Vapor X or something else

Gyswandir

Semi-Pro
Need some help, have been a loyal ASICS user for many years. First the resolution, then solution speeds (2 and 3). My size is 11.
Loved the SS3 most of all. The last resolution I had was the 6 and it was slightly wide. I believe my foot is narrow in the middle, but wide in the forefoot. All ASICS have been size 11.
Tried the Vapor 9.5 flyknit and hated it. I got the 10.5, based on the recommendations, but my large toe was hitting against the shoe when walking. In addition, they felt too narrow (felt those side rubber supports digging into my foot). So, only wore it a few times and stopped.

Due to the ridiculously bad SS FF by ASICS (too narrow for me at the toebox and generally not comfortable), I now need to find a a new shoe. So, I am hoping the new vapor actually works for me. Problem is I can’t find enough sizes to try here. They only had the 12 and it was definitely too long, but funnily width felt almost ok.
So, what size and width do I get? I am leaning toward 11.5 wide, but would like to hear from you

I would love to get something as comfortable as the SS3 and as light if you have other suggestions, but need fit advice, as aside from Nike and ASICS, tennis shoes here are almost non existent to try
 
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TW Staff

Administrator
Gyswandir,

I would say an 11.5 is most likely your best bet for a Vapor X. The Vapor X Knit offers a slightly snugger fit so you may want to go up for a better fit. There wasn't a ton that changed from the Vapor 9.5 to 10 so hopefully getting the correct size will help out. We found more room in the forefoot on the Solution Speed FF compared to the 3 and found it slightly more comfortable. However, everyone's feet are different so there is no wrong choice. Another option would be the Asics Court FF 2. We feel it is a combination of the Gel Resolution 7 and Solution Speed FF.

Thanks,
Brittany, TW
 

Gyswandir

Semi-Pro
Gyswandir,

I would say an 11.5 is most likely your best bet for a Vapor X. The Vapor X Knit offers a slightly snugger fit so you may want to go up for a better fit. There wasn't a ton that changed from the Vapor 9.5 to 10 so hopefully getting the correct size will help out. We found more room in the forefoot on the Solution Speed FF compared to the 3 and found it slightly more comfortable. However, everyone's feet are different so there is no wrong choice. Another option would be the Asics Court FF 2. We feel it is a combination of the Gel Resolution 7 and Solution Speed FF.

Thanks,
Brittany, TW
Thanks Brittany. So, normal, not wide, version?
 
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