Who should buy the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X Clay (also known as Vapor 10 Clay) picks up the dynamic qualities of the hard-court version but in a clay-specific sole. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that features Nike’s Dynamic Fit system and grants a foot-hugging feel.
  • Need a shoe that is packed with the shock-absorbing pressurized air in the heel.
  • Need a shoe that offers lightweight responsiveness without limiting comfort and stability.

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay Logo

Full-length herringbone pattern

Nike innovated the design of the Vapor series by adding a noticeably large Swoosh branding on the entire outsole of the Vapor 10 Clay. It features a full-length herringbone pattern that keeps the player connected on the clay surface. 

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay Full-length herringbone pattern

Traction is added around the outsole’s perimeter to establish strong foothold. This design allows the user to confidently zoom around the court while staying stable and maintaining balanced footing.

Soft cushioning

Nike’s lightest performance foam called Phylon takes up the entire midsole. This spongy element is made up of compressed EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam pellets. Such cushioning property is soft but not too squashy.

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay Soft cushioning

Shock absorption and responsive cushioning

The Nike Zoom Air is embedded in the heel to provide added shock absorption and responsive cushioning. It’s a technology developed by the Swoosh brand for its top speed shoes. Zoom Air is composed of a chamber with pressurized air and tightly stretched tensile fibers. These properties compress and buffer the foot from the impact before they spring back to their original state. 

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay Shock absorption and responsive cushioning

The TPU shank planted under the arch of the foot is intended to keep the player stable. It reduces the chances of unnecessary ankle rotation while allowing the forefoot to flex during rallies and multi-directional movements.

Lightweight upper

The outer membrane is made up of synthetics with mesh in a lightweight package. The lightness of the upper grants the aggressive players the freedom to exhibit their speedy moves on clay without getting weighed down by their shoe. 

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay  Lightweight upper

Excellent ventilation

One of the plus factors of this shoe is its use of an adequately ventilated mesh cover. This material helps reduce the possibility of getting the foot toasty, especially since clay matches are slow-paced.

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay  Excellent ventilation

Excellent arch support

Aside from the TPU midfoot shank, much of the support is anchored on the proprietary Dynamic Fit system. This technology is made up of a soft and flexible material that wraps the midfoot and arch, just like fingers. Its makeup gives out a glove-like fit that can be customized by cinching up the laces. This tight-fitting attribute reduces the chances of having dirt and fine particles going into the shoe. 

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay Excellent arch support

Comfortable collar

The collar is padded, which works as an added support as it helps spread the pressure from the foot.

Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Clay Comfortable collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 390g / Women 330g
Shoe Type: Clay Court
Features: Lightweight, Breathable
Construction: Speed
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper
BRAND Brand: Nike
SKUs: AA8021001 / AA8021002 / AA8021003 / AA8021006 / AA8021016 / AA8021100 / AA8021400 / AA8021401 / AA8025801 / AA8025900

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