We previewed it a few weeks ago, Nike officially unveiled it this week: the Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Clay Blue”.
Originally designed by legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield for Andre Agassi, the Air Tech Challenge II features bold colors and a paint-spattered pattern inspired by Agassi’s powerful backhand, making the shoe appear “faster.”
“I always wanted to wear the shoes off court, but at that time I worried they would attract too much attention,” Agassi says. “So while I never got to wear them off court back then, I’m excited I get to now.”
The Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Clay Blue” will be available globally at select Nike Sportswear retailers and on Nike.com beginning March 22.
New colorways of the Nike Air Tech Challenge Huarache continue to surface, and here we get a first look at the “Turbo Green” version:
No exact release date announced, but this is expected to drop April 2014.
It seems 2014 will be the year of the retro tennis shoe renaissance with the return of the adidas Stan Smith and Nike Agassi lineup. Following the trend, Le Coq Sportif reissues Yannick Noah signature model: the Noah Comp.
Originally released in 1987, the Noah Comp is now available on Crooked Tongues.
This colorway is available now at select Asian retailers including Sole Academy.
Stay tuned for updates.
Source: Sole Academy
Photos: Tennis Express
Nike Tennis’ best modern-day shoe franchise collides with its most iconic: Federer Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour can now be customized with lava splatter style graphics made famous by Andre Agassi’s Nike Air Tech Challenge II.
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