Nike Spring 2013 Predictions/Hopes/Wants Thread

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  1. Babolast

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    Around this time every year I start a early Spring thread for members to discuss their predictions, hopes and wants for the new upcoming tennis year.

    I will start.

    Federer:
    - Mint Green crew with black shorts, black bandana and mint green shoes. Very sleek looking.
    - It will be the 10th Vapor so I think Nike have something special planned.
    - Hoping for a Day/Night outfit for Australian Open 2013.
    - Red polo for IW/Miami

    Nadal:
    - A true Aqua (think Miami Dolphins) mock neck zipper. I want Nike to put Rafa in something other than a crew.
    - Return of the Capri pants with a different approach. Even if it was for Spring/Summer I would love to see Rafa back in some Capris.
    - I think Nike are going to stick with the .3's so expect Rafa in a 5.3.
    - Purple for IW/Miami

    Del Potro:
    - Bright Fushia crew.

    Post your predictions/hopes/wants and we will see who guessed correctly early June.
     
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  2. zagalab

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    I would love a retro version or re-release of the vapor speeds like what they did with the breathe 2k10s. Also a zipper crew or another henley would be awesome.
     
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  3. frunk

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    I just want federer in a dark (Dark Navy, Black, etc) polo with pinstripes. I would also kill for some maroon.
     
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  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    As long as they don't make Vapor 10: Clown Edition, I'll be down for some new Vapors.
     
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    My no.1 wish would be the Vapors to be more durable. Yes, this sounds ridiculous but I have only used vapor for the last couple of years and there were times that I afraid to move a lot because that would destroy the soles lol.

    Another unrealistic wish is Nike's gonna use embroidered logos, I have had too many swoosh-es came off already!
     
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    mint green for aus open WIN
     
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  7. anhuynh16

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    Since Nike is pushing new foamposite crap, I'm sure we will see a new foamposite tennis shoe.

    I'm pretty sure that the Vapor X will be very special. Exposed flywire like the Lunar Glide 4 or Flyknits? Probably encorporating hyper fuse still.


    I don't know why but I see a new line replacing the CBs.


    For clothes PLEASE put Fed in green so babolast can stop predicting he will wear green for spring/summer/fall/winter etc. ;)


    Should we see pics soon? Last year we got the Vapor 9 and CB 4.3 pics in june.
     
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  8. Babolast

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    Haha I have a feeling the Fed will finally be in green!

    What are your predictions/hopes/wants for Spring 13?
     
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  9. Ico

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    Federer in red. Nadal in tennis ball colors. Delpo in plain Dri-Fit crews. Berdych in a polo with a single line design either going vertical or horizontal. $5 price hikes across the board.
     
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  10. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Fed in all Black for AO, a return of Darth Fed :)

    For Dubai/Rotterdam: simple white and black

    For IW/Miami, Fed in Red/white or Black with red accents

    Vapor 10's without the stupid lime green accents that are on the current model. Vapor 10's that revolutionize footwear with the lightest shoe to ever feature a 6 month durability guarantee :)
     
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  11. Babolast

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    Seems like the last 3 years from Nike.
     
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  12. Babolast

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    What about Nadal?
     
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  13. ArliHawk

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    Some Nikes that actually fit my feet.
     
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  14. FEDERERNADAL13

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    I'm glad you asked :)

    Rafa in a very very vibrant orange for AO, but solid orange, no pink/green stripes

    For IW/MI: black and yellow, USO 2010 esq, but with more yellow and less black.

    CB 5.3s: 6 month durability, nice vibrant colours, maybe some lunarlon in it (lol), or some of that new nike foam stuff :)
     
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  15. Babolast

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    Rafa has been in Orange/Red 2008, 2010 and 2011. I really hope Nike wont him in those colours.

    What do you predict for Del Potro and Berdych?
     
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  16. T-Rex

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    Here is my list for Federer:
    Gorge green polo (like Wimbledon 2011) or what ever Nike call it with white short maybe black short and black wristband and shoes for night matches.
    White polo, black short for post AO. Nike has put RF in that combination since fall 2008 i think.
    Some bright color crew/polo for Miami football blue perhaps.
    For the Vapor X: no lime'cyber/volt accent please. Would love to see the highlighted heel design again like Vapor 4 to 6:twisted:
     
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  17. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Delpo will probably be what he is often: conservative crew colours, maybe a calm blue, or a nice yellow. nothing crazy though.

    Berdych: I don't really like him as a person, so I'd like to see him dropped in favour of Putting more money into the possible Djokovic deal :)
     
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  18. coolkoala

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    purple (nadal wtf 2010) henley for Fed please :)
     
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  19. anhuynh16

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    The current 4.3s have lunar? Haha foam material isn't new in any way...
     
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  20. West Coast Ace

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    LOL! You know what's going to happen: Nike will plan a green shirt for Fed - and Fed will retire before he wears it.

    Said it before: Nike needs to stop making Fed's gear so dull. a) add some cool venting on the back like the mid-2000's; b) platinum, gold, or silver.
     
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  21. FEDERERNADAL13

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    But I'm saying maybe the CBs could have some new type of foam, a cooler, more foamy foam :)
     
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  22. aenri86

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    I just hope there is no drastic change on the Vapors, I really like em.

    Hopefully Nike takes in consideration that RF said in a OZ Open '12 Nike showing promo that he hopes to play in the Vapor 9 for a couple of years. We don't want to see a repeat of Vapor 7/8 being replaced by 6 again or in this case Vapor 9 while the X are out and being pushed by Nike with commercials, posters, etc. etc.
     
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  23. aenri86

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    Regarding apparel, for Fed a Court Green or maybe a bit darker Court Green tone Polo with maybe Volt accents on the border around the collar of the Polo and on the border of the sleeves. White shorts with maybe a green or volt going all the way down on the sides. Vapors would be White/Green w Volt details.

    Rafa, I would put him in very bright yellow with navy crew with light grey shorts and bright yellow details. Shoes would be white/grey and yellow details
     
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  24. Babolast

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    Del Po is always in blue. He is the next Federer haha.
    I agree with everything you just stated WCA but I doubt Nike will change Fed's image. He is a classic guy with polos, but I do wish he would wear some shirts from the 2002-2005 era.
     
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    I want a Rafa polo again.
     
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  26. Babolast

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    Hopefully a polo or a mock neck.

    By the way guys pics of the shoes in mid May and clothing first week of June, can't wait.

    Keep the predictions coming guys.
     
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  27. ductrung3993

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    Predictions? Nah, I think most of the thing here are just our hopes and wants. And for predictions, my best guess would be Nike jacking up the price again hahaha
     
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  28. Babolast

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    That is a sure thing.

    What colours do you think Fed, Rafa and Del Po will be sporting?
     
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  29. ductrung3993

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    Well, here are my mixes of want and prediction:

    Fed: More v-neck or crews (in terms of quantity or quality is both fine), I havent been pleased with most of his crews). Would like to see him more in yellow and pink again and REAL green (I dont count Wimbledons). For the polos, I'd love if there are sth other than plain colosr (like RG11, recent Spring lines) A pink shoes wouldn't hurt either ;)

    Rafa: The last few years his stuff has been EXTREMELY BORING. So I hope that Nike will give him a makeover, sth like Polos and Cargo is decent already. Don't care about the colors then, just more variety.

    Potro: his line has always been very mainstream do I don't care as well. But I hope some of his stuff would be similar to Fed's and Rafa's or match them so I can save some money lol. And a better designed 2k12.
     
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  30. Babolast

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    Pink Vapors for Fed would be awesome. I know Nike wont but still a man can dream right?

    Agree 100% on Nadals shirts/shorts being super boring. I hope Nike will change it up for 2013.
     
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  31. ductrung3993

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    who knows, they did come out with something like this haha

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  32. Babolast

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    True..

    Spring colours (hopefully)
    - Spring Mint
    - Fresh Aqua
    - Earth Cream
    - Zap (bright pink)
    - Seafoam
    - Vivid Red

    I actually want Rafa's shoes to be all Aqua with matching Aqua socks. That would be intense!
     
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  33. Pink_Shirt

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    Nadal back in Polos! Those were awesome!
     
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  34. Babolast

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    What colours do you wish to see etc etc.
     
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    Rafa:
    I will say charcoal/team orange/photo blue polo at night with a white/team orange/photo blue polo during the day.
    photo blue bandana and wristbands with team orange swoosh at night, team orange bandana and wristbands with photo blue swoosh during the day. Team Orange/Photo Blue/White/Charcoal 5.3's
    Nike Elite Crew socks Photo Blue/Team Orange

    Fed - Lucky Green & Black polo at night, Lucky Green and White polo during day.
    Bandana & WB - Lucky Green with White Swoosh
    Vapor 10s - Lucky Green/Black/White

    Tomic - bold berry crew w/gridiron at night. crimson crew w/cool grey during day.
    bold berry bandana & WB at night
    Crimson bandana & WB during day.

    Delpo - going to be out of the top 10 but still the biggest player on tour...
     
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  36. Babolast

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    Awesome predictions man :)
     
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    I'd like to see Fed back in White/Gold for Wimbledon, the ugly volt accent removed from all vapor's and prices to come back down to earth. None will likely happen.
     
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    I'd like an version of the Vapor 9 with the RF logo on it.
     
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    fed in french pink polo or crews
     
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    Hope that Nike will release two tone bandanna and wristbands again like in 2008
     
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  41. Babolast

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    YES, they were great.
     
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  42. Babolast

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    A few months ago I saw a pic of Nadal looking at a book which had drawings and sketches of shirts. One of the shirts was half green half black so maybe he will wear that for Spring 13.
     
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  43. kunzzy

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    green and black.....hmmmm interesting....do you have the picture to share bro?
     
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  44. Babolast

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    I posted it a while back... will try and find the pic again.
     
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  45. Vamos Rafa

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    Predictions:
    Federer - Black and green polo, shorts, bandana, wristband and Vapors for AO (Don't think Nike will give day and night outfits, hope I'm wrong though)
    White and red crews for IW and Miami

    Nadal - Bright yellow shirt, blue shorts with these colours on the bandana, wristbands and 5.3s (Maybe a bit far fetched based on what Nike's produced the last few years...)

    Del Potro - Purple and black all round

    Berdych - Blue and white (deserves boring colours to be honest)
     
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  46. Babolast

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    Nice but I doubt Rafa will be in yellow for the Australian Open due to him wearing yellow in New York.

    Keep the predictions coming guys :)

    Not long until we see the range!
     
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  47. West Coast Ace

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    Classic doesn't have to be dull. Use brighter colors with traditional cuts.

    One 2013 shirt with a zipper, please.
     
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  48. frunk

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    ^ that has been posted
     
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  49. Babolast

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    I really want Nike to have a polo or crew in this mint/teal green colour. Very unique in my opinion.

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    I wouldn't mind about the colour choices but being a Nike fan I would just want a design that looks good. Somehow I dislike the recent designs especially Rafa's. I haven't bought any Rafa stuff (except hats and tees) since AO 2012. Federer, I just hope it's classic and simple.
     
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