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Riosfan 09-21-2009 11:37 AM

Ballistec 1.3 is a Perfect tennis shoe
 
Great shoe. Fits perfect, soft on feet, good traction, slides on hard court when you need to slide, can change direction on a dime, just feels like a perfect tennis shoe. Previous favorite was Barricade 4 but Ballistec 1.3 is right there on par. No complaints. Well done Nike.

tennismsands 09-21-2009 11:38 AM

right on, love my ballistics in Wh/Yellow

BreakPoint 09-21-2009 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Riosfan (Post 3963102)
Great shoe. Fits perfect, soft on feet, good traction, slides on hard court when you need to slide, can change direction on a dime, just feels like a perfect tennis shoe. Previous favorite was Barricade 4 but Ballistec 1.3 is right there on par. No complaints. Well done Nike.

Just wondering, have you ever tried the Breathe Free II?

jimwh 09-21-2009 12:09 PM

Couldn't agree more, my favorite shoe of all time.

Riosfan 09-21-2009 01:52 PM

BP; One year ago I tried the white Nikes that Delpo wore this US Open, whatever they are called. They were slippery in the begining but good after one week and lasted quite long, almost 5 mths. Also tried the last two Vapors before the current ones. Ballistec 1.3 the best without a doubt.

mcutilize 09-21-2009 02:11 PM

I love the ballistec 1.3s i have them in black/turq, black/pink, pink/turq, and just got the white/yellow ones.

i had the us open breathe cage 2s and i loved them very much but i just wore 2 holes in the upper part of the soles so i cant use them no more (wore them out in about 3-4 weeks)

Figjam 09-22-2009 10:22 AM

???? these shoes SUCK!!!, WTF??? they are boardy, heavy, DONT breathe, are loose in the heel, dont have as much support on the upper. wear really fast (limited ed.)

The BFII were way better, but there are better shoes.

Im really liking the RBK KFS advantage.

BreakPoint 09-22-2009 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Riosfan (Post 3963492)
BP; One year ago I tried the white Nikes that Delpo wore this US Open, whatever they are called. They were slippery in the begining but good after one week and lasted quite long, almost 5 mths. Also tried the last two Vapors before the current ones. Ballistec 1.3 the best without a doubt.

Those are the Cage II, not the Breathe Free II. Most people agree that the Breathe Free II is better than the Cage II. In fact, many consider the Breathe Free II the best tennis shoe ever made, period. :)

volleynets 09-22-2009 06:10 PM

I agree they are the most comfy shoe I wore since air vapor Vs and the first shoe I have not been able to get the guarantee on (failed to wear them out in 6 mos.)

Evry1hateslefties 09-22-2009 06:22 PM

they are awesome for everything except breathability. the breathability sucks!!! ... but everything else is great

Tankari 09-22-2009 06:50 PM

I'm selling some size 8.5 charcoal/pink ones, thread should pop up sometime in the FS/FT section.

The_Question 09-22-2009 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Riosfan (Post 3963102)
soft on feet..

That wasn't my experience when I tried them on...

Figjam 09-22-2009 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by The_Question (Post 3967504)
That wasn't my experience when I tried them on...

Ditto, no wonder nike is dropping them after one year!

volleynets 09-22-2009 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Figjam (Post 3967625)
Ditto, no wonder nike is dropping them after one year!

They clearly aren't since the Ballistec 2.3 is coming out. Nike always comes out with new versions each year. They did drop the breathe and the cage lines but they are not dropping the Ballistecs.

Figjam 09-22-2009 08:53 PM

its still a sucky shoe

Sangria Munky 09-22-2009 11:51 PM

the ballistec 1.3s are too heavy... i have used it since it came out. i had the black and turq and now the baby blue and pink(ltd ed)

Carefree 09-23-2009 05:06 AM

These are the first tennis shoes I have ever owned. I don't have any issues with them, but don't have much to compare with, just what I've tried on in the shop.

I found the Vapours to be more comfortable and far lighter.

What's the weight of the Ballistecs like, compared to the barricades?

phishua 09-23-2009 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Riosfan (Post 3963102)
Great shoe. Fits perfect, soft on feet, good traction, slides on hard court when you need to slide, can change direction on a dime, just feels like a perfect tennis shoe. Previous favorite was Barricade 4 but Ballistec 1.3 is right there on par. No complaints. Well done Nike.

I respectfully disagree, the BARRICADE V is the perfect tennis shoe. :)

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Wes_Loves_Dunlop 09-23-2009 12:15 PM

I have tried my friends 1.3's and i have to say i love my vapor 6 more.
Much lighter, more breathable, better traction, you feel like a feather

li0scc0 09-24-2009 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Riosfan (Post 3963102)
Great shoe. Fits perfect, soft on feet, good traction, slides on hard court when you need to slide, can change direction on a dime, just feels like a perfect tennis shoe. Previous favorite was Barricade 4 but Ballistec 1.3 is right there on par. No complaints. Well done Nike.

I just got some, so I cannot truly say but initial 1st week impressions are....yes, this COULD BE the perfect shoe.
1) Outstanding traction
2) Good comfort
3) Low to the ground feel
4) Impressive stability

Although one week is NOT time to comment on durability, everything about the APPEARANCE of the construction indicates a very long lasting shoe. Time will tell.

This is my first pair of Nike's of any sort in 20 years. I ditched them in 1990 after going through pairs in 2 weeks.


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