Originally Posted by omega4
Hi. I've narrowed down my search for a new tennis shoe to these 3 models:
Nike Vapor 9
Asics Gel Resolution 4
Which of these would you pick?
I've read that the Prince T22's are an all-around great shoe, with its weight being it's primary negative.
The Nike Vapor 9 looks great and is supposedly very light and comfortable, but it's relatively short life and weak durability has been mentioned as a negative.
The Asics GR 4 is supposedly more stable and durable with better traction than other Asics shoes (and on par with other brands), with the only negative being sizing issues (the GR 4 is long and pointy, like Adidas golf shoes).
So which of these shoes would you get if you were going to play 2 (possibly 3) times a week in recreational/social tennis and league tennis?
I have tried all 3 shoes with the Prince T22 Mid instead of standard T22s. I would say if you play 2 or 3 times a week, the Vapor 9s will go out in 2 or 3 months max.
Cushioning - Vapor 9s > GR4s > T22s
Support - Vapor 9s > GR4s = T22s
Durability - GR4s = T22s > Vapor 9s
Value - T22s >GR4s > Vapor 9s