With over two weeks of high-voltage tennis already in the books, action at the US Open will come to a close after this weekend. But before everything is said and done, and all that remains is memories of what happened and what could have been, let’s take a moment to relish the last major tournament of the tennis season.
Following our breakdown of the sneakers worn on the men’s side, this time around we shift our focus to the most notable sneakers worn by women’s singles players at the 2013 edition of the US Open.
Tennis, more than any other sports, is one in which brands have seemingly paid closer attention to the specific footwear needs of female athletes. While popular shoes like the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 and Asics Gel-Solution Speed have been spotted across both genders, a new breed of women’s-specific tennis shoes—like the adidas Stella McCartney Barricade and Nike Air Max Mirabella 3—have popped up, particularly over the past couple of years. Take a look.
Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based writer and wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and contributor to Complex Media. Follow him @GurvinderSG for the latest in performance footwear and gear.