K-Swiss Pay Homage to Pancho Gonzales With Slick Kicks

Before there was Roger or Andy or Pete or Andre there was Pancho Gonzales: the Mexican-American who dominated 1950s tennis with a patented, rocketing serve. Gonzales spent longer at world number one – eight whole years – than anyone to this day.

Had the Open Era fallen a little closer to his peak, Gonzales would surely have cleaned up many more than his two Grand Slams – and might have even put a serious dint into the legacy of his legendary rival, Rod Laver. (What's sport without the what ifs?) 

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K-Swiss pay homage to Gonzales with a new take on their Adcourt’72 trainer. Same slick silhouette, plus some world-number-one-worthy punch: gold eyelets, signature detailing, and Pancho’s winning mug, right there, on your foot.   

£70; kswiss.co.uk