Rafa breaks laces on shoe (Cb 4.3s)

Jay_The_Nomad

Professional
Not sure if you guys saw this during the Nishikori v Nadal match.

It seems like this shoe also uses the same lacing system found on the retail version of the Cb4.3s which many people have previously coomplained about.

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kimguroo

Legend
Nothing to do with the 4.3 lacing system problem.
Top of the lace was broken when he fell down. Probably the lace was contacted the court ground then broken.
 
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DefensiveTennis

Guest
Nothing to do with the 4.3 lacing system problem.
Top of the lace was broken when he fell down. Probably the lace was contacted the court ground then broken.
Yep he fell and dragged the lace across the ground and it ripped off.
 

Jay_The_Nomad

Professional
Nothing to do with the 4.3 lacing system problem.
Top of the lace was broken when he fell down. Probably the lace was contacted the court ground then broken.
Good spot. Now that you mention it, if it was the loop that had broken, then the lace should still be in one piece. But clearly the lace it self broke into two.
 

kimguroo

Legend
Good spot. Now that you mention it, if it was the loop that had broken, then the lace should still be in one piece. But clearly the lace it self broke into two.
I knew someone will argue about this particular incident and try to blame for Nike.

I have a better picture to prove that this incident is nothing to do with well-known 4.3 lace system problems. Obviously when rafa fell into the ground, his right side shoes (including the lace) were contacted and rubbing ground. In this process, lace was broken. Every other brand or style of shoes will have the same result in this situation.

if rafa had extra time and new lace, he was able to use same shoes instead of switching new shoes from his locker room.
 
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DefensiveTennis

Guest
where do you buy NIKE Oval shoelaces ?? for some reason, they only had flat shoelaces at Nike town.
Hi, I am a Nike rep. If you want I can get them for you, what is your email, then I will email you a form to fill out your bank details and I can get you the laces.
 

Bdarb

Hall of Fame
It was just how the ground scraped his lace. That lacing system is garbage though, if you really pull on them it feels like they'll rip right out. Don't know why they wouldn't just use eyelets? Doesn't matter, tried the new vapor 9.5's, can't imagine wearing anything else. BEST SHOES EVER. Can't say enough good things about the new ao ltd pair.
 
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