UPDATE: Hello beautiful! Excuse us for a second while we let our thoughts linger, we just found our summer love. Admittedly at first we were skeptical. With a hint of angst in the mix, the amalgamation of these titanic forces of their respective sports could only end in two possible outcomes – tears or glory. To the Air Jordan purist the lending nature of the iconic Elephant print has left our fan-favourite material in some question places over the years. The Zoom Vapor – Federer’s signature sneak – has been a revitalising lineage for the tennis world, but has never truly translated into the ‘sneaker head’ market with groundbreaking success – until now. On paper, this could quite possibly be the most prolific collaboration in sneaker history, not so much for its design, which in essence wasn’t a edge-of-your-seat jaw-dropper, but rather the natural choice. This is greatness meets greatness, and quite frankly, it looks the part.

The NikeCourt Zoom Vapor AJ3 by Jordan officially release yesterday, August 27, via NikeLab destinations and Niketown NY, and presumably are all in the hands of heads right now, but stay tuned, the minute they pop up again expect to hear it here. In the meantime, peep MJ and RF below chewing the fat and opening up the verbal doors for a behind the scenes insight into the project.

Although he probably won’t add to his galaxy record of 17 Grand Slam titles again, Roger Federer is still kicking and putting in more than an entertaining fight for his legions of fans. Nike provide a shoe tribute to his greatness by marrying his signature sneak, the Vapor 9, with that of another true masterpiece of the human species, Michael Jordan. The immortal white cement colourway of the Air Jordan 3 is transplanted onto the Vapor here, and don’t it look just about almost respectable too? We’d absolutely love to see Rodge out there at the US Open in these. They’ll hit Nike Tennis retailers on August 26.

- Originally published August 23, 2014.