Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez again he made it clear to us that he is a lover of tennis or sneakers, in his last fight against Avni Yildirim, showed two exclusive pairs of his latest acquisitions in this area, which are special editions.
The psychedelic sneakers that Canelo wore designed by J Balvin
The first of those tennis or sneakers that the Canelo, it was at the ‘face to face’ ceremony where he wore some Air Jordan 1 special edition J Balvin. It is a design that was made through the collaboration of J Balvin with Nike by the end of 2020, based on the first model of Air jordan that he put on Michael Jordan.
It is a multicolored design which creates a unique design. Its original starting price was 4 thousand 99 pesos, but in resale as on Ebay they can be found up to more than 14 thousand pesos.
Later, at the weigh-in ceremony, Canelo wore a pair of custom brand tennis shoes or sneakers Dolce and Gabbana. In white with golden highlights, where the date of the combat (02-27-21) and the word ‘Canelo’ with a king crown. This special edition was made on the model ‘Portofino’ which has a price of 12 thousand pesos on the brand’s website.
Tennis for training
To train, Saúl prefers the brand Saucony when it comes to running. This brand is of North American manufacture and is a subsidiary of Wolverine World Wide. The boxer pointed out that he only buys one pair to wear daily in training.
“I am looking for comfort, that you feel safe, when doing activities, that is important in an athlete so that you do not get hurt,” he said in an interview with Complex.
High fashion tennis
The Mexican champion has several pairs of Balenciaga speed both in black and white, which cost $ 950 each pair. Memory technology in the sole, shock absorbers and lightness – they only weigh 240 grams. This sports tennis from the haute couture firm, comes in the form of silhouette footwear, this means models without laces that adopt the shape of the foot.
Similarly, in 2017 Saúl worked alongside Fabrice Tardieu, one of the best positioned sneaker designers, and collaborated to produce the collection “I am Mexico”, based on the boxer’s lifestyle. The collection included three styles for men and women with prices ranging from $ 325 to $ 475. All tennis were made by hand in Italy.
El Canelo has also shown in several photos his Dior x Nike Air Jordan 1, one of the limited edition tennis shoes of 2020, of which eight thousand five hundred pairs came out and each of them currently sells for nine thousand dollars (185 thousand Mexican pesos) or even more.
Canelo is a tennis lover
Two years ago, Saul was interviewed by the communication site Complex, which has a program in Youtube called Sneaker Shopping, and where they took the Mexican to buy some pairs of tennis shoes.
This was in chapter 16 of his season number 8, where the boxer took five pairs of tennis shoes that in total gave $ 3,208 (66,024 pesos).
Nike Air Max 90 “Cork” (Infrared cork), has a complete body based on cork, with infrared accents throughout the piece, it has a cost of 350 dollars (7, 207 pesos); some Adidas EQT Support ADV of 129 dollars (2,663 pesos).
He also grabbed three models Off-White x Air Max 90, one in white with a price of 1250 dollars (25,812 pesos); the other in black with a market value of 749 dollars (15,466 pesos); and finally Off-White x Air Max 90 green with a price of 730 dollars (15,072 pesos).