words // Luis Sanchez
Continuing to work closely with the world's greatest athletes, legendary footwear designer Tinker Hatfield was hit with the tough task of designing pro-tennis superstar Roger Federer's latest signature shoe.
Combining his design skills with Federer's needs and specific request for a running-inspired performance tennis shoe, Tinker brought to life the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour. The innovative design features several interesting performance aspects, including Nike's Dynamic Fit system for maximum lockdown, and a glove-like fit thanks to the lightweight mesh breathable upper.
The video below provides as with an inside look at the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour, as Tinker and Federer explain the design & inspiration behind Roger's latest signature shoe.