Nike Air Tech Challenge Ii (Hot Lava)
UPDATE - These classic Agassi bangers are back for 2016! Last seen two years ago, you've got another chance to procure the 'Hot Lava' Air Tech Challenge 2s, as they've surfaced at select stores over the last few days.
Here's one for the diehard OG enthusiasts. Amidst a sea of tennis bring-backs, Nike are once again reviving the OG Air Tech Challenge II 'Hot Lava' edition. These days it seems that the main reason for tennis being 'hot' is Australian heat waves, but rewind back a quarter of a century and you'll find yourself in a time when all the heating was being supplied by the flamboyant players who graced the courts with pizazz, and the brands that matched their characters with insanely fresh on-court kits. Arguably there was no other player in history that burned harder that the man Andre Agassi who tore up centre court wearing these exact 'Hot Lava' mid-cut Nike Air Tech Challenge II joints. Matching his buck wild persona (and haircut) the Tech Challenge II has also staked its claim in the history books, being one of the most retroed and revered tennis sneaker silhouettes of all time. Even the Yezzy 2 lent the ATC II's sole... That's love. Thanks to Nike Sportswear you'll be able to snatch up these hot slices of history from this Friday, January 24th at select Nike retailers globally as well as online here.
- Originally Published January 22, 2014