The Truth Is Revealed: Roger Federer Is A Sneakerhead
Up until Michael Jordan came along sneakers were merely…footwear. Oh, sure, you had the popular Tretorns and Stan Smith’s and Jack Purcells for tennis and Chuck Taylor’s for basketball, but there was no real sneaker society. Fast forward to a time when Nike rolled out the Air Jordan line and MJ started to ring up NBA titles. A pop culture phenomenon was born. If you loved sneakers- really loved ’em and collected ’em- you were, in fact, a sneakerhead.
There was a youngster growing up in Basel, Switzerland who took notice of MJ and his famous footwear. While the kid was focused on tennis, MJ posters lined his bedroom.
He probably never dreamed one day he’d have his own kinda/sorta Jordan shoe.
That youngster was Roger Federer. Today, armed with his own Nike line of clothing and shoes, it can be said, Roger Federer…is a sneakerhead. You be the judge.
Watch this clip Complex put together on sneaker shopping with Roger. Federer knows his stuff and drops a cool 5 K pretty quickly (or was that just for show?). Let’s be real. Roger probably doesn’t need to pay for Nikes.
*Definition from Urban Dictionary. Fed/MJ shot and feature shot from video.