~nike air zoom vapor 5: initial impressions~

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by [d]ragon, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. [d]ragon

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    Nov 11, 2007
    after trying on the a3 acclerators, i decided to exchange them for something else (see http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/search.php?searchid=3278181). so i exchanged them for some vapor Vs (this one http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSNIKE-NV5WN.html) because i like the look and they fit my foot pretty well

    some observations
    • length is true to size
    • fit is nice and snug (good kind of snug) at the heel and midfoot. good glove-like fit
    • very light
    • where as the midfoot and heel are glove-like, the toe box opens up abit more which i really like. the toe box isnt too spacious but offers just enough space to be very comfy
    • feels like very stable shoe. the thick plastic piece that cradles the heel is IMO a very nice feature, almost like a built-in ankle brace
    • flexible shoe. material is pretty thin making this shoe seem sleek and not bulky. this probably influenced the lightness and probably also the durability (see below)
    • the material is abit thin, especially above the toe box. doesnt look too durable
    • arch support is medium, fits my foot pretty nicely
    • shoe laces are ok length. i would like them to be abit longer but thats just me
    • the ankle cut is abit higher than im used to at the heel. not a bit problem as i;ll get used to it
    • seems pretty well ventilated. has a good amount of mesh and perforations. of course i wont be able to tell how well ventilated it is until i actually try them out on the courts
    • walked around the house for a while and these seem to be pretty well cushioned. again, wont know how good the cushioning really is until i play
    • nice low to the ground feel, something i look for in a shoe
    • they squeak abit when u walk

    all the things i can think of at the moment, i;ll add more if i think of it. seems like its gonna be an awesome shoe. too bad it doesnt come with a warrantee. hopefully it;ll last long despite. if anyones got any quesions, i;ll try my best to answer them. if anyones got any other feedback, please feel free to post

    once i;ve played in these enough, i;ll post a review on them (probably in 2-3 months)

    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008

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