June 16th, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
Yeah you’ve got the whole Olympic fanfare set to take center stage in just over a month but before that gets underway London will, as always, play host to the oldest tennis tournament in the world. That tourney is the Championships at Wimbledon, a municipal area bearing the postal code SW19 which Nike has conveniently borrowed to name the collection of gear they’ll be dropping for the event. Focusing on the footwear side of things we’re looking at a new colorway of the Tinker Hatfield-helmed Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9, along with some tennis-court clean versions of the Nike Lunar Speed 3, the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3, and the Nike Zoom Breathe 2K11. Stay with us after the jump to check out each and let us know if you plan on picking up anything from the Nike SW19 colleciton.
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January 18th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
It only happens a few times each year, so you know when Sneaker News turns our attention to cutting edge tennis shoes, we’re getting close to a Grand Slam event. The Australian Open is the first of the four major tournaments each year, and Nike’s sending two of the top three men, two of the top five ladies and two up and comers in fresh new gear. Arguable GOAT and four-time Aussie winner Roger Federer gets a Swiss-style kit along with neon accents on his Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9, while arch nemesis Rafael Nadal opts for green on his shirt but more of a focus on bright blue with the latest Air Max Courtballistec 4.3. Young Croation Bernard Tomic proved with his upset of the 22 seed in Round 1 that he’s deserving of recognition if not yet a signature sneaker, as is the case for ladies 5-seed Na Li. Nike keeps the WMNS side on equal footing thanks to a new Air Max Mirabella 3 for Serena Williams along with Maria Sharapova’s Lunar Speed 3 lowtops. Click through to check out the entire collection and let us know who your money’s on down under.
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