Wardrobe Staples – Tennis Shoes

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There’s always that one pair or a particular style of shoe that you’ll find shelved in almost everyone’s collection, no matter what your personal outlook on fashion. A classic that finds a place of relevance across different forms of culture, defying categorisation. With our Wardrobe Staples feature we’re going to search through out current product selection and bring you a list of some of the great shoes we feel encapsulate a particular style perfectly.

With Wimbledon in full flow at the moment, we’ve highlighted a selection of great tennis shoes from a mix of brands that at some point or another will have no doubt been on your feet (or very soon will be!). A selection of recent archive re-issues from Reebok and Ellesse, sit alongside updated classics by adidas Originals and New Balance.

As close as they are to Wimbledon colour regulations, there’s no guarantees that these will improve your tennis game unfortunately…


adidas Originals Stan SmithShop Now

The Stan Smith will probably go down as one of the most famous tennis shoes of all time, let alone just from the adidas Originals archive. A style that’s been reinvented time and time again and is still just as popular as ever. Alongside the iconic OG Green and Red versions, the navy complete’s the set with Smith’s face proudly sitting as a figurehead on the tongue. The Stan Smith has found a place in many peoples hearts since it’s first release in 1971. It’s one of those minimal, clean white shoes that can be added onto the bottom of any outfit to finish it off.


Reebok Revenge Plus VintageShop Now

The Revenge is another ace up Reebok’s sleeve in this recent resurgence in popularity for it’s vintage tennis product. The Club C reissue has sold out across the board, and the Revenge falls into that similar era of when tennis shoes began to become a bit more technical than just a flat white leather upper. The majority of the shoe is cloaked in leather with a suede panel surrounding the toebox, and is finished off with a toweling lined inner for comfort.


Ellesse Corfu LeatherShop Now

An 80’s reissue from the Ellesse archive, the Corfu leather has been updated for 2016 with premium materials, Made in Portugal to ensure the best production outcome possible with the finest fabrics. The Corfu almost begins to bridge the gap between the simple and tech styles that dominated the 70’s and 90’s with it’s additional padding and stronger branding elements.


adidas Originals Court VantageShop Now

The Court Vantage sits alongside the Stan Smith and Rod Laver as one of those clean shapes that doesn’t require overpowering branding plastered across the side in order to get it’s point across. In a simple construction that comprises of leather and mesh, the smooth midsole almost hints to the type used to support the uppers of premium Italian footwear.


New Balance CRT300Shop Now

Inspired by footwear found in New Balance’s tennis archives, the CRT300 is an updated look at the CT300 that stepped back into the limelight back in 2014 with a range of collaborative versions. This renewed version improves on the original midsole tooling with the addition of a REVlite midsole, and perforated branding in place of the common ‘N’ patch. Another great recent Tennis release from the brand, it sits alongside the recent re-issue of the Pro Court, a much simpler canvas silhouette that sits on top of a cup sole.


adidas Originals Stan Smith PrimeknitShop Now

Lastly, we take a look at a reinterpreted icon. In contrast to the original, the Primeknit element of this Stan Smith adds another level to the simple form of the championship winning shoe. Using the standard midsole unit, the upper is completely created out of the woven material, including the tongue, and makes for a much lighter edition that doesn’t compromise on the comfort of the original.




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