G. Vilas, Guillermo Vilas, Puma, Style, Tennis -

New Pumas harken back to tennis legend Guillermo Vilas serves as an inspiration for sneaker line

G. Vilas, Guillermo Vilas, Puma, Style, Tennis -

New Pumas harken back to tennis legend Guillermo Vilas serves as an inspiration for sneaker line

Guillermo Vilas is the best men’s tennis player never to be ranked No. 1 in the world. The Argentine left-hander, who won four Grand Slam tournaments, was inducted into the ATP Hall of Fame in 1991, but in the past year, there’s been a push to get his named officially recognized as a one-time best player in the world. Now, with Puma’s new G. Vilas line, his legacy lives on in a different way.

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Vilas originally partnered with the brand back in the 1970s, and these new kicks with his name on them are sure to be of interest for the dad rap retro crowd. According to the company, “this new version for fall is similar to classic, OG design, but has been given a fresh update featuring a speckled midsole inspired by the different textures of the tennis court. This season sees the classic in rich winter colors and warm hues.”

The shoes basically look like a suede version of the California’s, but with a sleeker, slightly more mature design. I’ll say this: They’re a definite improvement on the G. Vilas brand. Perfect for back to school, even if your days on the playground are long behind you.

As for that No. 1 ranking, not sure these kicks will help.


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