Who should buy the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro
Vapor Pro is suitable for aggressive movers who perform a lot on the hardcourt. Plus...
- given its stability features, it works best for baseline players
- since it inhibits pronation or the inward rolling of the foot, this shoe suits overpronators
- since it partly tapers at the front like the Vapor X, it's fitting for narrow- to medium-footed wearers
Who should NOT buy it
Even as the Vapor Pro is considered the best choice from Nike, you might find this narrow-fitting, especially if you have wide feet and foot issues like bunions.
NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro: uber light and supportive
The NikeCourt Vapor line is known for speed and agility. For the Vapor Pro, the Swoosh team took the Vapor X's and Vapor X Knit's standout components to develop a high-performing shoe that’s stable and fast on the hardcourt. Some of the pro players sporting the Air Zoom Vapor Pro are Nick Kyrgios, Taylor Fritz, Karen Khachanov, Andrey Rublev, Bianca Andreescu, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, and Sloane Stephens Petra.
Hardcore players say the Air Zoom Vapor Pro fits comfortably snug. It hugs the foot "with nearly zero heel slippage.”
Comfy straight from the box
Weartesters vouch that the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro is comfy from day one. The Zoom Air unit under the heel makes this shoe responsive and shock-absorbing.
Its asymmetrical lacing system hugs the medial side, especially the big toe. "It offers security when pushing forward."
Ready for rallies and long matches
Aggressive players say it’s as fast as the Lotto Mirage 100 SPD but quicker than the Vapor X Knit.
It doesn't make the feet toasty
There’s tons of ventilation given its mesh arrangement across the top.
With a rubber add-on working as a toe guard, wearers feel more confident sliding for a shot.
For sliders, the aggressive tread pattern offers top-notch grip where it’s needed. But the downside is it thins out faster than expected.
Broad-footed players find the TPU lateral support not too wear-friendly as it rubs against the outside of the foot.
Not the most flexible from Nike
It is less forgiving than the Vapor 10.