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Footwear: Stepping Out

The US Open fortnight is an opportunity for manufacturers to build their brands with new shoes for the season.

By Kent Oswald

K-Swiss • 800-938-8000

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, K-Swiss dresses up its newest shoes with collector-edition touches, including dated lace keepers and printed text on the tongue’s inside. Men’s and women’s shoes in special colorways include the supportive Hypercourt (suggested retail $130), the durable Hypercourt Express ($110) and the lightweight Bigshot Light 2.5 ($90), which all come with a commemorative bag.

Fila • 800-845-FILA

The recently revamped, lightweight, breathable and high-performance Cage Delirium line ($100) will be releasing new colorways for the fall in both the men’s (shocking orange/Fila navy/white) and women’s (dark shadow/pink glo/royal blue) lines.

Wilson • 773-714-6400

Getting a jump on 2017, the new Rush Pro 2.5 ($129) for men and women will hit shelves in time for holiday
shopping and winter play. In addition to multiple vibrant colorway options, the shoes will provide an improved feel with no loss of stability, as well as an updated look that includes a matte finish.

Asics • 800-678-9435

The Gel-Resolution 6 ($140) gets an update for both men and women with an extra emphasis on mid-foot support and stability, new colorways and wide options. The men’s and women’s low-profile, lightweight Gel-Solution Speed 3 lines ($130) receive extensions through new colorways and an enhanced upper design.

Adidas • 971-234-2300

The Stella McCartney line will be augmented in the fall with a new, elegant
Barricade Boost ($150) and women will have a new option with the comfortable, durable Adizero Ubersonic 2 ($120). New options for men include an Energy Boost ($175) offering support, advanced kinetic technology and a one-month comfort guarantee, and a new choice of the lightweight, stable, and supportive Adizero Ubersonic 2 ($130).

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About the Author

Kent Oswald  is a contributor to, producer at the and a former editor of Tennis Week magazine.



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