Nike Air Zoom Zero (summer 18 release)

SteelCurtain

New User
I really wanted to like these shoes. I have a narrow foot and they fit great and the cushioning was Awesome as well but I played a tough singles match tonight and I had the worst pain on the outside of each foot. It was not from the shoe rubbing against my foot but the type of pain you get from planter fasciitis I could barely walk and it only felt better after ice on each foot for an hour. Has anyone else had this problem? I am prone to planter fasciitis but that is usually on the arch.
 

azrael201

Rookie
I really wanted to like these shoes. I have a narrow foot and they fit great and the cushioning was Awesome as well but I played a tough singles match tonight and I had the worst pain on the outside of each foot. It was not from the shoe rubbing against my foot but the type of pain you get from planter fasciitis I could barely walk and it only felt better after ice on each foot for an hour. Has anyone else had this problem? I am prone to planter fasciitis but that is usually on the arch.
I wanted to love these shoes so much so that I bought it in my true size and bared the 20 minutes of constricting pain at the start of a session for a month before buying next size up. It was a little better but still tight on the sides. Two months in, the damn lace loop detached from the base. Still haven't figured out how to fix it. I bought a pair of Yonex shoes on clearance and although I love them they occasionally give me that side forefoot pain on my left foot. They are snug too and possibly a source of the pain but I'm thinking I probably need insoles with better arch support as well.
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I wanted to love these shoes so much so that I bought it in my true size and bared the 20 minutes of constricting pain at the start of a session for a month before buying next size up. It was a little better but still tight on the sides. Two months in, the damn lace loop detached from the base. Still haven't figured out how to fix it. I bought a pair of Yonex shoes on clearance and although I love them they occasionally give me that side forefoot pain on my left foot. They are snug too and possibly a source of the pain but I'm thinking I probably need insoles with better arch support as well.

I bought several pairs of the Zoom Zeroes I went a full size up, I really enjoyed them as well. The eyelet on each different shoe the lace broke three times. On three different occasions.

The good thing is, I sent then back to Nike and I each time they sent me a voucher. Contact Nike for a replacement voucher.

I’m playing in Nike Cage 3’s now. Really good shoe, no issues either.
 

azrael201

Rookie
I bought several pairs of the Zoom Zeroes I went a full size up, I really enjoyed them as well. The eyelet on each different shoe the lace broke three times. On three different occasions.

The good thing is, I sent then back to Nike and I each time they sent me a voucher. Contact Nike for a replacement voucher.

I’m playing in Nike Cage 3’s now. Really good shoe, no issues either.
Really? I think I did call them to get it replaced and they said too bad. Is there a specific way to go about this?
 

SteelCurtain

New User
Thank you for the responses. I was hoping to get to the point where the eyelet came off but I didn’t make it these shoes made the side of my foot hurt too much.
 

elsk

New User
The eyelet break happened to my first pair of zoom zeroes when I kicked off my shoes without fully undoing the laces, I am now very careful to fully undo laces and make sure there is not too much friction when I remove the shoes. My retailer refunded me and I bought a new pair in a different colour and they have been great for a few months now.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Zoom Zero people. Same size as Cage 3 or half a size smaller because of the length? Thanks in advance to whoever answers. I hate sending shoes back because I ordered the wrong size.
 

Sardines

Professional
Zoom Zero people. Same size as Cage 3 or half a size smaller because of the length? Thanks in advance to whoever answers. I hate sending shoes back because I ordered the wrong size.
I buy all mine true to size. I do have to switch to thinner socks from my usual TMX Thorlos with the AC3 v1.1+, not because it's too tight but the toe area narrows in a way that causes the big toe to callus up. Going 1/2 size up created too much space in length and I had toe jamming. I prefer the AC3 for traction, stability and wear. With Zoom Zeros, I have no such fit issue and prefer it for comfort and cushioning.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
I really wanted to like these shoes. I have a narrow foot and they fit great and the cushioning was Awesome as well but I played a tough singles match tonight and I had the worst pain on the outside of each foot. It was not from the shoe rubbing against my foot but the type of pain you get from planter fasciitis I could barely walk and it only felt better after ice on each foot for an hour. Has anyone else had this problem? I am prone to planter fasciitis but that is usually on the arch.
Loosen the laces. The flywire inside the outer will cinch just a tight as you make them. This is what gives it the glove-like fit - but you can definitely over tighten them.


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elsk

New User
Really enjoy this shoe although I did have to send a pair back due to a lace eyelet breaking on me, had my second pair for about 5 months now and the souls are starting to lose grip causing me to slip on the artifical grass courts at my local club. These will probably last longer on a hard court but I can't be sure.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
Really enjoy this shoe although I did have to send a pair back due to a lace eyelet breaking on me, had my second pair for about 5 months now and the souls are starting to lose grip causing me to slip on the artifical grass courts at my local club. These will probably last longer on a hard court but I can't be sure.
I have never played on artificial grass but I do wear the shoes that I love them. I’m curious to know if those who play on artificial grass wear actual grass shoes and if they perform better. Zoom Zero does not have a grass model.


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J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
I have never played on artificial grass but I do wear the shoes that I love them. I’m curious to know if those who play on artificial grass wear actual grass shoes and if they perform better. Zoom Zero does not have a grass model.


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Yes, not even the same sport when you wear grass shoes.

J
 

senna11

New User
Has anyone tried the white summit version with the see-through light blue soles? I was wondering if the material is different from the "standard" soles, in order to make it see-through.
 

kdm711

Rookie
Just recently picked up a pair of the zoom zeros and I think they may be my favorite shoes I’ve owned over the 15+ years I’ve been playing tennis. They fit my foot like a glove, love the cushioning and how quick I feel in them. My only concern yet to be seen is the durability in terms of how the outsole will hold up.


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MattCrosby

Professional
I have never played on artificial grass but I do wear the shoes that I love them. I’m curious to know if those who play on artificial grass wear actual grass shoes and if they perform better. Zoom Zero does not have a grass model.


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it depends for me. Different clubs have a different amount of sand on the artificial grass. So if I know I’m playing at a sandy club I’ll wear my Grass shoes. If it’s not sandy I’ll just wear my regular Vapor X. I also have a grass court soles Zoom Zero which I haven’t worn yet. Got them off the big auction site. Made for tiafoe to wear last year on the grass. If you’d like pictures I can post some.
 
After 5 pairs without a problem, I finally fell victim to the dreaded torn lace strap on my Light Bone ZZ today. Looks like Nike will be getting a chat from me tomorrow morning....
 

Ultra 2

Professional
I realize they're not the same but do the Zoom Zeroes come with the same super thick insoles found on the Air Max Wildcard?
 

BDAZ

Professional
I like this and the current colorway. Wish they'd kept the swoosh placement the same as previous versions.
 

Ultra 2

Professional
I’ve had the wildcard for a few minutes.. and returned them. The shoes were much larger than my vapors by nearly an inch probably due to the fact that it had an insole that was really thick in the forefoot. This makes the foot sit much higher, in a much larger shoe. Wondering if the ZZ has the same issue.
 

Kamshaft

New User
Was a SS 3 user until all of the negative reviews on the SS FF. Bought a pair of the AZZ in the gold on sale at TW. Shoes fit, althought I probably could have gone down half a size.

One thing I noticed, the fabric upper at the point it meets the rubber toe protection soaked up sweat in the 90 minutes doubles I played. Never had a shoe visibly exibit soaking up sweat like that, even though I know my feet run hot and shoes are drenched after I play.

Anyone notice the same issue? Know of the best ventilated shoes with similar support as AZZ??? These shoes are super comfortable, but now all I can think of is how weird my feet look after an hour of play.
 
Was a SS 3 user until all of the negative reviews on the SS FF. Bought a pair of the AZZ in the gold on sale at TW. Shoes fit, althought I probably could have gone down half a size.

One thing I noticed, the fabric upper at the point it meets the rubber toe protection soaked up sweat in the 90 minutes doubles I played. Never had a shoe visibly exibit soaking up sweat like that, even though I know my feet run hot and shoes are drenched after I play.

Anyone notice the same issue? Know of the best ventilated shoes with similar support as AZZ??? These shoes are super comfortable, but now all I can think of is how weird my feet look after an hour of play.
i also have the same problem and will only be wearing them for cold months, hopefully that alleviates something
 

Scoop

New User
I received my first pair of ZZ's on Friday along with a new pair of X's. I suffer from chronic small achilles tears right at the heel so need a really good/secure fit. As soon as I put them on and tightened them I could tell there might be an issue. I got to the courts and played for 2 mins and immediately had an issue. Thankfully, I brought an old pair of X's with me and switched immediately and didn't have any further problems. TW has been great about the exchange and have a second pair of X's on the way.

I wish they had worked out because the comfort/cushioning felt far superior to the Vapors.
 

Chezbeeno

Professional
I'm looking for shoes that have better-than-average forefoot cushioning, and it seems like these probably fit the bill? I have the Adidas SoleMatch Bounce (via a TW playtest), and when I coach I will hit in with kids/stand around for about 3 hours. By the end of that one of my knees is killing me, I'm assuming because the SoleMatch Bounce has dreadful forefoot cushioning. It seems like the ZZ's would fit the bill to help with the issue, but I just wanted to double check. Is the general consensus that these have some of the best forefoot cushioning of any shoes currently on the market?
 

Sardines

Professional
I'm looking for shoes that have better-than-average forefoot cushioning, and it seems like these probably fit the bill? I have the Adidas SoleMatch Bounce (via a TW playtest), and when I coach I will hit in with kids/stand around for about 3 hours. By the end of that one of my knees is killing me, I'm assuming because the SoleMatch Bounce has dreadful forefoot cushioning. It seems like the ZZ's would fit the bill to help with the issue, but I just wanted to double check. Is the general consensus that these have some of the best forefoot cushioning of any shoes currently on the market?
The cushioning is very nice on the ZZ, but I think what it does best is lean the wearer's weight toward the forefoot. The outsole wear is average at best, but the pattern works well on surfaces like artificial and real grass, as well as clay. Not sure about the SMB, but my SoleCourt Boost feels great on the forefoot cushioning, even after 2.5hrs of singles on a Decoturf II hardcourt.

Anyone notice the same issue? Know of the best ventilated shoes with similar support as AZZ??? These shoes are super comfortable, but now all I can think of is how weird my feet look after an hour of play.
Yes, the upper fabric stains with mineral deposits from sweat. I give it a rinse at the end of the week and let dry. However if you have quite hard water source, I would suggest using distilled water.
 
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Chezbeeno

Professional
The cushioning is very nice on the ZZ, but I think what it does best is lean the wearer's weight toward the forefoot. The outsole wear is average at best, but the pattern works well on surfaces like artificial and real grass, as well as clay. Not sure about the SMB, but my SoleCourt Bounce feels great on the forefoot cushioning, even after 2.5hrs of singles on a Decoturf II hardcourt.


Yes, the upper fabric stains with mineral deposits from sweat. I give it a rinse at the end of the week and let dry. However if you have quite hard water source, I would suggest using distilled water.
Well the comments from the TW playtesters about the SoleCourt Boost lacking in forefoot cushioning is enough to scare me off, and the additional 20% off clearance was enough to get me to try the ZZ's. $57 is a crazy deal, and I wanted to jump on the 25% off Wilson (with a free Clash duffel, which I was thinking about buying anyways) to try out the new Blade, so I have a very exciting order on the way from TW, happy early Christmas to me!
 

dr. godmode

Professional
I wonder if ZoomX will be used in future iterations of this shoe
As much as I love my Peg Turbos, I feel like these high end foams aren't durable enough for tennis. Lunarlon used to bottom out quickly, and encapsulating React seems to kill some of its magic (see bball shoes). Even the 2h Marathon Zoom FLy thing had little Air Bubbles in the mid foot.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
Well the comments from the TW playtesters about the SoleCourt Boost lacking in forefoot cushioning is enough to scare me off, and the additional 20% off clearance was enough to get me to try the ZZ's. $57 is a crazy deal, and I wanted to jump on the 25% off Wilson (with a free Clash duffel, which I was thinking about buying anyways) to try out the new Blade, so I have a very exciting order on the way from TW, happy early Christmas to me!


 

Just In

New User
I was lured in by vapor x knits but went back to the zz. So much more comfort and response. Just wish they breathed a bit better.
 
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