The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Cage 4 is innovated to withstand your toughest matches—thanks to an updated design that puts flexible, durable materials exactly where they're needed the most. A unique lacing system keeps your laces hidden for extra durability while sliding.
World champion Rafael Nadal knows how brutal the court can be on his body and his footwear. He also knows that player longevity and product durability are connected. Meet the Vapor Cage 4. Inspired by Rafa's playing style, it's our most durable shoe to date. With added stability, comfort and responsiveness, the Vapor Cage 4 will help keep you in the game longer.
We've enhanced areas of high wear on the Vapor Cage 4 by extending the tread from the outsole onto the upper, creating a seamless transition that provides durability and traction without sacrificing visual appeal. This innovation also conceals the laces within the upper, protecting them from premature wear due to dragging.
From baseline warm-ups to intense, all-out lunges at the net, the Vapor Cage 4's one-piece, wraparound upper envelops your foot and delivers stability and control across a full range of motion. An updated fit system provides containment and comfort during even your longest days on the court.
To chase down tough shots and avoid injury, Rafa does a lot of sliding. It's part of what makes him a fast and nimble player. The outsole of the Vapor Cage 4 was designed to enable controlled slides, combining the smoothness you need to get into a slide and the grip to quickly recover. A Zoom Air unit in the forefoot offers cushioning and lift to help get you to the next ball.