adidas stycon – the first laceless tennis shoe

adidas stycon

By removing the conventional laces, the adidas Stycon creates the perfect connection between the foot and the shoe. The knit collar of the shoe is engineered to naturally expand to the foot shape, while also ensuring supportive fit. These design features deliver comfort, stability and support, while also providing a revolutionary style. The adidas Stycon is available online from […]

Introducing NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4

Rafael Nadal

Nike introduces Rafael Nadal‘s new shoe of choice: the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4. The shoe incorporates the best qualities of two NikeCourt franchises: the durability of the Cage series with the speed of the Vapor line.The shoe dons a purple, black and white colour scheme – patterned with hints of orange, indigo and red […]

adidas and Stella McCartney release Vegan Stan Smith shoes

Vegan Stan Smith shoes

“A few years ago my husband commissioned adidas to make me a special pair of vegetarian Stan Smiths for my birthday as he knew how much I love the iconic trainer,” she told the mag. “It got me thinking… so every time I saw the Adidas team, I’d say, ‘why can’t you make all your […]

2004 Davis Cup: Spain defeats USA

Rafael Nadal and Carlos Moya, Davis Cup 2004

After victories over Czech Republic and the Netherlands, Spain defeated France to reach the 2004 Davis Cup final. From Rafael Nadal’s autobiography, Rafa: Until then I hadn’t felt as nervous as I should have been. If I had been older, I would have been more aware of the national weight of expectation on my shoulders. […]

2004 Davis Cup drama: Nadal replaces Ferrero

Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick, 2004

The story of a 18 year old kid who defeats the world number one to help his team win the Davis Cup trophy. From Rafael Nadal’s autobiography, Rafa: You didn’t need especially fine antennae on the eve of the Davis Cup Final of 2004 to spot the disgruntlement in the faces of Juan Carlos Ferrero […]

Nadal Davis Cup debut back in 2004

Rafael Nadal, Davis Cup 2004

To this day, Jiri Novak remains the only player to have beaten him in a Davis Cup singles match. Here’s the story of Rafael Nadal Davis Cup debut. From Nadal’s autobiography, Rafa: The highlight of 2004 was representing my country in the Davis Cup, the tennis equivalent of football’s World Cup. I made my debut […]