Nike air ballistic 3.3 sizing

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by dvlac, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. dvlac

    dvlac New User

    Mar 5, 2011
    I would like some advice on the ballistic 3.3.

    I am currently contemplating switching over to Nike from Adidas. I have been loyal to the barricades for the last 4 years. The barricade 5 is a great shoe but on the whole have been very happy with them but they are a little heavy for moving around well.

    As I have flat feet and need good ankle support everyone I have spoken to has firmly advised against the baricade 6 (too narrow, long fit in period and many people complain of pain etc.. seems like too much of a risk for me) and instead to try the new ballistic 3.3. I'm going to be moving to a club that has multiple surfaces (clay,hard court, synthetic grass, carpet) but I will mainly be playing on clay during the summer season.

    Looking at all the threads on this subject it seems a wise choice to go for the ballistic 3.3.

    I currently wear size 12 (US), 46.5 (EUR) on the barricade 5. What size would I realistically need on the Nike ballistic 3.3?

  2. bharat

    bharat Rookie

    Nov 5, 2009
    not sure Nike 3.3 would be the best for ankles, i switched to nike 2.3 about 3 months ago and twisted my ankle a couple weeks ago

    i like the shoes very much and they are awesome for pushing urself side to side with your toes but the shoe is kind of has a stiff edge on the outer sides so suddenly changing direction might be dangerous

    i could be wrong, but thats from my short experience with Nikes
  3. beerntennis

    beerntennis New User

    Aug 18, 2010
    I wear 12 in the B6, and just purchased the 3.3 in size 11.5, after trying on the 12 and was swimming in them. But every foot is different.
  4. DrewRafter8

    DrewRafter8 Professional

    Jun 1, 2004
    Same thing as the poster above. I'm a 13 in Adidas and 12.5 in 3.3. Vapor sizing was a little different. I'm not sure about the new Vapors, as I haven't tried them.
  5. Darko

    Darko Rookie

    Oct 19, 2010
    South Africa
    Just came back from the shop where I tried all 3 (Vapours, Ballistecs and Barricades)...

    Vapours ran true to my size (11 US), Ballistecs I had to run a size up (12 US), and the Barricades felt very cramped around the toe area when I tried them in the 11 US. They didn't have a size higher, so I couldn't try them out.

    I was also wearing very thin ankle high socks.

    This was my first time seeing the Nike's in person. Had a fitting session so I know how to order from TW pretty soon.

    Also was a bit of a noob and took a pic:



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