Nike Tennis looks to the Andre Agassi’s line for inspiration. Come Holiday 2012, Nike will release two colorways of the Air Max Challenge. According to the info provided, the upper was inspired by the ’91 Air Tech Challenge with improved fit system. The upper features perforations for breathability, and midfoot shank was added for stability. The outsole was made with GDR rubber for the best multi-surface traction support.

Available this holiday season for $90.

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ellesse heritage has announced that their line of heritage sneakers will now be available exclusively at Finishline, an athletic retailer with over 660 stores in 47 states.

The range of ellesse heritage sneakers features 2 shoe styles that embody their archive story.

The first is the Assist 1, an iconic 80’s basketball shoe featuring an innovative lacing system and maximum support. While the design is the same as the original, colors are brand new in blacks, reds and greys mixed with pops of color.

The second is 1987’s tennis shoe, the Alassio, presented as a glamorous blend of sport and style. Again, the design stays true to the original with updated summery colors in yellow, blue and white. Both styles will be available online and at select stores starting at the end of March.

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For only the third time in 24 meetings, Andy Roddick beat Roger Federer yesterday in the third round of Miami.
He did so wearing his signature shoe, the Babolat Propulse 3.

The Propulse 3, also available for juniors, is an innovative all-court shoe featuring new colors: black and lime green for men and black and hot pink for women.
Since its launch in 2007, the shoe has been endorsed and worn by Andy Roddick.

Technology highlights for the Propulse 3 include:

Kompressor System — Heel system with Thermo Plastic Rubber (TPR) filled tubes in the rubber to absorb energy when the heel hits the ground, uniformly distributing it for optimum comfort.

Cell Shield — Provides durability to the upper to stand up to even more abrasion while providing excellent comfort.

Exact PRO Technology — Propulsion system under the forefoot generates a dynamic impulse in lateral movements for faster footwork.

Michelin OCS (Optimized Cell System) — Developed in collaboration with Michelin’s R&D team, the Propulse 3 outsole offers optimized traction and is more resistant to wear and tear.

Foot Belt — Innovative system defined by three points: heel, ankle and instep support offering a tailor made fit for perfect foot-shoe synergy.

Nike introduced the Tinker Hatfield designed Zoom Vapor 9 Tour in January 2012. Tinker dubbed the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour shoe as the future of tennis for Nike. The shoe was designed to meet the exact specifications for Roger Federer.

For Holiday 2012, Roger Federer’s signature shoe gets two new colorways:

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Nike just unveiled its 2012 line-up of Nike Tennis footwear, but a special highlight goes to the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 – Roger Federer’s signature shoe designed by none other Tinker Hatfield.

This Fall, two more colorways of the Vapor Tour 9 will release – a colorway of Obsidian and Red and another White/University Blue.

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