Who should buy the NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20

Nike followers and dedicated players scouring for court shoes that carry a nostalgic 90s aesthetic and narrative might deem the NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 a perfect choice. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need upbeat tread grooves that grip on clay and hard courts.
  • Need an internal strap integrated with the laces that gives support.
  • Need an amply padded collar that provides comfort.
  • Need an air bubble and crash pad which delivers shock absorption.

NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 Logo

The modified herringbone tread pattern 

This footgear that pays homage to the classic retro court shoe — the Nike Air Tech Challenge 2 — is refitted with a modern rubber outsole layout. This bottom compound serves as a layer of protection for the midsole against immediate wear due to recurrent hammering on the court. It’s structured with generous layering that extends the lifespan of the shoe.  

NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 Outsole

This all-court footgear displays a modified herringbone tread pattern that delivers traction on a variety of surfaces. Such a grippy nature allows the wearer to take full control when making steps, lunges, slides, pivots, and brakes.

Bubble-like cushioning

A visible Max Air is embedded on the rear end that muffles and suppresses the amount of pressure to the heel as the foot strikes the ground. Such a translucent bubble is filled with pressurized air that compresses and expands like a mattress. 

NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 Outsole 1.0

Impact-absorption padding

A cradle-like crash pad that minimizes shock further is integrated into the midsole of this cushioned tennis shoe selection. This contoured unit that clinches the underfoot delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition, and next-to-court feel whether moving forward and backward or sideways.

NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 Impact-absorption padding

Excellent ventilation

Synthetic leather takes up a big part of the outer membrane with perforations on the vamp and midfoot that promotes air circulation.

NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 Upper

Secure fit

Nike’s tried and tested Flywire cables are looped along the medial and lateral sides forming a lacing system. This engineering concept imposes stability and support across the midfoot which secures the foot during multi-directional spins, swerves, and cuts. This innovative midfoot technology imitates the structural design of suspension bridges.

NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 Secure fit

Excellent ankle support

Complementing such a midfoot support system is an asymmetrical collar layout, which cushions and protects the ankle during rapid turns and abrupt stops. This trainer is also graced with a half-length sleeve that embraces the foot ensuring a snug fit. 

NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 Ankle

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16oz
Shoe Type: All Court
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air Max
Features: Breathable
Construction: Cushioned
Material: Synthetic
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.