Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Boricua, Dec 21, 2012.
Which one is better in terms of traction, ankle stability, comfort, ventilation and lightness?
Yonex 308 hands down.
Unfamiliar with the 308. Of the three others:
ankle stability: about even.
comfort: Res4 and SFX about even, maybe slight edge to Res4
ventilation: Vapor by a country mile
lightness: Vapor by a country mile
I really dig the Res4 as a comfort shoe, but I feel much lighter on my feet and quicker to the ball on that first step/pivot with the Vapor.
Vapors were pretty comfortable when I tried them on once in a tennis shop. How are they comfort wise in match play?
Very. Best compliment I can give them is that I completely forget about them in match play. They're not as plush as the Resolutions, but shoes like the Resolutions and the sfx can feel a bit too 'squishy' for my taste, especially in match play when I like the quickness of a Vapor or even another speed shoe like the New Balance 851. Vapor is a nice in-between of plush, comfy upper and a sole that's comfy but doesn't get in the way at all.
Note: I also use Superfeet insoles with mine, because of past plantar fasciitis issues and a high arch, which are a bit 'tougher' than the stock insole but the shoe still feels great.
I will give them a try, when they go on Sale as they are pretty expensive when introduced as new models. Thanks.
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