Lotto Raptor 2021

Rally

Professional
US or EU size?
So in conclusion, perfect besides initial "snugness"? I re-read to look for criticism but found only praise
US size. That is correct, these shoes are a league above my last pair of shoes, and they feel like an improvement in every possible way. Unfortunately I cannot compare them to shoes of their caliber.
 

Tranqville

Professional
As far as the fit is concerned, I mentioned some snugness in an earlier post when I wore the shoes fresh out of the box. After 2 hours, the snugness has loosened ever so slightly to where the fit is comfortably secure. I had no heel sleeping, and my toes were locked in without any pain or discomfort. If you have a medium width foot, I feel like you can go true to size.
I share this observation. My feet are slightly narrower than medium, true to size 13 US fits well. I also initially felt some snugness (not in any specific location) but it transformed into secure and comfortable fit with strong lateral support that I need due to an ankle sprain I suffered a few months back.
 
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PrinceYonex

Semi-Pro
I'm very late to this shoe, but just got a pair. I played for a couple hours, here are some thoughts.
Like everyone else, I'm loving them. I've been recently in the GP Turbo and the Lotto Mirage -- one is heavy, plush, super cushioned; the other is very light, firm, no cushion. The Raptor is between them, but the weight feels more like the Turbos. The Raptor isn't as springy in the sole as the GP, but it's definitely more cushioned than the Mirage. The toe box in the Raptor is roomier than both of those other two, both in terms of width and height. Feels less cramped.

The first thing that stood out to me with the Raptor was how plush the uppers are, and maybe even more importantly, how well and comfortably the shoe locks down the foot. Not sure if it's the lacing system or the very plush tongue, but I actually found the uppers overall more comfortable than the GP Turbo (which is of course, a super plush shoe). The fit, at least for me, is really quite amazing. I also found that the shoe feels faster than its weight, but it still feels extremely stable laterally. It grips the court well.

One strange thing to note -- the insole, which is very thick and seems to involve two pieces of foam, has split on the side of one. It has produced a mild bunching of the top-most material in the forefoot. Has anyone else experienced that? It's really weird because I've only worn it once. The shoe is such an obviously premium quality shoe, and so it's odd to have this issue immediately.
 
I've had foot issues ever since my last pair of 2015 Barricades went down. I've tried various others with middling success. The earlier Yonex Eclipsions were ok but of course they replaced the ones I liked with new models. I then bought a pair of the previous edition of the Diadora Torneos. And those were pretty good too. But after reading the reviews for the Lotto Hyperpulse Raptors, I decided to give those a try. i only bought one pair to try them out. And they are awesome, the best shoes as far as comfort, cushioning and support that I have seen thus far. The only issue with them is that the ventilation is not so great so my feet do get a little sweaty. But that's an easy trade-off for the comfort they provide. Of course by the time I realized this, all the ones in my size were sold out everywhere, I then saw one pair from the USTA Pro shop and bought those. So at least I have a couple of pairs that I hope last for a while. If anyone is looking for a pair, they have other sizes in stock.
 

robyrolfo

Hall of Fame
... I then saw one pair from the USTA Pro shop and bought those. So at least I have a couple of pairs that I hope last for a while. If anyone is looking for a pair, they have other sizes in stock.
Is that USTA shop just a website, or also a physical location? I know they have a shop at the USTA site at Flushing Meadows, and maybe in another location like Florida, but I'd be curious if they have them on display there. I've never seen Lottos for sale in any retail store in the US.
 
Is that USTA shop just a website, or also a physical location? I know they have a shop at the USTA site at Flushing Meadows, and maybe in another location like Florida, but I'd be curious if they have them on display there. I've never seen Lottos for sale in any retail store in the US.

I'm not sure as I bought them online. But on their website they do list an actual address and store hours. I'm not sure if it's one that can actually be visited though. Perhaps give them a ring to see what they say.

    • (P) 1-800-523-8414
    • Pro Shop Address:
    • 10000 USTA Blvd.
    • Orlando, FL 32827
    • Pro Shop Hours:
    • M-F 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • *Hours may vary based on
      Campus events.
 

robyrolfo

Hall of Fame
I'm not sure as I bought them online. But on their website they do list an actual address and store hours. I'm not sure if it's one that can actually be visited though. Perhaps give them a ring to see what they say.
  • (P) 1-800-523-8414
    • Pro Shop Address:
    • 10000 USTA Blvd.
    • Orlando, FL 32827
Ah, OK, thanks for that. But, it's not the shop I can visit. I'm about 20 minutes away from the USTA center in Flushing Meadows, so no Florida for me...
 

robyrolfo

Hall of Fame
Any preference between the 100 or 200?
They are pretty similar, with the built in sock system (or whatever you call it) on the 200 obviously being the main difference. I was skeptical of how that system would fit and feel, but I got a good deal on them and gave it a try. And while they are definitely a little tricky to get on, once on your foot they feel pretty great. They lock your foot in very well during play, despite feeling softer and a little more comfortable overall than the 100's. The 200's really are a super comfortable shoe.

That said, they do feel that little bit bigger and heavier than the 100's. Not in a bad or noticeable way, just slightly compared to the 100's which are some of the lightest on the market. Anyway, I liked the 200's and lot, and they look really cool, so I decided to start wearing them more casually and spend most of my playing time in the 100's.

So yeah, you can't go wrong with either, and I would just say try the 200's if you want a slightly more comfortable fit (on the top of your foot they are a little more roomy, but not loose), at the sacrifice of a tiny bit of weight.
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
Which ones? As far as I know, both the Mirage 100 and 200 (and 300, for that matter) are all still in their lineup. A quick look at their website shows all of them.
I have no idea why that post quoted yours. It was a question regarding the Raptors, which this thread is about. I edited it to not include the quote anymore. Very odd that was included to begin with.

Anyways.... so do you have any idea if these shoes (the raps) have been discontinued? :unsure:
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
Answer would be the same, Lotto website shows three different colourways of the Raptors for sale. Why would you think they are discontinued?
I can also find stores that have GP Turbos for men, that doesn't mean that they are not discontinued...
 

robyrolfo

Hall of Fame
I can also find stores that have GP Turbos for men, that doesn't mean that they are not discontinued...
Yes, but stores aren't the official brand website. And if the brand website only had them in the clearance/sale section, that could possibly mean something, but they are still listed in the regular product range.

(What's noticeably, and sadly, missing from the official Lotto website is their entire range of soccer/football stuff. I'm VERY concerned about that).
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
Yes, but stores aren't the official brand website. And if the brand website only had them in the clearance/sale section, that could possibly mean something, but they are still listed in the regular product range.

(What's noticeably, and sadly, missing from the official Lotto website is their entire range of soccer/football stuff. I'm VERY concerned about that).
I mean true. They are just hard to find now witj any retailer that isn't their own site.
 

Rally

Professional
Are you own feet wide medium or narrow? Because most people claim that these are rather roomy. Which shoes were you comparing these to when you initially said this?
My feet are maybe slightly wider than medium width but not a true wide. I was comparing them to the Wilson Rush Pro 3.0s. I could have sworn that I read people recommended to buy a half size up if you're between sizes, but I could be mistaking that for one of the dozen other shoe reviews I read earlier in the year.
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
My feet are maybe slightly wider than medium width but not a true wide. I was comparing them to the Wilson Rush Pro 3.0s. I could have sworn that I read people recommended to buy a half size up if you're between sizes, but I could be mistaking that for one of the dozen other shoe reviews I read earlier in the year.
so when you initially said snug upon initial try-on, you were referring to the length, not the width right? If in the case of the latter, you were referring to the heel, not the toes right? Where was this initial impression of snug?
 

Rally

Professional
so when you initially said snug upon initial try-on, you were referring to the length, not the width right? If in the case of the latter, you were referring to the heel, not the toes right? Where was this initial impression of snug?
Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the uppers. The length and width were just about perfect for my foot. I wouldn't have complained if I had another quarter inch of room length-wise, but again that could be due to the snug cushion that the uppers put on my foot.
 
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dave t

Semi-Pro
TW said they had no word on future raptors. Stocked up on a couple pairs from Lotto direct - limited availability in my size (only blue available). And hope they fit like my white/red/navy ones!

Also have a pair of 11.5 US CLAY raptors for sale in the classifieds if anyone is interested.
 
I recently got a pair of Raptors and a pair of Mirage 100.

I'm on the fence but I think the Mirage 100 have grown on me quite a bit.

Might be my favorite shoe.

But I don't regret getting the Raptor. I wore them today...they're cool.
 

PrinceYonex

Semi-Pro
These have been my two shoes for a while now also. The mirage are surprisingly stable for their weight. But I tend to prefer the raptors for how comfortable the uppers feel.
 

ghostblue

Rookie
I'm curious if TW US will restock Lotto shoes. There's nothing available right now.
I like my Mirage 200 pair quite a bit and wanted to try the Raptor.
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
I'm curious if TW US will restock Lotto shoes. There's nothing available right now.
I like my Mirage 200 pair quite a bit and wanted to try the Raptor.
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
Any news on the update? Are Hyperpulse 100 being discontinued? They are increasingly hard to find.
Do you live in the USA? If so, a big box store signed a contract to be the exclusive retailer for Lotto products in the United States so you can only find new Lotto products in that one store, who actually still has a full size run at a good price right now
 

PrinceYonex

Semi-Pro
Do you live in the USA? If so, a big box store signed a contract to be the exclusive retailer for Lotto products in the United States so you can only find new Lotto products in that one store, who actually still has a full size run at a good price right now
which store is that?
 

PrinceYonex

Semi-Pro
Dang, those are good prices. I have been wearing Raptors for the past year, assumed they were basically ended by the company. So I moved to a Yonex eclipsion 4 that I found on sale. Didn't realize the raptors could still be had!
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
I used to play with those, really liked how low to the ground and fast they felt. Ended up moving to the raptors, which were so much more comfortable, especially in the uppers.
Your feet fit into both? Crazy as how one is pencil width while the other is as wide as a barge! :-D
 

PrinceYonex

Semi-Pro
I definitely have a narrow foot. The 100 fit me fine. What I love about the raptors is that you can really tie them tight, it feels completely secure, and somehow, even when tied tightly, the uppers are still very comfortable. Never had any problem with heel slippage, even without using the extra eyelet.
 

AlecG

Semi-Pro
what' s the latest update of this shoes ? shoe doctor said this is great shoes for serve and volleyings players
I like them but the price for me was insane. I wouldn't have bought them if they didn't lie about the price. They claimed it was local dollars when it was US dollars. Not even a partial refund when I pointed out their false claim about the price.
 
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