If you’re curious about athletic shoe construction, I suggest listening to this slightly technical Tennis Warehouse interview with Nike‘s Footwear Product Director about Federer‘s custom Air Zoom IV vapors (aka his gold Wimbledon shoes). There’s some crazy lingo in there. Take notes! I only half-listened, and here are fun bits: #1: Federer has very wide […]
Archives for June 2007
How much do you know about Wimbledon? The suburb, I mean. Tennis tournaments don’t exactly bring in riff-raff, so don’t be surprised that real estate prices are DISGUSTINGLY HIGH in the SW19 and SW20 post codes: there are currently 27 houses on the market for over 2 million pounds (double that to get dollar value). […]
The heavily-accessorized Janko Tipsarevic — with his piercings, tattoos, and necklaces — upset fifth-seeded Fernando Gonzalez in the third round today. Janko, who took the match 6-8 in the fifth set, looked good in his white Fila kit peppered with the brand’s classic red, blue, and white logo.
After seeing Roger Federer‘s Wimbledon outfit (specifically, his bag), a reader writes: “I just clicked and there was the giant girl bag. I half-expected Paris Hilton to pop out… I’m hoping he pulls out a new and more ridiculous accessory for each round culminating in a gold skull cap with ‘RF’ embroidered on it… My […]
Vogue editrix Anna Wintour — the woman who put body dysmorphia on the map — says hello to Roger Federer‘s girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec, before his third round match against Marat Safin. Kris provides a caption: “Mirkaaaaa, I love the sunglasses, but you could stand to lose five pounds. Okay, twenty.” (Scoreline: The fashion-forward Federer took […]