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Nike Tennis 2012 Australian Open Lookbook

January 18th, 2012 by | 5 comments

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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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Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9

January 17th, 2012 by | 7 comments

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Nike introduces the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 – a high-performance tennis shoe designed specifically for tennis superstar Roger Federer. For the Zoom Vapor Tour 9, Tinker Hatfield was presented with the challenge of creating a lightweight, breathable shoe that could withstand the rigors of the game of tennis; that balance is a bit difficult to find as running is dependent on rhythm while tennis hinges on blasts of movements in 360-degree direction. Using the innovative ‘finger’ fit system, which allows the upper to mold precisely to the contours of the foot, Hatfield created a shoe that feels like a running shoe, but performs for Federer’s game. The combination of Zoom and Lunar cushioning provides an unparalleled level of comfort, while the rubber overlays improve durability at all major high-wear points. Check out the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 as well as a video with Hatfield and Federer below to get a full overview of this latest innovation in Nike Tennis footwear.

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Nike Named Most Valuable Sports Brand By Forbes

October 7th, 2011 by | 16 comments

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Greatness never goes by un-recognized; Nike has just been named the most valuable sports brand in the world by Forbes magazine, trailed by ESPN, adidas, and Sky Sports. Nike, built on sports performance, heritage, and technology, attributes its 40% growth from 2010 to its global presence, with more than 58% of its profits last year coming from outside of the United States. Nike also boasts some of the most valuable athletes in the world, claiming six of the top ten sports athlete brands – athletes like LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Roger Federer. Check out the lists of the most valuable sports brands and athletes below and head to Forbes to check out the entire article.

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Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 SL – Roger Federer Paris 2012

September 8th, 2011 by | 2 comments

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Is the 2011 U.S. Open a must-win for Roger Federer? He certainly has his work cut out for him, as the worst-case scenario for the Swiss tennis player has him facing the #1 ranked Novak Djokovic in the Semi-Finals and #2 ranked Rafael Nadal in the Finals. If Federer can’t pull out this Major win, it would halt his streak of nine straight seasons of winning at least one Major tournament, but even if he falls short, that won’t take away from the greatness and other-worldly mystique that Federer has built over the last decade. Nike’s already got 2012 in its sights for Roger, as it plans to outfit him in the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 SL; it features an all-new tech-package, opting for lightweight and breathable materials, a unique upper that allows for maximum flexion, and Nike Zoom for supreme comfort. Accompanying the Zoom Vapor Tour 9 SL is the Nike RF Smash Clay Polo, which should keep Roger cool and composed during his matches. Check out the images of Roger Federer’s 2012 Paris Collection after the jump and let us know who you think will win the final leg of the Grand Slam! via CK.

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Nike Tennis – London Collection 2011 – Roger Federer

June 15th, 2011 by | 3 comments

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Roger Federer was upset relatively early at last year’s event; can he recapture his 2009 crown by winning this year at Wimbledon?  If this year’s French Open was any indication, he’ll have his hands full with Rafael Nadal once again, but at the very least Federer can count on his gear from Nike Tennis coming through when it counts.  Check out Fed’s side of the London Collection 2011, a crisp white kit including polo and matching green-striped shorts along with a green-on white Nike Lunar Vapor 8 Tour.  Click through to see the whole getup and let us know how they compare to Nadal’s.

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Nike Tennis – 2011 French Open Lookbook

May 2nd, 2011 by | 4 comments

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The 2011 French Open is gearing up for a launch on May 22nd at the legendary Roland Garros Stadium, and you already know Nike’s best tennis athletes will be clad with the latest in performance technology. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, and Serena Williams all look for clay-court glory and they’ll certainly look the part of winners with the 2011 kits by Nike. Nadal, the defending singles champion, will be wearing the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 3.3 while Federer will wear the Nike Lunar Vapor Tour 8. On the women’s side, Maria Sharapova will ride the Nike Lunarlon Speed 3 while Serena Williams, the reigning doubles champion, will wear the Nike Air Max Mirabella 3. Check out the entire 2011 French Open Footwear Lookbook below and prepare for some great tennis action come May 22nd.

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Nike Lunar Vapor 8 Tour – Black – Neo Lime

February 19th, 2011 by | No comments

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After falling out in the semis at this year’s Australian Open, Roger Federer is currently not the defending champion at any grand slam.  It’s staggering to think that this breaks a streak dating back to July 2003, and yet more proof that were he to spontaneously combust or otherwise drop off the face of the earth, the Swiss Maestro is the greatest post-Sampras player and a serious contender for the GOAT.  Will Federer be able to regain his championship form later this year?  A win at the French Open seems unlikely with Rafael Nadal practically owning Roland Garros but there’s no doubt Fed’s footwear game is in order for another Grand Slam run.  Here’s a new Nike Lunar Vapor 8 Tour colorway in black with lime accents, the type of exuberant color scheme you’d expect to see at the Aussie or maybe later this year at the US Open.  Click through to get a better look at this new colorway and grab yours today from RMKStore.

Style: 429991-001
Color: Black/White-Neo Lime-Metallic Silver

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