Sloane Stephens wore a NikeCourt Zoom Zero x Air Jordan VIII Aqua hybrid at the US Open. (Getty Images)
The synergy between tennis and basketball has come to the forefront this year. Stars from both sports have attended one another’s games (Kobe Bryant watched Naomi Osaka in New York), and imitated each other's on-court celebrations (Frances Tiafoe embraced his inner Lebron James in Melbourne).
It's clear the athletes have great mutual respect and admiration for one another, and one other way they've shown off that respect is by collaborating on shoe designs. Though not all new this year, a collection of crossover shoes have made a splash in recent history.
Here are the Top 6 shoe collaborations:
LEBRON JAMES and ANDRE AGASSI
Tech Challenge Nike Lebron 16
Andre Agassi was one of the first ATP players to take on-court fashion risks. In 1990, his rebellious ensembles drew a lot of attention. One of his most memorable looks was his 1990 French Open neon-pink outfit with jean shorts, pink headband and matching Nike "Hot Lava" Air Tech Challenge II shoes.