Babolat Jet Mach 3, does the improvements make this best shoe in market ?

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Form Tennis magazine

That’s the goal—and slogan—of Babolat’s JET Mach 3. The shoe franchise has established itself as one of the lightest models on the market that still maintains enough support to be a dependable game day option for serious competitors. The low-to-the-ground profile and streamlined cut also add to its speediness. However, these elements—especially the tight fit—has been a limiting factor for some players.

Babolat decided to make some changes to the JET to increase its comfort and accessibility. For this third edition, the shoe was made on the same last as the company’s Fury shoe. For those unfamiliar with the Babolat lines, this gives the JET a wider forefoot and truer sizing. Previous models could be run narrow and short, which some found both confusing and unforgiving. This change should broaden the range of players capable of using the shoe.

One of the reasons the JET manages to have enough support with such low weight is its Matryx upper. The jacquard-woven fabric combines high-strength Aramid and Polymid fibers for enhanced lateral stability. This update has a new yarn diameter and zero monofilaments to increase elasticity and comfort in the upper. The JET 3 is slightly heavier than its predecessor, but it’s still exceptionally quick and agile.

In terms of cushioning, the KPRSX system has been upgraded with a softer, shock-absorbing EVA foam to take more of the sting out of harsh landings. The heel rocker has also been enhanced for better stopping and smoother transitions. Again, the goal being to create a more comfortable ride without sacrificing

The Michelin outsole has also been reengineered. The surface and thickness have been increased at pressure points for less abrasion, as well as reduced at low impact points. It also has a wider lateral flange to promote a more stable base. The changes aim to make the shoe even more responsive.

The JET Mach 3 launches May 11 and retails for $130. Check back in the coming weeks for more detailed reviews.
 

tonylg

Legend
For those unfamiliar with the Babolat lines, this gives the JET a wider forefoot and truer sizing. Previous models could be run narrow and short, which some found both confusing and unforgiving.
I do find it confusing that so many shoe companies can't seem to put the right size number on their shoes.

What is so hard about putting 11E on a box and it actually being right?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I do find it confusing that so many shoe companies can't seem to put the right size number on their shoes.

What is so hard about putting 11E on a box and it actually being right?
it is cause E , D, and so on is too confusing to people. They go oh What is E on that size 11 shoe size ? Oh what is letter D doing there ?? Oh well, its too confusing,, i am buying something else.............. that's what people do:rolleyes:
 

WildVolley

Legend
Form Tennis magazine

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Babolat decided to make some changes to the JET to increase its comfort and accessibility. For this third edition, the shoe was made on the same last as the company’s Fury shoe. For those unfamiliar with the Babolat lines, this gives the JET a wider forefoot and truer sizing. Previous models could be run narrow and short, which some found both confusing and unforgiving. This change should broaden the range of players capable of using the shoe.
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According to TW, the Babolat Propulse Fury AC has a slightly narrow forefoot. So which is it?

 

tonylg

Legend
it is cause E , D, and so on is too confusing to people. They go oh What is E on that size 11 shoe size ? Oh what is letter D doing there ?? Oh well, its too confusing,, i am buying something else.............. that's what people do:rolleyes:
That's a reasonable point, but when I buy two pairs of shoes of the SAME BRAND and one size 11 is 2cm longer than the other size 11 .. I just scratch my head.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
That's a reasonable point, but when I buy two pairs of shoes of the SAME BRAND and one size 11 is 2cm longer than the other size 11 .. I just scratch my head.
right my friend, that's why TW gives you the option of returning the shoes if it doesn't fit.................. Yoohooooooo
 

tonylg

Legend
right my friend, that's why TW gives you the option of returning the shoes if it doesn't fit.................. Yoohooooooo
Interesting that people can be too lazy to learn what 11E means, but will happily waste hours returning shoes until they get a pair where the size of the shoe reflects what is written on the box.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Interesting that people can be too lazy to learn what 11E means, but will happily waste hours returning shoes until they get a pair where the size of the shoe reflects what is written on the box.
Quick question, do you actually wear the Jet mach 2 ? if so, how was the support of the shoes ? on quick direction changes and lateral stability ? and ankle stability ?
 

tonylg

Legend
Quick question, do you actually wear the Jet mach 2 ? if so, how was the support of the shoes ? on quick direction changes and lateral stability ? and ankle stability ?
No, I currently wear Adidas Solecourt Boost for practice and Mizuno Wave Exceed 4 for matches. Given your report of the Jet Mach 3 being wider, I would consider them as a replacement for the Mizuno .. which for width are on the snug side of comfortable.
 

Curtennis

Professional
Would love to hear more people’s review on these.
I just picked up a size 13 and they fit wonderful. I either do a 12.5 wide or a regular 13 in most shoes, these 13s were still the perfect length and very roomy for my toes to still move around in widthwise. In comparison my asic solution speeds are far tighter.

these JM3 are super comfortable on the court and I imagine they’d be terrific for everyday kick around shoes too (other than the price point).
I can’t really comment on how much I’m able to zoom around the court yet as I havent had a full on Match On hardcourt yet. That said, I haven’t accidentally slipped around at all, so I’m getting good grip in practice.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Would love to hear more people’s review on these.
I just picked up a size 13 and they fit wonderful. I either do a 12.5 wide or a regular 13 in most shoes, these 13s were still the perfect length and very roomy for my toes to still move around in widthwise. In comparison my asic solution speeds are far tighter.

these JM3 are super comfortable on the court and I imagine they’d be terrific for everyday kick around shoes too (other than the price point).
I can’t really comment on how much I’m able to zoom around the court yet as I havent had a full on Match On hardcourt yet. That said, I haven’t accidentally slipped around at all, so I’m getting good grip in practice.
What about heel slippage or ankle stability ?
 
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