Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has had a long partnership with US apparel giants Nike with whom she has been associated with for virtually her whole career. She is one of Nike’s most recognizable athletes on the planet and the company pays her a huge sum to use her brand value to promote their products around the globe.
Sharapova and Nike now have again teamed up to launch an innovative line of sneakers called the Nike Cortez “Noise Cancelling” which is exclusively available in the company’s 5th Avenue outlet in New York City for a limited period of time. The sneakers also act as a tribute to Sharapova by Nike for her achievements on the tennis court which include winning 5 Grand Slam titles and also being ranked World No.1 on the WTA Tour.
Sharapova made the announcement of the launch of the sneakers on her Instagram handle, posing with the stunningly well-designed sneakers.
One of the key features of the sneakers which make next to no noise when being in use involves a squeaky clean silhouette. The sneakers can be customized personally by the buyers of the product with the help of Toykyo artsy doodles. The doodles include swoosh options, lace dubrae among others.
Here is an image of how the Cortez sneaks look close upfront:
The Cortez range of shoes among others are available in Nike’s New York showroom for a limited period of time from December 28 to January 10. The sneakers are available at a different range of prices depending upon the customization selected by the users.