Nike’s latest Tennis footwear is here. It’s called the NikeCourt Zoom Zero HC, boasting a full length Zoom Air bag with reticulations meant specifically for tennis movements.

Tennis is one of the most difficult sports to design proper footwear for, to be sure. Nike says its designers considered a lot of factors that might influence speed and agility, like how footwear can advance not only a fluid transfer from direction to direction (sprinting to spots on the court), but from movement to movement (the elevation of a punishing jump shot or the explosive lunge for the extra slide).

With those in mind, Nike decided to put in a full-length, curved Zoom Air bag. The result is the first-ever pair of tennis shoes to have full-length Zoom Air. It also marks the first time that a bag had been adjusted specifically for tennis movements.

In effect, wearing the NikeCourt Zoom Zero HC makes it easier to transition from heel strike to forefoot spring, thanks in large part to the specific curvature that not only protects against impact, but also gives a springy bounce. Plus, the lightweight materials and durable sole make it perfect for hard-court play. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Tennis champs Elina Svitolina and Frances Tiafoe, who wore the Zoom Zero HC during their practice sessions, said the shoes performed wonderfully. No clunk-clunk motion, just one smooth path from heel to toe.

Buy the NikeCourt Air Zoom Zero HC on Nike’s website and other select retailers. It’s available in either Black/Black Crimson/ White or Flax/Volt Glow/White for $130.


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