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The classic, white tennis shoe has never really gone out of style.
Its clean, modern incarnation is now acceptable office attire and works just as well with a pretty floral dress as it does your favourite ripped jeans.
Which means you can never have too many in your life.
Volley knows this, which is why they’ve collaborated with the Australian Open for 2020 for a limited-edition capsule range.
There are two styles, both embossed with the Volley and Australian Open logos and incorporating the tennis tournament’s signature blue tones.
The Heritage Low, $69, follow the classic, low-cut silhouette popularised in the 70s.
The Deuce High, $99, is a modern, high-top cut.
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The history behind Volley and tennis
This shoe is synonymous with the sport.
Volley was founded in 1939 by Australian tennis champ, Adrian Quist and in the 60’s, about 90% of players at Wimbledon sported a pair, including Australian champions Rod Laver, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong-Cawley.
Mark Edmondson, the last Australian to win the Australian Open in 1976, wore Volleys on court.
We can’t guarantee the shoes will help you ace a serve, but you will look the part.
They’re available at the courtside Volley Pop Up Store at the Australian Open from January 20-February 2, or online from January 14.