Nike Air Vapor V Tennis Shoes

by thrandur on August 17, 2009

Nike Air Vapor V: Tennis Shoes of Champions

The NIKE Air Zoom Vapor V is clearly a choice of champions. Stocked with plenty of speed, an excellent court feel and ample support, the Vapor V makes improvements over the last model without losing anything.

Nike Air Vapor V Tennis Shoes

Nike Air Vapor V Tennis Shoes

As the shoe fits your foot like a glove, it is also durable and appropriate for all different tennis court surfaces. Regarded by many as the world’s greatest tennis player today and perhaps the greatest to ever live, the 15 Grand Slam Title holding Roger Federer chooses the NIKE Air Zoom Vapor V as his choice shoe when in competition. Along with scores of other world records, Federer holds the record for simultaneous Grand Slam Victories on Grass, Clay and hard courts, which parallels the shoe’s ability to perform at the highest level on all three surfaces. This is yet another example of how the versatility of the shoe is truly unparalleled.

Not only does Federer wear the Vapor V, but his involvement with the development and testing of the shoe has proven integral in deciding which features were most effective for top players. Federer even had a say in which slick styles would be most appropriate without taking away from overall performance.

Getting technical, a Phylon midsole and a Zoom Air unit provide excellent shock absorption and a light, cushioned step. The shoes give you the control of being glued to the court, the ability to turn on a dime and the comfort to do so with added support and cushion. All of this extra durability and support comes without sacrificing anything, functionally or even stylistically, from the previous model. The Vapor V is renowned as an improvement in all regards.

If I have to say something negative about the near perfect Vapor V, it has been said by some critics and testers that it is not the ideal shoe for those with very high arches, as its arch support is rather low key or medium. The outsole is also not as invincible as some other models with durability guarantees, but it comes pretty close and remains very impressive.

Overall, the NIKE Air Zoom Vapor V provides slight yet crucial improvements over its predecessor, the top of the line Vapor IV. This slick, comfortable and versatile shoe is good enough for Roger Federer, so lets assume it is good enough for us.

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