Roger Federer’s Grand Slam Nike Shoe Style Through The Years

Tennis star Roger Federer has won 17 Grand Slams in his career, the most by any male tennis player in history.

So for a player as accomplished as the 34-year-old Swiss, his on-court shoes should certainly match his caliber of play. Luckily for Federer, Nike has been creating special shoes for him for years now. As Federer began to rack up titles, Nike started incorporating his number of titles on his shoes.

This year at Wimbledon, Federer’s NikeCourt Zoom Vapor 9.5 Flyknit feature a London skyline and the number 7, representing his seven Wimbledon titles. If Federer wins the tournament this year, he’ll surpass Pete Sampras for the most titles in history at the All England Club. Federer is battling Milos Raonic on Friday in the semifinals.

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2016 Shoes
Federer’s shoes featured the London skyline and the number 7 this year.
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Federer last won at Wimbledon in 2012, so he’s been wearing the number 7 on his shoes for several years now.

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2015 Shoes
Federer again wore the number 7 at the 2015 tournament.
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Roger Federer Wimbledon 2014 Shoes
Federer wearing Nike shoes with a “7” on them at the tournament in 2014.
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In 2007, Nike opted to signify Federer’s titles with a nod to his home country. At Wimbledon that year, he had four Swiss flags on his heels to represent his four straight Wimbledon titles from 2003-06. Later that summer at the U.S. Open, Federer had three Swiss flags for his three straight U.S. Open titles from 2004-06. He won again at both tournaments that year.

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2007
In 2007, Federer’s sneakers had four Swiss flags added, representing his four consecutive Wimbledon men’s singles title wins.
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Roger Federer US Open 2007 Shoes
An action shot of Federer’s shoes as he serves to Feliciano Lopez of Spain in 2007.
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This year isn’t the first time Federer has had a city skyline on his feet. At the 2010 U.S. Open, the New York City skyline was splashed across his heel in light blue.

Roger Federer US Open 2010 Shoes
The NYC skyline was featured on Federer’s Nike sneakers during the 2010 U.S. Open.
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And in perhaps a nod to sneakerheads, Federer wore a pair inspired by the Air Jordan 3 at the U.S. Open in 2014.

Roger Federer US Open 2014 Shoes
Federer wore Nike Air Jordan sneakers in 2014.
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Click through the gallery to see more of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam Nike shoe style.

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