Is that physically possible? Can you build a tractor that will corner as well as a sport car? I would think any show with a higher center if gravity will be outperformed in terms of stability by one that sits lower based on simple physics.A higher above the ground standing shoe that is not built like a tank (like the Barricade) is more stable ( and it has an additional Zoom unit that contributes to the shoe being stable)?
shoe launched today so you're gonna have to wait to get feedback on that...Looks like wearing an akle brace with these is going to be impossible, has anyone tried ?
Yes it is. Full length air. Vapor & Cage have rear Zoom Air units only. React has front & rear Zoom Air units. This is the only one that has it throughout the midsole.https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Nike_Court_Air_Zoom_Zero_Black_Crimson_Mens_Shoe/descpageMSNIKE-NMAZZBC.html
So is this the BEST cushioning that NIKE has to offer for Tennis at the moment ??
is this also the most responsive cushioning that Nike has ??? does it make you jump 2-3 feet higher ?Yes it is. Full length air. Vapor & Cage have rear Zoom Air units only. React has front & rear Zoom Air units. This is the only one that has it throughout the midsole.
Rafa wears custom shoes, so it really doesn't matter if the standard shoe only has it in the rear. Could be that's the line they want to sell the most.
The shoe just launched to the general public, so most of us don't know. TW states in their First Look video that these seem to hold up in their playtest. Mileage may vary.How is the durability, most of my longer lasting ones have substantially more rubber at the ball of the feet below the big toe. This seems to have little material there.
Yup, I know. I'm excited about the Zeros... whenever I get mine.Sorry I wasn’t being clear: Vapor 9.5 was size 8, Vapor X was size 8.5.
Btw, the lacing on this Zoom Zero is much easier to use than the X, which was horribly difficult to tighten (hard to describe, but if you have the X you’ll know what I’m talking about).
thanks for the extra pics of the shoe
Just received them. Tried on with my McDavid 195 ankle brace (same as ASO) and it is very, very difficult (ie nearly impossible) to fit everything in even after loosening up the laces — and I have skinny little ankles. The inner bootie is the problem, as anticipated above. An ankle sleeve may be possible, but even that would be tight, as the whole point of the shoe’s bootie is to be tight and supportive. I suffered a bad ankle sprain off the court a few weeks ago so hope to eventually get out of the brace. I think this shoe would work well for me at that point as it does feel more stable and supportive around the ankle and base.
I only have experience with Vapor 9.5 and X. The Zoom Zero does sit a bit higher off the ground but does feel cushier. The upper material is disappointing imo: feels and looks almost like canvas with no significant signs of ventilation holes/construction. Hey it will be a great fall tennis shoe...
Will get on the court with them once I recover completely from the ankle sprain. Despite the above shortcomings, I have high hopes for the cushioning and comfort (sans ankle brace).
Oh one more thing: sizing seems closer to Vapor 9.5 than the X ie the X runs a bit smaller and I had to size up a half size for that shoe.
The Air Zoom Challenge II was the single most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. If reviews compare the 'walking on pillows' sensation the AZC II had, I may have to buy a pair for everyday use.That Tennis.com article is maddening, I’ll keep saying this over and over, the Air Zoom Challenge II from 1997 had a single full length zoom air unit. I guess they are just saying that for marketing hype.