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Roger Federer and Madison Keys | New Nike Tennis Shoes For 2018

We’re getting closer to the first Slam of the new year, and that means the new gear!!! Nike, as usual, is making a splash with a new version of its flagship shoe. The NikeCourt Vapor X is below and it’s out on December 23. [Update: Find it for men: TW/USATW/Europe and women: TW/USATW/Europe]. (Note that there are other color styles available, too!) Too late for Santa, but what can you do?

Watch for the latest edition on players including 19-time Slammer Roger Federer (with his RF monogram) and US Open-finalist Madison Keys in the upcoming tournaments in Australia, mates.

NikeCourt Vapor X

“Changing shoes is always challenging. You have to feel confident in your shoe, and you have to want to change and evolve. It is important to take time to give feedback so the designer can have time to implement it,” explains Roger Federer, who, after claiming a record-breaking 19th major title in 2017, is not only unequivocally the most successful men’s tennis player ever, but also one of the game’s true footwear experts.

READ: The Truth Is Revealed: Roger Federer is a Sneakerhead

NikeCourt Vapor X

Nike notes that Madison Keys first demoed this style back in March. She preps her match shoes with four-five days of practice, so the shoes get “stretched out in the places that I need them to be stretched out.”

NikeCourt Vapor X

“I put it on and I hit in it, it was like, ‘Yeah, these are great. I would love to wear these during matches. It feels more flexible. -Madison Keys

NikeCourt Vapor X

Currently, 81 percent of athletes on the NikeCourt tennis roster wear Vapors:

NikeCourt Vapor X

Nike also says “just like with earlier models, don’t be surprised if any special editions pop up.” Uh-HUH.

NikeCourt Vapor X




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