Something unthinkable happened over the weekend at Roland Garros as Rafael Nadal made an early exit from the French Open. The #1 rank tennis player was defeated by Robin Soderling of Sweden during the fourth round of the Grand Slam tournament. Despite this set back , Nadal will still retain his number 1 world ranking thus far.
Made to the specification of playing on a clay court, the new Nike Air Max Courtballistec 1.3 Bold Open Tennis Sneaker was made with Rafael Nadal‘s dominance on this surface in mind. One obvious trait is its upper 2/3 of the sneaker is composed of DragOn X a dimple-like material with a multitude of functions, including holding the sneaker’s form and lateral support for the foot. All the while, it allows players to slide and drag their foot to reach those impossible shots. Both LunarLite foam (forefoot) and Max Air unit (heel) provide maximum cushioning without comprising on weight. Durable XDR outsole in herringbone pattern conduct the ideal grip on the loosely packed surface. Finally, to reflect Nadal’s agility and flare on the court, a vibrant color combo of Neon Turquoise and Electro Lime is applied, along with 4 flaming tennis balls to mark his 4 consecutive French Open titles from 2005-2008.
Color: Neon Turq/Electrolime-Lght Rose