Tennis fashion: Nishikori’s 2015 adidas shoes & court style

Last year, we semi-joked before the U.S. Open about a fashion battle between Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori, who share an apparel sponsor of UNIQLO.  Those thoughts were accompanied by a mere hint of an actual on-court showdown in New York.  We don’t claim to be prophets, but we were just as stunned as everyone when the two UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassadors actually squared off in the semifinals, with Nishikori winning both the fashion and the tennis duels.

This time around, we won’t make such lofty suggestions and will instead focus on a topic of fashion conversation that came up at the Citi Open: Nishikori’s bright yellow adidas shoes.  The Japanese star, who ended up winning the title, talked about his new footwear and a little bit about his on-court fashion routine at an Aug. 6 press conference in Washington, D.C.





Photos: Kei Nishikori’s on-court tennis fashion – 2015 Citi Open, Washington, D.C.
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine

Video: Kei Nishikori press conference – 2015 Citi Open, Aug. 6
video by Mai D. Chan / Meniscus Magazine

Nishikori talks about his on-court fashion at the 1:54 mark.