Nike Air Zoom Vapor X HC
The Nike Air Zoom Vapor X HC has a new generative outsole combined with a Zoom Air unit provides a lightweight, responsive feel on the court.
Rubber has been removed in low-wear areas to keep weight at a minimum while delivering an outsole that wears evenly.
The phylon midsole provides lightweight, responsive cushioning and the padded collar provides added comfort.
Worn on court by professionals including Grigor Dimitrov at this year’s Australian Open.
Bringing colour and attitude to a sport famed for its formal dress codes, the Swoosh shook up the establishment in the 70s with some inspired designs and endorsements, signing up first Ilie Nastase in ’73, and then, in 1978, John McEnroe.
Confident and uncompromising, McEnroe was the perfect partner for Nike as they grew their influence in the game, particularly thanks to his personal championing of the classic Air Trainer 1 in the 80s – a shoe that likely wouldn’t have seen the light of day had he not insisted its prototype be developed into a full design.
After McEnroe came Agassi, Courier, and Sampras. All three had some superb shoes that pushed the boundaries for technology as much as looks, with Agassi’s Air Tech Challenge and Sampras’s Air Oscillate featuring industry-leading engineering, just as Federer and Nadal’s shoes have in more recent times.
Rafa’s signature shoe, the Zoom Vapor Cage, remains available today with its winning combination of performance and durability, while Naomi Osaka’s Zoom GP Turbo follows in the footsteps of Serena’s Flare in leading the way for women’s footwear. Elsewhere, check out the NXT range for the latest tech-focused designs, or if you prefer something simple, lightweight, and comfy, the Lite collection has you covered.
• Dynamic Fit system for a glove like fit.
• Zoom Air unit in the heel provides low-profile, responsive cushioning.
• Midfoot shank for lateral support and stability.
• Generative design places added traction on the perimeter of the outsole to support explosive directional changes on the court.
• 7.5mm wear shelf is engineered with a thicker tread in high-wear zones for added durability.
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- Man. Ref: AA8030-401