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October 31st, 2013 by Aaron Hope / 7
Roger Federer looks to end his season on a strong note, having just secured a place in the ATP World Finals yesterday. Federer’s track record of winning (particularly Grand Slams) is unmatched in the history of tennis and his personal style reflects the elegance of a man who has seen and done it all and remains on top. The Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour ‘Saville Road’ celebrates Roger as a class act, connecting his signature on court shoe with the top British fashion makers by way of a carefully selected palette as applied to a design featuring perforations and wingtip toe as inspired by traditional English brogues. Look for Federer himself to wear these in the ATP Finals next week in London, a week of action that kicks off with the release of the ‘Saville Row’ Zoom Vapor Tour 9 on Monday, November 4th.
Inspired by Roger Federer’s signature style both on and off the court, the new “Savile Row” Zoom Vapor 9 Tour LE combines innovative materials with time-honored craftsmanship.
The Zoom Vapor 9 Tour has been Roger’s shoe of choice for over a year and this limited edition version is an homage to the exquisite craftsmanship of Savile Row. The shoe was specially created for Roger to wear during the year end finals in London.
The “Savile Row” Zoom Vapor 9 Tour LE resembles a classic English brogue with a detailed pattern of perforations on the upper and a hierarchy of color that conveys the subtle elegance that is one of the hallmarks of Savile Row tradition. The shoe also comes with a high quality RF branded shoe bag.
Additional custom elements of the “Savile Row” shoe are a special RF logo on the tongue and uniquely patterned synthetic upper that have both been shaped using high pressure and heat to retain definition.
The “Savile Row” Zoom Vapor 9 Tour LE uses flat laces instead of the usual oval ones and all the external durability elements that are typically seen on a Nike high performance tennis shoe have been replaced by brouging more often seen on a gentleman’s dress shoe.
The “Savile Row” Zoom Vapor 9 Tour LE will be available in limited quantity from Nike select retailers worldwide beginning Nov. 4, 2013. For more information please visit nike.com/tennis.
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