Who should buy the NikeCourt Lite

The Beaverton-based athletic brand kept all the essential components of a tennis shoe in a lightweight bundle when it came up with the NikeCourt Lite. It is a solid option if you: 

  • Need a shoe that has a sleeker cover, which is quite a departure from the heavy overlays seen in the previous models. 
  • Need a shoe that is integrated with a Phylon midsole that’s made to take up the entire load during hard landings, minus the heaviness. 
  • Need a shoe that offers more advanced and ground-breaking trainers, this hardcourt-specific footgear is ready for aggressive court play.

NikeCourt Lite Logo

Hard-wearing GDR compound

The base is designed with the hard-wearing GDR (green durable rubber) compound. Such material is equipped to take on the abrasiveness of concrete playing surfaces. 

NikeCourt Lite Hard-wearing GDR compound

Herringbone tread pattern

The modified herringbone tread pattern offers the needed grip, especially during rapid stop-and-go movements. It intends to give you stable footing as you make those lateral defensive shots at the baseline or when you propel swiftly towards the net. 

NikeCourt Lite Herringbone tread pattern

An extra layer of abrasion-resistant material is wrapped on the toe to keep it from wearing out quickly as you drag your foot unavoidably.

Phylon foam

The entire cushioning slab sandwiched between the upper and outsole is composed of Phylon foam. Such underfoot padding is created by compressing and heating EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam pellets, which are then sculpted to a mold. The dense and durable attributes of this midsole sponge help cushion the foot from impact while granting stability.

NikeCourt Lite Phylon foam

Excellent ventilation

The lightness quality of this budget-friendly footgear is attributed to how its outer membrane was constructed. Nike combined synthetic leather and mesh to give enough room for flexibility. The tongue is done in mesh to promote ventilation. 

NikeCourt Lite Excellent ventilation

Secure fit

It applies the traditional lacing system, which grants you the freedom to cinch up your shoe to your desired fit. 

NikeCourt Lite Secure fit

The padded collar helps in safeguarding your ankle whether you speed off towards the net, rally around, or dominate at the edge of the court. This added component is another source of comfort for the aggressive foot. NikeCourt Lite is also equipped with a cushioned insole, which tapers impact during constant pounding on the court.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.1oz / Women 10.2oz
Update: NikeCourt Lite 2
Shoe Type: Hard Court
Features: Lightweight
Construction: Cushioned
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper
BRAND Brand: Nike

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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.