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It’s been a while since we have seen a new tennis shoe for Nadal, come 2014 the Spaniard will be donning a brand new line, the Nike Lunar Courtballistec. Back in 2012, Nike released the Courtballistec 4.3, there was nothing really new about that shoe, just a new color scheme really.
Nike Lunar Courtballistec – what’s “new”?
Obviously, the name is new, “Nike Lunar Courtballistec.” But really, as you can see in picture, the whole shoe seems to be completely redesigned; it looks lower to the ground, the Nike air chamber is gone, and the famous “Swoosh” is much bigger and towards the front. It, honestly, looks like it’s a lot more flexible; giving the foot a little extra room to adapt to the ever changing movements of today’s modern tennis player.
I’m sure Nike has taken into consideration the comfort of the shoe; I have tried to play with the Courtballistec 4.3’s before, but those gave me serious shinsplints, so I had to toss em. I assume that Nadal’s knees will enjoy the more comfortable ride that the Nike Lunar Courtballistec, which could extend his impressive career.
There’s no word on if there will be a 6 month outsole warranty like the Nike Lunar Courtballistec’s predecessor, though I doubt they’ll change that.
Where can you buy a pair of Nike Lunar Courtballistec?
The Nike Lunar Courtballistec will not be released until early January 2014 (the 1st I believe), so you’ll have to wait. But I’m certain the Tennis-Warehouse.com will have pre-order dates listed on their site, so you should check there from time to time. The retail price for the Nike Lunar Courtballistec is listed at $165, kind of a lot if you ask me.
Oh yeah, Roger Federer gets a new Nike shoe in 2014 as well
Nadal isn’t the only one to get an updated shoe, former #1, Roger Federer, will be getting a new Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5, which is basically the same as the Nike Zoom Vapor 9, but it looks like it got a new paintjob. Too bad they won’t introduce a 6 month warranty on this shoe.
I actually like the design of this shoe quite a bit. It’s fun. I don’t think that the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 will extend Roger Federer’s career any, but heck, at least he’ll have some pretty sweet kicks right?