The Nike Lunar Ballistec tennis shoes come from Nike’s new series and are worn by, among others, clay-court king Rafael Nadal. These shoes combine the best characteristics of the Vapor and the Ballistec into one shoe and are very suitable for clay-court tennis thanks to the tread herringbone pattern.  

The Nike Lunar Ballistec in detail

What immediately stands out when testing the shoes for the first time, is how stable they are. Very high-quality and durable materials have been integrated both into the shoe and onto the outside. The FlyWire Technology (well-known from the Nike Free) in particular provides noticeably more grip and an optimum fit, without the shoes being too tight in the laces. Overall, the mix of synthetic outer material and breathable mesh makes the shoe durable and breathable at the same time, and therefore these shoes are most suitable for long clay-court matches on hot summer days ;-) nike-lunar-ballistec-shoe Everything in the inner shoe is also very well manufactured – there are no annoying seams that could pinch/squeeze your feet. The TPU-Footframe surrounds the foot from the lateral midsole area to the heel and thereby provides very good stability and the essential safety when turning. Furthermore, the shoe uses the so-called DragOn Technology that strengthens in the area which a clay-court shoe is always particularly strained due to sliding. In addition, this advanced support technology improves the durability of the outsole. The Lunarlon-core provides extraordinarily good cushioning and reactive impact protection. The shoe offers all this technology without adding extra unnecessary weight. The feeling of the ground was very intense and the perceived speed was extremely good.  

Summary of the Nike Lunar Ballistec Test

The Nike Lunar Ballistec stands out in particular for players who are looking for a stable and yet light shoe for the clay-court season. These tennis shoes hold up well during long clay-court battles and do not feel uncomfortable even after wearing them for a long time. All in all I can definitely say that thanks to the combination of cushioning, stability but also lightness, this shoe is easily one of the best I have ever worn.