The court origin of this tennis-inspired low top shoe is quietly distinctive in the shoe. While there is adequate ankle movement, there is also decent support provided by the Flyleather Tennis Classic. Sneaker fans with standard foot measurement are likely to get the most out of the sneaker. It comes in men’s and women’s sizing. The men’s sizes are from 6 to 14 while the women’s are from 7.5 to 15.5.
The monochromatic appeal of the Nike Flyleather Tennis Classic is ideal for those who want a sporty look with still enough sophistication or high-end look. This Nike tennis-inspired sneaker goes very well with jeans, shorts, and even for semi-formal attire.
Undoubtedly, the Flyleather upper is the biggest and most prominent thing that stands out in this shoe. Although it looks and feels like premium all-grain leather, it is definitely something radically different. The new technology offers improved performance, comfort, and durability.
The Nike Tennis Classic had a rather inauspicious start. It was a shoe that was found in practically almost every tennis player who wore Nike shoes. Back then, it was known as the Nike Wimbledon GTS. Without a doubt, the Wimbledon GTS’ biggest moment came when John McEnroe went to win his first Wimbledon men’s singles crown. On top of that and fittingly, he beat the 5-time and defending champion, Bjorn Borg, who was also his toughest rival at that time.
Needless to say, the shoe became quite a hit not just among tennis players, but also sneaker-loving fans as well. For so many years, Nike stopped producing this iconic shoe until it was released again in 2002 as the Nike Tennis Classic.
The newest incarnation of the Wimbledon GTS was also introduced without too much fanfare. It was only a few years down the road that fans started to realize that the Tennis Classic has such an important pedigree. The history and the iconic silhouette were reasons enough that allowed the shoe to transfer from the tennis court and unto the streets.
In 2017, Nike’s unceasing quest for innovation led them to the successful implementation of the Flyleather technology to the Tennis Classic. Based on Nike’s explanation, Flyleather is the use of salvaged natural leather fiber. By using a state-of-the-art water process, the scarp leather is made into a durable and environment-friendly material.
The fact that Nike included the Tennis Classic as one of the first models to feature the Flyleather technology is proof enough that the shoe holds an important place in Nike’s plans and is a shoe that will be continuously followed by sneaker-lovers.
- The tennis look is maintained with the use of a rubber cupsole.
- A standard EVA midsole offers sufficient cushioning and shock-absorbing qualities.
- There are numerous variations of the Tennis Classic other than the Flyleather model. It includes the following: Nike Tennis Classic CS, Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Flyknit, Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Leather, Nike Tennis Classic Print, and Nike Tennis Classic Premium.