

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  1. Yoh

    Yoh New User

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    Im deciding between this and the Vapors... i used to use the Vs but they are worn now...

    i tried the ballistic in the nike shop a few days ago... 1/2 size down... they were quite comfy and soft.... but i felt the heel was not "locked" properly... is this normal? like they would be able to slide ... up a bit...

    and overall, how is the shoe?
     
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  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New User

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    I had the same experience, the heel not feeling secure enough, so I chose the vapor VI. It might feel stiff at first, but after wearing it for a few days, they're quite comfy now, but not as much as the ballistecs.:)
     
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  3. Toad

    Toad Rookie

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    I don't know i this is a normal problem per se, but I also had this problem with this shoe. Take a look at this thread http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=278494
    post #3 for something that will probably fix that problem. Also, after about a week once the shoes are broken in, you probably won't have this problem.

    The only other tennis shoe I have worn recently is the New Balance 803s, so I can only compare these shoes to those. I find the New Balance 803s to be a much better fit for me, and they are more comfortable, but a tad less durable and there is no 6-month guarantee on those shoes. Personally I will probably not purchase these shoes again, but that is not because they are a bad shoe, they just don't work very good for the way I wear my shoes out and don't fit my foot great.
     
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  4. murrmanfan13

    murrmanfan13 Rookie

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    yeh i just got a pair of ballistics and the heel was loose, just tie your shoes well until it goes away. took me an hour of play and then they were perfect
     
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  5. zasr4325

    zasr4325 Professional

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    talking about the ballistecs. i know a lot of people who said that the colourways that nike did this year for the ballistecs and the vapors werent too great, which i agree with to a point. i was just browsing google images and saw a pair of ball's which had been colour inverted. i turned the inversion thing on in my mac (ctrl+alt+cmd+8) , and then googled nike ball's, and saw like a dozen better colourways they could have done instead...
    just try it and you'll see what i mean, post some pics if you can, cos i dont know how
     
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