RE-Fresh: Nike Air Tech Challenge II (1990)

By - November 24th, 2011

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In 1990, the same year of the Air Tech Challenge II’s release, Andre reached his first Grand Slam Final at the French Open, where he was defeated by Andres Gomez. His first Grand Slam title came in 1992, when he won Wimbledon in all white Nike gear with a scruffy beard. Before his retirement, he would hoist four Australian Open, one French Open, one Wimbledon, and two US Open trophies in his storied career which spanned three different decades. He is now in the Tennis Hall of Fame, forever enshrined as an all-time great. But our column isn’t meant to simply chronicle his tennis career; countless articles have already done just that. We’d like to show you the original 1990 Air Tech Challenge II and give you a sense of the influence it still holds.


Shame they messed up the shape of the toe box so badly on the retro, as it ended up looking like a bottle nosed dolphin. The OG was a great shoe! Total classic.