Breathe 2K11 vs. Courtballistc 4.3

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ptb5021

Guest
I'd be curious to hear a comparison as well. Breathes should be lighter and 4.3s more durable. Can anyone comment on the fit? Which shoe caters to a more narrow foot and/or wide feet?

I have a wide(r) toe box and debating if I should segue back to New Balance or give Nikes a shot.
 

Jordanxx

New User
I have both shoes so maybe I can shed some light. To me both shoes are different and they serve different purposes.

2k11. Great fitting shoe, a little slimmer profile with lunar and zoom as the cushion system. I mainly use these for match day because they are not that durable. They fit narrow to medium feet. Average support and they breathe well.

4.3. A bit clunkier because they have a thick outsole for durability. I use these for practice because they can take a beating. Comfort wise these are much better if you are playing for a few hours. Wide feet may get away with this pair but they are not as wide as other models on the market.

4.3 > 2k11 in my opinion due to the fact that they are much more comfortable. Ask if you have any other questions.
 

tennisfreak850

New User
I own multiple pairs of both 4.3 & 2K11.

Both are comfy, but 2K11 is more comfortable right out of the box by far with less of a break in period. I try to only use my 2K11 for Clay though as they tend to tear up easily.

4.3 are a tad bit heavier and I required a longer break in period for them than the 2K11 but they are more durable for indoor/outdoor tennis than the 2K11 are.

For me ventilation is better on 2K11 as well to the 4.3's

So personally I try to use my 2K11 for clay only, 4.3's for Hard court just because of the durabillity issues.
 

NJ1

Professional
I have a pair of 2K11s for clay-only. Very comfy and breathable plus they have a proper length tongue.

For hard courts, the 4.3s are the far better buy though. Breathe decently and come with a far tougher sole and more shock absorption.
 

aYellowBall

New User
Court ballistecs win in my opinion. Both are comfortable, and last around the same (ballistec lasts a LITTLE longer for me but not much) but it comes with a warranty. It's not that hard to wear out those shoes in 6 months. Dang, those new volt-colored 4.3s are so bright... It's really blinding.
 

tennisfreak850

New User
I just picked up 3 pair of the White/Volt 4.3's, the internet pics do not do them justice. They are amazing! Can't wait for 2013 when the other Volt/White 4.3's & Total Orange/White 4.3 come out. There will also be a Black/White/Volt 2K12 & Vapor 9 in 2K13 as well.
 

ice04

New User
I just picked up 3 pair of the White/Volt 4.3's, the internet pics do not do them justice. They are amazing! Can't wait for 2013 when the other Volt/White 4.3's & Total Orange/White 4.3 come out. There will also be a Black/White/Volt 2K12 & Vapor 9 in 2K13 as well.
Is the tongue of the White/Volt 4.3s still as short as the previous colorways or did it become a little bit longer?
 

aYellowBall

New User
Ugh, those volts... I am totally getting the volt cap + volt shirt + volt shoes... I will be blinding. Seriously. it is so hard to look at on the court, especially on a bright sunny summer day.
 

tennisfreak850

New User
Is the tongue of the White/Volt 4.3s still as short as the previous colorways or did it become a little bit longer?
same size, and I also did not get a warranty slip in any of the Volt/White boxes either, so not sure if they are covered like the other colorways or not.
 

ice04

New User
how 'bout the 2k11s? do the soar/black ones look better than the ao (neptune blue) ones? i can't find a real life pic of the soar ones :(
 
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