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Babolat Debuts 2011 Footwear

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat, leading manufacturer of tennis equipment, debuts its 2011 footwear collection. With its dominant red color, the Propulse 3 offers a new look—and new technologies, while also inspiring the design of the new V-PRO line.

In tennis, 80% of movements on the court are lateral or diagonal, with propulsion on the forefoot. Players combine quick acceleration, fast braking and changes of direction—sometimes for several hours at a time. As a tennis expert, Babolat takes these aspects into account when developing technologies specifically adapted to the movements of tennis players.

The All-New Propulse 3

Enhanced with two new innovations, the Propulse 3 is even more high-performance, durable and comfortable than its predecessor.

Kompressor System: When the heel hits the ground, the shock is absorbed equally by the entire KOMPRESSOR system. The energy is absorbed and uniformly distributed into each tube for optimum comfort and efficiency.

Cell Shield: A high performance upper made with cellular material stands up to even more abrasion while providing excellent comfort. Cells are smaller and more densely concentrated in the high-wear zones to guarantee optimal effectiveness. The mesh lining keeps the foot very well ventilated for improved comfort.

This new model also features other Babolat 100% tennis technologies:

The Propulse has been endorsed and signed by American Andy Roddick since its launch in 2007. The Propulse 3 is available in stores starting February 2011 in men’s (red and white), women’s and junior models. And starting February 15, fans can participate in the “Faster to the Ball” online promotion for a chance at winning a trip to the US Open to attend an Andy Roddick match—sitting in Andy Roddick’s box! For contest details, please visit www.babolat.com

New Babolat V-PRO Range: Same DNA as the Propulse 3

Babolat’s new V-PRO All Court offers high-end performance that’s always a step ahead of the competition: It’s a shoe that gets you closer to the court so you can really feel it. The new star in Babolat’s winning line-up offers:

2011 Footwear Collection

Available February 2011

Propulse 3: endorsed by Andy Roddick

Suggested Price: $109.00

Sizes: 6 to 14 (half sizes up to 12.5)

Propulse Junior 3: “best of the best” for young champions

The Propulse Junior 3 is the ultra technical junior shoe offering extraordinary foot support, grip and durability.

Suggested Price: $59.95

Sizes: 13.5 to 6

Propulse Lady 3: women’s model combining technology and performance

With a fit especially adapted for the female foot, thinner and with touches of color, the Propulse Lady 3 will attract players looking for high performance.

Suggested Price: $104.00

Sizes: 5.5 to 10.5

V-PRO All Court: high performance technology with excellent comfort

Directly inspired by the Propulse shoe, the V-PRO All Court offers high performance technology with excellent comfort.

Suggested Price: $89.00

Sizes: 6 to 14 (half sizes up to 12.5)

V-PRO Clay: adapted to clay courts

Clay stopper offers thin mesh cover on the tab to prevent clay from entering the shoe. The V-PRO Clay mesh is remarkably well ventilated letting feet breathe with ease.

Suggested Price: $89.00

Sizes: 6 to 14 (half sizes up to 12.5)

V-PRO Lady: performance designed for women

The same performance as the V-PRO All Court with a fit adapted to a woman’s foot.

Suggested Price: $85.00

Sizes: 5.5 to 10.5

V-PRO Junior: for tomorrow’s champions

The same performance as the V-PRO All Court for junior players.

Suggested Price: $49.95

Sizes: 13.5 to 6

ABOUT BABOLAT

About Babolat: Founded in Lyon, France, in 1875, Babolat is the first company to have specialized in racquet sports and the world leader in the production of natural gut strings. Easily recognized by its trademark “double-line” (two stripes on the racquet frame and black on the stringing bed), Babolat is still family-owned. Today, with U.S. operations in Boulder, Colorado, the company also manufactures synthetic strings, shoes, accessories and a best-selling line of racquets. Babolat equips 20% of the top 100 players in the ATP and WTA including Rafael Nadal (SPAIN, #1! ATP), Andy Roddick (USA, #8 ATP), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRANCE, #18 ATP), Kim Clijsters (BELGIUM, #2 WTA), Francesca Schiavone (ITALY, #4 WTA) and Samantha Stosur (AUSTRALIA, #5 WTA). To find out where Babolat products are sold, log on to www.babolat.com or call (877) 316-9435. Follow us on Facebook.com/babolat or Twitter.com/babolat.

 

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