The legendary Nike Air Oscillate shoe worn by Pete Sampras has been given a modern take, in the form of the NikeLab Oscillate Evolve RF. The shoe pays homage to one of Roger Federer’s favorite Nike tennis silhouettes: 1997’s Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Oscillate.
From Nike’s description, the NikeCourt Oscillate Evolve x RF Men’s Shoe provides a premium take on the classic Nike Oscillate by using suede on an elevated tennis silhouette that only the greatness of Roger Federer can inspire. The shoe is courted as legend-inspired luxury, having a lightweight foam sockliner with a leather top cloth provides luxurious, off-court comfort. It’s champion approved, with a Roger Federer emblem on the tongue further elevates his everyday style.
Going further, it’s all in the details. The shoe features a partially translucent outsole, suede overlays with rolled edges for premium finish, and waxed cotton laces. It comes in two colors, sail/sail/vachetta tan/sail, and obsidian/light armory blue/sail/obsidian.
The NikeCourt Oscillate Evolve x RF shoe is available in limited quantities on the Nike+ app, online (direct link), and at select retailers.
With 18 titles on tennis’ grand stages, Roger Federer’s commitment cannot be questioned. The unlimited ability to push his performance also pervades his passion for style. Working closely with the NikeLab design teams, the tennis great collaborated on a collection inspired by his unwavering eye for detail. Custom zip-pulls, discreetly branded buttons and grosgrain detailing provide subtle accents throughout. Like Federer’s playing style, the fine points of the NikeCourt x RF collection elevate the look and feel of the game both on and off the court.