Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A remarkable number of reviewers say the Nike Court Royale is very comfortable.
  • At least one shoe user says the pair is perfect, especially for people who are big-footed, as it doesn’t make their feet look big.
  • Most purchasers appreciate the Nike Court Royale’s stylishly classic design.
  • The shoe is reasonably priced and has a good value for money, according to a number of consumers.
  • It is lightweight, based on a few shoe users’ observations.
  • Consistent with the Nike Court series, wearers are glad this pair is versatile and looks good with almost anything.
  • A few users like that they get compliments every time they wear the shoe.
  • Due to its leather upper, the shoe is easy to clean.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The insoles of the shoe do not have enough support, according to a handful of wearers.
  • The Nike Court Royale makes a clunky sound when used for walking, as mentioned by a couple of reviewers.

Bottom line

The Nike Court Royale has a timeless look to it with a bit of class due to the leather upper. This makes it great for people who want a bit of a boost to their casual everyday look.

Aside from the adequate comfort it provides and classic design, it is hard to go wrong with a pair of great quality and stylish colorways  - all at an affordable price.

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Good to know

The Nike Court Royale is available in both men and women’s sizes. This shoe comes with a semi-padded collar and flat laces for a more supportive fit.

An easygoing sneaker that’s primed for comfort, the Nike Court Royale has a low-key but stylishly classic design. Primed with clean lines and a sleek silhouette, it is a shoe that is inspired by old-school tennis shoes. It comes in different colorways, which makes it great for mixing and matching various looks for several casual occasions. It has all the qualities of a go-to shoe for everyday wear.

The Nike Court Royale’s low-top structure makes it an easy shoe to pair with any length of trousers. The women can pair it with dresses, shorts, skirts, and pants while the gentlemen can choose to pair it with shorts, jeans, or even a casual suit for casual gatherings.

The Nike Court Royale’s upper is crafted from leather which some said is easier to clean. Tonal stitching is also seen throughout which contributes to a more minimal and cleaner look. The brand’s signature Swoosh logo is placed on both sides of the shoe while a Nike branding is seen on the heel and a woven logo patch is on the tongue.

Nike uses a traditional lace-up closure in this shoe. Its padded tongue and collar along with the mesh lining and cushioned footbed contribute to a comfortable and soft feel. The shoe rests on a classic rubber outsole that features a herringbone tread pattern for traction and grip.

Nike’s core has always revolved around sports; in fact, it is the brand’s foundation and basis in everything they create. Apart from running, before basketball, Nike’s first involvement in the world of sports is in the field of tennis. It was inevitable that the brand would eventually make a collection dedicated solely to the sport and called it Nike Tennis.

Since the beginning, Nike’s roster of tennis players was rebellious in nature and very talented. Legendary athletes like John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and Roger Federer bagged championship after championship but their individualistic appeal and rebellious spirits changed the nature of the sports, which is still evident to this day.

John McEnroe signed with the brand in 1978. Known for his tough demeanor and passionate attitude, he created his signature line for the brand that includes footwear and apparel reflecting his tremendous talent and rebel-with-a-cause character. The collection featured a red Swoosh and an “Mc” emblem with black and blue checkerboard designed on the shoe. He also designed apparel with black, blue, and red designs, which show McEnroe’s deviation from traditional tennis attire.

This collaboration sparked the reconsideration of strict playing uniforms and allowed players to wear regulated but more expressive designs.

Over 40 years after, Nike still is very much involved in the world of tennis. In 2014, the brand decided to change the collection’s name from Nike Tennis to Nike Court. It builds on the DNA of Nike Tennis by incorporating the style of the past with the finest of today’s performance technology.

The latest release of the Nike Court Royale is one of the shoes in the collection that received an overwhelming response from consumers. Its classic and versatile style made it a go-to pair for people who like their shoes comfy and simple.

  • The Nike Court Royale’s insoles are removable.


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