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The second signature of Andre Agassi. Today we take a look at the lineage of the Nike Air Tech Challenge II.

Originally released in 1990, the Nike Air Tech Challenge II was released in numerous colorways, both for men and women. A low top version followed as well. In the early 2000s, fans of this Agassi classic began to rise in demand for a retro. In 2008, eighteen years later, the Tech Challenge II was retroed for the first time. Only two colorways were released during this time and, their release ended up not being as popular as expected.

In 2013, Andre Agassi re-signed with Nike and it was announced his signature footwear line would be returning. A few limited releases came and went before 2014, when the Nike Air Tech Challenge II retro would come back in full. A few OG’s along with some new colorways made to pay homage to some of Agassi’s famous tournament moments were released. While most of the ‘tourney’ inspired pairs dropped overseas, stateside releases are now confirmed.

Along with some of the tournament editions, a few new colorways of the Tech Challenge II are also set to drop in the future. As we await the debut of new colorways and possibly more retros going into 2015, let’s take a look at the history of the Nike Air Tech Challenge II from its first release up to the most recent retro below.

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ¾ ‘Hot Lava’
7293 White/Hot Lava-Black-Zane Grey
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ¾ ‘Clay’
7294 White/Orange Burst-Clay Blue-Zane Grey
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ¾ ‘Infrared’
7297 White/Royal Blue-Infrared
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ¾ LE
15615 White/White-Black-Zane Grey
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ¾ ‘Scream Green’
White/Royal Blue-Scream Green
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ¾ Women’s
7235 White/Fluorescent Pink-Zane Grey-Zane Grey
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II Low
7280 White/Light Zane Grey-Bright Royal Blue
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II Low
7281 White/Black-Fountain Jade-Cement Grey
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II Low
7283 White/White-Hot Lime-Zane Grey
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II Low
7284 White/Zane Grey-New Spruce-Hot Lava
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II Low Women’s
7231 White/Hot Lava-Fountain Jade-Zane Grey
1990

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Hot Lava’
318408-181 White/Hot Lava-Black-Granite
04/2008

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Tart’
318408-141 White/Clay Blue-Tart-Granite
06/2008

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II SP ‘Wimbledon’
621358-110 White/White-Black
06/22/2013

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II SP ‘US Open’
621358-004 Black/Black-Light Photo Blue
08/28/2013

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Hot Lava’
643089-160 White/Hot Lava-Black-Flat Silver
01/24/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II SP ‘Australia Open’
621358-100 White/White-Vivid Blue-Solar Orange
01/31/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Clay’
643089-184 White/Orange Burst-Clay Blue-Flat Silver
03/22/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Turbo Green’
318408-130 White/Turbo Green-Neutral Grey-Black
04/01/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Kumquat’
318408-180 White/Kumquat-Soft Pearl Heather-Black
06/01/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II QS ‘Infrared’
667444-146 White/Royal Blue-Infrared-Flat Silver
07/26/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II SP ‘US Open’
621358-146 White/Prize Blue-University Blue-Gym Red
08/21/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Photo Blue’
318408-101 White/Photo Blue-Pure Platinum-Midnight Navy
08/23/2014

 

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II SP ‘French Open’
621358-116 White/White-Laser Crimson
08/23/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II SP ‘Wimbledon’
621358-133 White/Jade Glaze-Gorge Green
08/24/2014

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Poison Green’
318408-100 White/Black-Light Ash Grey-Poison Green
09/01/2014

 

 

Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.