Roger Federer is a superstar athlete who is celebrated for his moves on the tennis court, but there’s no denying that he’s also known for his better-than-average sneaker game. The Swiss sportsman, who turns 37 today, is a longtime Nike athlete who wears the brand well.
In honor of Federer’s birthday, we take a look at his best game-time shoe moments to date.
At the Miami Open in March, the star tennis player showed off his Air Max 95–inspired shoe, the NikeCourt Vapor RF x AM95, in the statement-making mismatched “Greedy” colorway. The bold design features a suede upper, a Vapor outsole and colors influenced directly by the courts where he has collected his titles.
Meanwhile, at the Austrailian Open in January — where he became the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles, putting him just behind Serena Williams’ Open Era record of 23 — Federer rocked Nike Air Zoom Vapor X tennis shoes in the label’s signature Melbourne “Lava Glow” pink shade. The vibrant shoe popped against his mostly white outfit while perfectly matching the pink stripe on his shirt.
Plus, who could forget when Federer hit the tennis court in Virgil Abloh’s coveted Off-White x Air Jordan 1 sneakers, which were unreleased at the time, at the 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day event in New York? The Grand Slam champion expertly styled the red and white basketball kicks with a black and red tee and red shorts.
For more of Roger Federer’s on-court shoe style, check out the gallery.
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