The Hot Lava colorway of the shoe will be releasing this upcoming Friday, Jan. 24th. It will be available at select Nike Sportswear retailers, and on Nike.com/sportswear, for a retail price of $120.
Nadal’s latest signature watch will be available in the near future at an undisclosed price from select Mille dealers.
Young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard wears the Nike Premier Maria Skort and Nike Women’s Spring Premier Maria Tank:
Photo credit: Ben Solomon/Tennis Australia
Photo credit: Ben Solomon/Tennis Australia, adidas
A lot of people now think I’m a shoe. They don’t even know I was a tennis player. The shoe has really taken on a life of its own, way beyond me – Stan Smith
Watch Stan Smith talk about the legendary tennis shoe named after him in this video by adidas:
After Le Coq sportif, another classic brand is back on the tennis courts. ellesse announced earlier today they signed up and coming player Elina Svitolina and former world number 2 Tommy Haas as brand ambassadors.
The ellesse name is based on the initials LS of its founder, Leonardo Servadio, an Italian tailor with an innovative approach to styling and manufacture. In 1959, Servadio created a revolutionary stretch ski pant which established ellesse among the elite alpine social circles, making it the ultimate aspirational brand.
The famous half-ball ellesse logo combines the trips of a pair of skis with a cross section of a tennis ball, to symbolize the brand’s heritage in these sports.
Read more on ellesse history here.