4.436 users: 4.8 / 5
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Court

Verdict from 8 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • Many find the Nike Court Borough Low extremely tough and durable as an all-day footwear.
  • Some wearers find the sneaker really comfortable.
  • A good number of users appreciate the perforations and mesh as it kept their feet cool all day.
  • Many are happy with the stylish design of the sneaker.
  • Some sneaker fans appreciate the vintage tennis shoe looks and stitching details that resembled retro basketball shoes.
  • A few reviewers find the shoe lightweight and moderate arch support.
  • A couple of commenters think the low top design makes it easy for them to do foot movements and does not hurt their ankle.
  • Several users complimented that this kick is easy to clean by just wiping off dirt from the upper.
  • The Court Borough Low from Nike had solid grip and traction on surfaces as a result of the rubber cup sole.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users are disappointed that the shoe has synthetic instead of real leather material.
  • A small number of users claim the shoe needs time to break-in for a snug fit.

Bottom line

The Nike Court Borough Low is a versatile lifestyle footwear with moderate arch support and lightweight materials. The low top upper made out of synthetic leather, the shoe remains tough and ready for all-day wear.  

The perforated leather upper with hints of mesh tongue keeps the shoe breathable while an enhanced grip and traction is assured by an improved rubber cup sole. For its price tag, it is a good steal for its promising features.

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The Nike Court Borough Low is kept secured by a flat lacing system and surrounded by a padded collar and tongue for a snug fit. The shoe comes in sizes for men and women in medium-D or B width variations.

The full synthetic leather upper of the Nike Court Borough Low contains most of its major aesthetic elements. The perforated leather and mesh upper gives it a durable look of a vintage basketball sneaker while the iconic Swoosh logo on the side panel and the bold Nike branding at the back heel completes its overall look.

With a sleek low top silhouette, the shoe comes in popular and neutral colorways of an All-Black, All-White, and a Black/White colorway that are easy to mix and match with much casual clothing.

For its most notable feature, the retro-inspired Nike Court Borough Low has its vintage silhouette, durable upper, and sole as its major selling point. The casual sneaker has a lightweight and breathable perforated synthetic leather upper that is the perfect daily footwear.

Patterned after the silhouette of the bestselling Nike sneaker of all time, the Air Force 1, the Nike Court Borough Low shoe was created in 2016 as an homage to the on and off-court silhouette of the popular high top sneaker released in 1982.

The Nike Court Borough Low has several striking resemblances to the Air Force 1 starting with the perforated leather upper and the low, mid, and high top variations. Both shoes also feature a Swoosh logo on the side panel and a rubber cup sole for a good grip and traction.

This retro street-style basketball silhouette of the Nike Court Borough sneaker comes from the boroughs that have popularized the neighborhood courts where these shoe style originated and started its massive following.

From the basketball shoes that once graced the boroughs of New York, the first design of the Nike Air Force 1 Boroughs Pack was released sometime in 2010. The Boroughs Pack of the popular Air Force 1 became the inspiration behind the 2016 release of this laidback on and off-court sneaker.

Also influencing the design of the Nike Court Borough Low is the Dunk from Nike which came out sometime 1986 and has been retro-ed for several times by the brand. But the most influence, and almost similar in design aspects to the Nike Court Borough Low is the Nike Recreation Low which came out in 2012. Bold Nike branding at the back heel, perforations all over the leather upper, and rubber cup sole completed the look of the sneaker.

In 2016, the Nike Court Borough Low was released by the world’s largest shoe manufacturer as an everyday wear. The shoe which looks sleek and clean on and off-court is a promising lifestyle sneaker that has been positively accepted by many sneaker fans around the world for its affordable pricing, simple silhouette, and durable materials.

  • The shoe has a pull tab at back heel to easily slip-on and off wear the shoe.
  • The improved rubber cup sole also has a solid grip and traction on various surfaces.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.