Anyone who is a fan of tennis knows the name Roger Federer. A true great. He has teamed up with On, a Swiss performance running brand to create a tennis inspired sneaker – The Roger Centre Court 0-Series.
They set out at re-inventing the tennis sneaker by looking at the heavy rubber soles. The Roger uses On’s award-winning CloudTec sole and added Speedboard to make the shoe incredibly light, weighing in at 269 grams, whilst allowing for agile movement.
In this new world, companies and designers need to be more aware of how much material each product needs to created and whether they can make it better. The Roger is crafted from vegan leather and designed for lightness to reduce material consumption resulting in a smaller environmental footprint. The vegan leather alone has a 30% smaller footprint than animal leather.
The 0-series is individually numbered and limited to 1,000 pairs featuring black stitches and a black Speedboard.