Does Nike do re-issues of classic tennis shoes?

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Hi all, I was looking at some classic air court ballistics and the beautiful air max cage, and I was wondering will Nike ever do re-issues of classic tennis shoes? Similar to the Kobe(Rest in Peace) protro line where they take an old shoe and they keep it relatively the same with slight adjustments. What do you guys think?
 

HBK4life

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They have not rereleased anything that recent to my knowledge. They have done agassi and Sampras releases.
 
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Yeah last year they retro'd the Air Tech Challenge
i actually saw an interesting performance review of the air tech challenge 2 on hard courts. It was interesting to learn about how some classic performance sneakers can still work(to an extent) in the modern game. Nice durability and all around good except for ventilation.
 

dr. godmode

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i actually saw an interesting performance review of the air tech challenge 2 on hard courts. It was interesting to learn about how some classic performance sneakers can still work(to an extent) in the modern game. Nice durability and all around good except for ventilation.
I played in mine, and found the stability to be adequate, though they were pretty soft feeling in the midsole (meaning torsional rigidity). The biggest difference is cushioning. The cushioning frankly sucks. My patellar tendonitis flared up after 1.5h (I'm only 23) for the first time this year because of the cushioning.
 
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I played in mine, and found the stability to be adequate, though they were pretty soft feeling in the midsole (meaning torsional rigidity). The biggest difference is cushioning. The cushioning frankly sucks. My patellar tendonitis flared up after 1.5h (I'm only 23) for the first time this year because of the cushioning.
Maybe it’s the Polyurethane? I’ve ran in Nike air max 90’s and air max 1’s and the saving grace is the air bubble, their foam before phylon was horrid.

edit: I also played tennis(not trying, friendly match) In some cortezes today and it was interesting. The foam is super soft but the upper support is awful but the traction is like a brand new vapor x.
 
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SDN

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For the US Open 2020 a reintroduction of some Agassi shoes is planned; also LWP is rumored, but there are no confirmations .... Probably also some T-shirts of the 90s worn by the various current testimonials .... I repeat: there are no 100% confirmations yet.
In March, The Nike air Tech challenge 20 is expected to be released ; tennis shoe inspired by Andre's shoes to celebrate 30 years of the tech challenge line
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Thanks for pics Ronaldo! :)
Most of these shoes had no warranty. Wore these shoes out every month. Uppers soaked, stiff, hard. Decided to only wear mesh shoes. Once Adidas introduced Feathers, forgetaboutit
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Recall walking into the local Nike Outlet and whole wall of white-on-white Air-Tech Challenge Huarache with grass court soles, nubs on sale $10 pr.
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
When Nike does rerelease (retro) a shoe it becomes more a lifestyle /casual shoe more than performance model.

over the years I have learned that if you find a shoe that works for you stock up. Nike releases enough colors and keeps the models around long enough for you to get a good stock pile going.
 

Turbo-87

Legend
I have these from a few years ago but they seem more fashion oriented than court. I wore them just once for tennis and put them back in the box. If they released a performance version of any Agassi shoe, I would be in. I had every Agassi shoe from 1989 to 1994, much to the chagrin of my parents. $$$
 

Ronaldo

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I have these from a few years ago but they seem more fashion oriented than court. I wore them just once for tennis and put them back in the box. If they released a performance version of any Agassi shoe, I would be in. I had every Agassi shoe from 1989 to 1994, much to the chagrin of my parents. $$$
We were buying them from the Nike Outlets for $20/pr. Those were the days
 
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We were buying them from the Nike Outlets for $20/pr. Those were the days
Thoughts on modern shoe prices? Nike cortezes were like $25 when they came out (1972) and now it’s triple. Tennis shoes today cost so much!
 
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