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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


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

11 reasons to buy

  • Many people who bought the Nike Court Royale Suede described the shoe as “comfortable.” Two of them said that they were able to stand on their feet for over eight hours a day, moving around and lifting things yet stay comfortable all throughout.
  • A significant number of reviewers noted the shoe’s simple yet stylish look. They said it had an “awesome” clean design.
  • Several purchasers mentioned the fit as being just right and true to size. One person said he was leery of buying online, but the shoes came and fit him perfectly.
  • The shoe’s quality got a few mentions from delighted buyers.
  • Some individuals who had large shoe sizes were pleasantly surprised that the Nike Court Royale Suede looked good on their feet. They stated that they were worried the shoe might make their feet look massive.
  • According to a couple of individuals, the shoe can easily be paired with lots of different casual outfits.
  • Two people commended the shoe as having beautiful colors that were exactly as pictured. One of them added that he was “really digging the wine red” colorway.
  • The shoe is sturdy and can hold up to the severe pounding a buyer puts on them due to work.
  • The shoe is easy to clean and acts as one consumer’s go-to shoe every day.
  • One customer was happy about the shoe’s inexpensive price.
  • A person wrote in a review that the shoe is perfect for skateboarding.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe needs breaking in according to some purchasers. They said the Court Royale Suede felt a bit narrow and stiff when worn for the first few times.
  • The insoles need more support stated a few customers. One of them said the arch could be a little better.
  • One person stated that the grey colorway differed from the black he bought regarding comfort. He said the grey colorway’s fabric was not as soft as the black’s.

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 in your wardrobe. 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.



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Nike Court Royale Suede History

Nike first started churning out their tennis line in the 1970s and signed up the fiery Romanian Grand Slam winner Ilie Nastase as their 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 and would reflect their personalities, which ranged from irreverent to stoic.

Nike’s tennis line flourished and continued to evolve, thanks in part to their famous endorsers. The company’s tennis line numbered in the dozens. The tennis silhouette also gained a following from non-tennis players who simply liked the court style. In this regard, Nike brought out the Court Royale Suede.  It is a lifestyle shoe with a retro look inspired by the court. The upper featured a combination of real and synthetic leather with a rubber outsole and deep flex grooves. The shoe came out in a variety of colorways as well as a suede version called the Nike Court Royale Suede.

Nike Court Royale Suede Style

These low-top tennis-inspired sneakers to go 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.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Court Royale Suede is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. For men, sizes offered are in the D-medium width and range from 6 to 15 with half sizes until 12.5. For women, sizes available range from 6 to 11 with half sizes offered up to 11.5.

Notable Features

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 while a herringbone tread pattern at the sole provides the shoe with durable traction.

Additional Info

  • It weighs approximately 13 oz.
  • The collar and tongue are padded for added comfort.