Did Nike or Adidas win 2021?

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Huh? Looking for advances in shoe science? As with most enterprises, pandemic has slowed both development of new products and deployment of those products.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I think overall Nike won in 2021. their new line of shoes seem to be better overall. and this new barricades has design flaw even Tsitsipas couldn't tolerate and blames his foot problems on
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
Adidas won. The new vapors didn’t seem to really catch on besides the pro, and that’s just the pro. Following their release schedule I imagine a cage 5 will come out in December, but for now the barricade is years beyond whatever Nike has out right now.
 

rovision

Rookie
I’m waiting for the adjustable aero packages! Front and rear wings would help controlling speed in different court conditions.
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
and this new barricades has design flaw even Tsitsipas couldn't tolerate and blames his foot problems on
I seriously don’t know where you got that idea. have you even worn the shoes? And did you ask him? He is probably used to the solecourt more.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
For shoes? Asics won.
Not sure about this. The gel res 8 seems like a step in the wrong direction while the barricade is much improved. I’m a big Nike guy but the kits this year were meh to say the least. Hoping the cage 4 replacement cuts some weight but remains cushioned and stable.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Not sure about this. The gel res 8 seems like a step in the wrong direction while the barricade is much improved. I’m a big Nike guy but the kits this year were meh to say the least. Hoping the cage 4 replacement cuts some weight but remains cushioned and stable.
Not to me. The Gel 8s now have a wide version which is way better than the one shape fits all concept that Nike and Adidas run with their top lines.
 
Both lost quite a bit of ground IMO. Adidas is clearly a cut above when it comes to shoes. I’d take adidas apparel over Nike too. Adidas shorts become see through when you sweat apparently, but at least the outfits like comfy. Every Nike outfit I’ve seen this past year looks like it’s made with Halloween costume grade polyester.

I get they’re represented on the pro tour because they pay players more than any other company, but are they really relevant outside of professional tennis. Other brands offer much higher quality for much less. They’re charging like $90 for a shirt... That’s almost half of an Ethereum a year ago...
 

Yamin

Professional
GP Turbo won single handedly (if considered as 2021). Wish there was a clay version in the US. Ventilation isn't good but is the only shoe that kept my knees/legs from breaking playing 8 hours a week.

Nike and Adidas clothing were both expensive recycled trash. Returned every apparel item from both.

Rest of the shoes lackluster.

With how often I see people in full Nike kits across various sports I expected far more.
 

airchallenge2

Professional
Were I live, close to a big tennis club with 20 courts that are booked 90% of the time, I see 75-80% to be asics. nike and adi look like exceptions rather than the rule.
 

Chezbeeno

Professional
Not sure who "won" but it certainly seems that tennis players and fans lost.
In terms of quality of shoes I've actually been very pleasantly surprised with Head.
 

5sets

Professional
Is it me or did Nike just rip off Fila’s line from last year? I mean, I get it, it’s supposed to be the retro look and all but these kits look virtually the same. I agree, I think ASICS had some nice stuff out.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Adidas became dead to me after discontinuing the SCB. Best wide shoe on the market IMO.
Nike has never had a good wide shoe and durability sucks.

Asics brought back the wide fit on the GR8 so that's going to be my go to hard court shoe for now. Not sure what to use on clay when my last pair of SCB's dies.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Adidas became dead to me after discontinuing the SCB. Best wide shoe on the market IMO.
Nike has never had a good wide shoe and durability sucks.

Asics brought back the wide fit on the GR8 so that's going to be my go to hard court shoe for now. Not sure what to use on clay when my last pair of SCB's dies.
GR8 Clay?

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DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
Adidas became dead to me after discontinuing the SCB. Best wide shoe on the market IMO.
Nike has never had a good wide shoe and durability sucks.

Asics brought back the wide fit on the GR8 so that's going to be my go to hard court shoe for now. Not sure what to use on clay when my last pair of SCB's dies.
even FF Court 2 is wide on the toe box.
 

nyc

Hall of Fame
Adidas became dead to me after discontinuing the SCB. Best wide shoe on the market IMO.
Nike has never had a good wide shoe and durability sucks.

Asics brought back the wide fit on the GR8 so that's going to be my go to hard court shoe for now. Not sure what to use on clay when my last pair of SCB's dies.
For a wider foot, KSWISS Hypercourt Supreme is by far the best shoe I've had - best blend of lightweight design, durability, grip and comfort. It's very similar to the FF2 Courts, but offers a wider fit. For that reason, I think KSwiss wins 2021.

Used to be hard core Adidas guy, but after the horrible durability issues with the Ubersonics, I haven't looked back.
 

Dan Z

Semi-Pro
Adidas became dead to me after discontinuing the SCB. Best wide shoe on the market IMO.
Nike has never had a good wide shoe and durability sucks.

Asics brought back the wide fit on the GR8 so that's going to be my go to hard court shoe for now. Not sure what to use on clay when my last pair of SCB's dies.
Uhm... have you tried on the GR8? I have a wideish foot and sent mine back due to them being unbelievably narrow on my feet!
 
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