Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Knit

The two posts before yours - or at least mine in particular - were referencing the strange ,off camber inwards slant that the 'normal' V10 is afflicted with; I don't believe the post you quoted mentions this. While my custom orthotics - with a rigid arch support - somewhat mitigate this unfortunate design aspect, IMO V10 users would want to be wary of knee issues caused by the inherent misalignment this shoe promotes.
That's fair... I guess I'm oversimplifying "fits like the others". I guess I'm lucky and haven't had any problems with Nike as long as I make sure I have a bit of extra room in the toe area.
 
I'll be getting mine late this coming week and will post if nobody else does in the meantime. I don't quite yet understand what this "inward slant" is though so bear with me if I'm the one to answer...
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Just look at the V10s from the back, the uppers slant inwards relative to the base of the sole, instead of sitting relatively parallel. (Of course I could just have a dud pair;); I only bought them because the Eclipsion2s are running a bit narrow and I like to wear relatively thick socks - but the Yonexes are still IMO a far better, more supportive shoe.)
 
Just look at the V10s from the back, the uppers slant inwards relative to the base of the sole, instead of sitting relatively parallel. (Of course I could just have a dud pair;); I only bought them because the Eclipsion2s are running a bit narrow and I like to wear relatively thick socks - but the Yonexes are still IMO a far better, more supportive shoe.)
If you do the "360 view" from ten-nis exp-ress, it looks slanted to me.
 

TforTommy

Semi-Pro
Looking forward to hearing reviews on the onfoot. Really hope it's not as slanted. Otherwise I'd probably get some orhotics with a high arch to kinda compensate - If anyone can link me where to get some stiff orhotic soles with a high arch (to counter balance the inward slant) That'd be amazing :)
 

smboogie

Rookie
I started my Nike boycott of tennis shoes three years ago. I purchased two versions of their Fly Knit Zooms and the tongue constantly and consistently slid over to the side. It was irritating and painful because the knot in my shoelaces stayed centered and would then rub against my sock. Even with high quality and thick socks it eventually caused rubbing and burning on my skin.

I contacted Nike and they said it wasn’t a defect with the shoe, it was just a shoe that didn’t fit my foot. Which was funny because they were a very popular shoe and everyone that I saw play with them, including my son, had the same issue.

Most weren’t bothered by it, but I couldn’t stand it and eventually led me to only want to play in booty type shoes...leading to my love affair with the Ubersonic 2.

Anyway...I had a gift card to my local golf course I had to use up. My pro has a Nike account so he agreed to order me some tennis shoes. So, I ordered up some Zoom Vapor X’s and am hoping the tongue issue no longer exists.
I 100% agree with the Fly Knit Zooms - the tongue constantly slide over and I had to keep adjusting throughout play. I told myself I would not buy another fly knit model. Other Vapors were fine and did not have this issue (9.5/X), at least for me. I currently have a pair of Vapor X and they fit great and I have some Zoom Zero's I have yet to get on court with. I personally like the feel of a bootie style fit, eliminates the sliding tongue issue and having narrow feet I always feel as if the shoe is more locked on.
 

Hapa_dude

New User
I tried on some Vapor X, X Flyknits, and Zoom Zeros last week in a local tennis shop. I don't like the laces on the X -- there is just so much friction to move them but I suppose that will keep them locked in place on court. The Flyknits were much more comfortable and easier to put on. They look much better than the current atrocious Vapor X colorways too.

Sizing: I wore a mens size 9.5 for the Vapor 9.5 and I have slightly narrow feet. The X felt a tad shorter but I'd still buy a size 9.5. Flyknit 9.5 also. The Zoom Zeros felt looser in the toebox, probably due to not having laces as far forward. Size 9.0 fit me lengthwise but was a bit tighter across the top of my foot but that's the size I'd get for that.
 

Hapa_dude

New User
I see Nike also released a Vapor X TC Knit that has some throwback Agassi shoe looks to it, which I had when I was a kid. So tempting.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
GUUUYSSS! I just got my Vapor X Knits. The fix is SOOOO much better than the regular Vapors. And I think they've upped the cushioning in the heel area, too! Feels different on foot compared to the regular Vapors. So excited to get this out on the courts! I don't expect the traction to be any better, but we'll see. I've had issues with the plastic shank plate touching court and causing me to slide in the regular Vapor Xs.

Oh, also, no feeling of an inward slant - although visually you'd think that. Could be the tweaked cushioning (lots more in the heel and a little more in the forefoot). The claws aren't digging into my arch area, either... but I didn't tie them tightly yet.

This is exciting!


*edit* Excitement is over. See following post.
 
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David Le

Hall of Fame
So I have a opportunity to purchase a pair of the new ZV10 Flyknit in the Arctic White or the OG colorway for only $85. I’ve tested the regular ZV10 and didn’t like how low to the ground it felt/less cushioning. So should I purchase the ZV10 Flyknit and give it a try? I will only be wearing these a causal shoes FYI.
 

TforTommy

Semi-Pro
GUUUYSSS! I just got my Vapor X Knits. The fix is SOOOO much better than the regular Vapors. And I think they've upped the cushioning in the heel area, too! Feels different on foot compared to the regular Vapors. So excited to get this out on the courts! I don't expect the traction to be any better, but we'll see. I've had issues with the plastic shank plate touching court and causing me to slide in the regular Vapor Xs.

Oh, also, no feeling of an inward slant - although visually you'd think that. Could be the tweaked cushioning (lots more in the heel and a little more in the forefoot). The claws aren't digging into my arch area, either... but I didn't tie them tightly yet.

This is exciting!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
GUUUYSSS! I just got my Vapor X Knits. The fix is SOOOO much better than the regular Vapors. And I think they've upped the cushioning in the heel area, too! Feels different on foot compared to the regular Vapors. So excited to get this out on the courts! I don't expect the traction to be any better, but we'll see. I've had issues with the plastic shank plate touching court and causing me to slide in the regular Vapor Xs.

Oh, also, no feeling of an inward slant - although visually you'd think that. Could be the tweaked cushioning (lots more in the heel and a little more in the forefoot). The claws aren't digging into my arch area, either... but I didn't tie them tightly yet.

This is exciting!
OK, I take it all back... I played in it for a set. Upper is definitely an improvement. Length was adjusted and it's a good thing. Not so narrow in the heel. HOWEVER... the lateral heel area of my left foot was cramping. Maybe the shoe needs more time to break in? I dunno. The traction was what I expected - it's slippery. And I still slide on the plasticky part and felt very unsure of my footing.

I mean, this is the first impressions, right?! But seriously, what was I thinking earlier? Oh, I know... I was wearing a pair of Chucks all day. Anything I slipped into would have been 'comfy.'
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
So I have a opportunity to purchase a pair of the new ZV10 Flyknit in the Arctic White or the OG colorway for only $85. I’ve tested the regular ZV10 and didn’t like how low to the ground it felt/less cushioning. So should I purchase the ZV10 Flyknit and give it a try? I will only be wearing these a causal shoes FYI.
A) These aren't flyknits... just regular knit. And it's like, a knit on top of a some other traditional shoe material.
B) I didn't like the 10s.... these feel about the same where it counts (for me) - midsole/outsole are the same.
C) Try them only if you can return them.
D) But... that's a great price...
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
I tried on some Vapor X, X Flyknits, and Zoom Zeros last week in a local tennis shop. I don't like the laces on the X -- there is just so much friction to move them but I suppose that will keep them locked in place on court. The Flyknits were much more comfortable and easier to put on. They look much better than the current atrocious Vapor X colorways too.

Sizing: I wore a mens size 9.5 for the Vapor 9.5 and I have slightly narrow feet. The X felt a tad shorter but I'd still buy a size 9.5. Flyknit 9.5 also. The Zoom Zeros felt looser in the toebox, probably due to not having laces as far forward. Size 9.0 fit me lengthwise but was a bit tighter across the top of my foot but that's the size I'd get for that.
The Zoom Zeros DO “open up” on the court. Everyone seems to feel that tightness across the top of his foot initially but once they’re on they seem to form to your foot.


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The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
GUUUYSSS! I just got my Vapor X Knits. The fix is SOOOO much better than the regular Vapors. And I think they've upped the cushioning in the heel area, too! Feels different on foot compared to the regular Vapors. So excited to get this out on the courts! I don't expect the traction to be any better, but we'll see. I've had issues with the plastic shank plate touching court and causing me to slide in the regular Vapor Xs.

Oh, also, no feeling of an inward slant - although visually you'd think that. Could be the tweaked cushioning (lots more in the heel and a little more in the forefoot). The claws aren't digging into my arch area, either... but I didn't tie them tightly yet.

This is exciting!
A lot of people reporting they feel like the Asics Court FF2. Would you be able to confirm that?


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XFactorer

Hall of Fame
A lot of people reporting they feel like the Asics Court FF2. Would you be able to confirm that?
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...not at the moment...but maybe soon. Might get the Wimby FF2s.

...also, see my updated thoughts after 1.5 hours of singles.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
A) These aren't flyknits... just regular knit. And it's like, a knit on top of a some other traditional shoe material.
B) I didn't like the 10s.... these feel about the same where it counts (for me) - midsole/outsole are the same.
C) Try them only if you can return them.
D) But... that's a great price...
Ah, my bad. Some how I thought these were FlyKnits. I never liked the ZV10s but I do love how these look. I’ll give them a try and like you said, if I don’t like them, I can always return them. Thanks for the info!
 
The Zoom Zeros DO “open up” on the court. Everyone seems to feel that tightness across the top of his foot initially but once they’re on they seem to form to your foot.


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Agreed. I also laced mine where the laces don’t crossover until the second eyelet and this took some of the tightness off the top of my foot as well. Definitely a non issue for me after a couple court hours as the shoe stretches a bit
 

TMCW140

Hall of Fame
Would love to hear more thoughts when people get a chance to try them out (a TW review on the way, perhaps?) - nearly out of 9.5’s and may finally make the jump
 

TMCW140

Hall of Fame
Just tried a pair of these on, alongside a pair of standard vapor Xs. Went for the same size in both and the knit were far comfier. I got weird pressure from the instep rubber portion on the standard, and obviously none of that in the knit. Very easy to get on, with a nice compression feel without it being overtly tight. Still easy to tighten the laces as required and felt closer to my 9.5's than the standard X
 
I just unboxed mine and will play with the later tonight. All I can say right now is that the "sock" makes this feel quite different than the standard X... I'll edit this later, but I don't think comparing them is such a good idea. This feels like a different shoe altogether.
 
I just unboxed mine and will play with the later tonight. All I can say right now is that the "sock" makes this feel quite different than the standard X... I'll edit this later, but I don't think comparing them is such a good idea. This feels like a different shoe altogether.
I played with the shoe for 90 minutes. Not sure what to add. I like the shoe, and the tight/glove fit is great. It feels more like the Cage 3 than the Vapor X on my foot. I'm happy with my purchase...
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
How fair are these statements? I based these on my own experience and what I've read so far.

*If you didn't like the Vapor X because of the outsole, you won't like the new Vapor X Knit
*If you didn't like the Vapor X because of the uppers, you might like the new Vapor X Knit
*If you like the Vapor X, you'll like the Vapor X Knit

I didn't like the Vapor X's outsole primarily. And I don't like the new Vapor X Knit because it's built on the same platform. The uppers are an improvement for my flat, low-arch foot. The uppers are just as supportive without the jarring discomfort from the little claws and the toe guard (again, for my foot).
 

NastyWinners

Professional
So I have a opportunity to purchase a pair of the new ZV10 Flyknit in the Arctic White or the OG colorway for only $85. I’ve tested the regular ZV10 and didn’t like how low to the ground it felt/less cushioning. So should I purchase the ZV10 Flyknit and give it a try? I will only be wearing these a causal shoes FYI.
I want in on that pricing haha
 

SDN

Semi-Pro
But Shapovalov will use the "Wimbledon vapor x knit" also in the upcoming pre Us Open tournaments?
For Us open should be another color
 

Slass

New User
But Shapovalov will use the "Wimbledon vapor x knit" also in the upcoming pre Us Open tournaments?
For Us open should be another color
If you go to Shapovalov instagram page he's been sporting a pair of all Blue pair in some of his recent pics. I'm guessing that will be the next color coming out soon.
 

SDN

Semi-Pro
If you go to Shapovalov instagram page he's been sporting a pair of all Blue pair in some of his recent pics. I'm guessing that will be the next color coming out soon.
but are those used on red earth in April and May? I only see those
 
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