Today, the playtesters are picking our favorite pro outfits of the year. In no particular order, here are our favorites from the ATP:
Nicolas Almagro in Lotto. Photo by Ray Giubilo
Chris: ”Best pro outfit ATP Tie: Nicolas Almagro and Potito Starace as they wore almost identical Lotto apparel at the Montecarlo Rolex Masters. Classic and clean looking white crew with light blue accents paired with a light blue short. This outfit popped against the clay court backdrop yet looked classy and sporty.”
As we wind down for the year, it’s time to take a look back at our favorite products of 2014. This year we start with shoes. These are our picks for the best in shoes.
Overall there wasn’t one shoe we landed on, but speed is the definitive winner. We picked a bevy of speed-oriented shoes for favorite shoe of 2014.
The Asics Gel Solution Speed 2 was a favorite for both men and women.
Andy: “My favorite match day shoe. Super comfortable, fast-feeling, plenty of support and they look great too!”
Michelle: “Asics Solution Speed 2 — quick, colorful, comfortable and the best shoe to wear on the court and then transition to the gym in! (again, I swear I didn’t read Andy’s til AFTER writing this)
Mark: “Slip your feet into these shoes, and you will understand why I did not elaborate any further.”
Over the past few seasons, Nike has been revamping its core court essentials collection. Let’s take a look at the pieces that are replacing the Power (and before that Border) collection.
Advantage Court Top: This replacement for the Power Short Sleeve Top has updated seam lines specifically designed for the tennis player. With the colorblocking on the back of the spring version, they stand out even more. The seams were moved to increase your range of motion while swinging the racquet. The back mesh panel is also larger for greater ventilation.
Advantage Court Tank: Like the Power Tank version it replaces, the Advantage Court Tank allows you to wear your own bra. New to this version is the racerback cut, which offers you greater mobility on the court. Like the top, this Court Tank features a full mesh back for added ventilation over its predecessor.