Share This Page: A '73 Classic Reborn for Today's Streets The Nike Tennis Classic is one of the most iconic shillotettes in the history of the brand. Originally launching in 1973, the Nike Tennis Classic was one of four tennis styles released by the brand, which quickly set the sports world ablaze. John McEnroe, the winner of multiple Grand Slam Competitions in the 70’s and 80’s, wore the Tennis Classics from the very beginning, also aiding its rise in popularity. From then, the Nike Tennis Classic has been established as a timeless staple of the brand's beginnings. With many different colorways and styles it's easy to find the perfect Tennis Classic for any occasion. These low-profile sneakers are constructed of a soft leather upper for long-lasting durability and draped in two different colorways. A preimium upper is featured for premium style with the signature swoosh stippled into the leather. The cushioned EVA sockliner brings active support, and the rubber cupsole is fitted with a herringbone pattern for increased traction. Aside from just being worn by Tennis superstars, the world has started to take more notice in the shoe with 70’s and 80’s styles making a return on the market. Don’t wait too long to jump on this revolving trend. Stop by your local City GEAR location today and pick up one of these iconic shoes before they’re gone.