YES. YES. YES. The holy grail of all Nike tennis shoes is set to drop very soon.
Andre Agassi’s Nike Air Tech Challenge II ”Hot Lava’ first released in a colorway that perfectly reflected the tennis legend’s style on the court. Jordan might have made the cement and speckle print famous, but Andre made sure the lava print and neon pink would stay on the mind of sneakerheads for years to come. After a brief return last year for Wimbledon, the ATC IIs are set to make a huge comeback a matter of weeks after the release of the Air Tech Challenge Huarache.
The shoes are already up on Nike’s Chinese webstore, so a US release should be coming shortly. Since these are coming out in an original color scheme, don’t be surprised if they receive a quickstrike label and release. If you make one non-Jordan and/or retro purchase this year, smart money says to make it the Nike Air Tech Challenge II ‘Hot Lava.’