Nike unveiled its new Hypervenom II soccer cleat, a merging of materials designed for the pitch. Read more via my Sports Illustrated article here.
With the French Open underway, I explored what makes a clay court shoe design different. Read my Sports Illustrated story here.
When the X Games moved to Austin last year, the location provided an opportunity for reinventing some of the course designs. Returning to the city offered up a refreshing. Check out my Sports Illustrated article on the subject here.
The powerful fashion of Paris plays throughout Nike’s looks both on and off the court at the French Open. I interviewed a designer for my Sports Illustrated feature on the subject. Read the story here.
Ana Ivanovic doesn’t let fashion get in the way of performance on the tennis court, but that doesn’t mean the Adidas athlete isn’t well aware of fashion prior to her matches. My interview with Ivanovic looks at a new Y-3 tennis collection debuting ahead of the French Open. Read my Sports Illustrated feature here.
My Sports Illustrated Sneaker Wars returns for the conference finals. The post takes four top players from each team, pitting their sneaker style against each other. Read the results via my SI story here.
The French Open approaches, but the caring for the clay never strays far from the minds of those watching over Roland Garros in Paris. Read about the process via my Sports Illustrated story here.
Tracking data in tennis got a whole lot more powerful with the addition of Milos Raonic as part of the Zepp update. Read about the tech via my Sports Illustrated story here.
Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Jeff Teague took me inside his ever-revolving sneaker closet for a Sports Illustrated article. Check out how Teague manages his sneaker collection via my SI link here.
Surfer Conner Coffin used a Trace device to track wave data in California. He also plans to use the new metric-gathering idea to learn more about board materials. Read about the power of surf data via my Sports Illustrated Tech Talk column here.