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I spotted these Nike trainers being sold off cheaply in the Nike Outlet store for £12 a pair - too good for me to resist. I think (being in the outlet at that price) they may be slight seconds, and they are available from Sports Direct £18-£30 depending if you can fit in child-sizes (usually up to 5) or not! I'm not particularly a label-chaser, but I do like good sports labels, as long as they aren't too over-stated. What I liked about these (apart from the price, obviously) was that the styling isn't "in your face" - not brash or garish, as I'll try to explain...
The shoe itself looks basically completely white and requires closer inspection to pick out the colour details. This is definitely something which appeals to me, rather than brightly coloured ticks and stripes on show. The ones I bought were trimmed in turquoise blue. The only main colouring is round the ankle and the top edge of the tongue where the blue trim is visible around 3-4mm. The main "tick" on the side is silver, trimmed in silver stitching, which is subtle. There is white stitching on the sides of the shoe which is (strangely!) in a kind of adidas stripe pattern. Both sides of the shoe are identical. There is also a single line of stitching around the upper edge of the sole which is in the same blue as the trim around the ankle. On the outside edge of the sole is embedded a small (1cm) clear plastic circle with the word "NIKE" in it. At the top of the tongue, the Nike tick and name are stitched in, in very pale silver stitching, the word is only about 1cm high, so again - subtlety in the design. The final bit of trim was a metal tag threaded onto the laces which was white metal embossed with NIKE, but this was one thing I didn't like, so I've removed that, I felt it made the trainers much more a young person's trainer, and didn't suit me at all.
I don't know what the material of the trainers outer is - obviously not leather at £9! - but they are solid outers rather than fabric. They have a sturdy feel to them although not so rigid as to feel uncomfortable when you're wearing them, in fact they feel quite flexible. The material around the ankle and heel is the same as the underside of the tongue, which is a padded soft fabric, feeling good when you have the trainers on. The underside of the foot has a soft, almost downy, feel to it. The shoes are really lightweight and very comfortable.
**SEE YOU ON THE COURT?**
These trainers are named "Court Tradition". I guess in the main these days it's often just a case of giving your latest shoe a name, and in this case, I think it's a reference to the slightly retro look of Tennis shoes of the 80's. But just a few 'serious' thoughts if you are considering them for court sports... I play a bit of badminton and whilst the soles are white and non-marking, I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing them for that. That's a personal opinion though as I prefer predominantly fabric shoes for badminton. I've never played tennis or squash, so can't comment on their suitability for those sports, but if you are considering these as a sports shoe rather than a fashion shoe, I would definitely say there is plenty of support to the foot, in terms of the shoe's structure, and support for the ankle/heel area in the design of the shape of that area of the shoe. There is also a substantial good grip on the sole.
These shoes are available at a great price and have a look which really belies that price tag. They feel great and look the business - a genuine bargain.
I find these trainers exceptionally comfortable, and the longer you have them the more comfortable they get - as with most shoes - but these are something else! I think they look good with jeans especially. I would say though after a while of having these trainers they do show signs of use, which isnt always a good thing. Within a year my trainers are looking very well worn and in all fairness due for the bin. They are however durable and do not let water in. As worn as they look i think it would be very difficult to try and find a hole or any kind of serious negative feature. I find the laces are very long and easy changed to a different colour if you fancy, as the white trainers look good with everything. I find Nike a good brand but i do find their products do not last as long as i would like.
Trainers are my friend for life! I'm sure of it! I wear trainers probably every single day. On the way to work, on the way home from work, while out, around the house sometimes too. I have quite a few pairs of trainers and while I do love to wear heels and glam up for a night out trainers are usually so comfortable and soothing for my feet that I often wear them regardless of occasion.
These Nike trainers first caught my eye online but I actually ended up purchasing mine in a Sports Direct store when they had a sale on. I paid around £20.00 for these in a size 7 quite a while back now (maybe over a year) and have been very pleased with my purchase.
I like to wear trainers that are quite lightweight and that is why these probably caught my eye. They are not as large as most of the trainers that are in fashion at the moment which is always a plus point. I'm not worried about following fashion and prefer to just buy what I like as long as the price is right for me at the time. This type of smaller, thinner trainer is ideal for wearing with three quarter length jeans during the summer or tighter jeans during the colder months.
These trainers are quite plain in appearance but for the most part that is how I like most of my trainers to be. The Nike tick on my trainers is pink and I like that these white trainers are brought to life with this little hint of colour. The tongue has some colour too as well as around the top of the back of my trainers. The laces are white too and I have managed to keep them quite clean so far as well as the trainers themselves.
I have found the best way to look after most trainers is to turn them upside down on a radiator when wet, wipe them over with some Cif or something similar and a dishcloth and generally just make sure I bash any mud off outside and try not to leave anything to dry on them other than water.
I have not had any problems with these trainers and while they are now considerably worn nothing has fallen off them yet and the soles have held up very well considering. These trainers have lasted far better than some French Connection ones that I have spent over £100 on and worn considerably less so overall my trainers get a 5 out of 5 from me!
==Nike Court Traditional II Trainers==
I wasn't really in the market for a new pair of trainers when I purchased these ones but really this is how my footwear purchases always seem to be! However I am glad that I bought them because they have certainly had their use and I have been able to get my monies worth from them.
I was looking for shoes for Jack in Sports Direct when I stumbled into the women's footwear section accidentally on purpose and these trainers instantly caught my eye. The fact was that most of my trainers are chunky and more skater type than anything else. Now lately I have been wearing less baggier jeans and having big clumpy trainers just does not look right when wearing a tighter jeans. So all of a sudden, having thought about it, I was in the market for a new pair of trainers!
These Nike Court Traditional II trainers were not overly pricey either and I paid £22 for them which considering they are Nike is not bad going. The trainers are pretty simple to look at, they are mainly white in colour and as the name suggests, quite like a pair of tennis court shoes. They have a simple pink tick on the side of the and the sole is not too thick or chunky. There was the option to buy the trainers with the Velcro fastenings across the toe, but I opted for the white lace up version.
The shoes are not especially wide either and considering that I have rather wide feet they did seem to fit rather well. After a short while of wearing them, I did feel that the right shoe was a little less comfortable than the left but this just meant that I had to wear another pair of socks whilst the trainer stretched out leaving them totally comfortable and easy to wear.
Of course being mainly white in colour, they do seem to pick up the dirt rather easily and take on the yellow colourings of the beach sand (which is rather tricky to clean off) but I feel that they were cheap in price and having had them since March they are still in a good condition so they will last for a good while to come.
They are not the easiest things to clean but then again what trainers really are? The laces are easy to stick in the washing machine and I have done this on several occasions now. Other than this a good scrubbing brush to them in the sink usually does the trick.
Overall I have to say that these trainers were a good price and are good to wear. The look good with all sorts of jeans and are pretty comfortable to wear. I can't really find any fault with them and I would certainly consider getting another pair should I be in the market for some. I quite fancy getting some Velcro fastening ones.......
I think a score of 4 out of 5 stars, the only minus mark being the fact that one shoe was initially more comfortable than the other. Other than that a great shoe which is highly recommended.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
I bought these trainers about 2 or 3 months ago now. I didnt really need any trainers but they caught my eye, I had always wanted a pair of these so I thought why not?! To make it better I bought them from a Nike shop in an outlet centre where they were just £30, reduced from £55.
These trainers come in a variety of styles, the main differences are whether they are lace up or Velcro and the colours used on the trainer. I have these in white, with a charcoal tick which is outlined by light pink with pink detailing on the back aswell. Mine have Velcro fastening.
However, they were available for both men and women, in both black and white and there were numerous different colours used for the ticks on the side. They are also available for kids and they do half sizes for both adults and children which I thought was good.
I am between shoe sizes so I opted for the larger size, as there is nothing worse than shoes that are that bit too small. I tried them on and they fitted well, there is a bit of room at the end of my toes but because of the Velcro fastening this is not an issue as it keeps the trainers tight on my feet.
I don't wear trainers too much, I prefer to wear boots in the winter and flip flops in the summer but as soon as I got these home I started wearing them every day. I like the look of them, they look stylish, they are a good brand and they were a great price.
They fit well and they are comfortable. I can wear these all day and be comfortable. For example we went to a theme park on Saturday and left the house at 7am and returned home at gone 9pm and my feet were still fine, not achy and certainly not sore. They also keep your feet dry and warm in wetter weather.
I'm surprised at how clean the trainers have stayed, up until Saturday they were still perfect white, however they now do have a bit of mud and grub on them but nothing that a wet wipe wont sort out.
I really like these trainers and would certainly recommend them. I prefer the Velcro style because they remain tight on your feet, they are quick and easy to put on and they also look stylish. They are a comfortable fit and are lasting well so far. The kids ones look very cute and they can be found for a good price aswell.
Nike Court Tradition Trainers.
One of the most iconic and noticeable trainer shoes available on the market at the moment. They've been around for a few years, but over this time, the range and popularity.
I've just purchased another pair off of eBay because I love this make so much.
The shoes are available in both junior and adult sizes, with there being colour schemes to suit both male and female taste.
Both the velcro and lace up versions are extremely trendy and I have no preference to these as I think they look great. I do feel that the lace ups work better with a smart pair of jeans, and that velcro do work better with sporty clothes like tracksuits and shorts. I currently have a pair of each because I like to change the styles.
For the most part, the trainers are white with another colour making up the detail of the shoe. For example, I've just purchased white ones with a little green tick on the side of the soles and then the Nike writing on the tongue is green. They're very stylish indeed.
You can get the main colour as black too, but the ones I see are usually white. There are a variety of colours available to suit your individual preference.
The soles of the shoes are extremely hard wearing and will last for a long time. It sounds silly to type it but they're not too firm that they hurt your feet and you feel like you're walking on wood, but on the other hand they're not too spongy that you feel like you're walking on foam.
When you put your foot into the trainer you'll find they are quite padded which is nice. This protects and comforts your foot so you're not getting any pain while using them.
I wear mine for all sorts of sports, like football, tennis and basketball and they give me no pain at all. I do use them while cycling too and they're very comfortable and as I use mine for all of these, it shows they're good on all surfaces and conditions.
Nike Court Tradition trainers have an RRP of around £55 but tend to be sold nearer the £40 mark in places such as Sports Direct and JJB. If you've a watchful eye on eBay, you can grab some real bargains; it was just the other week I picked up a pair of hardly worn ones for £12.50 including delivery which was a great deal.
£40 is around the same price as their competitors like Adidas and Puma.
I give them five stars as they offer fantastic comfort and durability couple with their decent retail price.
They're so comfy, you won't want to take them off!
I've had many variations of these Nike trainers and really like them. Compared to the rest of my trainers, they are the most comfortable trainers I have. This is because of the quality soles, however if I'm wearing them all day they do start to become uncomfortable, but this doesn't happen often.
I play a lot of badminton, and these trainers are well suited to the sport with the good grip on the bottom. On the other hand, because the bottoms are flat, if walking over lose ground there is not much grip and I find my foot to slide round a little. Driving in these trainers is very easy because of a good amount of grip.
The laces are quite long and run along a lot of the shoe, which is good for me as I have think feet and can easily make them tighter when running.
The small details on the shoes add to the quality and the individuality. The trainers in this review have small blue parts, which is a good splash of colour. My other trainers have different colours such as red which is good as they will match other items of clothes such as a red t-shirt.
The trainers are good quality, and can last me over a year. They are priced at close to £50, but can be found on offer for £35 if they are older versions.
Would I recommend these trainers to anyone wanting comfy footwear, which can be used for a number of purposes.