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Old 11-22-2012, 05:00 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
Can a sponsored player wear the last year's shoe, or shirt -- no.
Federer and his wearing of the V6 a couple of years after they stopped selling them says otherwise. They were miles different shoes - visually and technically - and often had barely were a token effort in terms of mimicking the retail shoe.

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Can a sponsored player wear in December the retail shoe released in May -- most likely not as they are paid to promote new "styles" and sell more, not to promote the brand (only)
Well... they do. Bedych recently in fact. Here he is wearing a long-since unavailable colour variant of the V9 at Bercy in November. This gap is larger than your May-Dec gap.. it's Jan/Feb to Nov. And he's Nike's 4th, soon to be 3rd, highest profile male player.
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