Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 Men's Tennis Shoe

Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 Mens Tennis Shoe
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The Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 is the latest version of the tennis shoe worn by Rafael Nadal and features a combination of fused elements and durable rubber compounds in areas most abused on the court. Lunarlon cushioning system in the forefoot offers a softer and more flexible ride while the Max Air unit in the heel provides protection and cushioning on heavy landings. The full length XDR outsole has a full herringbone pattern ideal for optimized traction on all surfaces. New colorway for the US Open Hard-court season leading up to the US Open.

Color: White/Armory Navy/Light Armory Blue


    Product Details:
  • DragOn 2X uses a dual-density TPU in a hexagonal pattern on the vamp that encases the mesh for maximum durability, flexibility, and support with superior ventilation.
  • Mesh throughout helps keep your foot cool and comfortable.
  • Rubber toe-tip enhances durability in this high-wear area.
  • Innovative lacing system locks in the foot with gilly-style lace loops that extend to the bottom of the midfoot.
  • Seamless heel construction provides a lightweight feel and reduced irritation with the look of modern craft.


  • Lunarlon cushioning system in the forefoot offers a unique, lightweight blend of cushioning, springy response, and support.
  • Exposed Max Air unit in the heel provides lightweight cushioning, impact protection, and comfort.
  • TPU midfoot shank for lateral support and stability during quick directional changes and sprints.
  • Molded EVA foam sockliner conforms to your foot shape, offers cushioning, and provides a customized fit.


  • Full-length XDR outsole in a mix of traction pattern for long lasting durability and traction on multiple surfaces.
  • Internal wear-shelf is thicker at the toe and ball of the foot for enhanced durability and drag protection.

Average weight: 16.0 oz. (Size 10.5)

Warranty Info

Awsome Tennis Shoes

5 Stars

Jean Telfort from NY on 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The most amazing tennis shoes I have ever worn in my life. I presently own a total of 11 pairs of Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 4.3 in multiple colors. The fit of the shoes are comfortable; the support is amazing; durable sole; rather lightweight so that allows for effortless movement on court; and in my opinion the best looking shoes out there among all the brands. I totally love the shoes and will continue to buy more of them. I bought my fist pair of Nike Air Max CourtBallistec for the way they looked on Rafael Nadal's feet but after wearing them, I totally fell in love.

Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3

5 Stars

Ken K from PA on 5/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

It is probably the most comfortable shoes today after Nike made it wider in the forefoot. It is also light which made it easy to change direction on the dime.

Great shoe.

5 Stars

Trey from GA on 3/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Fits true to size and is a great tennis shoe.

nice shoes!

5 Stars

Dave from CA on 3/20/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I've never realized how comfortable these Nike shoes are untill I tried another name brand. I have bought 3 pairs of these 4.3 model by now and the fourth pair is on the way:)

nice shoe

5 Stars

Dave from CA on 3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have never realized how comftable they are on my feet untill I tried another brand. I already had three pairs of them by now and the forth pair is on the way:>

Great buy

5 Stars

James from TX on 3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I was looking for a shoe with cushion and stability! I found them! Can't think of anything bad to say about them. I needed a pair of shoes to make things easier on these aging legs and knees. I'm totally satisfied with these nikes!

great shoes

5 Stars

tennismom from MI on 3/5/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

These are great shoes for my son. He loves the style and color. They fit great, are true to size, and appear very durable.

Awesome Rafa Shoes!

5 Stars

Melody from CA on 2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love Rafa. By the way, I'm a woman in her 40's and these are the 3rd pair of Court Ballistec's that I own. These are a little big for me (A size 7, which is about a 9 for me in women's) , but I just HAD to have them since they have Rafa's symbol on them! I love the color and quality and comfort of these shoes. I plan to wear them playing tennis, but we'll see since they're a little big. My husband owns the same pair and loves them too!

Stylish shoes

5 Stars

Rich from CA on 2/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

My wife bought me these shoes and BOY was I happy! First of all, I love the color and style. Secondly, after putting them on for the first time, I was pleased with the comfort. Lastly, the quality is very high too. It fits true to size. I plan to use them on the tennis court, but also walking around town too. Impressive/handsome shoes!

Great, but...

4 Stars

Alex K from MA on 2/16/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This shoe is great but i feel it is a little stiff sometimes. The durability is great.

Nike 4.3

5 Stars

Bob from VA on 1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

These may be the most comfortable shoes I have purchased in a while.

Great shoes

5 Stars

Fausto Escauriza from FL on 1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Bought shoes for my son. He played tennis 4 to 5 days per week. Great shoes very comfortable. Love the color.

Great shoes

5 Stars

Michelle K. from NC on 1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Bought shoes for my son. He played tennis 4 to 5 days per week. Great shoes very comfortable. Love the color.

Great shoes

5 Stars

Brian Liang from IN on 1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Bought shoes for my son. He played tennis 4 to 5 days per week. Great shoes very comfortable. Love the color.

Rafa Fan

5 Stars

SK from MN on 1/6/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have just started playing tennis regularly and at first I bought them simply because I am a big Rafa fan. Although, they took 2-3 days to break in but now they feel amazing. good cushioning on the sides helps in lateral movement. Overall, perfect for me as I have narrow feet.

My son loves these.

5 Stars

MDR2448 from IN on 1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Bought for my son for Christmas. He absolutely loved the color. He constantly talks about how comfortable they are and how well the work on the court.

Best Nike Shoe

5 Stars

Scott from NM on 12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I keep buying the shoes from this line whenever I need new tennis shoes. They are durable, comfortable, and I get compliments on them all the time even though I don't buy tennis shoes for fashion. Well worth the money.

Nice Tennis shoe

4 Stars

Gene from CT on 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I really like the look of this tennis shoe. My only complaint is I wish it was wider (not offered). I haven't been able to play tennis yet because I lived in the NE but I hope it will break in for the spring season. I would buy again only if it was offered in a wider size.

Nike variety

4 Stars

Whim from CA on 12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Theses shoes have the great Nike tradition of color and style with functionality. I have used many of them for many years with its exceptional warranty. Try them!

court ballistec 4.3

4 Stars

avid tennis is player. Love the Rafa stuff! from BC on 12/15/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like the shoe a lot. I didn't give it a 5 cuz the forefoot could be a bit wider. Feels pretty good, definitely looks good! And , it helps that Rafa won with them. So, cool!!

Great Shoe

5 Stars

David from CO on 12/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I developed plantar fasciitis (PF) using another manufacturer's shoe. I tried this one on the recommendation of a friend. The heel protection is wonderful and allowed me to continue playing. I have since used a different insole with this shoe and the PF is no longer a problem. I really like the feel on the court and the absence of pain.

Good shoe

4 Stars

HenryD from NJ on 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have not used them extensively yet, my go to tennis shoe so far has been Prince T14's. Compared to them the 4.3's seem more like running sneakers, with more material which is soft around the ankle. This is not a bad thing I suppose, it's just Prince shows seem more durable beause of not having that soft sneaker feel. I like the 4.3 feel though, they are not as wide in forefoot as Prince but seem to be ok for my feet, Prince felt more room and comfy there though. Again, I need to play with these more to have better judgement but so far so good. And yes, they look nice as well.

Great Shoes

5 Stars

Scott from KS on 11/24/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is my 3rd pair of 4.3's and I have found them to be great shoes. They are comfortable, granted I have narrow feet, with great ventilation and always get compliments about how nice they look. My only knock would be durability. But they do come with a 6 month sole warranty.

perfect shoes

5 Stars

hp from DC on 11/22/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Perfect shoes. Although some people complain about the lacing system, it works well for me up till now. I also have vapor 9 and Airmax, and, IMO, this is the most stable and durable shoes of NIKE, though a little bit heavier than the others. But in a tennis game, stable is the most important thing I have been looking for. Perfect shoes.

Solid all around

4 Stars

AC from NY on 11/18/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought these because I can't get enough of the Volt color. I did not read carefully however and when they arrived I realized they were NAVY and not BLACk but that was not a problem because they're still a good looking shoe. I've been a Courtballestic user ever for the past 18 months and have gone through 3 pairs. I'm a fan of the solid support

Great Heel Protection

5 Stars

Shamrock from GA on 11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have had plantar's fascitis on my right foot for the past year. I switched to these shoes last December. The heel protection is great and the first pair lasted for nearly a year as I played doubles about 4 times per week. I now have three pairs of these shoes and wear them all the time for the heel protection when I'm not playing tennis and , of course, for the times that I play doubles.


5 Stars

A.L. 4.5 singles 6x / wk from CA on 11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

If you are trying to emulate Nadal's footwork, then you need a pair of these AirBallistic 4.3. They are very stable whenever you pivot to change direction, even more so when you thread the shoelaces through the last holes.

Nike Air Max Courtballistec

5 Stars

Barry Landolt from CA on 10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love this shoe.I can usually play competitively the first day I wear them. I continue to buy this model year after year. I tend to wear through the sole so I love the wear guarantee that Nike offers.

Not orange - hot pink!

4 Stars

Tony from TX on 10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I love the shoe because of the great stability and fit. But the color is way off. It's not orange like I was expecting and it's much closer to hot pink!

Great Choice

5 Stars

Jack K. from AZ on 10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

When I saw these on sale I jumped on ordering a pair. I had been experiencing some after-match soreness in my feet, ankles and shins. That was completely eliminated when I put these shoes on. Very comfortable but a bit on the narrow side. My foot just fits but a wide foot would not work with these. Excellent fit and comfort right out of the box. Little or no break-in period.

Nike Ball 4.3

5 Stars

PW from BC on 10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

this is my #5 pairs in 2 yrs. very happy with the shoes altho I should claim the 6 months warranty that comes with. I also a Vapor user but I found this one more cushion & last a lot longer. will buy again.

Great shoe

5 Stars

Jackmac from NM on 10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Fit well right out of the box and typically last about 3-4 months with playing 4-5 times a week.


4 Stars

Oscar from MN on 10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Excellent comfortable tennis shoe. A bit stiff at first, but with continued use they break in nicely.

Great tennis shoe

5 Stars

from CA on 10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This shoe is definitely heavier than some others but it feels great. It seems to fit a little tighter than the cage but I like it. It has great support and they feel solid and sturdy. It is durable and with the guarantee you can't go wrong.

Comfortable yet durable

5 Stars

Nathan Reddy from TX on 10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great price, quality and service draws me to Midwest Sports again and again .......

Great Shoe at a Great Price

5 Stars

Len from CA on 10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I play 5 times a week and was looking for more cushioning than my normal game day shoes. My knees let me know when it's time for new shoes. These shoes fit the bill. I have a narrow foot and they fit like a glove.

Simply the best...

5 Stars

Josh from NC on 10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

No other shoe i've ever purchased can compare to the courtballistec's. The feel on the court, the durability, and of course the look/colorways. I've had 5 pairs and never been dissappointed. I play 4 times a week.

Great for mid-wide foot

5 Stars

Tenns from CA on 10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I keep buying the new color of these shoes because they are perfect. They last a long time, breathe well and are super comfy.

Nike Courtballistec 4.3

5 Stars

Mitch advanced player and plays a lot from MI on 10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like a lot about this shoe. I bought this pair because I thought they would last better than the air max cages I broke through in just over 2 months. They are very comfortable and have good support. Great grip too.

Nike Courtballistics

4 Stars

Colleen from on 10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have been purchasing the Nike Courtballistic model of shoe for my 11 yr old son since Dec 2012. He goes through a pair every 2 months as he trains 15hrs/week. This model always looks good and is sturdy and robust. The soles do tend to wear quickly but then all brands do. Happy to continue buying the Nike Courtballistic in the future. Nike has best colorways of all brands.

Best Shoe+ Best SErvice

5 Stars

Uzziel Lloyd from on 10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

About the Shoe: Very great, nice color, attractive to look at, with optimum stability and durability.Great also bcoz its a shoe worn by my FAVE player. In short, its the best shoe I ever had. VAMOS AMIGOS!!!

Great Shoes & Service

5 Stars

Nic from EC from on 9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The shoes are great. They were delivered to my house in a timely manner. Would buy from you again.

Crushed it

5 Stars

Chris from NC on 9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

How can you not crush it with a pair of kicks like these? They scream defeat and slide across the clay like cream cheese on a warm bagel. Sprint around the court in style with these ultra comfortable low tops. Pushers need not apply.

Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 Mens Tennis Shoe
$130.00 $89.95

Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 Men's Tennis Shoe

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