The Courtballistec 3.3 is the current model of the shoe line worn by Rafael Nadal. Considering the amazing court coverage we see from the Spaniard, it has to be considered that the Nadal tennis shoes might be useful for their speed and durability.
Having tried the Rafael Nadal shoes myself, I’d tend to agree with all the comments about these being very narrow and causing some discomfort around the ankle. I didn’t notice the problem with the arch that some people have mentioned. The shoes do feel a bit better after breaking in, but I really prefer a shoe with softer and less narrow material around the ankle.
On the other hand these shoes do seem to be fairly durable. I’ve had no problems with the out sole and after a few weeks of play the signs of wear are quite minimal. Nike is also offering the 6 month durability guarantee on this pair of shoes so it’s hard to go wrong for durability with this pair. If you can stand the discomfort at the start and also don’t mind a narrow fitting tennis shoe, by all means give this new nike air courtballistec a try. The style of the shoe is quite cool and impressive, but that really is no surprise coming from Nike.
What do Reviewers Say?
- Narrow and stiffer upper material around the ankle. Makes for good support, but isn’t really comfortable before a long break in period
- Durable around the toe and durable out sole. The shoe is durable.
- Shoe is on the heavier side
- Looks great, your opponent will probably jealous wearing his plain old boring white tennis shoes
Nike Air Court Ballistec 2.3
What Do Reviewers Say?
- Very comfortable tennis shoe with the soft, but supportive upper
- Max Air provides good cushioning
- Stable and supportive with all around good durability
- One of the better shoes around if you can still find it for sale.