February 16, 2010 BY John Kim
Nike’s All Court Mid was first introduced in 1975 as an all-around athletic shoe. Originally fashioned with a canvas upper, this updated version of the classic returns with polished panache leather, a perforated swoosh, and a rubber toe-cap to fulfill the modern with a vintage twist look. With the vulcanized sole, the shoe looks very much like the Nike Blazer Mid. The Nike All Court Leather Mid truly lives up to Nike Sportswear’s motto of being designed for sport and crafted for life, because the sports-rooted Nike All Court Mid is definitely a fashionable item. The three colourways of purple, green and brown are set to drop on February 20th at Nike Sportswear retailers.
Nike Sportswear remixes a classic: Presenting the All Court Leather Mid
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 and , 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. For more information regarding Nike Sportswear and the All Court Leather Mid, please visit www.nikesportswear.com