What happens when Fila and Wallpaper magazine get together? Magic, I tell you, magic!
This shirt is called 'Grandslam', and pays homage to Bjorn Borg.
When you look closely at the glyphs on the shirt, you see in very small print, the reveal the scores of each of Borg's championship matches. On the reverse are his runner-up results.
They also did a jacket, with the right sleeve was wrapped with the winning scores in gold, and the left sleeve with the silver runner-up scores.
At the Sony Ericsson Open, Fila outfitted the umpires in sharp-looking lime green shirts. Funny note, Tennis Served Fresh accurately notes that Fila should make sure the clothes actually fit next year.
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From Tennis Served Fresh
(Photo courtesy of Fila)
Just two days ago we posted about the Fila/Wimbledon partnership. Today, thanks to Tennis Served Fresh, we have learned about the Fila Alpha Wimbledon shoe and some new tidbits about the partnership. Some details about the partnership:
- The hard court shoes will be worn by the ball crew, the court covers, and all staffers of the Wimbledon Shop. Line judges are not included in this group.
- The grass court version of the shoe will be worn by all British players sponsored by Fila.
- Since this is only a footwear license, Polo Ralph Lauren will continue to outfit all the officials and staff. From the looks of the shoe, the two companies' products will find a way to beautifully coexist for the fortnight.
(photo courtesy of Fila)
Eastbay.com and Amazon are both offering the Fila Men's Torneo IITennis Shoes in White/Red for $29.99. Even with shipping, this is a great deal if they have your size, these shoes typically run in the $79-$100 range.
The Fila Torneo IIis a beefed-up version of the original Torneo, with added support and stability. Built on a slightly wider last, this speed-oriented shoe focuses on lasting comfort, durability and stability. Excellent traction is offered thanks to the deep tread pattern on the Evergrind outsole. A substantial external heel stabilizing unit combines with the lightweight, perforated microfiber and mesh upper for out-of-the-box comfort. The heel, tongue, vamp and forefoot contain moisture-management airmesh for increased breathability. An abrasion-resistant toe guard covers the top of the toe area and extends down the medial side of the shoe to protect the upper toe from dragging. Dynamic and responsive cushioning is provided by a full-length Superaction midsole and insert in the heel.
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Here are some last minute tennis shoe ideas:
Men's Diadora Attax DA 2
The upper is made of the ultra-soft, lightweight Supreltech synthetic micro-fiber. The toe overlay is in Diadora exclusive HAR micro-fiber synthetic, providing high resistance to toe drag damage. Lycra surrounds your foot (in neoprene) for a snug and comfortable fit around ankle. Anti-bacterial lining throughout.
Diadora Speedzone Pro
Lightweight, comfortable, and responsive. Upper is made of synthetic micro-fiber. Toe overlay in Diadora exclusive HAR micro-fiber synthetic, providing high resistance to abrasion do to toe drag. Lined throughout with special anti-bacterial treatment. Insole: Removable, anatomically shaped, cushioned ErgoFit insole with special anti-bacterial treatment. Duratech 5000 special anti-abrasion rubber compound throughout to ensure excellent durability.
adidas HB Spezial
A classic shoe that has long and storied linage. Clean, classic design. Upper is Full-grain leather, lining is textile, inlay is EVA, midsole is Injected EVA for long-term cushioning, outsole is non-marking rubber.
Fila Axelis D
For the player that wants durability and support - the Axelis is made of leather and mesh up top. We like the sharp colors and design, but it also has serious technology including : SuperAction™, Ever-Grind™, Cage Technology™, and Flow™.
K-Swiss Ascendor SLT
What's All The Racquet has and will continue to be, fans of K-Swiss sneakers. This new line (of which we own a pair) is super lightweight, but its clear that they haven't sacrificed durability or construction. The Ascendor has a DuraFlow upper with an EVA and TPU Cushion Board. The DuraWrap LT high-abrasion toe guard and DragGuard create a durable barrier between the court and the foot.
Women's adidas Barricade II
The Barricade line is becoming one of the industries standard bearers for quality tennis footwear. This particular shoe is especially good for hard-core hard-court players who need durability, cushion, support and grip. The upper is adiTUFF™ and synthetic leather; the lining is ClimaLite for moisture control; it has a molded EVA insole and midsole; not to mention 3-D TORSION® for midfoot support, adiPRENE® for comfort and shock absorption, and an adiWEAR® outsole.
adidas Barricade IV
Same specs as the women's Barricade (above), but for the tots. Great if your little one is on hard courts.
New Balance KT653
New Balance stands for nothing if it doesn't stand for quality and performance. This shoe is no different - a true performance tennis shoe built with the highest level of comfort and durability. C-Cap® midsole constructed of compression molded EVA for cushioning and flexibility. ABZORB® heel gives exceptional shock absorption. The long wear drag tip gives exceptional durability in high wear areas.
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