Athletes love the Flyknit style, sneaker-heads love them, celebrities love them – and they have become the shoes to have in any form they come in.
With the Nike Vapor 9.5 Flyknit, Nike brings that technology to tennis players.
The announcement of this shoe generated a lot of excitement in the tennis gear community and now they are finally here.
The Nike Vapor 9.5 Flyknit, naturally, looks different from any tennis performance shoe you have seen. It looks like it is made of fabric, but in reality, it is made of one of the most durable shoe material out there.
The Flyknit isn’t visible from afar; only when you watch closely do you see that these shoes are something special.
Let’s take them to the court and see how they perform.
The first surprise was that the shoes weren’t immediately comfortable like the previous shoes in the Vapor series. The Flyknit material requires a bit of a break-in period before it gets comfortable.
It took us an hour or two of discomfort until the shoes seemed to fit in place.
After the initial break-in period the Nike Vapor 9.5 Flyknits are some of the most comfortable shoes we have worn.
The material contours a bit according to your foot which allows the shoe to provide excellent support and comfort without needing cushioning.
We were surprised at how superior the comfort level was to most other shoes.
Nike Vapor 9.5 Flyknit
Another big selling point of Flyknit is its breathability and we could easily see why with the Nike Vapor 9.5 Flyknits. The whole material of the upper is breathable which results in a shoe that keeps your feet cool and dry. You can easily play for a long time without worrying about your feet getting soaked up.
The Nike men’s Vapor 9.5 tennis shoes have an incredible amount of support and the shoe provides you with the ability to play more aggressively around the court due to improved mobility.
You will be taking more turns and putting more power in your steps with confidence. Your feet do not hurt for a long time due to the excellent comfort and arch support present in these shoes. The shoe seems like it has encased your foot and thus all movements are as natural as they can be.
You don’t feel your toe hitting the shoe or your foot slipping inside the shoe.
Then there is the traction. We thought we couldn’t like the Nike Vapor 9.5 Flyknits anymore but then we noticed the traction these shoes provide. It has the perfect balance between give and grip.
You are confident that your foot will stop where needed but also confident in sliding a little.
The Nike Vapor 9.5 Flyknit is a very impressive shoe and we can easily see it becoming one of the biggest shoes in the market for tennis. It looks great, is very comfortable, provides good support, excellent traction, and is durable as well.
This is basically the perfect package for tennis players. We are sure Nike will be introducing Flyknit to more of their tennis offerings soon.