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JLBAYERR
07-03-2009, 08:56 PM
So seriously, I know pretty much everyone on these boards (including myself) has seen their share of amazing tennis shoes and their subsequent colorways come and go over the years. So... I have to ask, if Nike were to bring back an old favorite, as they have with the Oscillates, which of these from the past ten years would you want brought back the most?

(I could only include 10 options so I left out the Breathe III's and the Vapor V's)

v205
07-03-2009, 09:31 PM
Nike Challenge Court? ;)

JLBAYERR
07-03-2009, 09:44 PM
I tried to incompass most of the great Nike shoes of the past ten years. Sorry if I missed any good ones.

Figjam
07-03-2009, 09:53 PM
yeah um Im gonna say the 2 best ones were teh Air Challenge(I think) LWP, soooo comfortable... and the
Air max SPA

Cant believe you listed the revives...

Alesi
07-03-2009, 10:34 PM
Air tech challenge IV

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/air_tech_challenge_kiwi_1.jpg

featherlight
07-04-2009, 01:48 AM
nike vapor speed

BurghKing
07-04-2009, 07:58 AM
What about the ones that Courier used to wear? NDestrukt? It was spelled in a weird way, but they had a huge toe and were very durable...although each shoe was like lugging and elephant around the court.

Figjam
07-04-2009, 11:39 AM
What about the ones that Courier used to wear? NDestrukt? It was spelled in a weird way, but they had a huge toe and were very durable...although each shoe was like lugging and elephant around the court.

you mean the air resistance.

ilikephobo
07-04-2009, 11:44 AM
i want nadal's blue Breathe Cages!! >.<

johnathan smith
07-04-2009, 11:47 AM
Write in for me..and I need your help identifying these:

Nike should from summer 1999..
Courier wore them.
Blue/white with a little lime green..

I can't remember the name for the life of me, but they were the first shoe with the "drag on" technology.

Awesome shoes...
I would buy as many pair as I could find if available.
Those were my first tennis shoes.

Does anybody remember the name of these??

scraps234
07-04-2009, 12:18 PM
breathe free III

raven5288
07-04-2009, 12:27 PM
vapor speeds, those were badass shoes

Al Czervik
07-04-2009, 12:40 PM
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1620/1445962/4677616/101152386.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/AirTechChallengeI.jpg

Gorecki
07-04-2009, 01:41 PM
Implosions
Motions International...
Challenge LWP's

.. that is about right!

edit: and czerviks choices too!

Tennis Pirate
07-05-2009, 04:02 PM
yeah um Im gonna say the 2 best ones were teh Air Challenge(I think) LWP, soooo comfortable... and the
Air max SPA

Cant believe you listed the revives...

Yes the Nike Challenge LWP were my favorite shoe of all time I had ever colorway of that shoe, they felt like you were wearing slippers they were so comfortable.

TMCW140
07-05-2009, 04:07 PM
i want my white and red vapor II's back :(

Admerr
07-05-2009, 07:37 PM
Definitely the Nike Air Zoom Challenge Court. I remember getting those at the 96 US Open. Classics... Air Flare and LWP's were great too.

inthemudra
07-06-2009, 01:35 PM
Hmmmmm the one who started this poll must be a youngster. Who could forget the Nike Air Zoom POUNCE??? the best sleakest quickest tennis shoes Nike ever made. Worn by Agassi a little bit (they have the "AA" on the tongue), and Petr Korda and Justin Gimelstob. Nike has never equalled that shoe. i still have my pair from 1998 or 1999. well-worn of course....

The_Question
07-06-2009, 01:35 PM
Air tech challenge IV

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/air_tech_challenge_kiwi_1.jpg

Yeah, the Harrache (sp) Tech Challenge, since I never got a pair back in my late high school days...

Stevo in Stirling
07-06-2009, 02:12 PM
I had the Court implosions in black/silver/red.
Best tennis shoe I ever owned.
Second best were the original Breathe Free in the same colour way.
I would buy both if they brought them back.

Stevo.

BDAZ
07-06-2009, 03:23 PM
No love for the Air Zoom Beyond? Not the crappy second version from 2000, but the classic white/navy/silver of agassi's awesome summer of '99? hell, any color of that shoe. the first was white, a lighter blue and, like, a flourescenty yellow, then for his big Roland Garros win it was white/gray/purpley blue(?) I never got a pair but always wanted any of them. Lost a few bay auction heartbreakers trying to get those things. I do agree on the Air Zoom Pounce. Best shoe I ever got for $40 (from e a s t b a y). The original white/yellow/black were awesome. Throw in some sweet ATC IV's if we're going back further than 10 years. I'd vote for certain colors of the Air Court Motion as well.

Tennis Pirate
07-06-2009, 05:51 PM
Air tech challenge IV

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/air_tech_challenge_kiwi_1.jpg

These shoes bring back so many memories, I had that exact color. I won my first Tournament in those shoes.

T1000
07-06-2009, 06:20 PM
simply the best

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/sneakers/all/images/81590_600.jpg

pepelepieux
07-06-2009, 06:29 PM
I'm with you Al Czervik, bring back the grey Mac Attacks, and the white version too.

goran_ace
07-08-2009, 03:16 PM
you mean the air resistance.

Air Resistance II's were my favorite Nike shoes (and the last Nike show I used before switching over to adidas). Luckily Nike sponsored my college team so I got several pairs of them.

brinkeguthrie
07-08-2009, 05:45 PM
Used to have a contact @ Nike who sent me T O N S of shoes. Shoes I didn't even know existed, or had ever seen. Yellow/Black Air Zoom Pounce- ugly but whoa they fit perfect; Air Zoom Beyond, loved em. The Oscillate, of course. But the best- the gray 3/4 McEnroe cross-trainer style.

brinkeguthrie
07-08-2009, 05:48 PM
These shoes bring back so many memories, I had that exact color. I won my first Tournament in those shoes.

I think Connors still wears these even tho he never had a Nike deal.
here they are:

http://www.hollywoodcollectibles.com/autographed/memorabilia/sports/collectibles/authentic/Jimmy-Connors-Autographed--Signed-Match-Used-Tennis-Shoes__ATSH0005.aspx

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/Jimmy_connors.jpg

http://www.virginmedia.com/images/jimmy-connors-400.jpg

Here's one of JC wearing Brooks shoes- only pro I ever saw.
http://www.sporting-heroes.net/files_tennis/CONNORS_Jimmy_1982_GH_T.jpg

At one time there was to be a "Connors Classic Reebok line," but never saw it.

TMCW140
07-08-2009, 05:53 PM
simply the best

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/sneakers/all/images/81590_600.jpg

YES MATE!
Although, maybe in white and red :)

aimr75
07-08-2009, 06:22 PM
http://www.wrgmag.com/blog/kidkicks/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/55793286.jpg

1st Seed
07-08-2009, 06:53 PM
Great thread love vintage nike's.For me it's all about the Nike Air Flares Agassi wore them 94 Open.Had to pick a pair up from the bay.60 bones only,love the white shoe black tongue look a-la Barricades.Here's a pic.http://i29.tinypic.com/jsk8t2.jpg

Al Czervik
07-08-2009, 07:03 PM
Still got some broke LWPs in the closet.

http://i25.tinypic.com/1zzmj48.jpg

brinkeguthrie
07-08-2009, 08:14 PM
these were great, too- had them in this color and white with silver. loved em.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2gv3acx&s=3

ctromano
07-09-2009, 01:39 AM
The best tennis shoe ever made period has to have been the Nike Air Zoom Pounce... made for Agassi, amazing, just amazing shoe period. I had 2 pairs in high school and college and never lost in them, i should have bought 20 pairs if i weren't a poor student at the time, now i settle for hyped shoes like the vapors and cages... nothing beats the Nike Air Zoom Pounce.

tennislvr135
07-14-2009, 03:14 PM
Nike Vapor 3 and now i guess the Vapor V!

King_roger
07-15-2009, 03:33 AM
simply the best
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/sneakers/all/images/81590_600.jpg
YES MATE!
Although, maybe in white and red :)

good Thread! :)


Nike Air Zoom Vapor Speed!!!!!!!!!! http://saitenforum.de/board/images/smilies/daumen.gif
by far the best shoe ever...

TMCW140
07-15-2009, 04:20 AM
http://i28.tinypic.com/14o7qp.jpg
WILL DANCE/SELL SOUL FOR THESE SHOES

*breaksracquet
07-15-2009, 06:39 PM
my feet can't fit in nikes, too narrow for my big ***** feet. I do like those vapor speeds though...

vsbabolat
07-26-2009, 08:31 PM
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1620/1445962/4677616/101152386.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/AirTechChallengeI.jpg

These are two shoes I would like Nike to bring back. Especially the Mac Attacks.

iTennis
07-26-2009, 08:58 PM
http://www.wrgmag.com/blog/kidkicks/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/55793286.jpg

Ditto.... The original Air Trainer is IT.