New Shoes from Nadal at RG19

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
It's cool! It has a little design from each of the shoes he's worn in the past... Breathe line, Air Max Cage, Air Zoom Cage, Ballistecs
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Nike.com, 24.05.19:

¤¤ NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa

The King of Clay will go for 12 career wins in Paris wearing a special “What The” version of the NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove. Visual details from each of the shoes Rafa Nadal wore in his 11 career wins are incorporated into the volt glow/white colorway. A zipper shroud, nodding back to the Nike Air Zoom Flight, prevents clay from lodging into the shoe and the laces.

Rafa’s Winning Shoes in Paris:
• 2005: Nike Air Max Breathe Free II
• 2006: Nike Air Max Breathe III
• 2007: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage
• 2008: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage II
• 2010: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 2.3
• 2011: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 3.3
• 2012, 2013, 2014: Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 4.3
• 2017: Nike Lunar Ballistec 2
• 2018: Nike Air Zoom Cage III

The NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa will on release May 26 in limited quantities on nike.com and at select retailers.

https://news.nike.com/footwear/nikecourt-cage-3-glove-what-the-rafa

In the picture below, Rafa is wearing shoes that will be available for purchase. During practice sessions at Roland Garros this week, he has worn shoes customized for him.


The shoes Rafa has worn at Roland Garros this week:
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/nadal-news-2-0.496732/page-447#post-13366758
 

[d]ragon

Hall of Fame
The zipper looks kinda weird, but overall I think the shoe looks pretty cool. I wonder how breathable they are though
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
Lol it's just a printed graphic. Same shoe but with a sock that looks like the better shoes of the past
Sorry I wasn't clear... I understand it's a printed sock. What I like is that there are different design elements printed onto the sock from Nadal's past shoes.
 

haqq777

Legend
I just ordered a them. Customers are limited to order one pair. I know they’re not for everyone, but I REALLY like the uniqueness of them. They remind me of Valentino Rossi’s (motorcycle super bike champion) style.
The doctor! I could recognize Rossi and his number 46 Yamaha from anywhere back in the day. I completely agree, very same vibe.
 

volleynets

Hall of Fame
Wow I just noticed they're a call back to like every shoe he won the French in. The front left toe for example is the blue air breathe cage 2007.

Prior I only thought they were a call back to the 2010 Ballistic 2.3
 

MRfStop

Hall of Fame
The advertisement on TW - Rafa biting the shoes too. That guy puts everything in his mouth. I wander what he does with his fingers after the match and sticking them up his ... 200 times
Photographer: Why don’t you...put..put it in your mouth?
Nadal: okay sure *unlocks jaw, sticks entire shoe into mouth*
 
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hurworld

Hall of Fame
I remember this glove design when Nike released the Gary “the Glove” Payton basketball shoes. Back in 1998, I think?
 

kimguroo

Legend
the concept and graphics are good job from Nike but they should come up with something which is not "11" fireball logo since Nike always indicated fireball logo number for year of title. "11" looks like Nadal won one RG in 2011. they should create something which represents number of title such as crown image etc.....
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Nike.com, 24.05.19:

¤¤ NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa

The King of Clay will go for 12 career wins in Paris wearing a special “What The” version of the NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove. Visual details from each of the shoes Rafa Nadal wore in his 11 career wins are incorporated into the volt glow/white colorway. A zipper shroud, nodding back to the Nike Air Zoom Flight, prevents clay from lodging into the shoe and the laces.

Rafa’s Winning Shoes in Paris:
• 2005: Nike Air Max Breathe Free II
• 2006: Nike Air Max Breathe III
• 2007: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage
• 2008: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage II
• 2010: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 2.3
• 2011: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 3.3
• 2012, 2013, 2014: Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 4.3
• 2017: Nike Lunar Ballistec 2
• 2018: Nike Air Zoom Cage III

The NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa will on release May 26 in limited quantities on nike.com and at select retailers.

https://news.nike.com/footwear/nikecourt-cage-3-glove-what-the-rafa

In the picture below, Rafa is wearing shoes that will be available for purchase. During practice sessions at Roland Garros this week, he has worn shoes customized for him.


The shoes Rafa has worn at Roland Garros this week:
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/nadal-news-2-0.496732/page-447#post-13366758
Won't that Zipper bag add weight and make the shoes too heavy ?
 
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