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

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro aggressive

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 tight toe

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. 

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro vapor pro

It clings to the foot very well

Hardcore players say the Air Zoom Vapor Pro fits comfortably snug. It hugs the foot "with nearly zero heel slippage.” 

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro snug

Comfy straight from the box

Weartesters vouch that the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro is comfy from day one. "It's ready to go right off the box." The Zoom Air unit under the heel makes this shoe responsive and shock-absorbing.

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro zoom air

Air Zoom Vapor Pro locks the foot in 

Its asymmetrical lacing system hugs the medial side, especially the big toe. "It offers security when pushing forward."

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro lacing

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

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro speed

It doesn't make the feet toasty

There’s tons of ventilation given its mesh arrangement across the top. 

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro mesh upper

Its forefoot isn't flimsy

With a rubber add-on working as a toe guard, wearers feel more confident sliding for a shot.

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro toe guard

Offers excellent court contact

For sliders, the aggressive tread pattern offers top-notch grip where it’s needed. But the downside is it thins out faster than expected. 

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro tread

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro is not wide-foot friendly

Broad-footed players find the TPU lateral support not too wear-friendly as it rubs against the outside of the foot.

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro narrow

Not the most flexible from Nike

It is less forgiving than the Vapor 10.  

NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro inflexible

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 365g / Women 315g
Shoe Type: Hard Court
Features: Lightweight, Breathable
Construction: Speed
Material: Mesh
BRAND Brand: Nike

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Author
Brenton Barker
Brenton Barker

Brenton is an Australian with 20 years of experience coaching WTA and ATP professional tennis players, whom have won a total of 10 international professional Tournaments. Brenton holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and was the former Head Tennis Coach at the Japanese Government Sports Science Institute. Brenton was also a former Manager & Head Coach of Australia’s Governing Sporting Body, Tennis Australia, and has been a Dunlop International Advisory Board Member since 2010. Additionally, Brenton was the Head of Player development for World No 7 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Johan Kriek.