Just got a pair of the blue Vapor 8s. Not a bad price either - on sale at £59.99. Used the White V7s on the clay in Spain, and they were really good. Lightweight and comfortable which was perfect for the clay, and durability wasn't a problem so they held up well. Just breaking the V8s in now, and found them quite a bit stiffer than the older 7s; found the upper is similar to the V6s, although they are wider than the 6s. My 2.3s are wearing surprisingly quickly, and have several 'bald spots' after only roughly 15 hours. But they should be ok for a while longer.