Originally Posted by gavna
No the Nike Wimbledon was out as far back as 1974 - 1975 - I had my first pair in late 1975 after I got some at the US Open that fall. Jimbo wore them as well from 1974 thru the late 70s before he went to Converse. In fact if you look at old pics or videos of Connors and others from the mid 70s you can see the all white and then the white and light blue Wimbledons all over the place.
The Wimbledon was Nike first tennis specifc shoe and was based on the adidas Halliet/Smith shoe.
JMac was not the first nor biggest star to tote them, Vitas, Connors.......very common shoe in the mid to late 70s - checkout pics of the 75 Connors/Ashe Wimby final - Connors clearly has the Nikes on.
Nice info mate. I have a feeling Pam Shriver wore them too. Lovely looking shoe. They have them re-released here in the original design and in the slightly lower early 80's design but with a bright red swoosh....I seriously have my eye on them
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