Nike Court Air Zoom Vapor Pro 2021

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zaskar1

Professional
i dont think they are as comfortable as the 9.5s and X but they are ok.
i couldnt find any Vapor Xs anywhere except at some shady places that wanted big bucks
i thought the tongue was not padded enough was was going to sell them
i bought some tongue pads online and put them in and now they are ok, so i guess i will keep them.
i like the Vapor NXTs better, a bit heavier but
NXTs have much more padding than the Vapor Pros

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Hall of Fame
The Vapor Pros fit more narrow than the 9.5 or X imo. Or it might be due to the plastic support pieces on the side of the forefoot that is causing the issue.
 

Alex7778

Rookie
Definitely due to more padding and durability. Unfortunately Nike declined over past generations of shoes in the Vapor and the Nadal lines.
Think will look to buy the Vapor NXT next then as they are similar to the barricades but will have better durability than them
 
Think will look to buy the Vapor NXT next then as they are similar to the barricades but will have better durability than them

Be careful with the NXTs. Don’t buy them without trying them on.

The upper is comfortable but the midsole is actually quite stiff and they don’t have nearly the same court feel as any other Vapors. It’s a Vapor in name only.

One of the most disappointing flagship shoes Nike has ever made imo.

If you want a Vapor 9.5 style shoe that you can currently buy, have a look at the Head Sprint Pro 3.5.
 

miraq

Rookie
Nope, not for me anyway. Good news is I have a pair of Vapor X’s that I thought were uncomfortable that I now use regularly that feel good, after wearing the Vapor Pros.
 

Chairman3

Hall of Fame
Officially abandoned the Vapor Pro
Ordered some Solution Speed FF 2's and am selling my new and lightly used clay court Vapor Pro's. Let me know if you're interested.

Ordered my normal 11 but something with the upper, especially the toebox, feels bigger.
I assume they made the toebox wider as most brands have with their newest releases.
The 11 I ordered almost feels longer too, like I could've gone down half a size.
 

d-quik

Hall of Fame
I thought were uncomfortable that I now use regularly that feel good, after wearing the Vapor Pros.
**tries shoes made from feces**

"Man these literally feel like crap"

**tries shoes made from acid**

"You know what? The ones that were made with feces aren't nearly as bad as these"
 

ryohazuki222

Professional
I think vapor pros, if the tongue was a little more padded would e an upgrade from my vapor x. But found the court nxt was the better next show.

tried vapor nxt also, but it was just too awkward. I think there’s a good shoe in there somewhere but it’s overwhelmed by awkwardness.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
Officially abandoned the Vapor Pro
Ordered some Solution Speed FF 2's and am selling my new and lightly used clay court Vapor Pro's. Let me know if you're interested.

Ordered my normal 11 but something with the upper, especially the toebox, feels bigger.
I assume they made the toebox wider as most brands have with their newest releases.
The 11 I ordered almost feels longer too, like I could've gone down half a size.
Nice! I think the Solution Speeds are closer to the ground with the right formula of cushioning. They're lightweight but protective enough for a game-day shoe.
 

Chairman3

Hall of Fame
Nice! I think the Solution Speeds are closer to the ground with the right formula of cushioning. They're lightweight but protective enough for a game-day shoe.
My only concern is they aren't a 1 piece bottom and all my prior clay court shoes were one piece.
Not sure it makes a difference besides aesthetically
 

Yamin

Hall of Fame
The forefoot cushioning was why I couldn't commit to these. My toes couldn't handle it. I enjoyed everything else although the tongue looked very cheap.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
My only concern is they aren't a 1 piece bottom and all my prior clay court shoes were one piece.
Not sure it makes a difference besides aesthetically
Performance wise, for me, it makes a huge difference. I prefer 1 piece outsoles. The plastic shanks always contact the court - and when that happens, I skid out of control. But with the Asics, after a few rounds of skidding, it has ground down the plastic where it no longer is an issue. With the Vapors, I haven't really given them much of a chance because of the great surface area of plastic in the arch area. But I have a pair. They're just for casual hitting with the 3.0 spouse.
 

DAViD_1999

New User
Guys, I just got mine yesterday. I have wide and thick feet. Used to wear the Cage 4 in size 11 and it worked perfectly fine for me (the upper, the width suited very well, and the length also wasn't too long). I bought this vapor pro in size 10.5. I can put them on my feet, but it felt super narrow(especially on my forefeet). I wonder if I should wear the size 10.5 and wait it break-in, or I should just buy a bigger size. If so, which size (11 or 11.5) is more recommended?
To provide more clues, I wore new Adidas Barricades in size 10 and that felt a bit short and hurt my toes.

Thanks!
 

Chairman3

Hall of Fame
Guys, I just got mine yesterday. I have wide and thick feet. Used to wear the Cage 4 in size 11 and it worked perfectly fine for me (the upper, the width suited very well, and the length also wasn't too long). I bought this vapor pro in size 10.5. I can put them on my feet, but it felt super narrow(especially on my forefeet). I wonder if I should wear the size 10.5 and wait it break-in, or I should just buy a bigger size. If so, which size (11 or 11.5) is more recommended?
To provide more clues, I wore new Adidas Barricades in size 10 and that felt a bit short and hurt my toes.

Thanks!
I'd go with 11, that's what you wore in the Cage 4 so not sure why you sized down for the Vapor?
I wore 11 in the Vapor X and got the same for the Vapor Pro. But the Vapor Pro feel bigger, particularly in the toe box.
So I think you're safe with an 11
 

Aruchizan

New User
Does anyone know where I could find Vapor Pros in Photon Dust / Chlorine Blue? A-certain-reselling-site doesn't have my size (Men's 11.5) and I'm striking out looking elsewhere.
 
Guys, I just got mine yesterday. I have wide and thick feet. Used to wear the Cage 4 in size 11 and it worked perfectly fine for me (the upper, the width suited very well, and the length also wasn't too long). I bought this vapor pro in size 10.5. I can put them on my feet, but it felt super narrow(especially on my forefeet). I wonder if I should wear the size 10.5 and wait it break-in, or I should just buy a bigger size. If so, which size (11 or 11.5) is more recommended?
To provide more clues, I wore new Adidas Barricades in size 10 and that felt a bit short and hurt my toes.

Thanks!
Cage 4 is a generous fit, especially length wise so Vapor Pro size would most likely be 11, or perhaps even 11.5.
 

mraverage

New User
Nike make great looking tennis shoes but that's where it stops, very poor support in the arch and heel area and the way the sole is that makes the shoe naturally tilt inwards is very strange, I wouldn't recommend these to anyone that has any sign of pro nation
 

Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
I'm rather annoyed I've given up on the Vapor Pros right when they start releasing all the cool colorways.
I left them because the fit, but still

Yeah. I'll probably never try them since I have 4 pr of GP Turbo, 1 pr of Cage4 and Cage3, plus a random pair of Yonex to go through before I buy anything else
 
Is it just me or did many others find some heel slippage, especially compared with the vapor x? Either way please let us know. If it is not a common occurence then it may just be my socks!
 

colan5934

Professional
Is it just me or did many others find some heel slippage, especially compared with the vapor x? Either way please let us know. If it is not a common occurence then it may just be my socks!
Mine slip unless I use the last eyelet. I have a pretty narrow foot but the uppers and heel collar on these are less substantial than the X and hug my ankle less well. I find them more comfortable in the upper, though. Lacing to the top fixed it for me.
 

bert96

Rookie
Is it just me or did many others find some heel slippage, especially compared with the vapor x? Either way please let us know. If it is not a common occurence then it may just be my socks!

Yes absolutely feel the same way. I even got a couple of blue toenails from it.
 

ey039524

Professional
Got out yesterday w these for the first time:

- laces are too short (I like to 2x knot);

- last pair of eyelets are really far down, causing the inside part of the top of my foot to hurt if I laced them snugly;

- outsoles slide like crazy on hard courts. I thought the Mizunos slid a lot, but these are almost unusable. My son finally wears the same size as me (11), so he first gave these a try on his school's newly resurfaced courts, and he told me he almost slid into the fence. I was incredulous knowing how rough the new courts are. Now I get it. Might have to gift these to one of his coaches that wears them.
 

Chopin

Hall of Fame
I own the clay court version of this shoe, and it's performed well. My other shoes are the Vapor 9.5 and Zoom Zero. The 9.5 is my favorite tennis sneaker of all time along with the Vapor VI.

I played on hard courts with the clay court version once, and I didn't have any issue with the traction being slippery. The biggest downside of this shoe is that the heel isn't quite as locked in as it is with the Vapor 9.5. To feel secure, I have to cinch the laces tightly, which is not as easy it should be because of the asymmetrical tongue. I may do this a couple of times per sessions. Overall, I'm happy with them even if they're not as good as the 9.5s.

 
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Chopin

Hall of Fame
The article I linked above mentions suggests that there is a new version coming out. Do we know anything more?

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