The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X is the latest collab between the Swoosh and the most successful men’s tennis player ever, Roger Federer. Lighter and better than the previous version, the new Vapor gets outfitted with a larger, more aggressive foot frame, and boasts a revamped traction pattern.

Improving on the model 9 (worn by many tennis stars on the court, including Australia’s Nick Kyrgios and American phenom Madison Keys), the new iteration adds an engineered mesh construction for a perfect balance between rigidity and elasticity. The shoe’s traction is also enhanced via an exaggerated rubber toe bumper and a new herringbone pattern that uses different densities in different areas, while a larger, yet lighter mid-foot shank offers greater stability.

The Vapor X drops December 23, and you should expect to see it on pro players in the upcoming tournaments in Australia.

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