Nike Turbo GP Information

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XFactorer

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Thanks for your answer.So by going up in size doesn't it create heel slippage issues?
My experience is that I had to go up half size, too. The toe box feels narrow, but it softens up during play (either from the heat of my foot or some other factor). And then the next day when I put the shoe on again, it seem so to be narrow again until I'm on the court, then I have no issues. I suspect it could be the lateral toe box material loosing up as the shoe warms up. I did also have to use the last eyelets to get a secure heel fit.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
I utilized the last eyelets today and that helped a bunch with any heel slippage I was experiencing last week! These shoes do run hot though! But, oh so bouncy!

Michelle, TW
 

GTz

New User
The photos I have are from a shop. I can't post them as I did that earlier this year & got a call. I don't work for them but I still took them down as the right thing to do. And a few others had done the same as well when they saved my photos. I will tell you it's basically everything from the '90 Open. His match shirt & spandex plus the alternate polo. The warm up plus the long shorts with the large flaming ball logo on the one side. It's gonna be expensive next week.
The line drops on the 1st right? Do we know what time? I'm going to be in the mountains and hope I can get WiFi...
 

teckid

Rookie
Had a chance to try on two pairs around my size to see what works best, 9.0 and 9.5. For reference I wear a 9.0 in Lunar Ballistecs and current VC4, and most Nike’s in the past years; during the original run of Vapor Tour 9s/9.5 I wore size 9.5; never owned the VX (I feel Nike’s sizes have shifted a bit in last few years). I did not get to play in these, just tried on for size and got to walk around on hard floors to test cushioning, wore Nike Court Essential socks (double lines across midfoot).

First off I immediately understood what everyone is talking about with the toebox, I didn’t find it tight on the sides of my forefoot but more on the top, as if there was a lot of padding above the forefoot and toe section; it was not uncomfortable nor did it make a difference while walking, but I felt it. Honestly it felt the same in both sizes so I focused on the length and the heel. I found the length between the two sizes to be very close with the amount of space from tip of my toe to the end of the shoe, both put the end of my toe right at the end of the first vent/dash cutout. The heel felt a little different than other shoes as it has the sloped back or arching design away from the achilles tendon area. I felt slight slippage in the 9.5, no slippage in the 9.0 BUT it did have a slight less lockdown feel than other tennis shoes that grip around the ankle. Not a dealbreaker and actually probably helps next gen player with more aggressive lunges, slides, etc as there is more room to pivot. Tongue and lacing system was really nice and a welcomed change from the bootie style from ZZ which I disliked and felt the shiny polyester material aided slippage when wearing performance/elite socks. The tongue is pretty padded and bunched up some when the laces were cinched up, but it was never uncomfortable like some of the newer Nike running shoes that have the very thin tongue that folds and creases into a rub point when you lace up (Nike Zoom Fly). The upper design and materials are definitely different, but felt good, seems like the white/translucent would yellow over time, but ideally these have no reason to be deadstocked or stored for years. Underfoot cushioning was by far the BEST I’ve experienced in Nike in 20+ years, specifically since the Zoom Challenge 2, possibly the last Nike to have a full length Zoom Air unit. The GPT felt great and you could feel the responsiveness immediately, thank you for bringing back full length Zoom.

I will be going with the smaller size as I prefer a snug fit and don’t want any possibility of heel slippage, even if the larger size didn’t slip much I would be thinking about it and my favorite thing about good shoes is I don’t think about them when playing. The larger size felt a little longer and wider on foot, but I’m sure its only a few mms and mostly mental. But I didn’t feel I would need to jump up a half size from my normal as many of the post have mentioned.

Overall this is a welcome next generation shoe that finally brings some of the nice basketball tech to the tennis line (upper materials, modern zoom configurations): similar to Kyrie 6/KD12 (Zoom), PG 4 (upper). They felt more sleek, flexible than the ZC4 which has that solid tank vibe, which I also like in a shoe. Very much two different animals. Nike has tried to find a good third pillar for their tennis line Vapor 9/9.5/X/Fed as the classic performance, Vapor Cage 4/Rafa as the durable tank, now the Zoom GP in the speed/movement slot. In the past this third speed/movement slot seemed to be the ZZ or the Zoom Ultra React/UltraFly. The GPT at first wear is much better at initial comfort than the ZZ or the Ultras so I hope it sells well and sticks around for people to try.
 

QuadCam

Professional
I broke down and ordered a pair. When I read that the agassi colorway would another month away, I caved and ordered the newest colorway... white/black/aqua/purple.

I wore a 13 in Vapor9/9.5s, so I went with that according to others sizing notes. Ibeen in Adidas crazylight boosts for about 3 years now. I am a 13 in those. I bought a pair of 12s... and I ended up with damage to my toenails on my big toes. I hope these GPTs aren't too tight in the toe box. I'll report back when they arrive.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Had high hopes for these but don’t feel like messing around spending time trying to get the right fit. Guess I’ll stick with cage 4s for now.
 
Got my pair today and I’ll put them to use in a tournament starting tomorrow. Wore them in the house and outside of the cushioning, which is fantastic, the rest of the shoe is a let down for me. I went up 1/2 size and there’s no way my TTS would have worked. Even at this size the toe box is cramped and just seems bizarrely designed. The same sloppy tongue I always found with Vapors (excess material, poor seam stitching) makes me miss the ZZ bootie. Breathability feels likely to be horrid and I am going to have to wear the thinnest socks possible for fit and comfort inside the shoe.

This just feels like Nike took a step forward in cushion and a step backward everywhere else compared to the ZZ. That shoe just needed a little more width, ventilation and a pull tab to help get the shoe on.

I got hooked up with these so I will still play them and hope they maybe stretch a bit during play like the ZZ (they’ll have to do it even more to impress me). If I had bought them, they’d already be on a UPS truck for return.
 

jeep2008

New User
I broke down and ordered a pair. When I read that the agassi colorway would another month away, I caved and ordered the newest colorway... white/black/aqua/purple.

I wore a 13 in Vapor9/9.5s, so I went with that according to others sizing notes. Ibeen in Adidas crazylight boosts for about 3 years now. I am a 13 in those. I bought a pair of 12s... and I ended up with damage to my toenails on my big toes. I hope these GPTs aren't too tight in the toe box. I'll report back when they arrive.
Yes please do.I wear 13 also and I don't like narrow toe boxes or heel slippage.
 

QuadCam

Professional
Yes please do.I wear 13 also and I don't like narrow toe boxes or heel slippage.
I've got a wide forefoot and a narrow ankle.... It's terrible finding a shoe that for both of those issues. I installed but shoes that are too long so that the width isn't an issue and then i use the runners knots to cinch in the heels
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
I broke down and ordered a pair. When I read that the agassi colorway would another month away, I caved and ordered the newest colorway... white/black/aqua/purple.

I wore a 13 in Vapor9/9.5s, so I went with that according to others sizing notes. Ibeen in Adidas crazylight boosts for about 3 years now. I am a 13 in those. I bought a pair of 12s... and I ended up with damage to my toenails on my big toes. I hope these GPTs aren't too tight in the toe box. I'll report back when they arrive.
I must admit I always use a smaller size in Adidas than I do in Nikes, except for a few rare cases. So usually 11.5 in Nike and 11 in Adidas. With the GP turbos, I had to size up slightly (went with a 12).

I'm a little bit concerned that if you are already at a 13 in Adidas, those GP Turbos in a size 12 could be too small. Hopefully not the case, though. The colourway that you ended up ordering looks great imo. The white/black/aqua/purple is the Second best colourway after the Agassi Challenge Court versions imo.
 

Mr Backhand

Rookie
I must admit I always use a smaller size in Adidas than I do in Nikes, except for a few rare cases. So usually 11.5 in Nike and 11 in Adidas. With the GP turbos, I had to size up slightly (went with a 12).

I'm a little bit concerned that if you are already at a 13 in Adidas, those GP Turbos in a size 12 could be too small. Hopefully not the case, though. The colourway that you ended up ordering looks great imo. The white/black/aqua/purple is the Second best colourway after the Agassi Challenge Court versions imo.
Have you seen the Agassi colorway yet?
 

romurr

New User
After playing a good 2 hours in these prime time heat 1030am-1230

I can not see how anyone who’s foot fits this shoe properly can have anything bad to say! Extremely comfortable and noticeably comfortable still as the session was going after the first hour . These were almost an instant break in, typically I will blister once or twice with a new nike shoe breaking them in but not the case here. Before I really rated them I wanted to wait later into the afternoon to see how my feet felt later. With my cages 3 and 4 I always have throbbing foot pain essentially the rest of the day. Not the case tonight after playing in the GP

They don’t feel heavy on your feet which is odd considering their listed heavier than cage 4s

Cage 3s were the last pair I went crazy with in terms of buying a lot to keep on ice. May have to do the same with the new GP, hoping for some cool color ways to come.


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jeep2008

New User
After playing a good 2 hours in these prime time heat 1030am-1230

I can not see how anyone who’s foot fits this shoe properly can have anything bad to say! Extremely comfortable and noticeably comfortable still as the session was going after the first hour . These were almost an instant break in, typically I will blister once or twice with a new nike shoe breaking them in but not the case here. Before I really rated them I wanted to wait later into the afternoon to see how my feet felt later. With my cages 3 and 4 I always have throbbing foot pain essentially the rest of the day. Not the case tonight after playing in the GP

They don’t feel heavy on your feet which is odd considering their listed heavier than cage 4s

Cage 3s were the last pair I went crazy with in terms of buying a lot to keep on ice. May have to do the same with the new GP, hoping for some cool color ways to come.


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So these are true to size according to you?How is the toe box?Wide enough?
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
I wear an 11.5 in Cage 3’s. There’s a good amount of room in the toebox where I could probably have worn an11. With that being said and those they have worn both, do you think I would be safe in an 11.5?
 

Boomersooner

New User
I wear an 11.5 in Cage 3’s. There’s a good amount of room in the toebox where I could probably have worn an11. With that being said and those they have worn both, do you think I would be safe in an 11.5?
I use a 10 in both shoes. The space from big toe to shoe tip is identical in my pairs. The turbo does give a sensation of being shorter/smaller because of the cushioning ABOVE your foot. However, once I used them and broke them in a little, I find them perfect. Probably the best shoe I've used in 10 years. I'm 55, 4.0 to 4.5, still move well & look for cushioning & stability above all else. Slightly narrow foot
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
Thank you. I would venture to guess that padding on top of the toes feels a lot nicer than the stiffness of the Cage.
 

romurr

New User
So these are true to size according to you?How is the toe box?Wide enough?
I’ve played in them now 3 days In a row and don’t notice any craming in my toebox I actually find it quite comfortable (the padding on the toes really makes the difference)

I’m in Miami it’s mid summer 93degrees when I’m playing and they don’t feel hot in my feet at all

For me they fit tru to size and that’s with an ankle brace




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XFactorer

Hall of Fame
I’ve played in them now 3 days In a row and don’t notice any craming in my toebox I actually find it quite comfortable (the padding on the toes really makes the difference)

I’m in Miami it’s mid summer 93degrees when I’m playing and they don’t feel hot in my feet at all

For me they fit tru to size and that’s with an ankle brace




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Nice! I actually had to go up half size. No toe cramming, but I do find my foot sometimes ends up diagonally inside the shoe... probably the heel counter with the forgiving material of the lateral forefoot has something to do with it. It's minor and perhaps addressable with some fidgeting of the laces.
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
Ordered a 11.5 (normal size), and a 12. The 11.5 has enough room, but like others have mentioned, does feel a little cramped with the extra padding. It's mainly because of the extra padding on top of the toes were it feels cramped, not the length of the shoe box to me. The 12's feel more generous in the toe area and feel more comfortable there, however I do have heel slippage and feel that will only get worse when they break in.

I think I am leaning towards the 11.5's as they should loosen up after a few hours of play. Have any of yours loosened up a decent amount after a few hours?

Comfortable shoe, interesting looking in person.
 
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airchallenge2

Professional
About the same as the Lunar Ballistecs! Toe swooshes were all the rage like 5-7 years ago (LBs, LeBron 13, KD VI, VaporFly) :-D
Agreed, they did them for their golf shoes, too. However, I am positive that it didn't sell too well outside basketball.
 

Andy Miller

New User
Wanted to love them. The toe box was so tight even going up a size. I even have a narrow foot and could not take 5 minutes in this sneaker. Nike can't do anything right.
 

QuadCam

Professional
Just sent mine back to TW as it seems the upper air units popped in both shoes. I hope this is an anomoly. I noticed that the shoes weren't quite as "bouncy" feeling. I'd only played in them 3 times and had owned them for a week. I've enjoyed the cushioning in these shoes.
I removed the insoles t check to see how thick they were and if they were already compressed. As soon as you take out the insoles, you can see where the "upper" air unit resides. the outline of it is very visible and raised. I thought "oh, how cool." then, I pressed my finger on the air unit and noticed that there was zero pressure. Completely deflated. It held its shape but it was obvious that there wasn't any pressurized air or gas in it. So, I then checked the other shoe as it was the same.....popped. :-(

Before contacting TW, I had my wife and son also check take a look and see what they thought. Definitely popped air units.

The TW customer service couldn't have been nicer. They said that they need to check them out and verify that it's a defect, and thy emailed me a UPS return label.

I'm curious if anyone else has seen this (or checked their GP Turbos) for popped air units. I'd heard that the zoom zeros has issues with popped air units. I've never seen this before with a nike but then I've also never seen an air unit right below the insole.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Back on page seven of this thread there is a post showing an actual cross section of the shoe; it was mooted that the top ‘bag‘ is just air, and only the bottom bag is pressurised. I believe that there is also a reference to Nike‘s own site listing the shoe as having only one air bag layer? Unfortunately the thread moved on without a definitive resolution - as they quite often do...
 

QuadCam

Professional
There is only one zoom unit but the upper unit would still have to be a sealed air chamber for it to make a difference.. It can be just air but it should be sealed. If it's not sealed, what's the point?

Can someone with these shoes pull their insoles out and check the upper air chamber, please?
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
Ordered a 11.5 (normal size), and a 12. The 11.5 has enough room, but like others have mentioned, does feel a little cramped with the extra padding. It's mainly because of the extra padding on top of the toes were it feels cramped, not the length of the shoe box to me. The 12's feel more generous in the toe area and feel more comfortable there, however I do have heel slippage and feel that will only get worse when they break in.

I think I am leaning towards the 11.5's as they should loosen up after a few hours of play. Have any of yours loosened up a decent amount after a few hours?

Comfortable shoe, interesting looking in person.
I'm normally an 11.5 in Nike, but I went up a half size and all the other pairs I bought in a 12, too. I'm glad I went a 12, I don't know exactly how to describe it, but anyone who has worn the PG4's, it's the same issue where they fit "short".

If your fit issue is related to width and "roominess" rather than length, there is a good chance those 11.5's will work out nicely once they've broken in.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
I'm normally an 11.5 in Nike, but I went up a half size and all the other pairs I bought in a 12, too. I'm glad I went a 12, I don't know exactly how to describe it, but anyone who has worn the PG4's, it's the same issue where they fit "short".

If your fit issue is related to width and "roominess" rather than length, there is a good chance those 11.5's will work out nicely once they've broken in.
good to know it’s the same issue as the PG4. Super comfortable shoe but I had to size up in it as well. Maybe it’s an issue with the air strobel shoes?
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
good to know it’s the same issue as the PG4. Super comfortable shoe but I had to size up in it as well. Maybe it’s an issue with the air strobel shoes?
Could be. I have to say, before we had to go back into lockdown here I was starting to wear the PG4's for more than just basketball. It's incredible how comfortable they are with the air strobel and that soft inner bootie.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Could be. I have to say, before we had to go back into lockdown here I was starting to wear the PG4's for more than just basketball. It's incredible how comfortable they are with the air strobel and that soft inner bootie.
I have the plaid ones and they might be the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn.
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
I have the plaid ones and they might be the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn.
Did the toe box loosen up and stretch out after some hours or has it always remained snug? I haven't worn mine to play in, just around the house but I am on the fence on whether to keep them or send them back. The length isn't bad, but the compression on the toes is annoying.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Did the toe box loosen up and stretch out after some hours or has it always remained snug? I haven't worn mine to play in, just around the house but I am on the fence on whether to keep them or send them back. The length isn't bad, but the compression on the toes is annoying.
I was talking about the PG4 here. They’re just for knocking around, I don’t actually play hoops anymore.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
My fault, thought you were referencing the Turbo.
no worries! I’d love to try he turbos and am curious but I’m gonna stick to cages for now. Although I had to size down 1/2 size in those, I hate fiddling to get a perfect fit and it sounds like that what most people are doing in the turbos.
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
no worries! I’d love to try he turbos and am curious but I’m gonna stick to cages for now. Although I had to size down 1/2 size in those, I hate fiddling to get a perfect fit and it sounds like that what most people are doing in the turbos.
What Cage are you wearing? I have worn the 3’s and they aren’t the most comfortable shoe to me.

I’ve wanted to try the Vapor Cage but it just gets old ordering shoes trying them on and sending them back over and over again.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
What Cage are you wearing? I have worn the 3’s and they aren’t the most comfortable shoe to me.

I’ve wanted to try the Vapor Cage but it just gets old ordering shoes trying them on and sending them back over and over again.
vapor cage, sized down from 9 in he zoom zero and vapor to 8.5 for the vapor cage. I think for 70% of people sizing down will get you the right size. I thought the 3s were garbage but love the vapor cage.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
Did the toe box loosen up and stretch out after some hours or has it always remained snug? I haven't worn mine to play in, just around the house but I am on the fence on whether to keep them or send them back. The length isn't bad, but the compression on the toes is annoying.
I find the compression does loosen up with time on the court. I also went up half size from my normal 9.5 in the ZZ to a 10 in the GPs.
 
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