ghostblue

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He answered a bit further down on page 1

they are complete tanks and the upper was so high cut and inflexible that it tore up my ankles. It just feels like a clunky basketball shoe trying to be passed off as a tennis shoe. I expect to see more sold to the streetwear crowd than serious players.

The Energy Arc, NB carbon plate system, definitely has potential but I would have rather seen it utilized in the new 996 or the next Lav. For me, it wasn’t enough to overcome the other inherent flaws in this shoe.
 

ghostblue

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I wore mine for 5 minutes inside the house and it was just laughable. Hard pass. Returned them right away.
Where did you experience discomfort? Were the shoes too heavy for you?

I love the design but I haven't had the chance to play in them yet. They seem very polarizing, so I'm curious to hear from folks with some first hand experience with the shoe.
 

PFG1

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Where did you experience discomfort? Were the shoes too heavy for you?

I love the design but I haven't had the chance to play in them yet. They seem very polarizing, so I'm curious to hear from folks with some first hand experience with the shoe.
I can comment on this, as I have a few pair.

Here's how I would describe them, as compared to the other NB tennis lines:

996: Fast, light, not durable.
Lav: Fast, mid weight, durable. A bit warm.
CGI: Sturdy, heavy, a bid wide. Durable.

The CG1 is just a diff shoe. I'm not as fast in it, so I dont play singles in it. But I find the shoe very stable and comfortable, and really enjoyable. Its an athletic shoe. But I can see how someone might view it as "clunky". IMO, that comes from the high top. It just feels different than any other shoe on the market where you can fly across a hard court in most other tennis shoes.
 

Sonam1234

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I can comment on this, as I have a few pair.

Here's how I would describe them, as compared to the other NB tennis lines:

996: Fast, light, not durable.
Lav: Fast, mid weight, durable. A bit warm.
CGI: Sturdy, heavy, a bid wide. Durable.

The CG1 is just a diff shoe. I'm not as fast in it, so I dont play singles in it. But I find the shoe very stable and comfortable, and really enjoyable. Its an athletic shoe. But I can see how someone might view it as "clunky". IMO, that comes from the high top. It just feels different than any other shoe on the market where you can fly across a hard court in most other tennis shoes.
Interesting that in TW review they said it's fast shoe. But did it feely cushioned enough and comfy? I'm so torn now, I thought I would def buy it but now I dont know anymore.
 

PFG1

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Interesting that in TW review they said it's fast shoe. But did it feely cushioned enough and comfy? I'm so torn now, I thought I would def buy it but now I dont know anymore.
The CG1s are def not what I would consider a fast shoe. Not in the NB line. Maybe compared to some other tennis shoes, but I've only been an NB user since the OG Lav came out. Riding the NB shoe train for quite a few years now.
 

ghostblue

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I think the shoe could be fast for some players. It is by no means a light shoe, but because of the stiffer foam bed ("Fuel Cell") and aggressive carbon fiber shank ("Energy Arc"), you can get a lot of energy return from the court when you stay on your toes and take off. This is not just marketing, but it will depend on how you move and whether the weight of the shoe and the mid-top material around your ankle bother you.
 

innoVAShaun

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Brian11785

Hall of Fame
I really wish they'd release a colorway I don't like so I can shrink my inventory of these. As is, I have a pair of the black/purple, tobacco/pink and navy colorways after my USO red/yellow pair wears out. But looks like I'll have to buy this one too....beautiful.
 
I really wish they'd release a colorway I don't like so I can shrink my inventory of these. As is, I have a pair of the black/purple, tobacco/pink and navy colorways after my USO red/yellow pair wears out. But looks like I'll have to buy this one too....beautiful.
Same, I have three colourways. I'm not a fan of all of them, but the shoes are so good I rather they keep releasing more colourways rather than overhauls.
 

Brian11785

Hall of Fame
Same, I have three colourways. I'm not a fan of all of them, but the shoes are so good I rather they keep releasing more colourways rather than overhauls.
Exactly this. I bought the USO red/yellow ones because they looked cool. And now I'm addicted to the way they feel. I'm currently still on my USO pair for tennis, but have been wearing the black/purple ones when I'm out running errands or the like.
 

Brian11785

Hall of Fame
I sent my first pair of these to TW for the outsole warranty. Hoping to get the yellow/purples as the replacement.

Had impulsively bought another pair of these when they were on sale for Christmas and switched to those. The sea salt/tobacco colorway is beautiful (at least until I get it dirty.)

Don't think I can go back to regular tennis shoes....I love the stability of the high tops.
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
My younger son just transitioned out of kid's sizes and is due for a new pair of tennis shoes. He asked for the CG1s and we just ordered them.

Let's see how this goes...
 

Brian11785

Hall of Fame
I picked up a pair of the grey/beige ones. Classy, understated but still unique. Maybe my favorite colorway yet.

Also kudos to TW for having them in stock early (and in 11.5 men's).
 
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