May 31st, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
The recent news of Andre Agassi’s return to the Nike fold no doubt had a good number of folks dusting off their old Tech Challenge stuff in celebration. Going way back into the vault, legendary collector Retro Kid came up with this-an original pair of the Nike Air Tech Challenge III made exclusively for Andre Agassi to wear for French Open play. The PE pair, an autographed and game worn one, featured a different tooling on the bottom to better attack the clay texture of the famed Roland Garros court. Get a better look at this incredible piece of Nike Tennis history below and let us know what your favorite Agassi pair is in the comments.
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December 18th, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
This just might be the holy grail of vintage Nike polo auctions. Gathered is an incredible trio of shirts from the Andre Agassi Nike Challenge Court line, each one connected to a classic colorway from that line of sneakers. The Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Lava’ and the Nike Air Tech Challenge III are both represented, with the splashy graphics of each sneaker plastered across the polos. Stay with Sneaker News after the jump for a complete look at each and hop on this crazy lot of Nike Challenge Court gear before its gone from auday294 on eBay.
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October 22nd, 2012 by John K.
NIKE TENNIS WEEK
Tennis shoes have been the same boring white leather-based designs – it’s not wonder that sneakers in general are referred to as “tennis shoes”. To up-end the conventions of bland tennis shoes, Nike flipped on a switch with tennis fashion and created the most out-of-the-box line of tennis sport footwear in history, rebelling against convention of decades-long design. Of course, the right athlete was needed to fit the fresh bill, and Andre Agassi with his cut-off shorts, long and curly locks, and colorful headbands was the perfect man to introduce the Air Tech Challenge series and the wild colors and logos.
In 1990, Nike unveiled this outstanding White/Black-Hot Lime-Neon Teal colorway of Air Tech Challenge for Andre Agassi, spawning the Challenge Court line of matching athletic apparel that signified Agassi’s specific style as more than just shoes and basic apparel, but a complete package of distinct fashion sense. In fact, Agassi himself took his own style seriously and chose to sit out Wimbledon in 1990 as the tournament enforced a strict all-white dress code. The Air Tech Challenge III was among several models that gave away to a slew of other unique Tennis designs built around Nike’s innovations, like the Huarache and neoprene bootie construction. Kick off Classics Revisited: Nike Tennis week with arguably the most significant Nike Tennis signature shoe of all-time!
Nike Air Tech Challenge III
White/Black-Hot Lime-Neon Teal
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