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Nike US Open Collection 2017

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Adidas is obviously hyped-up for the US Open with their Pharrell line of tennis apparel, but Nike will not lag behind with apparel for both Federer and Rafa in the Nike US Open collection.

Federer was in the media again yesterday with his New York pop-up launch of his third iteration of the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour AJ3, this time in “fire red”. The release date for this shoe outside the New York pop-up store is not yet set, but you can find them on eBay if you don’t mind shelling out some (in some cases a LOT) extra bucks.

Besides the Air Jordans, Federer will be wearing this:

As you can see, the colour theme for this year’s US Open is red (the same style will also be used and available in black). These are the new Nike Vapor Tour 9.5. Also red:

Nadal will be endorsing red Nike Zoom Cage 3

But I hope he doesn’t look like this while playing:

Probably the least “intimidating” picture of Nadal of all time. Hey Nike, what is he, a modern Jane Fonda?

Then we have other Nike players like Jack Sock and Nick Kyrgios wearing something far more colourful:

What do you think of Nike’s 2017 US Open collection? Please comment below. You can shop it at Tennis Express or any of the other usual retailers.

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Mike August 30, 2017 - 13:24

It looks like Rafa is still rocking the lunar Ballistec in Grey/Red color way. I am not a huge fan of this Nike kit although it blows away the neon Bull shit they had the players wearing in last years US Open. The AJ3’s are about as cool of a tennis shoe as you will ever see, not $500 bucks cool but bad ass nonetheless! The adidas Pharrell line as looked good on some of the players I.E. Ozuka, Mugarutha, Tsonga but also not so flattering on players like Halep!

Tennisnerd August 30, 2017 - 19:10

Agree a 100%!

Aaron August 31, 2017 - 09:21

Look closely at the shoes of Rafa you can see he’s wearing a customized version cos the treads different, pretty bad move from Nike showing they’re pros they wear something different in the ads

Tennisnerd August 31, 2017 - 12:51

Yes, he is wearing a different shoe than he’s endorsing. It works in pretty much the same way as with the racquets, but not on that scale. It would be nicer if we actually could buy the actual racquet and wear that the pro’s are using, but perhaps it is not feasible from a marketing/financial standpoint.

Cathy September 6, 2017 - 20:07

The TieDye Grey things the men and women are wearing are pretty awful and unflattering. The mens kit looks like bad pajama, and the neckline of the women’s is mostly unflattering. Where are your designers Nike? Cutting costs too much? A major event like US Open deserves better.

Tennisnerd September 6, 2017 - 20:43


Daffy September 7, 2017 - 08:25

This is the worst kit I have ever seen, it looks awful especially the men’s shorts they look like a bad day in the sewing factory. I do like the kit Nadal is wearing and Fedorer’s kit but I expect they are designed especially for them and if the rest of the players kitted out in the horrible standard kit had any sense they would refuse to wear it.

Luis October 8, 2017 - 03:35

Roger’s shoe is lots more custom

Is like a Frankeinstein baby from the old Breathe Line and the previous Vapors before 9.5
+ carbon fiber shank
+different thread pattern/composition


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