Nike Vapor X

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  1. Gato

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    That's why I bought Cage 2 instead if Cage 3.. I have wide feet as well... CB 4.3 were for wide as well, amazing shoes
     
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  2. Fanman

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    I wear usually Size 10's in the Vapor 9.5's. I got Size 10's again in the Vapor X & they are a bit tighter than the 9.5's. Have to wear thin performance socks & they are OK. Can't wear the thick, cushioned socks. If you are close to size, I would probably order 1/2 size up & get a bit more space & width.
     
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  3. Devil_dog

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    I have wide feet... I wore size 11 in the 9.5s and fit perfectly. In the X, the same size was uncomfortably tight. I half-sized up, it was snug but fit much better. After about 30 minutes of court time, the shoe felt fine and I wear the Nike dri-fit cushioned socks which are not super thick but well-cushioned for playing 2+ hours on court.
     
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  4. Filipinotennis

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    French Open Clay Vapor X
     
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  5. AndyBarronMuzza

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    Mmm they look fantastic, although in my opinion they should have saved that colour combo for the US Open.
     
  6. SideSpinSliceIsNice

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    Just got my Xs. Coming straight from the 9.5s I can first say that these leases are extremely short. Like, what the hell was Nike thinking?9.5’s laces were kind of long and got shaved up after a while but I definitely prefer those over the X’s. I’m really struggling to cinch down the tongue at all, something seems stuck. Does anyone have a solution?

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  7. jelichek

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    Yeah laces are short but I don't use the top hole so they work for me. Never used top hole on 9.5's either. Can always change them out.
     
  8. SideSpinSliceIsNice

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    Does not using the top hole also help keep the tongue in place? Have always had problems with it slipping around lol.
     
  9. Devil_dog

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    I'm sure everyone's foot is a bit different in the shoe but I didn't notice the tongue wagging when I didn't tie up to the top hole. :)
     
  10. jelichek

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    I have a high instep so that's why I don't use top hole but I get 'em nice and snug without and there's no tongue movement at all.
     
  11. West Coast Ace

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    Yep. Just got my 2nd pair (didn't want to snooze/lose on the grey/red that just came out - the 1st pair are still in incredible shape) and went 1/2 up. Just walking around they feel much better. Not too snug, not too big.
     
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  12. Lazarus

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    I was wearing Vapors 9/9.5 in size 11 and the sizing was perfect, in every sense. Also, before that, all previous Vapors 8/7/6/5 were of the same size. Now, I got recently Vapors X (both BRED and Air Max models) in the same size. They both fit like a glove, but I cannot escape the feeling that 1/2 size up would be a perfect deal...

    So, I completely agree with the Ace.
     
  13. Al Czervik

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    God I hate that. I bought some of the new Kevin Durant's, and I could barely tie the shoe.
     
  14. stealthfighter69

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    Why doesn't TW carry the clay outsole?
     
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  15. ArliHawk

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    Had some Durants for casual and loved them. Just be aware a common problem with them is he air bubble popping
     
  16. Fabolous-vs

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    What I really don‘t get is why the toebox is slightly bigger in the clay version. This is the case for the 9.5 as well as X. Same size of course.
     
  17. morten

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    Same with cage 3. Clay slightly bigger
     
  18. dinosaysrawr

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    Just ordered a pair of X because they were on sale for $105, I've worn 9.5 tour until I stopped playing a few year ago. Hopefully it'll be ok, if not I'll just return it and buy a pair of 9.5 tour for $110 :(
     
  19. Jmauer

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    Probably between 20 - 30 hours singles on the X's now. Looking at the sole today - I just can't believe how much they have held up. Full tread pattern looking good. Wear zones look less plastic-y - like a softer rubber, but I'm amazed at how well they have held up thus far. They are not comfortable like previous iterations (no plushness here) but they are very solid for active play. Lock down on top probably best feature as far as playing goes. I hated these by the looks of them, but I'm glad to be wrong about this product.
     
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  20. West Coast Ace

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    Same here. Had mine since the middle of January. Not sure what the composition of the rubber is but it’s solid.
     
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  21. AndyBarronMuzza

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    They're not as comfortable off the bat as the Vapors, but they're great once broken in.

    I'll probably go back down to my normal size when I order another pair.
     
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    I ditched the X’s. After about a month of playing in them my knees are killing me. A buddy noticed they caused my ankles to severely probate.

    Now wearing K Swiss Hypercourt Express
     
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  23. mpournaras

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    Dang. A shoe made your ankles ready to validate legal documents? Impressive. May have to try the new Vapor X now
     
  24. Rabbit

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    @mpournaras, and again for emphasis, my KNEES are killing me! they were perfectly fine before the X's.
     
  25. jmacdaununder2

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    My Granddaddy left me a Pure Drive; now the store he got it from wants me to pay $50 for his last string job - I've tried hitting with it a bit, but every time I can feel the probate mounting all up and down my arm; it's gonna take a lot more 'will power' to keep using it...
     
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  26. Rabbit

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    And this has to do with Vapor X's how exactly?

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  27. mpournaras

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    It was a joke on the original "probate" typo from Rabbit.


    It wont be as light or stylish but the Asics Gel Resolutions seem to handle knee pain and pronation exceptionally well. It was an easy sale in my shop for most if not all customers who had it. The one issue was if your feet are super wide. But then we brought in the Gel Resolution "wide" and lapped them up too.
     
  28. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Man, you guys are making me NOT want to switch over to the X's. But my supply of 9/9.5 supply will run out eventually :(
     
  29. Rabbit

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    My bad!!!! :)

    I'm in the K-Swiss Hypercourt Express now. So far, so good....and my knees are improving :)
     
  30. dinosaysrawr

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    Got my X, they fit just fine, maybe a tiny bit narrower than the 9.5 tours, but I like it better for now. Will see how it feels on the court
     
  31. fundrazer

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    I first saw this a few months ago maybe, but the tweet listed it as colorways for women's shoe by mistake. Good thing too, because I really like the color way and maybe wanted to buy a pair. It mostly depends on the fit for me. I don't burn through shoes, so the durability shouldn't be as big a problem..this is assuming they also come in hard court outsole, which I assume they would.
     
  32. fundrazer

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    Other side of the new Vapor. Dunno if I like it as much after seeing it on TW.

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  33. ArliHawk

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    I like them more, because original pics I saw had the RF on the heel, which, in my opinion, ruined the lava glow/black ones from Australia.
     
  34. mpournaras

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    I wish the inside fit frame was black too
     
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  35. Fanman

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    Because Clay isn't very prevalent in the US. You probably have 100 hard courts for every Clay court so they would be stuck with excess piles of Clay shoes if they stocked them.
     
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    Me likey !
     
  37. luke_1983uk

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    So after sending back my Cage 3s due to a crack on the sole, decided to try the Vapor X, went true to size, and they fit, feel, play like a dream.
    Im a huge sneaker head and actally think they look as good on the foot as anything else i own too!
    The shoes silhouette just works! absolutely love this shoe!

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  38. shev_milan

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    @luke_1983uk.. Can I know the cause of crack of your Cage 3 ?

    I read the other topic post , probably the factory flaw.. So far I decided to stay with my Vapor 9.5 Tour that I thought the best fit for my foot.
     
  39. luke_1983uk

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    genuine no idea, but both shoes had it, and it was a thick crack, almost glass like, thought the cages were incredible until trying these on, personal preference but these top the 9.5's easily, in cages i went up a size i had too! these i dropped down to my normal size the same size as the 9.5's.
    comfort wise these are untouchable! found myself wearing them more and more off court too!
     
  40. connex

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    Has anyone else had issues with overpronation with the Vapor X? I ordered a pair but ended up returning them because it felt like the sole was tilted toward the inner heel, causing my foot to roll inwards. It seems like a bizarre design from Nike...just wondering if this is something others have noticed, or if it's maybe just a fluke with the pair I received.
     
  41. XFactorer

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    It seems like a design/performance decision... I believe other Nike designs have had a slight tilt inwards.
     
  42. connex

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    Very interesting...any idea what the purpose of that design is?
     
  43. Benben245

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    Vapors along with every tennis shoe except for ascics digs into my heel bone , S&M being a long retired hobby, Ill stick with my Ascics
     
  44. morten

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    You are right. Very annoying. Huge flaw
     
  45. XFactorer

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    For stability on medial sliding... makes it just that much harder to roll your ankle on a slide out wide then if it were straight up and down. I've had no issues with the slant. But each person is different.
     
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  47. FiReFTW

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    I just ordered these, they look beautiful!!!!
     
  48. brian anderson

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    loooooking good
     
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  49. PrinceDiablo

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    I use my vapor x to walk in the steets.

    I use ubersonic 2 to play
     
  50. FiReFTW

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    Just got them.. they really are even better looking in real life... I really like them... so pretty

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