The Full Court High is our minimal and luxurious take on basketball sneakers of the 1980's. With seven blind eyelets, it laces securely over the ankle - and padding in both the top collar and the tongue allows for a precise and comfortable fit when fully laced down. This versatile shape is crafted in the same gorgeous materials that we're known for - yielding a old-school design with leather quality that's far beyond anything that you remember.
This "Mocha" horsehide tone is a gorgeous and versatile shade of dark brown. Tanned in Portugal, its official name is "Couro Cavalo" The skin is taken from the front quarter and has both a high natural oil content and a signature small visible grain. The effect is slightly distressed and the hand is radically supple. This gorgeous skin will age beautifully with wear.
An Italian-made Margom rubber sole provides great traction and a cushioned ride. Small low-profile lugs on the bottom offer additional grip and durability, without changing the trainer's sleek, minimal lines. The sole is cemented internally and reinforced with 360° stitching to the upper. A kidskin glove leather full liner extends throughout the interior. Both whole and half sizes are available for a precise fit.
Produced at our European factory, Epaulet Tennis Trainers perfectly compliment the casual side of our collection. We're confident that they are the best product on the market at anything approaching this price. They'll wear in beautifully, and we believe you'll find them to be some of the most comfortable shoes that you have ever worn. The last has a sleek profile, low toe box, and perfectly rounded toe cap.
Epaulet Sport Trainers run true to size, and generally run consistent with Epaulet Tennis Trainers. If you typically wear a 10D in dress shoes, then we recommend ordering a US10 in these. For a comparison to our dress shoes, this size would correspond to a 10D in the Alden Aberdeen last, a 9.5D in the Alden Barrie or Tru-Balance last, and a 9UK in most Carmina lasts. Many of our customers also tend to wear the same size in these as they would in a Converse Jack Purcell or Vans Authentic - which can be a useful comparison for getting fitted locally.
For European customers looking at the EU size, we also recommend purchasing your typical size.