Nike Needs To Bring Back the Vapor 9.5 Tour

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I havent. Just know the Vapor 9 and 9.5 fit my foot perfectly and can't wear the Vapor X now.
This is normal. sometimes Nike will change up the fit and shape of the shoes slightly but it makes a huge difference to our feet. so slight changes really messes up the fit and makes it uncomfortable. That is why we end up changing the shoe and buy something else. Like Yonex Eclipsion 1 was perfect fit for me and they made some changes to Eclipsion 2, now I can't wear it anymore due to horrible fit. Now I have to look else where like Nike Air zoom zero or Asic.
 

tegg96

Semi-Pro
So, what's the consensus on the Prestige line?
Very cheap and nasty feeling reborn version of the Vapor Tour 9.5. Narrower, tighter all round fit. Tread pattern is the best feature, matches the Vapor Tour. Cannot recommend.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Very cheap and nasty feeling reborn version of the Vapor Tour 9.5. Narrower, tighter all round fit. Tread pattern is the best feature, matches the Vapor Tour. Cannot recommend.
What if some like the tighter fit? Like, I dont really have flippers and tend to like a locked-in feel
 

tegg96

Semi-Pro
What if some like the tighter fit? Like, I dont really have flippers and tend to like a locked-in feel
The Prestige may defiantly suit a narrower overall lower volume foot. I think the main reason players are disappointed with the Vapor 9.5 replacements is the Vapor 9.5 had quite a unique fit. Was more generous in volume than most others. So any change in that has upset users. The Vapor 9-9.5 were also around for many years.
 

WhiteStripes

Semi-Pro
As a longtime wearer of the Vapor 9/9.5s, I finally and reluctantly picked up a pair of the Xs notwithstanding the negative reviews. I had previously tried them on in person at the store before purchasing online, and while the fit was definitely narrower, I figured it would be no problem as they'll eventually break in and mold to my feet. After a couple hours, however, they still feel pretty tight in the mid foot, with some pressure in my instep area. Not sure how much longer it will take to stretch them out a bit more. Even more troublesome is the slickness of the outsole and the excessive sliding with the shoe. Definitely looking to find NOS pairs of the Vapor 9/9.5s now.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
As a longtime wearer of the Vapor 9/9.5s, I finally and reluctantly picked up a pair of the Xs notwithstanding the negative reviews. I had previously tried them on in person at the store before purchasing online, and while the fit was definitely narrower, I figured it would be no problem as they'll eventually break in and mold to my feet. After a couple hours, however, they still feel pretty tight in the mid foot, with some pressure in my instep area. Not sure how much longer it will take to stretch them out a bit more. Even more troublesome is the slickness of the outsole and the excessive sliding with the shoe. Definitely looking to find NOS pairs of the Vapor 9/9.5s now.
You should have read the threads here - 1/2 size up.
 

WhiteStripes

Semi-Pro
You should have read the threads here - 1/2 size up.
I actually tried 1/2 size up in the store. The length was too long. Given the predicament, I decided to keep the same size and allow the shoe to break in to stretch out the mid foot area, as you can't change the length of the shoe. Thicker or double sock to fill up some of the length would only exacerbate the tightness of the mid foot area.
 

Robert F

Professional
So, what's the consensus on the Prestige line?
Hearing the mixed reviews on the Vapor X's and the escalating price, I bought a pair of Prestiges in the same size as my 9.5s. Probably a little narrower. Odd that when you put it on it feels as if it has more cushioning, but when on the court seems a little stiffer. The stiffness initially translated to more stress/stiffness in my feet the day after. But after about 4-6 hours in the shoe, either they broke in and no longer bother the feet or my feet have adjusted.

I have not had any durablity issues so far. Seem to be holding up fairly well.
Due to materials might not breath as well as the 9.5s.
 
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