Coming to any kind of consensus on the singular greatest anything of all time is well nigh impossible, but if we’re talking about the top tennis shoe Nike’s ever made, this has to be on the shortlist: the Nike Air Tech Challenge II Hot Lava, releasing now in Asia and hitting stateside accounts in the coming weeks.
One of the myriad classic shoes that Andre Agassi laced up during his 90s prime, the shoe’s black-accented white leather upper, keeping with the understated nature of traditional tennis footwear, is mixed with vibrant pinkish accents that perfectly exemplify the flashy style for which Agassi was known. This . . . this is one of the great ones.
An exact US release date is still unannounced — it’s expected to be part of the Spring 2014 collection — so keep it locked to NB for updates. For now, plenty of detailed shots are below.
Nike Air Tech Challenge II
Style #: 643089-160