Quick review: Nike Women’s Lunar Ballistec tennis shoes

NWLBPK-1The 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!”

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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.

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Brittany

US Open 2013 Gear Check: Victoria Azarenka

Vika in action at Flushing Meadows -- photo by Cynthia Lum

Vika in action at Flushing Meadows — photo by Cynthia Lum

Vika always has a fun look on the court and this year’s US Open is no exception. Let’s take a look at her gear for the US Open 2013!

Her apparel: Vika is setting a style trend while wearing the Autumn High Waisted Skort from Nike which features a high waist, longer length, flouncy feathered knit skort. She pairs that with the Autumn Advantage Solid Tank that has a subtle v-neck, built-in bra, and fun racerback. Her look wouldn’t be complete without her Nike Dri-fit Head Tie and wristbands adding a few more splashes of color. On her feet, she sports the ever-so-comfortable and quick Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tours in Atomic Pink and Grey.

Her equipment: Vika’s racquet of choice is the Wilson Juice 100 which offers her a dynamic blend of power and spin. She strings her Juice up with Luxilon ALU Power 16L strings which help her gain some control on her big groundstrokes. Throw on a Wilson Pro Feel Dampener and she is set. She carries her Wilson Tour 15 Pack Bag on court which is just big enough to hold her racquets, accessories, and extra gear.

Play with heart,

Michelle

Wild and Wacky Wednesday at Wimbledon!

I woke up early this morning excited to turn on Wimbledon and watch some live tennis. I quickly started hearing about all of the weird injuries and retirements of the day. Little did I know that the day to follow would quickly be one of the most epic days at Wimbledon and tennis history.

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Photos by Cynthia Lum

As Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” is playing in my head, let’s re-cap what actually happened today at the All England Club.
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