Evaluation The Vapor is the latest shoe to be rebuilt around Brookss new, more relaxed and stable last. Its also had its stability features enhanced, so now it has more in common with Brookss Addiction, a good-value £65 motion-control shoe, than with the companys more performance-oriented stability models. In addition to the new last, the Vapor has a bigger medial post, a big plastic midfoot shank that extends into the medial area, and a more supportive upper than before.
Traditional Vapor-wearers didnt love it, though. As well as being very heavy, the Vapor had only moderate cushioning, particularly in the forefoot. One weartester said it lacked spring. Weartesters also commented on a conspicuous lack of grip on wet pavement a small but significant point.
In short The new Vapor has improved fit and tons of stability, but its weight and firm cushioning make it a big-guy shoe, if anything.