The Nike Courtposite is one of the most notorious tennis shoes in the history of the sneakerverse, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Supreme would be the ones to bring it back. First teased by Carlos Alcaraz on Instagram earlier this summer, the Supreme x Nike Courtposite is finally dropping later this week.
Originally released back in 2002, the Courtposite was controversial in that it wasn’t, well, a particularly good tennis shoe. They were released as part of Andre Agassi’s signature line—but Agassi himself never actually wore them on the court. Based on the Foamposite basketball trainer, it was made from the same molded material, which (if you’ve ever had to chance to actually wear it) isn’t all that flexible. While it may not have been the greatest on-court silhouette of all time, judging by the amount of buzz that it’s getting with this collab, it might just be one of the most hyped.
While the Courtposite already looked quite futuristic to begin with, the New York City brand’s version looks like something from Wimbledon 3023. Revealed in three colourways including black, white, and an iridescent green, the classic Foamposite construction has been streamlined for a sleeker look and feel. Rubber overlays wrap around the front and back, and underfoot, the sneaker sits on top of a chunky midsole. A Nike Swoosh makes a cameo around the lateral heel, and Supreme’s world-famous box logo hits the mesh tongue.