Agassi nike signature shoes

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by balongbalong, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Fedfer

    Fedfer Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    231
    Location:
    Italy, Ferrara
    Will TW sell them too? ( I mean Air Tech Challenge)..
    I don't know if they are going to be available here in Italy :confused:
     
    #51
  2. wehcnivek

    wehcnivek New User

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    18
    #52
  3. BupsJones

    BupsJones Guest

    From the Tennis Warehouse Forums...

    TW,

    Will you guys be carrying the Nike Air Tech Callenge retros that were released in Europe recently? If so, when can we expect them to be available for order?

    http://www.hypebeast.com/2007/03/nik...allenge-retro/

    At this point and time there are no plans of carrying the Air Tech Challenge at TW. The shoe does not have any of the support or durability technologies of the original. It is a retro, casual release only. Due to this, Nike has made it available only to fashion stores rather than tennis specialty stores, like TW.


    Spencer, TW.
     
    #53
  4. BaseLineBash

    BaseLineBash Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Messages:
    1,543
    [​IMG][/QUOTE]

    Nike really should bring back the Implosions in all the orginal colorways, very nice shoes!
     
    #54
  5. Guevin

    Guevin New User

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    84
    I bought them on e b a y last year and I wear them for tennis only. Great shoe.
     
    #55
  6. Orion

    Orion Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    587
    So Nike must not just be re-releasing the same old shoes using different materials. i was under the impression that they were just using the old molds and producing 20 year old shoes using cheaper materials and selling them for the same price they sold for 20 years ago. What makes the shoe not have the same technology that it had back then??? I can see using cheaper materials to produce the shoe but does that mean that these retros are essentially newly designed shoes or are the molds just being tweaked??

    The Anti-Nike
     
    #56
  7. Guevin

    Guevin New User

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    84
    Found a good online comparison b/w a deadstock original pair and a retro pair of Air Tech Challenges, just follow the link for more pics and info...

    http://theshoegame.com/blog/?p=769

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2007
    #57
  8. formerchamp

    formerchamp New User

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    21
    As I posted on there, the comparison shoe is not accurate. Read the comments which explains all including the reason the Blazing Ball is not included.
     
    #58
  9. formerchamp

    formerchamp New User

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    21
    Keep in mind, I do feel Agassi's 1990 US Open version colors were different and were brighter as pictured but the general release are exactly as shown on the new retro version.
     
    #59
  10. BDAZ

    BDAZ Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    984
    even if they couldn't use the flaming ball logo, i wish they would have at least kept the black part on the heal. a while ago i saw a sample version on *bay that was white and gray (where the yellow is). that version was sweeeet. will pick those up if they come out. go to this old *bay auction to see what i'm talking about. #110085043170
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2007
    #60
  11. Guevin

    Guevin New User

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    84
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Great looking shoe. Thanks for the link BDAZ.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2007
    #61
  12. N23

    N23 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    377
    Location:
    NorCal
    Think they could have updated the shoe laces to the puffier type, no?
     
    #62
  13. amx13

    amx13 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Messages:
    509
    wow! those white/grey ones look great but I read that none of the retro models will be sold as performance tennis shoes, but rather as casual shoes (because of lack of lateral support compared to the originals or something like that), any info on that?
     
    #63
  14. formerchamp

    formerchamp New User

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    21
    Not sure of the exact details but these should be coming out some time this year probably at street wear shops.

    [​IMG]
     
    #64
  15. esm

    esm Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    517
    Location:
    London
    i like this one.
    i think it'd look better to have the blue instead of the green :D
     
    #65
  16. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    [​IMG]

    here are the Courtposites that I wore today to work ;) They're gray and look okay enough for the Business Casual dress code. I rarely get called out for it.

    As for tennis, when they were brand new, I felt they weren't nearly as low profile as the other shoes I've had like the Assailants and Zoom Air Beyond...

    Now that I've worn them in, they're better but still not as good.

    I would love to find a new pair of 10 or 10.5 Zoom Pounce or Zoom Ablaze...

    any ideas? thanks (AND an AGASSI "A" hat).
     
    #66
  17. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Dude....either I'm blind or you guys definitely forgot about the Zoom Air Ablaze. Those were some awesome shoes...I SOOO wish I could have them. they had a really nice black/red, and also a white/blue. anyone find a pic? I'll try to find a link. they had magazine advertisements too :eek:
     
    #67
  18. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    oops nevermind. someone else mentioned em later on in the thread. (ablaze)
     
    #68
  19. balongbalong

    balongbalong New User

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    83
    just got my retro tech challenges, will be playin with the purple one soon, watch out for a review!!!
     
    #69
  20. Quick_silver

    Quick_silver New User

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Portugal
    Tennis or basket shoes?
     
    #70
  21. Tour90

    Tour90 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Messages:
    503
    Location:
    Newcastle, WA
    woot, just got a pair of nike air tech challenges in the yellow!!!! they feel kinda chunky. :) i might get rid of them soon if i find something more suitable for tennis. :p
     
    #71
  22. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    they need to bring back the zoom ablaze, pounce, beyond, implosions, and assailants. :eek:
     
    #72
  23. Tennis Sucks

    Tennis Sucks Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    125
    #73
  24. Sinner

    Sinner Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    892
    #74
  25. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Yes, I had the assailants. I loved em. they were my first Agassi shoe.
     
    #75
  26. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    um...how much would you sell those shoes for? They look new...

    thanks :)
     
    #76
  27. Sinner

    Sinner Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    892
    They are still DS... sorry, not for sale... ;)
     
    #77
  28. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    fuggn bee-otch... ;)
     
    #78
  29. Gorecki

    Gorecki G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,227
    Location:
    Puerto y Galgo....
    the should retro these two:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    #79
  30. Sinner

    Sinner Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    892
    ^ They will...

    Word on the street is that these will drop next summer... these 'spy photos', however, might not be representative of their final product... meaning the 'splatter' bits on the side might still end up being lava-pink, like the OG...

    [​IMG]

    Tech Info:

    Air Tech Challenge II

    White/Black/Granite/Hot Lava

    318408-181

    SU2008 [Summer 2008]
    sizes: 6-15

    $100.00
     
    #80
  31. Dave M

    Dave M Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,941
    Location:
    England
    Had a pair of them bought them on sale years ago.I used to get soo much stick from the other coaches for wearing them but they were so comfy.I'd forgotten about them till i saw that pic!
     
    #81
  32. Gorecki

    Gorecki G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,227
    Location:
    Puerto y Galgo....
    Sinner! may the gods ears be with you....
     
    #82
  33. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    why did Agassi have to switch to Adidas D: that A logo and the challenge court flaming ball logo were awesome D:
     
    #83
  34. courtrage

    courtrage Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Messages:
    694
    those arent the ablaze. those are the air zoom challenge 2. my favorite of all time ...air zoom beyond was also up there :)
     
    #84
  35. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    [​IMG]

    btw, these are me back in high school (i'm 3 years out of college now)...with my Zoom Air Assailants ;)

    Loved the shoes. I got them at Footlocker, believe it or not. when I guess they used to have Nike tennis shoes. I remember them having the nike air max tennis shoes as well. I got these on sale for $50.00 I think. Probably cuz to most of the public they weren't selling ;)
     
    #85
  36. sargeinaz

    sargeinaz Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,535
    I loved his nike shoes as well, its actually my favorite line ever. What nike did was pitiful though. They didnt want to give Agassi money for his charity, even though they have been making money off of him since 1989 and he helped keep the company afloat. Adidas gave his charity money so he went with them. Its kind of sad to see Agassi in Adidas, but Nike did him dirty.
    ________
    LESBIAN MASTURBATION
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
    #86
  37. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    oohhhh so that's why he switched. yeah that is sad. nike is retarded..wow
     
    #87
  38. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    9,127
    Location:
    tennis courts
    yea thats messed up.

    back on topic, i was at finish line and they had the old school Agassi shoes. i dont know which one though.
     
    #88
  39. Gorecki

    Gorecki G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,227
    Location:
    Puerto y Galgo....
    what else is new?
     
    #89
  40. VAmazona

    VAmazona Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Messages:
    257
    I need a time machine...those Air Zoom Challenge 2s in the white/bright blue colorway were soo awesome!!!!
     
    #90
  41. hyogen

    hyogen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,951
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    got a pic of those?
     
    #91
  42. Fedfer

    Fedfer Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    231
    Location:
    Italy, Ferrara
    Any news about the release of the Air tech Challenge II?
     
    #92
  43. TsongaBonga

    TsongaBonga Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    213
    Thats some interesting stuff......... I didnt know he had worn so many models through the yrs
     
    #93
  44. paperduetoday

    paperduetoday New User

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    courts
    I found ALL of the Nike Challenges to be horrible tennis sneakers. Not durable or supportive of the ankle at all. They make great casual sneakers because they are extremely comfortable and great design. I found the Nike Flare Retro to be very uncomfortable but never had an ankle problem (mainly bcuz they hurt my feet so much I stopped wearing them).
    The Breathes were probably the most exceptional out of them. I just ordered the Air Trainer 1 Retro and I am going to try those this summer.
     
    #94
  45. vsbabolat

    vsbabolat Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    8,843
    In the Fall of 1986 after the U.S. Open John McEnroe started to wear the Air Trainer 1.
    1989- Air Tech Challenge 1
    1990- Air Tech Challenge 2 (The Hot Lava/Black) at U.S. Open Change to Air Tech Challenge 3 in the neon yellow/black
    1991- Air Tech Challenge 3 Purple/black at the French Open
    1991 U.S. Open change debut of the Air Tech Challenge 4
    1992 Wimbledon change to Air Huarache

    Air Tech Challenge 1
    [​IMG]

    Air Tech Challenge 2
    [​IMG]

    Air Tech Challenge 3
    [​IMG]

    Air Tech Challenge 4
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2008
    #95
  46. esm

    esm Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    517
    Location:
    London
    the retro ones or the original ones?
     
    #96
  47. sphinx780

    sphinx780 Professional

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,071
    Location:
    St. Paul, MN
    Out of curiosity, anyone know where someone could pick up a pair of air challenge lwps in 10-11 or air zoom challenge court IIs in the same size range? They are impossible to find online, dagnabbit. Two of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I ever wore.
     
    #97
  48. Joronamo

    Joronamo Guest

    #98
  49. BDAZ

    BDAZ Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    984
    #99
  50. Joronamo

    Joronamo Guest

Share This Page