August 29th, 2012 by John Kim
The 2012 US Open is off and running in Flushing, Queens as the world’s greatest tennis stars convened once again for this annual tradition. One emphatic focus is on perhaps the greatest of all-time in Roger Federer, who shattered records with his seventeenth title earlier this year, and his signature Nike sneaker known as the Zoom Vapor Tour 9. To celebrate Federer’s arrival in the Big Apple, Nike has created a limited edition release of the Vapor Tour 9 in a Royal Blue and Orange New York Mets color scheme with the Nike NYC logo on the tongue and insole. A very limited quantity will be sold at Packer Shoes at Noon tomorrow, with each pair accompanied by an amazing NYC Tennis t-shirt designed by UNDERCRWN (a play of Mr. Met, tennis, and the brand’s signature graphics). $175 will get you the shoes and the t-shirt, but the tees will also be sold separately once the limited run of the shoes sell out. More of the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 ‘NYC’ and the t-shirt below, so take a look and let us know if you’ll be trying to grab a pair as Federer tries to add #18 to his belt at the US Open!
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August 27th, 2012 by John Kim
Flushing, Queens is home to the historic sport landmark known as the U.S. Open, where the world’s best clash at Arthur Ashe for Grand Slam glory. To kick off the 2012 US Open in high fashion, Nike will release a super-limited version of the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 (Roger Federer’s signature model) in an area-specific colorway of royal blue and orange – the colors of the New York Mets MLB franchise that takes the field just across the street from the US Open. Federer will be wearing the Navy/Red colorway of the Vapor Tour 9 (featured as part of the Nike Tennis New York Collection) throughout the tournament, but will he switch things up to the Blue/Orange ‘NYC’ if he reaches the final? Along with this special Hyperstrike colorway is the classic Nike ‘NYC’ logo on the tongue as well as on the insole of the shoe to complete the regional vibe. A select number of pairs will be released on site at the 2012 US Open (much like last year’s ‘Tennis Ball’ Courtballistec was made available) with another batch set to drop across the river at New Jersey’s Packer Shoes. Check out the teaser pics after the jump, and with the tourney starting today, expect specific release info coming very soon.
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