Last shoes you "stocked up" on?

tarkowski

Professional
I stocked up on Nike Vapor Tour 9.5. The last good Nike shoes
Hey vsbabolat, I think you and I have had similar tastes in shoes. I liked the 9 more than the 9.5, still like the 9.5, don't like the X. Have you tried the Vapor X Flynit? I like the fact they are a little more substantial...wondering if they are anything like the 9.5. I still have some time with my 9.5...hoping Nike goes back to it with the 11 or whatever model is next...
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Hey vsbabolat, I think you and I have had similar tastes in shoes. I liked the 9 more than the 9.5, still like the 9.5, don't like the X. Have you tried the Vapor X Flynit? I like the fact they are a little more substantial...wondering if they are anything like the 9.5. I still have some time with my 9.5...hoping Nike goes back to it with the 11 or whatever model is next...
It runs ever more narrow than the 9.5. You will have to go up a half size
 

volleynets

Professional
Courtballistec 4.3 as soon as I saw how different the lunar Ballistec looked and the crazy price increase to 165...

And when I ran out I switched to the lunar that I got on sale and developed a knee injury playing in them.. couldn't tell what was going on it was slow wear and tear. Crap shoe. Pain went away playing in the old torn 4.3 so I knew it was the shoe.
 

AceyMan

Rookie
I stocked up on Nike Vapor Tour 9.5. The last good Nike shoes
It's pretty clear that all the makers slip in a complete stinker every few generations. That way when the fixed version is released all the suckers fans of the old shoe by five pairs at full MSRP.

Don't you love the capitalist corporatist outcomes we've fostered?

#hahanotkidding

/Acey
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
The Nike Air Max Wildcard is on sale at a local Australian online seller for the USD equivalent of $50 so I grabbed four boxes.

These are a takedown shoe (a budget air zoom zero) but they are incredible. Super, super soft midsole, and the heel to toe transition is really good (an area often lacking in tennis shoes).

The cushioning is a joint effort between a very nice Lunarlon midsole foam implementation, airmax in the heel, and one of the best insoles I have ever seen in a retail Nike shoe (so weird to see quality insoles in a budget shoe).

WARNING: The insole is an acquired taste in these. It wraps up and around and forms part of the lateral containment of the shoe. A big limitation - remove it and you remove some of the support of the upper. I love it but others might not.

Very interesting shoe and the best takedown tennis shoe that Nike has produced in a long time.
 
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Dean M

New User
I'm on my last pair of Zoom Vapor 9.5 (white version still on ice just for clay/grass play). Love this model and will be very sad when this pair wears out.
 

smboogie

Rookie
It was the Vapor 9.5s, X's where not bad but the Zoom Zero is very comfy and when on sale I 'might' have bought 3 more pairs and store them in my closet ;)
 

smboogie

Rookie
The Nike Air Max Wildcard is on sale at a local Australian online seller for the USD equivalent of $50 so I grabbed four boxes.

These are a takedown shoe (a budget air zoom zero) but they are incredible. Super, super soft midsole, and the heel to toe transition is really good (an area often lacking in tennis shoes).

The cushioning is a joint effort between a very nice Lunarlon midsole foam implementation, airmax in the heel, and one of the best insoles I have ever seen in a retail Nike shoe (so weird to see quality insoles in a budget shoe).

WARNING: The insole is an acquired taste in these. It wraps up and around and forms part of the lateral containment of the shoe. A big limitation - remove it and you remove some of the support of the upper. I love it but others might not.

Very interesting shoe and the best takedown tennis shoe that Nike has produced in a long time.
I just cut out the wrap up portion of the insole by the pinky toe and they fit MUCH better! I have a narrow foot and the Wildcard insole was very tight, but cushy.
 

Orion

Semi-Pro
2005-2006 bought 9 pair of Adidas Feather 2 (shoe Agassi wore in last US Open). Bought remaining stock of 10.5 & 11's. Loved how lightweight they were but ran through them like a hot knife through butter. At the time I was semi-retired hitting everyday twice a day. Still have a few pair brand new.

I'll wear these around the house every once in awhile. Suspect cushioning , ridiculously light and puched above its weight in heel stability.


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