2019 Shoes

I think it’s strange with the latest resurgence of air max (vapormax, 270s, 720s) they’d make the wildcard a takedown budget shoe. But I’m just excited to have air max’s back in tennis shoes again.
 
On the other hand it is said that there will be some other coloring of the Kyrye V zoom steam....
Others say that a nike tennis Le Bron or a Wetsbrook (Jordan "Why Not ZER0.2") is hypothesized ...
 
I think it’s genius (and awesome) what Nike is doing. Although they are still releasing insane amounts of colorways instead of updating shoes every year, they are throwing in limited editions of hybrid new shoes that are guaranteed to sell out and keep people interested. It’s a very smart business plan and they have tons of silhouettes people would jump on to get (from tennis players as well as sneakerheads). I would camp out overnight for Jordan 11 or Jordan 12 vapors.

They’re next logical step tech wise would be to make a shoe with React in it to go up against the solecourt boost.
 

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I think it’s genius (and awesome) what Nike is doing. Although they are still releasing insane amounts of colorways instead of updating shoes every year, they are throwing in limited editions of hybrid new shoes that are guaranteed to sell out and keep people interested. It’s a very smart business plan and they have tons of silhouettes people would jump on to get (from tennis players as well as sneakerheads). I would camp out overnight for Jordan 11 or Jordan 12 vapors.

They’re next logical step tech wise would be to make a shoe with React in it to go up against the solecourt boost.
No wonder that we have the Tomics and the Kyrgioses of the world.

:cool:
 
Just received the Head Sprint SF from TW--who else? (btw prompt, efficient service @TW Staff ) and am looking forward to test driving these black little Batmobile-looking kicks out tonight.

(previously bought out any remaining nike vapor 9's i could find having heard that the vapor 10's aren't so '10')
 
Just received the Head Sprint SF from TW--who else? (btw prompt, efficient service @TW Staff ) and am looking forward to test driving these black little Batmobile-looking kicks out tonight.

(previously bought out any remaining nike vapor 9's i could find having heard that the vapor 10's aren't so '10')
I like my pair except for the fact that I rolled my ankle pretty bad when the outsole stuck on a lateral transition. Seems to be a bit stickier than I prefer. Outside of that, they felt like a slightly firmer but more locked down Vapor to me. Every Vapor I ever owned had fit issues (sloppy seams, excess material on tongue edges, etc) so I appreciated the sock upper of the SF. Not going to have a ton of cushion to them but they are a solid performance shoe.
 
I like my pair except for the fact that I rolled my ankle pretty bad when the outsole stuck on a lateral transition. Seems to be a bit stickier than I prefer. Outside of that, they felt like a slightly firmer but more locked down Vapor to me. Every Vapor I ever owned had fit issues (sloppy seams, excess material on tongue edges, etc) so I appreciated the sock upper of the SF. Not going to have a ton of cushion to them but they are a solid performance shoe.
Thanks for the feedback mlocke. I'll be out on a platform tennis court which has a very gritty, abrasive aluminum surface to begin with so I'll make sure to grub/scrub some of the 'slick' off the shoe bottoms. thx again.
 
Heard rumblings that Adidas is bringing back Ubersonic 2. Cited demand and the different fit of the Uber 3 as primary reasons. Didn't hear much in the way of release schedule, colorways, etc.
That would be nice. I have bought up some extra pairs of Ubersonic 2's for my son when I have found them. The Ubersonic 3 appears to be a totally different type of shoe than the 2 -- more like the Defiant model that some remarked might work for geriatric men who play exclusively on clay...
 
This is more of a light weight or fast shoe version, correct? I have not used Ubersonic, but since I completely missed this line, I assume this is a light weight category.

Heard rumblings that Adidas is bringing back Ubersonic 2. Cited demand and the different fit of the Uber 3 as primary reasons. Didn't hear much in the way of release schedule, colorways, etc.
 
Yea but are they good shoes ?
I've worn them for two matches now and first impressions are they are a good lightweight shoe. They are definitely more stable around the heel than Vapor 9/9.5s. They're fairly soft so hardly need any break-in in the sole. The cushioning seems to be about standard for a lightweight shoe - good but less than for the heavier/bulkier shoes. The one thing I did notice is how well finished they are. The internal stitching is is so straight and clean - very unlike Nike shoes which vary heaps and seem altogether more poorly put together. (time will tell how well the glue etc lasts though).

The upper felt a little plastic-y when I first laced them up - similar to the Vapor 9.5 - but were fine when I played. No cutting-in points etc. Will report back again in a few more weeks.

 
Worn them for two matches now and first impressions are they are a good lightweight shoe. They are definitely more stable around the heel than Vapor 9/9.5s. They're fairly soft so hardly need any break-in. The cushioning seems to be about standard for a lightweight shoe - good but less than for the heavier/bulkier shoes. The one thing I did notice is how well finished they are. The internal stitching is is so straight and clean - very unlike Nike shoes which vary heaps and seem altogether more poorly put together. (time will tell how well the glue etc lasts though).

They felt a little plastic-y in the upper when I first laced them up - similar to the Vapor 9.5 - but were fine when I played. No cutting-in points etc. Will report back again in a few more weeks.

can you tell Yonex to make the Eclipsion 3 to fit just like Eclipsion 1 ?
 
I've worn them for two matches now and first impressions are they are a good lightweight shoe. They are definitely more stable around the heel than Vapor 9/9.5s. They're fairly soft so hardly need any break-in in the sole. The cushioning seems to be about standard for a lightweight shoe - good but less than for the heavier/bulkier shoes. The one thing I did notice is how well finished they are. The internal stitching is is so straight and clean - very unlike Nike shoes which vary heaps and seem altogether more poorly put together. (time will tell how well the glue etc lasts though).

The upper felt a little plastic-y when I first laced them up - similar to the Vapor 9.5 - but were fine when I played. No cutting-in points etc. Will report back again in a few more weeks.

I wonder if they put in the Power cushion Plus system in these shoes or old regular power cushions ?
 
NO I meant make the ankle area Narrow like Eclipsion 1 . Forefoot area is fine as is.
Lol! I'd like more forefoot width, but ankle isn't too bad for me, especially with runners' knot option; agree that it's wider than E1 though, and less midsole flex. It's like they took width from the forefoot area and added it to the ankle area when they went from E1 to E2, for people with 'triangular' feet I guess. I'm slumming it with Vapor X clay courts until E3 happens.
 
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