Nadal is still using Lunar Ballistec in Us Open

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  1. Jordi F

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    Who knows where i can get the new desing color of Lunar Ballistec?In Nike and Tennis Wharehouse is only available in grey color but tonight he was playing with reds and were not the Cage's 3.

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  2. MattCrosby

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    You won't find them, there PE's.
     
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  3. SDN

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    He had to abandon LB, but he is still using (custom).
    They should not use them any more in 2018....We will see if it will be so.
     
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    I didnt see the match yesterday but there´s a red/silver colorway at tennis warehouse and even at nike.com, unless youre talking about a special red colorway...
     
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    The maroon & hot punch color way he wore during this night match.
     
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  6. David Le

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    I'm sure he'll use his custom ZC3s after the USO. Nike aren't making anymore LB 1.5 after the USO.
     
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    He's def wearing a different version of the day shoes. It has more of a fade and the sole doesn't have any white on them. Of course I like the version he's wearing more and Nike doesn't sell them. So stupid. Basketball doesn't do this nonsense.
     
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    Pics?
     
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  11. kimguroo

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    It's well known that Nadal always wears PE shoes and socks.
    Outsole is same as Courtballistec 1.3-4.3.
    I am strongly believe that Nadal' PE shoes has airman system inside of his midsole and completely covered with rubber. Also upper parts are different than retail version and looks like it has different material as well.

    socks are usual his cotton blend but Nike elite tennis socks PJ.
     
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  12. David Le

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    I'm sure he has the dri-fit material on the socks, just the upper region of the socks are cotton.
     
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    It's cotton blend material. I forgot exact percentage of fabric content but it's cotton xx%, polyester xx% etc...
    Nadal always uses this style socks. Now Nike gives him PJ of elite tennis socks. Also Federer is same thing with his usual socks.
     
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  14. David Le

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    Same with Dimitrov as well I believe. Strange that they use cotton blend socks instead of full dri-fit. I'm guessing they need an extra layer of cushioning because to me the dri-fit socks are slightly thin.
     
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    Definitely different

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    Rafa seems to be using a hybrid of three different shoes. He's got his Court Ballistec 4.3/Lunar Ballistec that he's worn for many years now, but with a Cage 3 colorway that has been released in Asia. Gray fade with the hot punch mid and outsole. That retail version has the bull logo on the tongue, Rafa on the heel, and the '10 and '13 ball logos for his Open titles. Pretty sweet looking shoes.
     
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    cotton sock do not slide in shoe
     
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    Also wanted to buy the red ones for my boyfriend. Birthday present.. can't find even the socks :(
     
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    i am told he doesnt' use Lunarlon cushioning.... i heard he still has Air max cushioning in there.
     
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    Kind of funny to think about pj'ed socks and shoes.
     
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    Wish they'd release a version of his with the max air in the heel. Please bring back the 4.3 as a classic shoe.
     
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    I wish they'd reissue the Court Ballistecs 2.3. That was a nice shoe.
     
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    @David Le is right. The upper region is cotton the lower is some other. I have a pic of fed's PE ones from RG16 (It was on the RF foundation website, and the socks came with the shoes. Someone already bought it so I can't find the pic anymore)
     
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