Head Revolt Pro and Lotto Ultra Raptor 4 Fit

Lukhas

Legend
Hello TW,

I watched the review for the Head Revolt Pro and got interested in the shoes at the mention of the rather narrow fit. The Lotto Raptors 4 fit my foot extremely well and are kind of my reference shoe concerning fit. Does the Revolt fit similarly to the Raptors? EDIT: And if they do fit similarly, how do the globally compare?

Thanks in advance.
 
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TW Staff

Administrator
Hello TW,

I watched the review for the Head Revolt Pro and got interested in the shoes at the mention of the rather narrow fit. The Lotto Raptors 4 fit my foot extremely well and are kind of my reference shoe concerning fit. Does the Revolt fit similarly to the Raptors? EDIT: And if they do fit similarly, how do the globally compare?

Thanks in advance.
The Revolt Pro does fit pretty narrow, similar to the Raptor IV. Overall, we preferred the Raptor in terms of performance, but they both are nice fits for players with narrow feet.

Andy, TW
 

Lukhas

Legend
Thank you for the reply. I guess I'll wait a bit for the Raptort Evolution since they look like they have better ventilation, which is an area where the Raptors 4 could do better.
 

Lukhas

Legend
After watching the video for the Fila Torneo III, I bump this thread up again. Since Chris was on it, can he compare the three shoes in terms of fit and performance please?

Thanks in advance.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Lukhas,

Chris is out of the office for a couple days but I will pass along your question to him when he gets back.

Brittany, TW
 

TW Staff

Administrator
I'm a big fan of the Revolt Pro, by far the biggest fan here at TW. It is a great fit for my narrow feet. Even more so, the Raptor IV is one of my favorite all time shoes. Great support and stability, great cushioning and a nice fit. The Evo version has not been able to match the IV for me, yet (still testing).

The Fila has a softer feel up in the forefoot which gives it great comfort and a faster feel. It doesn't have as much torsional rigidity through the mid foot, but makes up for it with a very locked in feel at the heel. I have been very happy testing it and think it's a lot of shoe for the money.

Hope that helps,
Chris, TW
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
I'm a big fan of the Revolt Pro, by far the biggest fan here at TW. It is a great fit for my narrow feet. Even more so, the Raptor IV is one of my favorite all time shoes. Great support and stability, great cushioning and a nice fit. The Evo version has not been able to match the IV for me, yet (still testing).

The Fila has a softer feel up in the forefoot which gives it great comfort and a faster feel. It doesn't have as much torsional rigidity through the mid foot, but makes up for it with a very locked in feel at the heel. I have been very happy testing it and think it's a lot of shoe for the money.

Hope that helps,
Chris, TW
Chris, has anyone including you tried the Lotto Stratosphere Red/Black?

I want a red/black clay court shoe and this looks nice, but really can tell much from the description.

Is a Lotto Raptor IV / EVO comparable to a Gel Resolution 5/ 6 while the Stratosphere more similar to a Gel Solution Speed 2?

IMO, Red/Black Clay Court shoes are hard to find in the US

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Lotto_Stratosphere_Clay_Red_Black_Mens_Shoe/descpageMSLOTTO-LMSCOB.html
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Chris, has anyone including you tried the Lotto Stratosphere Red/Black?

I want a red/black clay court shoe and this looks nice, but really can tell much from the description.

Is a Lotto Raptor IV / EVO comparable to a Gel Resolution 5/ 6 while the Stratosphere more similar to a Gel Solution Speed 2?

IMO, Red/Black Clay Court shoes are hard to find in the US

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Lotto_Stratosphere_Clay_Red_Black_Mens_Shoe/descpageMSLOTTO-LMSCOB.html
We just wrapped up our playtest of the Stratosphere, and we all really liked it! It's extremely soft and cushioned and a little lighter than the Raptor EVO, although I wouldn't go as far as saying it's a "speed-oriented" shoe like the Solution Speed.

The Raptor seems to be more of a "supportive/stable" option while the Stratosphere is more of a "comfort" option, although we still find them to be plenty supportive enough.

I think the Stratosphere CLAY is certainly worth a try!

Andy, TW
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
We just wrapped up our playtest of the Stratosphere, and we all really liked it! It's extremely soft and cushioned and a little lighter than the Raptor EVO, although I wouldn't go as far as saying it's a "speed-oriented" shoe like the Solution Speed.

The Raptor seems to be more of a "supportive/stable" option while the Stratosphere is more of a "comfort" option, although we still find them to be plenty supportive enough.

I think the Stratosphere CLAY is certainly worth a try!

Andy, TW
Thanks much Andy.

And I appreciate TW reviewing the Stratosphere. It looks very nice shoe.
 

niktub

Professional
Questions for Chris:

About Head shoes: between Nitro Pro and Revolt Pro which one has the more narrow fit?

What are the best options to consider for a slim narrow fit?
 

TW Staff

Administrator
niktub,

Chris is currently out of the office for a couple days. However, I can answer this question for him. This is his comments comparing the shoes:

"I'm becoming more and more a fan of Head shoes. The Sprint Pros were beefier, wider fitting and more stability minded than the Nitro Pros. The Revolt Pros have a narrower fit and are also stiffer in construction. The Nitro Pros offer that middle ground fit, which I'm sure will feel right for most foot types. They also flex well and offer a fast feel. So far, the Nitro Pros are my favorite Head shoes. They are very Nike Zoom Vapor 9 like in both looks and on court performance, but they offer a slightly wider fit."

Thanks,
Brittany, TW
 

niktub

Professional
Thanks Brittany,
do you confirm then that the Revolt is a bit more narrow than the Nitro?
Thanks.
 
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