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Babolat Propulse 2 Titanium Shoe: Roddick’s Technological Weapon

The Babolat Propulse 2 Men’s Tennis Shoes gets a make-over from its previous generation. The Propulse 2, endorsed by no.-8-in-the-world Andy Roddick, offers a concentrated dose of high-tech power for players looking for performance. The ultra highly innovative all-court tennis shoe has even more cutting edge technology than ever before.

Babolat Propulse 2 Titanium Shoe

The fresh Titanium colorway featuring black and gold is very smart looking. The Titanium uses a Michelin OCS shoe technolgoy that offers excellent abrasion on multiple court surfaces. These tennis shoes also feature the tailor-made foot support, the Babolat Foot Belt, which helps with instep and ankle support.

Babolat Mens Propulse 2 Titanium Roddick Shoe -Blk

The Babolat Propulse 2 Titanium offers a low-to-the-ground ride and responsive cushioning.  The Babolat Foot Belt, with two straps, one at the midfoot and one wrapping the heel, offers a fit that can be tailored to the player’s needs for added support where needed. Both belts do a good job of cinching in the upper for a more secure fit. Offering excellent traction and as much support as needed, the Propulse 2 is an ideal choice for the player who moves with speed and aggression on court.

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Use of mesh throughout the upper part of the shoe offers a ventilated ride while a redesigned toe area offers improved durability. The Michelin developed outsole features a six month durability guarantee.

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Other technology advancements are the midsole.  It has a compression molded EVA for lasting impact protection. A Vibrakill shock-absorber in the heel provides a lot of comfort, and the Exact Pro technology combines a pebax plate and a Dynamic camflex in the forefoot for improved energy return on every step. Extensive midfoot shank improves stability for faster lateral movement.

Babolat Mens Propulse 2 Titanium Roddick Shoe 3

Babolot sent me a pair of these for testing.  My first impression is its contouring fit.  It really grips well, and the ankle support is unmatched.  This is particularly important for tennis players, with their side-to-side movements, and their constant and gruelling start-and-stop action.  I also noticed that the Babolat Propulse II Titaniums were super absorbant on the heal and toe, and its attention to comfort earns it a 10.  And while it may look like the shoes are air-tight, the Titaniums actually offer quite a bit of ventilation. I can probably go out on a limb, and dub these as the best tennis shoes for all-court players around.  ($110, www.babolat.com)

Published on March 18, 2010

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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