Returning for Spring 201 is Andre Agassi’s signature shoe, the Nike Air Tech Challenge II Hot Lava. Before his hasty retreat to arch-rivals Adidas, a certain Kanye West utilised the classic tennis shoes’ sole unit on the Air Yeezy 2. This, along with a host of other factors, marks the return of the original “Hot Lava” colourway as one of the most eagerly anticipated retro rereleases.
The Air Tech Challenge and the Air Tech Challenge II redefined tennis shoes. The ATC II’s synthetic leather upper allowed it to stand up to the rigorous back and forth, while also remaining lighter than most low top tennis shoes of that time. An external moulded heel counter improved the fit and provided added comfort during long matches. Today, the ATC II has been remade for everyday wear, while staying true to the heritage that made it legendary. From the electric Hot Lava paint splatter to the original ATC tooling, no detail has been spared.
The Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Hot Lava” launches Friday 21st February at 09:00 GMT at Urban Industry. Strictly one per customer – Multiple orders will be cancelled.
Nike Air Tech Challenge II – White/Hot Lava-Black-Flt Slvr