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lleyton and nike

frula08
07-19-2005, 07:24 PM
is he going to continue wearing nike apparel, because he only wore nike shoes in DC Tie this weekend, was only for DC, or it is going to continue like that?.

Socket
07-19-2005, 07:38 PM
There's an article about his clothing endorsement contract in the 2005 Articles thread here. The short answer is that his Nike contract is over, and he hasn't decided on a new sponsor yet.

sagroove
07-20-2005, 05:15 PM
There's an article about his clothing endorsement contract in the 2005 Articles thread here. The short answer is that his Nike contract is over, and he hasn't decided on a new sponsor yet.

Rumour has it his management team has narrowed it down to Reebok, Fila, and Yonex (head to toe).


sagroove

Socket
07-20-2005, 05:18 PM
Yonex would be a nice choice, given its prominence in the Asian markets. I don't know too much about its clothes lines, though.

frula08
07-20-2005, 07:03 PM
yonex is the one that nalbandian and joachim johansson (who used to be jaslyn hewitt´s boyfriend, and i dont know if still is) are using.

Socket
07-20-2005, 07:05 PM
Thanks for the info. Nothing special about Yonex.

Back in the 80s, Ellesse was my favorite clothing sponsor, but I think they went out of business.

star
07-20-2005, 08:08 PM
Rumour has it his management team has narrowed it down to Reebok, Fila, and Yonex (head to toe).


sagroove

Thanks for the info, Sagroove! :hatoff:

Wouldn't it be kind of funny if it were Fila, and then Kim and Lley could be featured on their posters? :lol:

Socket
07-20-2005, 08:19 PM
Thanks for the info, Sagroove! :hatoff:

Wouldn't it be kind of funny if it were Fila, and then Kim and Lley could be featured on their posters? :lol:
I was wondering when somebody (besides me) was going to pick up on the irony of that, but I decided to be prudent and let somebody (besides me) say something first. ;)

sagroove
07-21-2005, 03:02 AM
Thanks for the info, Sagroove! :hatoff:

Wouldn't it be kind of funny if it were Fila, and then Kim and Lley could be featured on their posters? :lol:

That would be OUTRAGEOUS Star...... but funny as hell nevertheless. Personally, I am hoping Reebok gets the nod and Lleyton is sporting RBK at the US Open with the pump shoes......"C'mon !!!!! "

lol

sagroove

star
07-21-2005, 04:15 AM
oh please NO! Not Reebok!

But you notice none of us are getting mad at you for your information. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Monnik86
07-21-2005, 08:35 AM
Wow, that'll be very weird, Lleyton without Nike. Have to get used to that :p

jes_021
07-21-2005, 08:51 AM
My vote would go to Fila :devil:

Bibi
07-21-2005, 09:47 AM
I was wondering when somebody (besides me) was going to pick up on the irony of that, but I decided to be prudent and let somebody (besides me) say something first. ;)
My first thaught, when I read he wasn't going to wear Nike anymore, was also FILA - and seeing him & Kim making commercials together :lol:.
Not only because Kim is also wearing it, but according to my humble opinion, I like their clothes more then the Reebok ones. And I've never heard of that other one (sorry!!).

star
07-21-2005, 12:37 PM
Yonnex -- Nalbandian and Pim Pim wear Yonnex. NOT a good look, imo.

Is Lleyton's racquet Yonnex?

Socket
07-21-2005, 01:01 PM
Yonnex -- Nalbandian and Pim Pim wear Yonnex. NOT a good look, imo.

Is Lleyton's racquet Yonnex?
Yes. Is it spelled with one "n" or two? I'm hoping that, whichever sponsor he chooses, they create a line branded for him. That's the advantage of being the biggest fish in the pond, which is not the case with Nike, which hasn't even branded a line for Federer, although the clamdiggers are functioning that way for Nadal.

Monnik86
07-21-2005, 06:01 PM
My vote would go to Fila :devil:

You dirty :devil:

cindygermanier
07-21-2005, 06:05 PM
my vote :reebok

jes_021
07-21-2005, 06:22 PM
You dirty :devil:

What :angel: I just dont like Yonnex, and some of the Reebok clothing are :tape:, not all, but some.

I like Fila best, and that has nothing to do with maybe getting Lleyton and Kim on posters for Fila :angel:

sagroove
07-24-2005, 01:01 PM
my vote :reebok

I have been vacationing and away from the computer -- any word on which company Lleyton signed an apparel and footwear contract with yet?


sagroove

Socket
07-24-2005, 01:57 PM
I have been vacationing and away from the computer -- any word on which company Lleyton signed an apparel and footwear contract with yet?


sagroove
I haven't read anything. With the wedding, I doubt that he's been focusing on his endorsement contracts.

star
07-26-2005, 12:24 AM
Nike is shedding tennis players like crazy. I wonder who will be the next to go.

Socket
07-26-2005, 01:09 AM
Is Nike shedding the players or are the players shedding Nike?

Rumor has it that it's the Nike shoes that are causing players foot problems (Lleyton, Agassi, and Federer).

Lisbeth
07-26-2005, 01:16 AM
Well there was a bit of a traffic jam at the top ;) Frankly I'll be happy to see Lleyton play in something which is less likely to also be on the guy at the other end of the court :)

The shoes issue is a worry though :eek:

sagroove
07-29-2005, 12:45 PM
Is Nike shedding the players or are the players shedding Nike?

Rumor has it that it's the Nike shoes that are causing players foot problems (Lleyton, Agassi, and Federer).


Agassi left NIKE because NIKE refused to donate millions of dollars to his foundation in addition to the millions they were going to pay him as an endorsee....that was the deal breaker and Adidas was more than happy to give him millions PLUS more millions to his foundation - has nothing to do with NIKE product...PERIOD.

Hewitt left NIKE (not vice-versa) because he did not want to endorse the same brand as Federer...PERIOD -again has nothing to do with NIKE product.

Speaking of which, anyone hear the latest on who Lleyton Hewitt is going to sign with? I have not heard anything concrete although rumours are flying like wild fire.

My sources say the top four front runners are (and not in this order):

Reebok

Fila

Under Armor ( highly doubtful since they are not big enough to afford to pay Hewitt big bucks)

Yonex

If anyone knows anything that has materialized , please post it here.

When I get confirmed facts, I will post immediately.

Caio for now.

SAGroove

Socket
07-29-2005, 12:55 PM
SAGroove, I think that when 3 top players who all wear Nike shoes experience foot/toe problems within a short period of time, it's reasonable to wonder whether their Nike shoes are the cause of the problem. I don't doubt that there were other issues involved in Lleyton and Andre not wishing to renew their contracts (such as Andre's wish to get corporate support for his charitable foundation or Lleyton's desire to differentiate himself from Federer's sponsor), but I have to think that problematic shoes might be part of the issue, too. A player's career can really be hurt by problem shoes. Remember Hingis's problems with Sergio Tacchini?

Thanks for the update as to the sponsors that Lleyton is considering. I never heard of Under Armor. Are they an Aussie company? I wouldn't be surprised if Lleyton, a true blue patriot, wants to endorse a home-grown company.

Turkeyballs Paco
07-29-2005, 10:50 PM
I had wondered if the shoes were the cause of the injury. I don't like nike tennis shoes, they are not great. Nike running shoes are ok though.

You think Federer with Nike is the reason Lleyton wanted out? I figured it probably had to do with the $$ and the foot injury.

:shrug:

Just don't go with Reebok! Can you imagine Lleyton in some butt ugly Reebok shirt like Andy had to wear at last year's USO? Or that trucker hat. Yuck! No offense to Andy fans, it wasn't him, it was Reebok with no style. No offense to Reebok fans either...

:bolt:

Socket
07-30-2005, 12:18 AM
What I find interesting is that Nike, the biggest US sports apparel company, now has as its two most highly ranked sponsored male players two Europeans (Federer and Nadal), while the two highest ranked American men (Roddick and Agassi) are sponsored by two European companies (Lacoste and adidas). I don't think this means anything, but it is interesting, or perhaps ironic is the better word.

I always thought that Reebok looked bad on Andy because the shirts never seemed to fit him properly, and he doesn't like to change his shirts when they get soaking wet. Lleyton will be Reebok's most prominent male player, so perhaps he'll have veto power over what he wears (I hope), if he goes with them, or maybe get a branded line.

frula08
08-03-2005, 05:57 PM
any news?

star
08-03-2005, 06:21 PM
Adidas is taking over Reebok -- so, Reebok won't be Reebok anymore -- or will they keep that as a brand name Adidas owns?

Anyway, I'm sure now that Lleyton is back from the honeymoon he'll be able to concentrate on getting a new clothing sponsor.

Socket
08-03-2005, 07:00 PM
If I had to guess, I'd say they'll keep the Reebok name, at least for now (until the supply contracts and inventory run out).

sagroove
08-05-2005, 12:35 PM
Adidas is taking over Reebok -- so, Reebok won't be Reebok anymore -- or will they keep that as a brand name Adidas owns?

Anyway, I'm sure now that Lleyton is back from the honeymoon he'll be able to concentrate on getting a new clothing sponsor.

Adidas did not pay 13.8 Billion dollars for Reebok just to kill the brand. Remember, NIKE owns Cole Haan, Bauer Skates, etc. This is simply an acquisition for Adidas plain and simple.

As far as Lleyton Hewitt, I have not heard anything concrete either - however my sources tell me Reebok, Fila, and Yonex (head to toe) are the leading candidates but the reality of it all is that Lleyton Hewitt will go with the most lucritave contract offer made.

Sagroove

PS If any of you find out anything, post immediately. I'll do the same.

star
08-05-2005, 12:37 PM
:lol: You've certainly got more inside sources than we do. :)

I'll probably learn who Lleyton's going with when I read it on this board. :)

Socket
08-05-2005, 12:54 PM
Adidas did not pay 13.8 Billion dollars for Reebok just to kill the brand. Remember, NIKE owns Cole Haan, Bauer Skates, etc. This is simply an acquisition for Adidas plain and simple.

As far as Lleyton Hewitt, I have not heard anything concrete either - however my sources tell me Reebok, Fila, and Yonex (head to toe) are the leading candidates but the reality of it all is that Lleyton Hewitt will go with the most lucritave contract offer made.

Sagroove

PS If any of you find out anything, post immediately. I'll do the same.
Sagroove, the difference between Reebok and Cole-Haan & Bauer Skates is that the Reebok and Nike athletic clothing lines directly compete with each other. That isn't true for Nike and the other brands it owns, since those are skates and dress shoes. I'm not saying that Nike will kill off the Reebok name, but they eventually they will want to differentiate them, to avoid competing against themselves.

sagroove
08-05-2005, 01:21 PM
Sagroove, the difference between Reebok and Cole-Haan & Bauer Skates is that the Reebok and Nike athletic clothing lines directly compete with each other. That isn't true for Nike and the other brands it owns, since those are skates and dress shoes. I'm not saying that Nike will kill off the Reebok name, but they eventually they will want to differentiate them, to avoid competing against themselves.


Trust me Socket, the brand name of Reebok is not going anywhere. Please do not think becasue RBK tennis division in in the doldrums that Adidas will kill the brand... RBK has huge marketshare worldwide and THAT is why Adidas bought them. Reebok will continue to exist just like it has continuing footwear innovation like "Pump" and "Insta-Pump" technologies. This acquisition was simply a business decision by Adidas to own another sporting goods giant. The "Reebok customer" and the "Adidas customer" are two totally different markets and Adidas knows all about market segmentation and realized that Reebok was ripe for a buyout and took advantage. Now Adidas will profit from both segments of the market and use Reebok distribution channels to gain more presence in the global sportswear & footwear market.

In reality, this was another step for Adidas to grow beyond NIKE in the sporting goods industry.

SAGroove

Socket
08-05-2005, 01:30 PM
Sagroove, why are you always so defensive in your posts?

Lleytonluver
08-05-2005, 01:48 PM
okay if he does go with a new company how much will they pay him? nike used to pay him i heard 5 million dollars. i think addidas would pay him a lot or maybe even lacoste.

sagroove
08-05-2005, 01:58 PM
Sagroove, why are you always so defensive in your posts?

I am sorry if I came across as defensive, I was merely trying to explain to you how it was explained to me by my very good friend Jeff Priske who is employed by Reebok in the capacity of Marekting Manager of Global Footwear.

I am just curious who LLeyton will sign with thats all. I just read your post and offered an explanantion thats all.

Did not meen to offend and certainly not being defensive.

Peace

SAGroove

Socket
08-05-2005, 02:15 PM
I am sorry if I came across as defensive, I was merely trying to explain to you how it was explained to me by my very good friend Jeff Priske who is employed by Reebok in the capacity of Marekting Manager of Global Footwear.

I am just curious who LLeyton will sign with thats all. I just read your post and offered an explanantion thats all.

Did not meen to offend and certainly not being defensive.

Peace

SAGroove
Fair enough.

Peace.

Socket

frula08
08-08-2005, 01:32 PM
anybody knows if he will have new clothes for canada master series?.

Lleytonluver
08-08-2005, 06:36 PM
he's wearing no brand

Socket
08-08-2005, 07:02 PM
Sounds like he's still negotiating . . .

k-rod83
08-09-2005, 03:32 PM
his outfit is just shocking!! a pat cash bandana...a shirt which looks like the old england football top.

going back to the RBK/adidas thing...RBK are huge in other sports such as NFL and soccer so it wouldnt make sense to shut the brand down...i like RBK.

Turkeyballs Paco
08-09-2005, 04:24 PM
Oh, I hope I remembered to set the DVR. I've gotta see this!

Lleytonluver
08-12-2005, 05:39 PM
lleyton may go with asics or addidas because they pay a lot of money

sagroove
08-16-2005, 01:25 AM
lleyton may go with asics or addidas because they pay a lot of money


Hey guys:

I just found out from a VERY RELIABLE source that talks between Lleyton Hewitt and Reebok have fallen off. Apparently, RBK could not make a solid deal with Hewitt. So i guess RBK is no longer in the running.

I wonder who he will end up with. This is wild that he has yet to sign with anyone.

Opinions anyone?

sagroove

Socket
08-16-2005, 01:44 AM
Well, from an aesthetic point of view, it's just as well. I'd prefer Yonex to RBK. Thanks, sagroove, for the update. I'm sure Lleyton will reach a satisfactory deal soon. The world won't stop just because he plays a tournament in unbranded clothing. In fact, it's a nice change.

Lisbeth
08-16-2005, 01:48 AM
I have a bad feeling Pat Cash is about to launch his own clothing line and sponsor Ll ...

;)

Socket
08-16-2005, 02:16 AM
I have a bad feeling Pat Cash is about to launch his own clothing line and sponsor Ll ...

;)
:scared: :scared:

star
08-16-2005, 02:36 AM
Thanks Sagroove! :hatoff:

I'm relieved about Reebok. I hope it's not CashyClothing. :D

ally_014
08-16-2005, 10:29 AM
Thats good news about Reebok - they made Andy look gross! I read on Lleytonland today that Kerrin was told by Lleyton's manager that his new contract would be announced within a week or so. :)

CashyClothing :eek:

jes_021
08-16-2005, 02:39 PM
http://sd-1.net/style_emoticons/default/yahoo.gif Fila http://sd-1.net/style_emoticons/default/yahoo.gif Filahttp://sd-1.net/style_emoticons/default/yahoo.gif Filahttp://sd-1.net/style_emoticons/default/yahoo.gif







Thats what I'm hoping for, if you couln't tell. :angel:

star
08-17-2005, 05:08 PM
I love that smilie!!! :)

jes_021
08-17-2005, 05:35 PM
I love that smilie!!! :)

Me too ;)

I'm posting it so many times, its starting to drive people nuts :lol:

Socket
08-17-2005, 05:50 PM
I just read an article saying that Lleyton will be signing with Yonex . . .

Socket
08-17-2005, 06:00 PM
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Lleyton kept in check by old mate
By LEO SCHLINK
18aug05

DENIED as a youngster as he clamoured for the most famous chequered headband in tennis, Lleyton Hewitt finally has a piece of Pat Cash - 17 years on.

Hewitt yesterday donned one of fellow Wimbledon winner Cash's trademark black-and-white headbands after telephoning the 1987 All-England Club champion to put in a request for the gear.
Explaining to Cash he could never lay his hands on one of the Victorian's sweat-laden discards at the Australian Open, Hewitt politely asked the former world No. 4 if he still had any supplies. Cash, now 40, was more than happy to oblige. Hewitt's father Glynn last night confirmed his world No. 3 son used to idolise Cash.

"We used to go to the Australian Open when Lleyton and Jaslyn were small and Lleyton would hang over the rail after 'Cashy's' matches and try to get a headband," Hewitt said.

"Cashy used to throw his headbands into the crowd but Lleyton could never get one. He'd get pushed out of the way. He rang Pat a little while ago and Cashy had some headbands sent to Lleyton."

Hewitt has been wearing unbranded gear since his departure from Nike. Hewitt senior said the headband had a practical application because his son wanted protection from the fierce north American sun without having to wear a hat with a sponsor's logo.

It is understood Hewitt will next week switch to Yonex. He has a long relationship with the Japanese racquet manufacturer, which is now poised to provide shoes and clothing to the Australian.

Hewitt yesterday accelerated his push towards a second US Open title with a straight-sets victory over talented Russian Igor Andreev in the Cincinnati Masters.

The world No. 4 showed he was over the stomach illness that forced him to forfeit the opening match of his hardcourt campaign in Montreal last week as he accounted for Russian Igor Andreev 6-3, 6-4.

"I didn't eat for four or five days," Hewitt said. "So it hit me pretty bad. I felt a little bit awkward the last few days just training, getting back into the routine of things. I'm definitely a lot better than a week ago."

The Masters is Hewitt's only scheduled event before tackling the US Open in 12 days in New York.

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gsm
08-17-2005, 06:30 PM
It is understood Hewitt will next week switch to Yonex. He has a long relationship with the Japanese racquet manufacturer, which is now poised to provide shoes and clothing to the Australian.
nice scoop! :cool:

Lleytonluver
08-17-2005, 06:39 PM
does yonex have nice clothes

Socket
08-17-2005, 06:48 PM
nice scoop! :cool:
Go me! :worship:

Lleytonluver
08-17-2005, 08:01 PM
oh god i just saw pics of yonex' clothes. they ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UGLY!!!!!!!!! i can't picture him wearing them cause basically all they wear is orange and white.

star
08-17-2005, 08:44 PM
Oh no. Not Yonnex! They have horrible clothes. yuck.

Turkeyballs Paco
08-17-2005, 08:49 PM
just looked at the yonex site... not that bad. black/red/grey... http://www.yonex.com/tennis_apparel.cfm

jes_021
08-17-2005, 09:05 PM
just looked at the yonex site... not that bad. black/red/grey... http://www.yonex.com/tennis_apparel.cfm

Their shoes :eek:

Socket
08-17-2005, 09:14 PM
I think we're going to have to decide how to spell Yonex/Yonnex if Lleyton is going to wear its clothing . . .

Socket
08-17-2005, 09:16 PM
You know what? I think Lleyton's wearing unmarked Yonex clothing now. And look, everybody, Yonex makes hats! :yeah:

gooner88
08-17-2005, 11:50 PM
Good switch for Lleyton in my opinion. :yeah:
I thought that he should've gone for Yonex over in GM when he left Nike after Wimby. They're an emerging clothing company in sports such such as Badminton and Golf.
Definitely guarantees more exposure for Yonex in the men's game with Nalbo badly out of form and Johansson injured.

Lisbeth
08-17-2005, 11:55 PM
Hats! Yay!

I like this choice and it will be nice that not not many guys he comes up against will be wearing the same thing. It confuses me when everyone's wearing the same red Nike whatever ;)

Socket
08-18-2005, 02:51 AM
I have bolded the part that will make some people very happy. :D :D

Hewitt cashes in on new-look headgear

18aug05

LLEYTON Hewitt rang childhood hero Pat Cash to gain his blessing to resurrect the Wimbledon champion's trademark headband while he is in between clothing sponsors in the lead-up to the US Open.

The world No3 has been wearing no branding for the past two weeks, apart from one very striking addition -- the black-and-white chequered headband -- over his newly shorn locks.

The 24-year-old Hewitt jettisoned his trademark back-to-front Nike cap after ending an eight-year relationship with the US sportswear giant.

Hewitt's manager, Rob Aivatoglou, said yesterday Hewitt would be announcing a new "head-to-toe" apparel deal at the US Open, which starts on Monday week in New York.

On Tuesday night, Hewitt donned the famous Cash headgear to win through to the second round of the $3 million Cincinnati Masters.

"I was very surprised when he asked," Cash said. "I'll have to wear my cap backwards now."

Cash paid to have the headbands made during his career, which included winning Wimbledon in 1987 when Hewitt was just six years old.

He said he designed them as a tribute to his favourite rock band, Cheap Trick, whose guitarist Rick Nielsen had a chequered guitar.

Aivatoglou said Hewitt's new clothing deal did not involve a headband. "It's just a mark of respect he wanted to pay to one of his tennis idols," he said.

Margie McDonald

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Lisbeth
08-18-2005, 03:44 AM
:woohoo:

gsm
08-18-2005, 03:45 AM
Good switch for Lleyton in my opinion. :yeah:
IMO , the jury is still out.

i liked his nike gear.

and yeah , i am not sure about the yonex shoes...

fingers crossed he looks da bomb! :)

Lisbeth
08-18-2005, 03:46 AM
"head to toe" ... does yonex make shoes?

gsm
08-18-2005, 04:20 AM
"head to toe" ... does yonex make shoes?
http://www.yonex.com/tennis_shoes.cfm

Ashie_87
08-18-2005, 05:02 AM
Hewitt's new clothing deal did not involve a headband

yay!:woohoo:

Aussie_Kim
08-18-2005, 09:28 PM
:lol: I'm glad to! Altho its nice he wants to copy his hero tho at 24 I think he's a bit too old for that! ;)

Hokit
08-29-2005, 01:40 AM
I think people are being too harsh with Yonex.

Of course their designs would not be as good as Nike and Adidas. They're primarily an equipment firm, not a clothing one.

Compared to Wilson's clothes, Yonex is doing fine.

Lisbeth
08-29-2005, 01:43 AM
I like it! They don't have as big a range but on the other hand that means they are less likely to come up with anything hideous! Also, with LLeyton getting everything from them, chances are they'll eventually design whole co-ordinating outfits especially for him :)

Socket
08-29-2005, 03:57 AM
I like it! They don't have as big a range but on the other hand that means they are less likely to come up with anything hideous! Also, with LLeyton getting everything from them, chances are they'll eventually design whole co-ordinating outfits especially for him :)
Including his golf clubs, no doubt. :)

Lisbeth
08-29-2005, 04:30 AM
:rolls: oh that would be cute :)

gsm
12-09-2005, 06:52 AM
a little ditty on lleytons AO shoes;

http://www.rareairshoes.com/Running/Running%20Pages/Air_Zoom_Vapor_Speed_Imperial_Blue_Aegean_Blue.htm