Nike Sportswear are blessed with access to the all important archives of Nike’s influential years. The brand’s philosophy is based around reinterpreting these classics and this All Court Mid is its latest success in doing so.
First introduced in 1975 as a predecessor to the Cross Trainer, the Nike All Court has since proven itself to be an all-around shoe. First released with a canvas upper in white and light blue, this original version of the All Court has become a sport classic by way of various courts of play. It’s a basketball shoe, a tennis shoe, a squash shoe, a handball and racquetball shoe that has ultimately been taken by the street to become a lifestyle shoe.
The simple and timeless look of the All Court has attracted such design partners as Hiroshi Fujiwara and APC, who chose to reinterpret the All Court to only later become two of the most coveted collaboration projects released last year. Revered for its simple and classic silhouette, The All Court’s true spirit is rooted in sport but is also timelessly sophisticated in look.
For this spring, the Nike design team takes on the All Court for a third time by offering the mid cut style. Presented in three colors; purple, green, and brown, the All Court’s polished panache leather is embossed with the perforated outline Swoosh Design. The iconic rubber toe-cap and longwearing, non-marking, natural colored rubber outsole give this shoe its modern versatility. The monotone laces add a simple finish to the clean lines.
Releasing on February 20th, the All Court Leather Mid will be available at select Nike Sportswear retailers worldwide.