Which shoes out of these do you recommend

Forehand Forever

Professional
I'm looking to buy new shoes, but I am wondering which ones to buy. I was thinking of

Nike Air Zoom Vapor 3's
Adidas Barricade IV
and right now I have the Babolat Team All Court

What's your opinions on these shoes.
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
if i were you i'd go with the adidas barricade IV's...the vapor 3's are horrible and look ugly too
 

Forehand Forever

Professional
Yeah, I liked the one color scheme of the vapor 3's the ones that James Blake wore, the black ones. And I tried on a pair and they didn't feel too bad though they were a little small.
Thanks!
 
dont u like the babolat shoe or u just want to try something new, if so, then i recommend adidas barricade iv, i have them and like them
 

Kid Carlos

Semi-Pro
Depends on weather or not you care about durability versus light comfort. The all courts are heavy but durable, the vapor 3's are light weight but not durable, and the barricades are heavy but durable. Basically for me Im on the court 7 days a week, so I want something light and easy to move around in. Getting 2-3 pairs of tennis shoes a year is not a big deal, its worth it for me. If your not on the court that much I would go with the vapor 3's. I will be getting the vapor 4's and the new roddick babolats shortly so I will be able to give more feedback.
 

Faber

Rookie
I have a pair of Adidas Barricade IV's. They are very durable, good fit and comfort. They are heavy and fit high, which I'm not used to. I will be going with Nike Vapor 3 or 4's next.

I play 2-3 times a week and don't drag my feet a lot, so max durability is not a huge concern for me anymore.
 

Forehand Forever

Professional
I like the Babolats, they aren't bad. But I was just looking into new shoes because they're pretty small now, and I'm only on the court about 2-3 days a week due to a shoulder injury but once that's all better I'm hoping to be out a lot more.
 

Nextman916

Professional
Kid Carlos said:
Depends on weather or not you care about durability versus light comfort. The all courts are heavy but durable, the vapor 3's are light weight but not durable, and the barricades are heavy but durable. Basically for me Im on the court 7 days a week, so I want something light and easy to move around in. Getting 2-3 pairs of tennis shoes a year is not a big deal, its worth it for me. If your not on the court that much I would go with the vapor 3's. I will be getting the vapor 4's and the new roddick babolats shortly so I will be able to give more feedback.
Wow your and idiot, the All Courts are lighter than the vapors. The vapors arent even considered a light shoe nowadays, its mid range at best. Also your theory is flawed about wanting lighter shoes to move around in if you play 7 days a week....but if you dont care about spending cash then go for it. But it contradicts the fact that you recommend vapors for light playing but described the vapors as light and not durable.....but thats the type of shoe you use....and you play 7 days a week.
 
psamp14 said:
if i were you i'd go with the adidas barricade IV's...the vapor 3's are horrible and look ugly too
Federer seems to like them. I own a pair and I prefer them over all my other shoes, Bcade II, Breathe III.

I love the Vapors. They have a low to the ground feel. You can really stalk the court smoothly with them. I just got some Oscillates and they're similar to the Vapors in terms of how low they are, though I haven't played in them yet.
 
stormholloway said:
Federer seems to like them. I own a pair and I prefer them over all my other shoes, Bcade II, Breathe III.

I love the Vapors. They have a low to the ground feel. You can really stalk the court smoothly with them. I just got some Oscillates and they're similar to the Vapors in terms of how low they are, though I haven't played in them yet.
which vapors? speed or 3? interested in hearing how you feel the osicllates compare to either...thanks
 
Forehand Forever said:
I'm looking to buy new shoes, but I am wondering which ones to buy. I was thinking of

Nike Air Zoom Vapor 3's
Adidas Barricade IV
and right now I have the Babolat Team All Court

What's your opinions on these shoes.
Maybe the Babolats are not for everyone. But I love them. I rotate three pairs. All three models feel really light for a high performance shoe...to me. And they last a while. If I had to choose, I'd choose the All courts for the cool tongue thing and the 360 strap.
 
nicegameyousuck said:
which vapors? speed or 3? interested in hearing how you feel the osicllates compare to either...thanks
I'll be testing the Oscillates on court this week. I love the Vapor 3 (which is the model I have). I like shoes that feel like an extension of my feet. I feel a stronger connection to the surface. The Oscillates are similar to the Vapor's in this regard but feel a touch wider and more stable, but I haven't played in them yet.

I got the Oscillates in hopes of getting a Vapor like shoe that didn't look like a space man should wear them.
 
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