The much anticipated launch of the Nike Lunar Ballistec is here! As a brand new shoe offering from Nike, this shoe combines the durability and support of a Nike Air Max Courtballistec (available for men) with the comfort and light weight of the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour. The shoe will have some professional backing and will be worn on court by Victoria Azarenka.
Michelle and Brittany were lucky enough to get to playtest this shoe for a couple weeks, and they both unanimously agreed this is one of their favorite shoes to play in. Some of the standout features included comfort, durability (and a six-month guarantee!), weight and cosmetics. Here is some of their feedback:
Brittany on Comfort: “This shoe has some of the best comfort I have ever experienced. The cushioning was perfect throughout the shoe. It was very plush feeling especially under the heel.”
Michelle on Durability: “The typical balding under my big toe isn’t happening yet; yes, the sole has smoothed, but nothing that looks like the sole will become too slippery to move confidently in. These are holding up really well, which is great since I’m loving these shoes!”
Brittany on Weight: “It is one of the lightest shoes I have ever playtested (even lighter than the Vapor 9 Tour). While it feels light and quick on the court, it definitely does not feel flimsy. Nike did a great job of combining light weight, support and durability. ”
Michelle on Cosmetics: “Honestly, the fact that I was able to playtest the flouro pink colorway adds to my love of this shoe. So I love the color – every time I wore these I got comments about how bright and fun they look!”
The two playtesters agreed that there was one small negative, the shoe wasn’t as ventilated as they would have liked. Although, neither found that to be an issue as they continue to wear the shoes both on and off court.
Please visit the Tennis Warehouse website for more information as well as a full written review.