Milos Raonic Roland Garros outfit

World number 4 Milos Raonic will wear this light blue New Balance outfit on Roland Garros courts:

Milos Raonic Roland Garros outfit

Milos Raonic Roland Garros outfit

Milos’ footwear of choice is the New Balance 996 French Open:

Milos Raonic Roland Garros outfit

Also read: New Balance press day- SS15 collection

Follow our Roland Garros 2015 coverage on Tennis Buzz.

Heather Watson

New Balance announced the signing of British number one player Heather Watson, recent winner at the Hobart WTA tournament.

Heather Watson’s association with New Balance comes after the 2013 signing of top-ranked men’s tennis player Milos Raonic as the brand drives to build a formidable presence in the tennis market worldwide.

Also read: New Balance press day report

New Balance 2015 collection

On Thursday October 23rd I represented Tennis-Buzz at a press day hosted at the Hoxton Arches, London, where New Balance showcased its SS15 collections.
With soon-to-be-released sports performance and lifestyle clothing products on show, together with an extensive new footwear collection, I was of course particularly keen to get a sneak peek of the latest tennis gear to be worn by Milos Raonic and Nicole Gibbs (amongst others) for the 2015 season.

Stealing the show was the MC (men’s collection) and WC (women’s collection) 996v2 footwear; The shoes were equipped with PROBANK, NDURE and REVLOTE technologies to enable athletes to remain light on their feet without sacrificing durability or support for grueling matches. This easy-on-the-eye product was my favourite item in the new collection.

New Balance 2015 collection

Other stand-out, and more traditional looking footwear included the MC896v1 and MC696v2.

Nicole Gibbs New Balance Australian Open outfit

I was also able to take a look at the New Balance kit to be worn by Nicole Gibbs at the smart 2015 Australian and French Open’s (no word on what Milos will be wearing as yet).

Nicole Gibbs New Balance French Open outfit

All in all it was a fun event, with plenty of new products across New Balance’s range of categories such as cricket, running and of course tennis. And one thing is for sure, regardless of how New Balance tennis athletes perform next year, they’ll certainly look the part.

By Andreas Plastiras

Thanks to Gung Ho and New Balance for the invite!

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The official limited edition US Open performance tennis sneaker is created for Polo Ralph Lauren by New Balance to achieve maximum performance and control on the court.

– Mesh upper for maximum breathability.
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Ralph Lauren 2011 US Open tennis sneaker

Ralph Lauren 2011 US Open tennis sneaker