Roger Federer has created a tennis-inspired sneaker called The Roger Centre Court 0-Series, his first shoe with On, the Swiss running shoe brand he invested in last year. The limited-edition style was intentionally unveiled to coincide with the anniversary of Federer’s first Wimbledon victory 17 years ago.
The classic tennis sneaker features On’s signature CloudTec sole that looks a little chunky but feels ultra light, and includes Speedboard technology that offers the ability for agile movement. A soft sock construction provides comfort and ventilation. The shoe is crafted with high-quality vegan leather (which is approximately 30% of the footprint of animal leather), and inspired by the standard tennis sneaker of the ‘70s.
“I’m tired of wearing uncomfortable shoes for a while now,” Federer told Complex. “Going into lifestyle is something very special for me. I have always enjoyed this silhouette and I wanted to do it the On way. The minimalist design and easy comfort of On’s shoes had me hooked years ago.”
The 0-Series of The Roger Centre Court is an individually numbered edition that is limited to 1,000 pairs. It features black stitches and a black Speedboard and includes a personal message from Federer.