Twenty years ago the design team at Nike Tennis developed the "burning ball" logo, symbolizing the style of tennis Nike athletes excelled at: "fast, furious and unapologetic." The trademark debuted on Andre Agassi's Nike Air Tech Challenge, later appearing on Agassi's line of neon-accented denim and spandex apparel. Today, Nike Tennis pays tribute to 1992 with the Flame Collection, featuring the same Air Tech Challenge-inspired design across the Air Zoom Vapor 9 Tour, Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 and Breathe 2K12. Look for Roger Federer to wear the Air Zoom Vapor 9 Tour next month at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, and expect the Nike Tennis Flame Collection to launch at Nikestore.com on November 1st.
Release Date: November 1st, 2012 (Thursday)