INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC TENNIS STYLINGS OF THE MID-SIXTIES
Our 05/65 Westwood Tennis Shoe honors the legendary Arthur Ashe and is inspired by the classic tennis stylings of the mid-sixties. After our lightweight canvas uppers are cut and sewn, we salt-wash each pair for over 90 minutes for a soft, perfectly faded finish. Backstay features a vintage cotton webbing. Superior comfort footbed and uppers are lined in naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic bamboo canvas to keep your foot dry and odor free. Heel counter is lined in sueded leather to secure fit. Our traditional calendar outsole is made with genuine gum rubber for a softer, more elastic result.
05/65 ORIGIN: In May 1965, led by team captain Arthur Ashe, the UCLA men's tennis team wins the NCAA National Championship on its home court in Westwood, California. Ashe, the country's highest ranking collegian, captures both the singles and doubles titles, as UCLA claims 31 of a possible 34 points.