Breathe 2K11 Review

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by colan5934, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. colan5934

    colan5934 Semi-Pro

    Jul 6, 2008
    First new shoe model in a while for me, so I figured I'd write a review.

    First Impression: Feels a lot like my old Vapor VI from a few years ago. Been playing with Babolat Propulse 2 for about 8 months now with a pair of Barricades and Vapor V thrown in for a couple months, and these are much more comfortable just walking around. The chassis is a bit stiff for my taste, though.

    Comfort: Playable right out of the box, but now they have really broken in and molded to my foot after about a week, they feel great. My foot feels secure without being cramped or feeling locked in like the fit of the Propulses. Minimal aching after long practices. 9/10

    Stability: They felt a bit stiff right away, as I mentioned, but now they feel great. Just the right amount of support and give for me. 9/10

    Weight: They feel fairly clunky before break-in, but after that, I don't even notice the weight. They are reminiscent of the Vapor V and VI in that respect. They don't feel like their listed weight. Movement was not an issue. 9/10

    Durability: Not the greatest aspect here. I got these with my warranty credit from TW, and I would not pay full price for these. I am a college player who slides a fair amount. These are great shoes, but unless I am going to get them for free (which I do not), I just can't justify paying so much. After 10 days of practice 2 hours per day, they outsole is smooth under my big toe. I will be through to the midsole in another 5 days or so. 4/10

    Overall: A great performance shoe for the aggressive player. Durability aside, it's the total package. Stability, Comfort, and a fairly light weight make for a great offering from Nike, not to mention the variety of colors and NikeID option. I will likely make room in the bag for a new pair to be used for matches only once the season picks up.

    Overall: 8/10, only because of durability. Would be 9/10 if they lasted longer.

    My foot type: Medium-Narrow Width. Medium-Low Arch
  2. Jcarlisle2

    Jcarlisle2 Rookie

    Aug 2, 2011
    The durability does suck bad i just played for 3 hrs and the outsole has already lost some marks but it was the best shoe ever,
  3. kingofstring

    kingofstring Banned

    Nov 28, 2011
    Yes I think it was a comfy shoe but the durability was horrible cannot keep spending on shoes that dont last!
  4. PeterFig

    PeterFig Professional

    Jan 15, 2007
    in a west coast treehouse
    I have a pair of these - they're a very nice shoe but I don't wear them anymore because I could never really find a good solution for my heal slipping out of these. No matter how I tied the top laces it still felt a bit loose. I've never experienced this with any other shoe so I'm assuming it's the shoe not my foot type. Other than that it's actually a nice shoe. A slight more solid / stable version of the Vapor 7's I currently wear.
  5. AlpineCadet

    AlpineCadet Hall of Fame

    Jul 8, 2006
    Breathe 2k11 doesn't last very long at all. Had them for about three months and the toe box has gone down to my insoles.:oops:

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