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Nike Air Cage Advantage
A staple in the Nike tennis category, the Air Cage Advantage offer your everyday player the performance they are looking for without breaking the bank. A Jordan collab would however change the price point, but based on the mock up it would be worth it as the Max Air unit and hits of red to offset the shoe would surely make it sell out faster then any other Air Cage Advantage colorway, we can guarantee that.
Nike Air Cage Court
The Air Cage Court is possibly the most simplistic looking on our list; but we think that's what the true driving force behind the Jordan 3 was. The overall simple design with slight hits of cement print keep makes this an ideal crossover to bring on and off the courts.
Nike Air Max Cage
Designed for elite athletes, the Air Max Cage features all everything you're looking for in a tennis shoe. A highly flexible, supportive, durable, and lightweight shoe, the Air Max Cage stands up to the test on performance end from Jordan's perspective and based on the design, the cement colorway could give the shoe that spark that it needs.
Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3
Right alongside the Zoom Vapor 9.5 comes the Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 as the top tier Nike tennis shoe in today's market. Jordan Brand is driven off performance innovation, which is exactly why the Courtballistec 4.3 lands on our list. The design makes for a slightly different approach at the cement print, but it works and would have Jordan and tennis fanatics chomping at the bit for a chance to scoop up this colorway.
Nike City Court VII
During Jordan's playing days in the early '90s was also the time of some of Nike's most classic silhouettes, as the aesthetic from that era was almost untouchable. Although much of the gear back in the '90s called for eccentric colorways, that wasn't much of his style, so his steez came from the actual design and look of the shoe, which just about manhandled everything else on the market at the time. The City Court VII keeps with the simplistic approach, but the tight lines through the upper is what makes it stand out with a the Jordan 3 look.
Nike Air Vapor Advantage
Another standout for Nike's current rotation of tennis shoes, the Air Vapor Advantage has everything you would look for in a Jordan worthy collab. The toe and heel caps make for an ideal cement print area, and the overlay duel mesh upper gives the shoe the lightweight performance top tennis players need. Just slap on some hits of red to compliment the look and a Jordan 3 Vapor Advantage makeover would be rather effortless.
Nike Vapor Court
The Vapor Court has a similar design feel to the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 which was used in the Federer model, but it seems to be more suited for a Jordan 3 based on the toe and heel caps.The all white look and cement detailing just looks natural, and pair that with red accents through the Dynamic Fit system, and you'll have a line down to corner on release day.
Nike Lunar Ballistec
The Lunar Ballistec is one of Nike's premier tennis silhouettes in their arsenal today. Geared with a sleek design, and top flight tech features, the shoe bodes well for the Jumpman treatment, which is evident through the mock up. High performance and the proper aesthetic lands the Lunar Ballistec right towards the top of our list.
Nike Air Tech Challenge II
Andre Agassi debuted the Nike Air Tech Challenge II back in 1990 at the French Open, and it still stands the test of time today, with multiple releases surfacing over the past few years. The shoe's impact and longevity landed it the top spot for Andre Agassi's 10 Most Influential Nike Tennis Shoes, and just looking at the mock up, a Jordan collab with the Air Tech Challenge II just seems right. And let's be honest, besides Federer, there's very few tennis players who deserve the treatment, and Agassi was one of them.