Stan is back!

Dropping today, January 15, 2014, Stan Smith is available at adidas.com/stansmith and adidas Originals retail stores, $75.

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.

ellesse brand ambassadors: Svitolina and Haas

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.

Tennis greats Chris Evert, Guillermo Vilas and Boris Becker rocked ellesse on and off the tennis court in the 80′s.

Evert Ellesse Vilas

Read more on ellesse history here.

Sam Stosur

Nike Air Tech Challenge II - Australian Open

To celebrate Agassi’s wins at the tournament Down Under, Nike is releasing an “Australian Open” Air Tech Challenge II.

The sneaker is white with an orange and blue upper, representing the tournament’s blue court and the blazing sun of Australia, which is shown in the Australian Open’s logo.

The years of Andre Agassi’s record four Australian Open titles tag the tongue (95, 00, 01, 03). The number 1036, the number of games won by Agassi at the Australian Open, stamps the heel.

Check out the images below and stay tuned for more infos.

Nike Air Tech Challenge II - Australian Open

Nike Air Tech Challenge II - Australian Open

Nike Air Tech Challenge II - Australian Open

Nike Air Tech Challenge II - Australian Open

Via Niketalk

A sneak peek at Nishikori‘s outfit for the upcoming Australian Open:

Kei Nishikori
Stan Smith SS14

Since its debut as a tennis shoe, the Stan Smith has made its way from the court to the street, becoming one of adidas’ best-selling shoes of all time.
Removed from the shelves for the past few seasons, the Stan Smith returns more clean and green than ever. Made with highly sustainable and premium quality materials, the famous classic white version is reintroduced for SS14 with the three most iconic heel tab colors in January and color suede versions, dropping in March.

White leather: Instore – 15th January 2014

Stan Smith SS14

Stan Smith SS14

Stan Smith SS14

Colour Suede: Instore – March 2014

Stan Smith SS14

Stan Smith SS14

Stan Smith SS14

Stan Smith SS14

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Source: adidas