Nike Men’s Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Tennis Shoe – 2023 Review

If you’re a Federer fan like me you have probably gotten a pair of these at some point in your life, but in case you haven’t, this shoe is a must try. Nike Men’s Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tennis shoe has awesome performance in every area I used to wear this shoe religiously when it was called the 9.5 Tour.

Nike Men’s Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Tennis Shoes

Nike Men's Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Tennis Shoes


Nike have since updated it slightly and calle it the X but it’s essentially the same shoe.  Nike Men’s Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tennis shoe is extremely comfy and keeps your feet well locked in place. Given it is also lightweight and has a relatively thin sole this shoe helps you stay low to the ground and move around the court with little effort.

The shoes also offer excellent breathability due to the construction of the lightweight upper mesh. The support and stability of these shoes allow you to quickly dart around the court. 

There are not many other shoes that provide the same level of support as the Nike Zoom Vapor. The durability of these shoes does leave a lot to be desired and it can be susceptible to being worn out in a short amount of time. The shoes are comparatively light which allows for fast movements on the court.

The Nike  Vapor 9.5 Tour is without question the best Nike running and Tennis shoes for men who are ambitious marathoners without budget constraints. The 4% in the model name reflects Nike’s claim that the high energy return of the advanced ZoomX foam and carbon propulsion plate in the sole will let you run 4% faster for the same amount of energy.

The big surprise is that many runners have verified the claims through race performances. Four percent may not sound like much, but if you’re trying to crack the 3:00:00 barrier, 4% is the difference between your marathon pace and your half marathon pace.

Imagine running a half marathon PR and then being able to immediately run the same distance at the same pace. That kind of improvement requires months or years of high-mileage weeks and strenuous workouts or one reasonable payment to any shoe store you can find that’s able to keep the Vaporfly 4% in the stock.

The Nike  Vapor 9.5 Tour Tennis shoe uses the same comfy ZoomX foam technology in the midsole as the Vaporfly. Its carbon fiber plate and Nike React midsole provide the perfect balance between speed and support, while an aerodynamically shaped heel is built to boost your pace. Plus, the rubber sole features technology that will absorb the impact, no matter how fast you’re racing down the road.


Product dimensions 16 x 7 x 5 inches
Shipping weight 2.3 pounds
Item model number 631458
Dynamic fit system Glove-like fit
Zoom air unit Responsive cushioning
TPU midfoot for Stability
  • Extreemly comfortable.
  • Highly breathable upper.
  • Superior support.
  • Durability issues.
  • Slightly narrow, It means not good for wide feet.