Ever since their first entry into tennis footwear back in 1973, Nike have set the trends that define the shoes we see on-court to this day.
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.
Nike Womens Air Zoom Prestige CLY - LT Blue Fury/Metallic Silver
Providing responsive and breathable comfort, the Nike Womens Air Zoom Prestige CLY combines Zoom Air technology with the Dynamic Fit system for a locked-in feel and controlled support.
Dynamic Fit system for a glove-like fit, the Zoom Air unit in the heel provides low-profile responsive cushioning and padded collar provides added comfort.
The specially designed grip patterns on clay court shoes allow you to slide without losing control, releasing clay from their grooves to maintain traction throughout the movement.
- Rubber on the toe increases durability in this high-wear area
- Mesh and synthetic materials provide a breathable, lightweight fit
- TPU midfoot shank for lateral support and stability during quick cuts and sprints
- Modified herringbone pattern provides durable traction on a variety of court surfaces
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