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Great story from Nike on how John McEnroe’s most distinctive shoe was never meant to see the tennis court. Learn about the creation of the Nike Air Trainer 1. McEnroe image from Esquire. Follow...

Back in the day, Boris Becker wore his own line of Puma clothing and shoes, and wielded a Puma racquet. He moved around a lot- wearing a personalized BB line from Fila, clothing from Ellesse and Lotto,...

Stella McCartney and adidas are celebrating 10 years together. In honor of the milestone, I’m taking a look back at some of Ms. McCartney’s tennis fashions over the years. 2008 I first covered...

A new book titled The Stylish Life: Tennis (teNeues with Ben Rothenburg as narrator) is sure to be a hit with Tennis Identity readers. With its pantheon of legendary players, impeccably manicured courts,...

A fellow named Brian Purdie loves 1980s tennis fashion.  Unfortunately, the calendar says 2015.  So what did he do? He created his own line of tennis wear – so far limited to shirts...

If you’re new to obsessing over tennis fashion you might not understand the fuss over Rafa Nadal’s short shorts. Rafa’s new Gladiator Premier’s have a 7 inch inseam, a far cry...

"This is what they want!" That's the memorable quote from Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open. The most famous Open match that late summer in New York was absolutely his dramatic win (on...

You know, the ones Roger wore at the US Open and the Masters, the Jordan ones? Not likely- you can't find them. Unless you want to take out a bank loan on eBay. Nike.com doesn't have them....

Women Fashion Power, is a new exhibit that opens 10/29/2014 at the Design Museum in London. Dying to go! The exhibit looks at how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their...

Here at the Tennis Identity Northern California Bureau (didn't know there was such a thing, did you) it's finally..FINALLY getting cooler out. Which makes this new velour retro-themed line from...