Perfect shoes. Although some people complain about the lacing system, it works well for me up till now. I also have vapor 9 and Airmax, and, IMO, this is the most stable and durable shoes of NIKE, though a little bit heavier than the others. But in a tennis game, stable is the most important thing I have been looking for. Perfect shoes.
I have had plantar's fascitis on my right foot for the past year. I switched to these shoes last December. The heel protection is great and the first pair lasted for nearly a year as I played doubles about 4 times per week. I now have three pairs of these shoes and wear them all the time for the heel protection when I'm not playing tennis and , of course, for the times that I play doubles.
If you are trying to emulate Nadal's footwork, then you need a pair of these AirBallistic 4.3. They are very stable whenever you pivot to change direction, even more so when you thread the shoelaces through the last holes.
I have mostly worn the Nike Vapor 9 for a couple of years now. While these are heavier they are also more comfortable for daily wear and provide more cusioning on the court. They are great shoes.
I love the shoe because of the great stability and fit. But the color is way off. It's not orange like I was expecting and it's much closer to hot pink!
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