Who should buy the New Balance Pro Court 212

This skate-ready New Balance sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a classic court silhouette sneaker inspired by skating
  • You want a breathable shoe with excellent protection 

New Balance Pro Court 212 Logo

Style of the New Balance Pro Court 212

Inspired by the classic 1970s tennis shoes, the sneaker has a classic court silhouette embodied in a skate-ready design. The shoes also feature raised rubber toe caps that have become the rage among sneaker fans these days.

New Balance Pro Court 212 Toebox

As an added feature, the sneaker’s suede Ollie patch not only enhances the shoe’s aesthetics but also promises added durability, giving the shoe added capability to hold up to repeated foot scrapings.

Although the sneaker is purposely designed as a skating shoe, its timeless and clean silhouette appeals to the general sneaker-loving population. In addition, the N-durance rubber foxing tape keeps the shoe’s construction nicely put together as it attaches the sole to the upper while affording abrasion resistance.

New Balance Pro Court 212 Mesh Upper

Notable Features

Geared to take on the rough treatment it is put through as a skate shoe, the sneaker features premium suede and asymmetrical material selections. The dual construction of the upper further enhances the shoe’s strength.

New Balance Pro Court 212 Laces

The N-durance rubber outsole is made from the highly durable rubber compound and has the tried-and-tested herringbone tread pattern which ensures superior grip. The multi-layered raised rubber toe cap also adds to the sneaker’s durability. 

New Balance Pro Court 212 rubber outsole

The shoe has a vulcanized sole which may not provide as much protection and support as a cup sole, but are preferred by those looking for a good board feel, lighter shoe weight, and lesser bulk. Due to its vulcanized sole, the shoe is flexible and breaks in quickly.

New Balance Pro Court 212 Tongue

History of the New Balance Pro Court 212

New Balance’s skate shoe brand, New Balance Numeric was launched in 2013. Young as it is, NB# is most definitely backed by a long and impressive company history, spanning more than a hundred years.

New Balance Pro Court 212 Insole

The New Balance Pro Court 212 sneaker is a skate-specific adaptation of an original New Balance clay court tennis shoe that debuted in the 1970s. While the original relaxed shape is retained, the Pro Court 212 has an updated construction to meet the demands of modern everyday skating.

Facts / Specs

Base model: New Balance Pro Court
Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: New Balance Numeric
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Canvas, Vulc Sole / Fabric

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