The Babolat Propulse 4 is updated for 2013 in a great new dark pink and black cosmetic. Updated with Side 2 Side dynamic response system in forefoot and continues Kompressor System cushioning and a new Cell Shield pattern on the upper. More streamlined Foot Belt provides tailor-made foot support. Improved court propulsion thanks to the use of Babolat Exact Pro technology. Durable, cushioned, and stable, the Propulse 4 remains a solid all-around choice. In keeping with French tradition, Babolat continues with the excellent OCS outsole made by Michelin to provide enhanced traction without sacrificing durability.
Color: Dark Pink/Black
Midwest Sports only ships Babolat products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
6 MONTH OUTSOLE WARRANTY
Upper: Cell Shield synthetic material for outstanding abrasion resistance, yet remaining supple for excellent comfort, and maintaining breathability.
Midsole: Exact Pro propulsion technology comprised of Pebax Rebound Fish polymer sandwiched between layers of dynamic camflex material. Generates a dynamic impulse to assist in lateral and diagonal movement. Side 2 Side system in forefoot for improved dynamic response.
Kompressor System utilizes a combination of EVA cushioning and TPR filled tubes in the heel for maximum shock absorption, comfort, and providing ultra dynamic response.
Adjustable Foot Belt and 360 degree wrap-around closure.
Outsole: Michelin OCS (Optimized Cell System) provides improved traction thanks to a road-racing inspired circular micro cell pattern. Offers 20% more surface contact than traditional chevron outsole patterns.
I like that the shoe felt comfortable from the start. They are not too narrow. They don't have a flared out, outer toe box that can catch when running laterally on the court. I purchased it because I had one other pair of Babolats that I liked and felt a quality shoe was on sale.
4 StarsGood Support
AD from NM wrote (May 28, 2014):
I tend to have trouble with my heel not getting enough support. But these shoes give good support. Also, added bonus, got a lot of compliments on how they look from my fellow players!
4 StarsBabolat shoe
Skye from CA wrote (October 28, 2013):
I Love these shoes! They are so cool looking and have great support. They do run slightly small but feel good. The description says pink but they are really red, which I was very happy about.
Angela from FL wrote (May 26, 2013):
Best shoe for support!! I found the shoe true to size. I do wish there were more color options though. Extremely light weight!
5 Starsstill a great support shoe
4 times a week player from MD wrote (April 10, 2013):
This is my 5th pair of this shoe, this lighter new model is slighter narrower in toe box. I was a little concerned when they arrived they may be too small, but not so. The rear Velcro strap they removed, and made a lighter strap on the top, to create a overall lighter shoe than before. I always bought 1/2 size larger than my street shoes in tennis shoes, so I can not worry about toenails jamming in the toe box. I just hope these shoes last 6 months, as some of the others wore out in 4. They still have the best support of any shoe I have tried on the court; no more foot pain. Color is a little bright; wished they would tone it down a bit and give us more selections. 5 star shoe.