NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 Rafa

Men’s Hard Court Tennis Shoes

$150
Black/Metallic Silver
White/Binary Blue/Chile Red
Lime Glow/White/Hyper Blue

Innovated to withstand your toughest matches, this updated design puts flexible, durable materials exactly where they're needed most. Signature Rafael Nadal details let you rep your favorite player while you run the court.

  • Shown: Black/Metallic Silver
  • Style: DD1579-001

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Reviews (8)

3.8 Stars

Rigid & inflexible, but durable tennis shoe

MadsG714168113 - Nov 30, 2021

I find the Nike Zoom Vapor Cage 4 in the Black Volt color very appealing. However, during the first sessions the shoe felt extremely rigid, heavy and inflexible, in fact, it made me think that I was wearing a pair of trekking boots. After a couple of sessions it has changed though, but I do not feel the same type of break-in as I do with running shoes. The sock like design is ok, but its thick and makes the shoe extremely warm. The foot was locked in, although I have to tighten the lacers firmly to avoid any heel-slip. The vapor cage 4 runs rather big. I have a neutral foot and would normally opt for a size US 11 in Nike running shoes, however, I got this in size US 10 1/2 and still it feels a little big, I can actually wear insoles in these shoes with no issues. This is why I would recommend sizing down 1/2 size if you have a neutral or narrow foot. Although the shoe looks small on the outside, it actually feels big, but yet again a bit narrow. I did feel that my foot was "sliding" inside once in a while on the court, but not an issue. This shoe is being praised for cushioning, however, I do not not feel that the show is that comfortable and I find the use of materials and thickness rather exaggerated. When it comes to durability these shoes are certainly going to last, but still I find that the shoe could be stripped from materials while maintaining the same durability while making it lighter and more flexible. During a tournament with several matches, or between training, I would only use the shoes while on the court. The shoe is extremely warm, in particularly in warmer climates, +25 C., I would actually recommend wearing slippers when not playing on the court. Overall the shoe looks appealing and for sure it finds great popularity, but personally I prefer something lighter, with a more forgiving and flexible fit that can speed me up and make me jump a little higher on the court. I might opt for a Nike vapor pro next time or as a replacement.

Bad

Angel A. - Nov 20, 2021

I thought highly of these shoes, the top stitching under the lace started to rip after using them only once

Amazing shoe

B L. - Jul 05, 2021

Great fit. Place the feet in place. Great for strong quick movement