Opelka with Asics shoes

Gerco

Rookie
It´s not the first time a Fila sponsored player uses another brand of shoes, Cilic and Lajovic come to mind. I think Opelka is using the Gel Challenger during this clay season.

 

LiamMiguel

Rookie
It´s not the first time a Fila sponsored player uses another brand of shoes, Cilic and Lajovic come to mind. I think Opelka is using the Gel Challenger during this clay season.

Yep noticed that too, I don't think he has even used Fila shoes during his tenure with Fila so far. Previously, he had been using older New Balance shoes since he wore NB apparel previously until this clay season.
 

lim

Semi-Pro
at least get some GR8s.. no wonder claydal brushed him off in straights. What's the story with his old Prostaff PJ btw?
 

LiamMiguel

Rookie
at least get some GR8s.. no wonder claydal brushed him off in straights. What's the story with his old Prostaff PJ btw?
It was mentioned on another thread but from my understanding, some pros did not want to switch to the newer all-black PJ from the tuxedo v12 paintjob. Reason why? I got no idea but apparently, it is all preference.
 

Raizu

Rookie
It´s not the first time a Fila sponsored player uses another brand of shoes, Cilic and Lajovic come to mind. I think Opelka is using the Gel Challenger during this clay season.

He had permission from Fila until they finish making his custom shoes. He was still using his new balance shoes earlier this year too
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
He had permission from Fila until they finish making his custom shoes. He was still using his new balance shoes earlier this year too
I had a feeling it was something like that. I have wide feet and so does my son and I could see how shoes would be an issue with a clothing sponsorship if they don't make a shoe that fits your feet. With his size who knows.... Maybe they didn't even make a shoe that fit him.
 

Raizu

Rookie
I had a feeling it was something like that. I have wide feet and so does my son and I could see how shoes would be an issue with a clothing sponsorship if they don't make a shoe that fits your feet. With his size who knows.... Maybe they didn't even make a shoe that fit him.
Yea he has custom shoes from top to bottom and inserts as well. They took his foot mold last year but it seems it’s taking a bit for them to make a shoe he likes.
 
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