Spotted at the recent Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin was this adidas Originals Grand Prix.
Originally debuting in 1970, the low-profile sneaker was popular among tennis pros, who favored the shoe for its comfortable leather upper, soft textile lining and molded rubber midsole.
This upcoming style features a classic white-based colorway with royal blue accents and suede toe. The shoe is given a vintage treatment with prominent yellowing at the midsole. Look for the Grand Prix to release as part of adidas Originals’ Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

Via freshnessmag

Enjoy two 80’s ads featuring the adidas Grand Prix:

Feliciano Lopez, who has been playing Wilson racquets since he was a junior, is now as a head to toe Wilson athlete.

2012 Australian Open: Wilson collection

The new spring collection that Lopez wears at the Australian Open includes the Wilson Laser Speed Crew with tri-color burn out technology for advanced cooling within a dynamic design, a Wilson Blow Away Crew with laser cut seams for abrasion resistance and total mobility, and the Wilson Tour Ikon shoe, featuring trademarked RG technology for ultimate support and durability.

LASER SPEED CREW
Dynamic tri-color burn out patterned short sleeve crew. Raglan crew with front chest and side contrast insets, mesh paneling for excellent zoned cooling effects.

2012 Australian Open: Wilson collection
2012 Australian Open: Wilson collection

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Ultimate durability, maximum support and superior flexibility come together in the Air Max Courtballistec, the shoe of choice for Rafael Nadal. Mesh combined with the innovative DragOn 2X means this is an ideal shoe for aggressive players looking for long-lasting increased durability. Lunar and Max Air cushioning systems deliver comfort that lasts through every match.

Nadal shoes: Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3

Nadal shoes: Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3
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NIKE celebrates the 36th anniversary of Black History Month with a collection created exclusively for Nike Tennis star Serena Williams.

Nike Tennis x Serena Williams – Black History Month Pack

NIKE designers selected signature apparel and footwear silhouettes from Nike’s Design heritage and developed a unique pattern reflective of the vibrant colors and spirit of their distinct cultures. This year’s NIKE Black History Month 2012 Collection will feature this pattern throughout a collection of NIKE products that will be worn by various NIKE athletes during the month of February.

This NIKE Black History Month 2012 pattern will first come to life at the kick-start of the tennis season in Melbourne, Australia with former number one Serena Williams.

Nike Tennis x Serena Williams – Black History Month Pack

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Nike legend Tinker Hatfield has collaborated with tennis star Roger Federer to develop the new Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour.

““An innovative fit system uses “fingers” on the outside and a loop system on the inside. When the laces get cinched tight, the fingers mold to the shape of the individual foot, resulting in a customized fit that continues to adapt as the foot moves during a match. Wrapping the laces all the way to the bottom of the arch further enhances the glove-like feel and a synthetic-leather quarter panel overlay adds to the firm fit.

Lightweight mesh throughout the shoe helps keep the foot cool. And the TPU foot-frame from the mid-foot to the heel delivers stability and protection during the quick slides and directional changes of a competitive match. Rubber overlays in high-wear areas improve durability. Soft and springy Lunar cushioning and a Nike Zoom unit in the heel work together for exceptional comfort and impact protection.”

Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour

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