Summary

We spent 7.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many people who bought the Nike Court Royale Suede describe the shoe as “comfortable.” 
  • A significant number of reviewers have noted the shoe’s simple yet stylish look. 
  • Several purchasers have mentioned the fit as being just right and true to size. 
  • Some individuals who had large shoe sizes were pleasantly surprised that the Nike Court Royale Suede looked good and slimming on their feet. 
  • According to a couple of individuals, the shoe from Nike’s Court line can easily be paired with lots of different casual outfits.
  • The shoe is sturdy and can hold up to the severe pounding some buyers put on them due to work or skateboarding.
  • The shoe is easy to clean and acts as one consumer’s go-to shoe every day.
  • One customer is happy about the sneaker’s inexpensive price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • This shoe from the Nike brand needs breaking in, according to some purchasers.
  • Some say that the Court Royale Suede felt a bit narrow and stiff when worn for the first few times.
  • The insoles need more support, a few customers have stated.

Bottom line

Comfort and style at an inexpensive price best describe the Nike Court Royale Suede. The shoe is durable enough to act as your everyday work shoe and has a low-key classic design that would go with most casual outfits.

One thing to be considered, however, is that it’s not comfortable out of the box and needs a bit of breaking in before it fully conforms to your feet.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this June

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The Nike Court Royale Suede sneaker features a low profile build, which allows the ankles to move unhampered. The shoe uses a lace-up closure system and has a lace pull that keeps the tongue from moving around. This makes it ideal for activities like skateboarding where sudden twists and turns are the norm, but where a snug and comfy fit is needed.

It also has a cushioned footbed and padded collar and tongue for extra comfort.

This low-top Nike tennis-inspired sneaker goes well with any gym outfit and casual clothes, such as shorts and jeans. Make sure to show off that ankle and not wear socks with it, or if you do have to, best keep the sock low and concealed. Match your shoes to your jacket or cap if your shoes are of a strong color to make your kicks stand out more. 

Some of the colors available for this model include gunsmoke, mica green, mink brown, phantom, platinum tint, pink foam, spruce fog, and grey.

The Nike Court Royale Suede’s timeless classic look will draw the eye of any observer. The suede leather upper gives it that stylish retro feel as well as a luxe vibe. The herringbone tread pattern at the sole provides the shoe with durable traction and a stable ride.

Nike first started churning out its tennis line in the 1970s and signed up the fiery Romanian Grand Slam winner Ilie Nastase as its first tennis brand endorser in 1972. John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, and Pete Sampras soon after followed as endorsers of the brand. Each would have a tennis line specifically created for them, which would reflect their varied personalities that ranged from the irreverent to the stoic.

Nike’s Court line flourished and continued to evolve—numbering in the dozens—thanks in part to its famous endorsers. The tennis silhouette also gained a following from non-tennis players who simply liked the minimalist court style. 

Because of the demand for the Court series, Nike brought out the Court Royale Suede.  It is a lifestyle shoe with a retro look inspired by the tennis court. The upper featured a combination of real and synthetic leather and the shoe had a rubber outsole and deep flex grooves. This kick came out in a variety of colorways as well as a suede version called the Nike Court Royale Suede. 

  • Each shoe weighs approximately 368 grams.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com