Hall of Fame
Thanks to Tennis Warehouse's sale price, I opted to buy and try a pair of the Nike Air Zoom Prestige. I'm an admittedly life-long Nike guy. My favorite tennis shoe for the last decade of playing has been the Nike Air Vapor 9/9.5s. I tried the Lunar Ballistecs but it never really felt right. But then came the Nike Vapor X... Oh, man. As much as I tried, they never fit my feet. The only one pair I have sits on the shoe rack and the last time I put it on, the shoe killed my feet. So fast forward to this past week, I bought a pair of the Prestige (it was on sale) and figured I give them a try. Guess what? They are practically identical to the Vapor 9.5s. Yes, there are some differences. The materials in the upper are different. The mesh is different. But the essential design of the shoe isn't different from the 9.5s. I ordered the same size in the Prestige as I've worn in the 9.5s and with some adjustment to the lacing to get the "fingers" to adapt and shape to my feet, I was ready to take them on court. I wore them for 2-plus hours and not once did my feet ache or feel sore. Are they the 9/9.5s of the past? Maybe not, but as far as my feet are concerned, they are a direct descendant and my feet approves of them. I will likely be buying more pairs in the near future.