“The Nike Tennis Classic was originally called the Wimbledon when introduced in 1975, the shoe was renamed in the mid 1980s when it was updated with a cupsole. During the 1980s the shoe was popular amongst tennis greats Jimmy Connors, Billie Jean King, and John McEnroe. Nike SB re-introduced the SB Tennis Classic in 2005 with the addition of a Zoom Air bag in the heel for protection. Zoom Air is Nike’s most responsive, low profile cushioning system.”
Supreme and Nike SB have teamed up for Spring/Summer 2013 and will be releasing a new version of the SB Tennis Classic. Designed by Supreme and engineered by Nike, the shoe features the Zoom Air technology. The upper body is made of premium leather. The SB Tennis Classic will be released in four colorways made exclusively for Supreme, featuring Supreme branding on the tongue, heel, and on the special hang tag.
The sneakers will be available in-store in NY, LA, London, and online on April 25 and are priced at $110 USD.