Nike has unveiled its latest tennis silhouette, bringing a feature of basketball sneakers to the sport in order to guarantee a more responsive feel for its wearers. This comes through an Air Zoom strobel unit that runs through almost the entire foot of the sneaker, which brings the air closer to the foot.
Other features include an upper that nods to previous Nike sporting releases, including basketball’s Zoom HyperRev and the 1984 Nike Mac Attack (as worn by John McEnroe). Lastly, the upper’s translucent woven mesh is a reference to modern running silhouettes, while its “Turbo” name refers to the Swoosh’s previous running innovations. The sneaker is finished with a NikeCourt embroidered logo on its heel, as well as an Air Zoom tongue tab and a GP Turbo-branded footbed.
The Air Zoom Gp Turbo is set to be worn by athletes including Frances Tiafoe, who explained how the new innovations would improve his game: “I’m moving everywhere on the court. I need footwear that helps me move quickly — and I also need to feel like my reaction time is quicker, so I can plant and go. The Zoom strobel gives me that responsive court feel while keeping me balanced and ready.”
The sneaker is available now from the Nike web store in a limited-edition white and “Court Purple” colorway, with the “Coral/Blue” colorway set to release on July 13.
In other footwear news, Nike recently dressed up its Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Recieves in a “Watermelon” colorway.