NB Freshfoam Lav ? Anyone have them? Thoughts?

#51
Low drop and low to the ground which is ok.
Just wanted to clarify that the Lav has about as high a heel-to-toe drop as any shoe out there, 12mm. I tried on the Lav and immediately noticed the high drop. It made me feel like I was up on my toes, which I don’t think is a negative for tennis. It promotes staying on the balls of your feet. I just want people considering the Lav to know it has a high drop.
 
#52
Just wanted to clarify that the Lav has about as high a heel-to-toe drop as any shoe out there, 12mm. I tried on the Lav and immediately noticed the high drop. It made me feel like I was up on my toes, which I don’t think is a negative for tennis. It promotes staying on the balls of your feet. I just want people considering the Lav to know it has a high drop.
I don't doubt you. The just feel similar to the 996 and I have associated those as being low drop.
 
#53
I don't doubt you. The just feel similar to the 996 and I have associated those as being low drop.
Actually it's the same drop as the 996v3 about 12mm. If you come from the 996v3 it's normal you don't feel any difference ;-)

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#55
How does the outsole perform on clay courts?
Unfortunately I can't answer you as I just play on hard court for now. Maybe this summer I'd try if I play on clay court. But I'm sure there is someone in this thread who also plays in clay courts with the Lav.

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#58
I'm hoping that as NB gets production going, they will offer the shoe in a 4E width. I wear their 1006 in a 4E, but would try the LAV if I could get a wide version.
I've got about 10 hours in mine now. Normally wear EEE dress shoes and EE in NB. The Lavs I have are D width and no issues so far. Surprising to say the least.
 
#59
Probé los NB 996V3 y no me gustó su falta de amortiguación en el antepie, comprendí el NB LAV y desde que me puse me encantó su amortigusción en el antepie. Ni un dolor en las rodillas, ni el mismo nivel que los asics en cuanto a amortiguación. Excelente calzado, lo recomiendo.
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#61
ckhirnigs113, Where did you find the info on heel to toe drop? Does TW aggregate that for tennis shoes somewhere?

I played in Gel Court FFs for a little while, which had that same "up on the toes" feeling, and I really disliked it. I always rise up on my toes as my opponent begins his service motion, and the fact that I was already on my toes completely threw my rhythm off. Such a small detail, but it drove me crazy.
 
#62
ckhirnigs113, Where did you find the info on heel to toe drop? Does TW aggregate that for tennis shoes somewhere?

I played in Gel Court FFs for a little while, which had that same "up on the toes" feeling, and I really disliked it. I always rise up on my toes as my opponent begins his service motion, and the fact that I was already on my toes completely threw my rhythm off. Such a small detail, but it drove me crazy.
Actually you feel it (the heel to toe drop) when you try the shoe for first time. But you can check it in the official New Balance website in the details of the product.

It's a good thing NB provides this info. I checked for my Asics shoes also but I didn't have this information on Asics website. They don't provide it.

I also have the Gel Court FF and noticed a heel to toe drop but if I compare with the Lav it's not as important in the Gel court FF (you don't notice it when you try the shoe for the first compared to the Lav).

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#63
How does the outsole perform on clay courts?
I've been playing on clay with great results. I'm not a huge slider or anything, but they seem to perform great. Decent traction without being too sticky when you want to slide. Maybe slightly less traction than would be ideal for me personally, but I don't have an issue with it either.

Lately I've actually gotten to play on hard courts again and I love this shoe even more now. The cushioning is fantastic while still providing a great response on court. These are definitely my favorite pair of shoes I've ever worn for tennis.
 
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