Who should buy the NikeCourt Flare 2

NikeCourt Flare 2 comes with a more feminine vibe versus the initial high-top silhouette customized for tennis superstar Serena Williams. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a  high-performing tennis shoes by the Swoosh brand for hard court matches. 
  • Need a shoe that has a half-bootie design with an inner sleeve that offers more maneuverability.
  • Need a shoe that has is lightweight and minimalist-style to give you the freedom and resilience to swing to all corners of the court.

NikeCourt Flare 2 Logo

Extra-durable rubber

The base design of this model and the original Nike Flare on-court shoe of Serena are the same. Both are constructed with Nike’s trademark XDR outsole, which stands for extra-durable rubber. It is composed of an abrasion-resistant rubber compound that offers enduring traction. Although this shoe doesn’t come with a 6-month outsole warranty, the durability quality of its sole is suitable on multiple playing surfaces.

NikeCourt Flare 2 Extra-durable rubber

Herringbone tread pattern

The herringbone tread pattern wraps around the tip of the shoe and the medial side. The purpose of such design is to provide grip when sliding and performing sudden stops. It also serves as reinforcement to these high-wear zones, which in turn helps put more life into the shoe.

NikeCourt Flare 2 Herringbone tread pattern

Light and comfortable

In line with keeping everything light, Nike injected the midsole with soft foam that’s ready to take on impact during court landings and deliver the needed energy return during takeoffs. For added comfort, the heel gets additional padding.

NikeCourt Flare 2 Light and comfortable

The entire midsole is kept low to give the wearer good ground contact and improved control when moving around the court.

Excellent ventilation

The second version of the Nike Flare is made with a wide mesh opening and soft fabric lining for improved ventilation. To keep it light and still supportive, Nike fused synthetics using a heat process. 

NikeCourt Flare 2 Excellent ventilation

Sock-like fit

The semi-bootie upper that’s reminiscent of the equally light and breathable NikeCourt Air Zoom Zero is purposed to deliver a sock-like fit. 

NikeCourt Flare 2 Sock-like fit

For a secure hold, the lace-up closure is attached to a skeletal structure plotted on the lateral and medial sides, a concept that’s similar to Nike Flywire. Aside from such innovation, foam padding is added on the rear side that’s meant to hug the heel and keep it from slipping during movements.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 9.5oz
Shoe Type: Hard Court
Features: Lightweight, Breathable
Construction: Speed
Material: Mesh
BRAND Brand: Nike
SKUs: AV4713001 / AV4713004 / AV4713007 / AV4713100 / AV4713105 / AV4713107 / AV4713400 / AV4713406 / AV4713604 / AV4713702

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Author
Brenton Barker
Brenton Barker

Brenton is an Australian with 20 years of experience coaching WTA and ATP professional tennis players, whom have won a total of 10 international professional Tournaments. Brenton holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and was the former Head Tennis Coach at the Japanese Government Sports Science Institute. Brenton was also a former Manager & Head Coach of Australia’s Governing Sporting Body, Tennis Australia, and has been a Dunlop International Advisory Board Member since 2010. Additionally, Brenton was the Head of Player development for World No 7 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Johan Kriek.