ELLE: Your First Look at NikeCourt X Colette

ELLE: Your First Look at NikeCourt X Colette

How do they say “athleisure” in Paris?

We’re about to find out, as Nike hits the French Open with a nouveau tennis initiative, NikeCourt, and a Colette collaboration to match.

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Inspired by champion (and blonde-spiration) Maria Sharapova, the activewear icon debuts two new sneakers avec the Paris superstore—one for dominating scoreboards, and one for conquering style blogs.

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For aspiring sports legends, there’s the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor 9 Tour x Colette, a sneaker that merges the lightness of a running shoe with the lower stance of tennis trainers. Sharapova will wear them when defending her French Open title this year; in her honor, they’ve got one of her famous quotes— “I am not the next anyone, I am the first Maria Sharapova”—stitched into the liner.

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If you’re training for Instagram fame instead of a tennis title, try hard to score the NikeCourt Tennis Classic x Colette sneaker. It’s a street shoe in Colette’s signature blue-and-white pattern that looks good with jeans or a party dress. (Bonus: it’s very limited edition.)

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You can get both shoes on Nike.com/nikelab starting May 21. In the meantime, visit the site for multimedia profiles on Sharapova and fellow court warriors like Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov. Each breaks down their game day clothing and sneaker choices in detail—and you might get a few tips on your backhand, too.

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