Serena Williams NikeCourt Flare shoe

Engineered specifically for Serena Williams, the NikeCourt Flare delivers stability through a lightweight, minimal design. The shoe, designed by Aaron Cooper at Nike, was created in response to Serena’s ankle issues.

“At the time, I was having issues rolling my ankle,” Williams says. “So I wanted to create a shoe that would give me a lot of stability and make me a better player.”

According to Cooper, the silhouette was inspired by the collection of KOBE signature shoes, kung fu masters and the idea of footwear being an extension of the body.

“Serena was looking for a shoe with more stability that was bigger and more built up,” Cooper says. “What she actually needed was the complete opposite; something that was less built up and with a lower profile. She needed something that would really work with her as a second skin.”

NikeCourt Flare shoe

NikeCourt Flare shoe

The NikeCourt flare will be Serena Williams’ tennis shoe for Wimbledon.

“This shoe really is an extension of my foot,” Williams says. “And when you think about it, if you’re at home in your house and you don’t have shoes on, you just don’t think about anything else. It’s just your body. And that’s what this shoe is all about.”

Serena Williams NikeCourt Flare shoes

Learn more about the design process:

The NikeCourt Flare, a women’s only model, is now available in select Nike retailers and on nike.com/nikecourt.

Milos Raonic Wimbledon outfit

New Balance first signed Milos Raonic in 2013. Since then, he has been the face of the New Balance’s men’s tennis push, wearing its footwear and apparel on the court. Last week, it was announced Raonic signed a lifetime contract with the company.
Raonic will star in the firm’s marketing campaigns, which include print, online and in-store initiatives. He is also expected to work with New Balance’s digital teams.

A semifinalist in 2014, Milos will wear classic white polo shirt and shorts at Wimbledon next week. His shoe of choice is the NB 996v2:

Milos Raonic Wimbledon 2015 outfit

Milos Raonic Wimbledon 2015 shoes

Do you think he will win the title this year?

Who will win Wimbledon 2015?

  • Roger Federer (36%, 59 Votes)
  • Novak Djokovic (31%, 51 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (18%, 29 Votes)
  • Stan Wawrinka (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Kei Nishikori (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Milos Raonic (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (1%, 1 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Marin Cilic (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 163

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Andy Murray Wimbledon outfit

Andy Murray switched from adidas to Under Armour late last year, but until recently was still wearing adidas Barricade shoes. Andy now wears Under Armour from head-to-toe as he debuted a new UA shoe at Queen’s Club last week.

Here’s the kit he will be wearing at Wimbledon:

Andy Murray Wimbledon outfit

Winner of a record-tying fourth Queen’s Club title on Sunday, Murray said he feels he plays better than in 2013 when he won the Wimbledon title. Do you think he will win this year?

Who will win Wimbledon 2015?

  • Roger Federer (36%, 59 Votes)
  • Novak Djokovic (31%, 51 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (18%, 29 Votes)
  • Stan Wawrinka (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Kei Nishikori (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Milos Raonic (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (1%, 1 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Marin Cilic (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 163

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Roger Federer Wimbledon 2015 outfit

7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will don the Nike Premier RF Jacket when walking onto the court, the NikeCourt Tee and Nike Freestyle Shorts while practicing, and the NikeCourt Coaches Jacket between matches.

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2015 outfit

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2015 outfit

On court Federer will wear a classic Nike Premier RF Henley shirt with no collar and a no-sew placket designed for a clean look and zero distraction. Completing the look are the Nike Gladiator Premier 9” Shorts and the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9.5.

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2015 outfit

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2015 outfit

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2015 outfit

Items from the summer 2015 NikeCourt collection, including apparel and footwear donned by other NikeCourt elite athletes, will be available at select Nike retailers and on nike.com/nikecourt beginning June 24.

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Gael Monfils

Crowd favorite Gael Monfils who switched from K-Swiss to Asics in 2013, wears Asics Spring Athlete Sleeveless Top and Woven Shorts.

Gael Monfils asics outfit

Gael’s shirt is available in four colorways: Oak Green, Safety Yellow, Shocking Orange and Air Force Blue:

Gael Monfils Roland Garros outfit

His shoe of choice is the Asics GEL-RESOLUTION 6:

Asics Gel RESOLUTION 6

Asics Gel RESOLUTION 6

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