words // Brandon Richard
Later this month, Roger Federer will attempt to capture his record 24th Grand Slam Championship by winning his second French Open Title. For his run on clay, Nike Tennis created a new version of his Zoom Vapor 9 Tour signature shoe that you’ll be able to own as well.
Though the original design featured a mesh build that was used during the hard-court season, the most recent update is adapted to the clay court season and will debut in Paris for the French Open this May. Synthetic leather replaces mesh on the upper, while the TPU foot-frame from the mid-foot to the heel delivers stability and protection during the quick slides and directional changes of a competitive match. Rubber overlays in high-wear areas improve durability. The midsole houses a Nike Zoom unit in the heel which delivers exceptional comfort and impact protection.
Matching Roger’s on-court gear for Roland Garros, the shoe features a sleek anthracite and black leather build, accented by Cyber Yellow on the ventilation zones and midsole and upper midsole, with white filling in Swoosh branding and lower portion of the midsole.