• 19-AUG-2013

Tennis Fans Help Select miadidas Shoes Worn in NYC

Jack Sock
adidas tennis athletes Jack Sock, Rhyne Williams and Bjorn Fratangelo are ready to take on New York in miadidas customized footwear.  Based on personal inspirations, each designed their own adizero Feather II and Barricade 8 for the US Open.

Starting today and through Aug. 24, fans have a chance to choose which pair each athlete will wear on court.  Follow @adidastennis and #miadidasNYC on Twitter to participate!  Create your own Feather II now and Barricade 8 next month at adidas.com/us/miadidasnyc-custom-tennis.

Meet the athletes and what's behind each design inspiration:

Jack Sock  @JackSock won the boys' junior US Open championship in 2010, was a four-time state champion with a 80-0 record in his high school career and won the 2011 US Open mixed doubles title. Sock is currently ranked in the top 100 on the men's ATP tour.  Sock is wearing the adizero Feather II.

'Showtime' is a testament to the welcomed pressure and spotlight that playing on the "big stage" brings.

Red expresses Sock's Husker pride and the shoe features his nickname 'Jsizzle.'

Rhyne Williams @RhyneWilliams received All-America honors in 2010 and 2011 at the University of Tennessee, earned the No. 1 national singles ranking in 2011 and reached the NCAA Singles Championships in 2011. Williams has claimed five professional titles and currently ranks 116 on the ATP tour.  Williams is wearing the adizero Feather II.

The camo print and VFL ('Vol For Life') lettering reflects William's Tennessee pride.

Red, white and blue and "'Merica" is a tribute to his fellow U.S. players.

Bjorn Fratangelo @bjornFrat is the second American since John McEnroe in 1977 to win the junior French Open title in 2011.  He captured his first professional title in 2013 and is currently ranked 370 in the world. Fratangelo will be wearing the Barricade 8.

Black and yellow is representative of Pittsburgh, where Fratangelo was born and raised.

Red, white and blue is a nod to New York.