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Social Sound Off: It must be the shoes

Social Sound Off: It Must Be The Shoes
By Nicholas J. Walz
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Recently, USOpen.org’s Erwin Ong reviewed some of the more fashionable statements made thus during the tournament. The visuals provide a colorful menagerie, showcasing a blend of functionality and fashion from some of the top players in the world.

Earlier in this event, basketball icon Michael Jordan was on hand at the Open to cheer on his friend and fellow Nike client Roger Federer. For the first time, the five-time US Open champion showed off his custom Zoom Vapor 9 Tour AJ3 kicks in his match against Australia’s Marinko Matosevic, the “AJ3” standing for Air Jordan 3. Predominantly white, with silver and black zebra accents and the classic red “Jumpman” logo on the tongues, both Jordan and Federer worked with designer Tinker Hatfield for the better part of a year in developing the sneakers.

Beyond that, we’ve seen slim-cut tennis dresses courtesy of Stella McCartney (modeled by Caroline Wozniacki) and a rainbow sleeve sported by Milos Raonic, all of which has us asking: which  new look has you talking?

Sound off in the comments section below – best feedback get a shout out when we reveal your choice for most popular new look. Some choices:

Federer’s shoes: Federer’s fashionable footwear sold out within an hour’s time when they were released to the public Wednesday morning.

Serena’s cheetah print: Williams’ strawberry-hued outfit has the 17-time Grand Slam champ looking especially ferocious as she stalks her third consecutive Open title.

Wozniacki looks Stella: According to outfitter Adidas, the No. 10-ranked Dane has been cycling two-tone numbers, in light/dark shades such as “Poppy Pink and Night Metallic” and “Sake and Soft Powder.” Wozniacki and Andrea Petkovic opposed one another on Friday wearing the same design, the former choosing to wear a third option, “Deep Red and Ginger.”

Raonic rocks the one sleeve: 23-year-old Milos Raonic is trying to make his way past the round of 16 in New York. He’s also superstitious about his one-sleeved undershirt look on his right arm, originally designed to cover a heat rash developed six months ago. The rash has since faded, but the sleeve has remained as the Canadian reached his career-high rank of No. 6 back in July.

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