Vapor "V" better than Vapor "IV" ?

Pete.Sampras.

Semi-Pro
Has anyone tried both shoes?

I used the Vapor "IV" last year but I need some new ones now. I'm not sure whether I should buy the "IV" again or try the new one.

My shop nearby doesn't have the new ones yet, that's why I want to know whether it's worth to wait for the Vapor "V" or not ;)
 

leon505

Rookie
The difference is in the way the shoes fit. If you like the low to ground feel of the IV's then the V is definitely worth the wait. The major difference is that the V has a more pronounced rideliner, which cups your heel better. Also, the uppers on the V have more overlays, so stability is greatly increased. I found my V's needed no break in time at all, and felt the same even after some pretty intense games. My IV's i know broke in after a while. I would suggest you try them on first though, because not everyone likes the added stability.
 

carrwash13

Rookie
the V's are covered in Drag-on material in areas that will break down more so than the IV's. It's hard to see it in the pics thought. I'm guessing the V's are more durable.
 

leon505

Rookie
the V's are covered in Drag-on material in areas that will break down more so than the IV's. It's hard to see it in the pics thought. I'm guessing the V's are more durable.
Definitely more XDR rubber to the V's than the IV's. My IV's were rubbing down after only 4 months of play, while my V's still look like the day I got them. The additional rubber and hard shell upper helps with the key grind areas also
 

leon505

Rookie
how is the cushioning of the vapor IV or V's compared to the cage I's?
cage is more of a noticeable cushion, because of the air max in the heel. I was never a fan of air max, because i found that it was not responsive enough (i have the breath cage I) while i love the low to ground cushioning of my vapor's. This is more of a personal preference: if you like low to ground and response, than the vapor is better. If you want more, go with the cage.
 
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