Duke women in tennis shoes will sell out on opening day, a spokeswoman said Friday, in a bid to boost demand for shoes that have helped win the national championship and be sold at retailers like Target and Walmart.
The spokeswoman said Duke is selling out of its first-generation women’s tennis shoes on its website and in stores on Feb. 9.
Duke, which last year won the Women’s Tennis Association’s Women’s Title, is not the first major-school women’s team to sell out.
The women’s basketball team also sold out its first women’s hoops shoe, but its first two years were spent selling out the women’s soccer shoe.
The tennis shoes, made by the same company as the women and men’s tennis footwear, were not sold on opening days.
“Duke Women’s Basketball, which has been at the forefront of the women in sports market in recent years, has been selling out women’s athletic shoes,” said Erin Fong, a Duke spokeswoman.
“Our first-year sales are up, but we will continue to sell the first-gen women’s Duke women tennis shoes in our stores.
Duke Women’s Golf is sold out, too, but will continue selling women’s golf shoes on opening.”
Duke, the only school in the country to win two championships and win a national championship, will sell an additional 10,000 pairs of shoes this season.
The school has been able to do this because of the availability of the shoes at Target and other retailers.
The shoes will be sold online, and Target is also working with Duke to allow the shoes to be shipped to customers.
“Target has been our retail partner for many years,” Fong said.
“We are pleased to be able to continue this partnership.”
Duke has been competing with top retailers like Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target and Macy’s in the shoe industry.
Duke was also the first school in recent history to win the title of Women’s Soccer Player of the Year in 2017.
Duke also won the National Title in the men’s basketball league.
Duke had a successful start to the 2017-18 season.
Duke women won the title in the women�s golf league in 2019.
The first-round playoff against No. 2 seed Florida was played at a neutral site, with the women advancing to the final in front of a crowd of 12,000 spectators.
The second round was played indoors at the Nike Jordan Brand Stadium.
The final was played in front a crowd that was capped at 1,500, and the women earned a second consecutive national title.
The 2018-19 women�d basketball season was a success for the women, who led the nation in scoring, field goal percentage and assists.
The next year, the women finished second in the league standings and won the tournament.
The men�s basketball team was not able to reach the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, but Duke was able to secure a bid for the 2019-20 season.
This is the first year the Duke basketball team has been sold out since its debut in 2018.
Duke is also in the process of adding more stores to its campus, including one in the former Blue Bell building on South Duke Street.
The university also announced a $1.5 million gift to support student scholarships, and a $50 million gift for the school�s new basketball arena.
Duke will also be the first university to introduce a new gender-neutral uniform that will replace the traditional Duke white-and-blue.