Leather is considered by some as an upgrade over canvas. This is the kind of material that gives sneakers more durability, protection, and sophistication. Many of the most popular leather shoes are variations of the original models that were previously made of mesh or canvas. See *leather sneakers*
The material that is originally designed for sneakers. Back then, canvas was sought after as it was durable, flexible, and extremely lightweight. Today, sneakers made of canvas are wide-ranging as they are normally affordable with plenty of options where style and versatility go. See *canvas sneakers*
Suede kicks are covered with a fibrous version of animal leather giving its users shoes with a softer and more luxurious finish. These footwear provide more durability but considered disadvantageous as it attracts water and dirt easily. Suede sneakers are typically worn during Spring and Winter as many found this modish while providing warmth for the chilly days. See *suede sneakers*
The most common of all materials used in sneakers or shoes of all kinds. Whether it's a performance shoe or a lifestyle shoe, mesh is a most coveted material. It is durable, breathable, and is one of the reasons why a shoe is reasonably-priced.
At the forefront of technological innovation is knit. It offers breathability, sophistication, durability, and lightness that is not found in other materials. It is arguably the best material found in the upper of a sneaker.
The tried and tested outsole material of practically all shoes. It brings a nice mix of cushioning, durability, and impact protection.
The skaters' bestfriend is known for its flexible and soft nature for better board feel. Sneakers with vulcanized sole are ideal for skating for just a casual walk around town.
Also known as crepe soles, gum soles are sought by sneaker fans for their hot or edgy look while bringing in a ton of grip on slippery conditions. It is also more durable than regular rubber soles.
Cup soles are basically the regular rubber variety but with more height on the side walls that allow the rubber to "cup" the upper part of the shoe. The design offers better support during movement.
Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Although breathability is subjective, it is safe to say that shoes that are mainly made of mesh or has perfortations are particularly superb in providing optimum ventilation. Breathable shoes are sought after as they help prevent users from developing blisters or having a slipper feet. Sneakers with good ventilation also enable sneaker fans from using their shoes sockless without fear of having a smelly feet. See *breathable sneakers*
Fit is highly personal and a shoe that is Orthotic-friendly raises this feature to a different level. Sneakers with removable insoles allow the user to be more comfortable and also give a more "customized" support based on usage. Across all brands, Orthotic-friendly shoes are found at an affordable price and in stylish designs. See *orthotic-friendly sneakers*
Vegan sneakers are generally produced using methods and materials that do not involve experimentation on animals, which make them technically cruelty-free. Ideally, all sections of a vegan sneaker – from its upper down to its sole composition, including the ingredients used in the assembly of the shoe, such as adhesives -- are free of any traces of animal parts and animal by-products. See *vegan sneakers*
Style never goes out even during the rainy season. Sneakers made of waterproof material is quickly becoming a must-have, particularly for people on the go. Waterproof sneakers prevent water from seeping into the shoe and help keep the foot warm and dry.
Sneakers with reflective materials are now sought by many. Although shoes of this type are not as important as those used for running, these kind of sneakers are also needed by sneaker fans for safety, particularly while going out at night.
Also dubbed as ugly shoes or turbo trainers, dad sneakers are chunky footwear inspired by the rubber shoes our fathers strutted in the 80s and 90s. These kicks feature massive soles adding few inches to the wearers' heights, with a thick and well-padded upper for ultra-comfortable strides, and often finished with curvy lines, patterns, and striking colors for flashier charm. See *Dad sneakers*
In the sneaker world, classic is the name of the game. The older the shoe is, the more it is sought-after by sneaker fans. Classic sneakers are basically the original models with very little or almost no changes since they were released years ago. Fans of classic sneakers can have their fill as the choices are so many and they vary in price, style, and design. See *classic sneakers*
Oversized and thick soles best describe platform sneakers. Specifically, sneakers within this category are outfitted with at least 1” sole. *Puma Thunder Spectra* and *Balenciaga Triple S Trainers* are the widely popular models of this category. The trend started and continues to be a hit among women, but has recently caught the attention of men as well. See *platform sneakers*
These are sneakers that are initially released in the past, preferably a decade ago, and eventually resurrected due to its popularity. These re-released sneakers are now assembled with modern materials though their constructions lie close to the original model. Some of the most famous lines capitalizing on this trend come from the Jordan series as well as the Air Max, New Balance 990, Adidas EQT lines to name a few. See *retro sneakers*
Adidas' most popular cushioning technology, BOOST utilizes the TPU(thermoplastic polyurethane) in the midsole that offers superior energy return and impact absorption to wearers. Many of Adidas' classic sneakers are now featuring this sophisticated midsole tech.
Adidas fuses its own technology on ordinary fabric to create a flexible, yet long lasting upper. This material is renowned for enhancing the comfort and and fit of sneakers in Adidas collection.
A midsole cushioning tech that provides efficient shock absorption in the forefoot and heel. An enhanced version is also available, called the AdiPRENE+.
The Nike Joyride is a cushioning technology that uses thousands of strategically positioned small TPE beads in the midsole. These beads arrange themselves around the foot for a unique underfoot experience. As the foot strikes the ground, the beads experience multi-directional displacement to absorb the impact while maximizing the energy return.
The Nike Lunarlon is a lightweight cushioning technology that was inspired by the manner on how astronauts bounce on the moon. This tech provides spring-like cushioning to its wearers and distributes impact across the foot. This shock-absorbing technology is used in many of Nike's performance sneakers, such as basketball, tennis, skateboarding, running, and training.
The top of the line upper material of Nike that is made of micro-engineered knit for lightweight, durable, and form-fitting fit. Sneakers with Flyknit uppers are some of the most comfortable shoes around.
One of Vans' latest tech that is launched to improve the comfort and support of the old classics. Most of Vans' iconic shoes now offer this midsole and outsole tech for an even better sneaker experience.
Vans' DNA as a skating brand is not lost despite their classics being used as a lifestyle wear than usual skating. For loyal Vans fans, the UltraCush HD for sockliners brings more protection without sacrificing board feel from the brand's top of the line sneakers.
These are sneakers that are normally durable, versatile, and are usually stylish due to the spring-like vibrant colors. There's a wide variety of options for those who wish to travel in Spring as the choices for breathable and comfortable sneakers are just as easily available. Considering that Spring sneakers are some of the most affordable and versatile on the market, it's no wonder they are a dime dozen for everyone. See *spring sneakers*
These must-cop kicks for the warm season are typically made of durable, lightweight, and breathable materials that will lessen its wearer's chance of having smelly or sweaty feet. Generally covered with brightly colored hues, these heat-busting footwear will surely suit the intense heat of the sun while keeping the user's overall ensemble on-point for the summer. See *summer sneakers*
Still retaining its street-style look, these winter-ready sneakers will undoubtedly keep its wearers feeling comfortable and toasty even when the temperature is way below the freezing point. These kicks are commonly loaded with innovative fabrics, lining, and right technologies designed to retain heat aiding its wearers to survive the sub-zero temperature. Also, some brands add grippy lugs on its flexible outsole for wearers to endure the slushy, slippery terrains. See *winter sneakers*
Sneakers that can be quickly put on or removed and usually possess an upper with a fused tongue with matching elastic accents to keep the shoe in place. Some shoes with straps, toggle laces, and waterproofed iterations in a bootie construction exclude them almost naturally from being called slip-ons. Most major brands contain at least one slip-on in their catalog while a few like Vans and Keds capitalize on the trend.
Easily the most common and popular type of closure in sneakers. The use of laces allow the user a more customized fit and hold. It is for this reason that lace-up shoes are extremely popular and versatile.
Sneaker fans who value convenience find these shoes perfect for their needs. For those who are always on the go, sneakers with straps as closure are a must have. Previously coming almost exclusively in white, different brands now offer this kind of shoes in a multitude of colorways for versatility when it comes to style.
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
When it comes to fashion, a game of taste rolls into play. Shoes of every variety come out on almost a weekly basis and the competition to win the hearts of sneakerheads gets harder and harder with every release. Nike has been trying to keep up with the game, hitting highs and perhaps some lows with some of its releases. It hasn’t stopped the brand from becoming one of the most common sneaker brands in the world though.
From one collection to another, Nike hits it out of the ballpark each time, making sure to cause a stir in the sneaker market while at it. One collection that has done just that is the Nike Roshe. Nike Roshe sneakers have been making waves in the industry ever since its release just because it’s a shoe that is both elegant and simple. Along with that, it has edged its way to the top of Nike’s most fashion-centric shoe on the list. Also, one doesn’t have to break their bank account to get a pair. Bonus points go to being one of the most comfortable shoes out there, too.
When the Nike Roshe One, then called the Nike Roshe Run, was released back in 2012, there was almost no publicity or promotional campaign for it at all. No announcements, no press releases, no videos or flashy short films, this pair of shoes didn’t even have a celebrity endorsement. With its design and simplicity, Nike let the shoes speak for itself. Six years later and the growth of the collection has not stopped. In fact, a wide variety of Nike Roshe shoes have been steadily coming out.
The shoes under this collection have been released in a variety of colors through the years. Colors like purple, beige, gold, green, black, yellow, white, blue, orange, and silver have only made these lifestyle shoes more interesting and sought after by the sneaker world.
Here are some of the sneakers from the Nike Roshe shoe collection that you should check out. Take note though that some of these variations still hold the old name of the Nike Roshe Run as some of it were released before the name change of the original, with newer versions carrying the updated name.
Nike Roshe One (Formerly Nike Roshe Run)
Without a doubt, this pair is the most iconic shoe out of the Nike Roshe sneakers collection. Being the first model of the collection, it comes as no surprise that this pair still enjoys a massive amount of popularity to this day and has been considered a fashion staple amongst the young and trend savvy. Here are some points and things to take into account when it comes to the Nike Roshe One:
It is a low-top sneaker.
The Nike Roshe One is minimalistic in design.
Mesh upper provides ventilation.
Waffle lug outsole offers durability and traction.
The low-top has a variety of colorways.
It is a unisex pair of shoes that come in both women’s and men’s size.
Nike Roshe Run/Nike Roshe One shoes to check out:
Nike Roshe One “Rouge”
Nike Roshe One “Woodland Camo”
Nike Roshe One “Gorge Green White”
Nike Roshe Run “Marble” Pack
Nike Roshe Run “Black/White Speckle”
Nike Roshe Run “Black/Sail”
Nike Roshe Run “Iguana”
Nike Roshe One SE
This particular pair of shoe managed to capture the attention and the interest of many sneakerheads in the industry. It has a very straight to the point style to it, the "slip and go" design enticing a slew of wearers and fans of the Nike Roshe sneakers collection, especially those who are always on the move. Versatility is one of the essences of the Nike Roshe One SE and it undoubtedly showcases that well. Here’s a little detail on its features:
For superior breathability, the Nike Roshe One SE has a full-mesh upper.
The shoe’s midsole is made of full-length Phylon.
The tongue and collar are cushioned. This gives better support and comfort to the ankle area.
Ortholite sockliners can be found on the Nike Roshe One SE.
Nike Roshe One SE sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe One SE “Gym Red”
Nike Roshe One SE “Obsidian Blue”
Nike Roshe One SE “White/Pure Platinum”
Nike Roshe One SE “Coastal Blue/Pure Platinum-Gold Leaf”
Nike Roshe One Flyknit
Versatility is a crucial point when it comes to the Flyknit model of the Roshe One, one of the latest additions to the Nike Roshe sneakers. It has the Nike Flyknit technology embedded into it wherein knitted fabrics make up the upper of the shoe. In the fashion industry, the Flyknit has made many shoes become a go-to look for styling. Described to be bright, fresh, and fun, the Nike Roshe One Flyknit can make a great addition to any sneakerheads collection. Here are some things one should take note of with this pair:
The shoe’s lightweight sole adds comfort with every step.
Sufficient padding in the ankle area and the ankle collar provides superior support.
The Nike Swoosh logo is evident on both sides of the shoe.
Nike Roshe One Flyknit shoes to check out:
Nike Roshe One Flyknit “Multicolor”
Nike Roshe Run Flyknit “Bright Crimson”
Nike Roshe Run Flyknit “Lucid Green”
Nike Roshe One Print
The Nike Roshe One has been known to have a lot of Nike Roshe sneakers under it, iterations coming out left and right. One iteration is the Nike Roshe One Print. What makes it different from the Nike Roshe One? The printed colorway as an upper. The style of the sneaker showcases the versatility of the Nike Roshe One Print and the Nike Roshe One. Here is some information about the shoes:
The upper is made of mesh and has a slew of prints for wearers to choose from.
A heel pull tab can be found on the shoe.
The Nike Roshe One Print comes with rope laces.
A padded collar provides cushioning around the ankle.
Nike Roshe One Print shoes to check out:
Nike Roshe One Print “Green”
Nike Roshe One Print “Alligator Green Camo”
Nike Roshe One Print “Sail Menta”
Nike Roshe One Print “Camouflage”
Nike Roshe Run Print “Eclipse”
Nike WMNS Roshe One Suede
Women who want to cop a pair of good Nike Roshe sneakers, this one is one for the books for sure. Concerning technicality, the Nike WMNS Roshe One Suede runs the opposite end of the Nike Roshe spectrum, its elegant beauty as a shoe being stunning as it also changes up the game. Check out what the Nike WMNS Roshe One Suede offers:
This iteration of the Nike Roshe One adopts a suede upper.
The Phylon midsole has speckled details on it.
A perforated Nike Swoosh adds to the charm of the Nike WMNS Roshe Run Suede.
A colored inner lining is also evident on the shoe.
Nike WMNS Roshe Run Suede sneakers to check out:
Nike WMNS Roshe Run Suede “Purple Dynasty”
Nike WMNS Roshe Run Suede “Raspberry Red/Raspberry Red-Purple Dynasty”
Nike WMNS Roshe Run “Black Suede”
Nike WMNS Roshe One Suede “Sunset” Pack
Nike WMNS Roshe One Suede “Pure Platinum/Cool Grey”
Nike Roshe One Hyperfuse
The Nike Roshe One has been hyper infused to create a model that meets up to the standard of being part of the Nike Roshe shoes line. Simple, low-key and oh so fresh, this pair still has the same look like the original Nike Roshe One but with a personality of its own too, especially with the Hyperfuse construction coming into play. Launched back in 2013, the Roshe Run Hyperfuse has been a big success on the market. Here’s a quick look through of some of its features:
The Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse has a seamless upper made of lightweight mesh and synthetic suede.
A full-length Phylon midsole with a Solarsoft sockliner gives the wearer comfort.
The outsole is made of EVA and features a waffle pattern.
As one, all the Nike tech provides comfort and excellent performance for everyday wear.
Nike Roshe One Hyperfuse shoes to check out:
Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse BR “Volt”
Nike Roshe Rub Hyperfuse BR “Clear Jade”
Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse “Tribe Green”
Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse “Gold Trophy”
Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse “All-Black”
Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse “All-Red”
Nike Roshe One Jacquard
Nike Roshe sneakers have a reputation for having a distinguished silhouette and being outfitted with optimal comfort. Tweaks and such will be made here and there on iterations to give it a little personality, and the Nike Roshe One Jacquard is no exception to this. Those interested in this particular variation can read on a little bit more on it here:
The sneakers upper is crafted from knit jacquard material while still maintaining to be light and breathable.
It comes in a whole lot of prints, designs, and colorways.
Solarsoft sockliners are added for excellent cushioning and maximum comfort.
Cushioned collars give the ankles ample support when wearing the shoes.
Nike Roshe One Jacquard sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe One Jacquard “Pure Platinum/White”
Nike Roshe One Jacquard “Gym Red”
Nike Roshe One Jacquard “Desert Camo”
Nike Roshe Two
The Nike Roshe Two is the successor to the prime Roshe Run, wholly revamped but still holding the classic simplicity of the original that everyone loves. Some of the things that reign supreme in the Nike Roshe two is that it is lighter, flexible, and offers superior soft cushioning as well as a great sock-like fit. The update has everyone nodding in approval and support which goes to show just how much love there still is for Nike Roshe sneakers. Let’s take a closer look at the details of the Nike Roshe Two:
The upper consists of neoprene and Flyknit.
It features an updated triple density foam midsole for better comfort.
The Nike Roshe Two has a sock-like bootie construction.
A padded collar has been added for additional cushioning.
Nike Roshe Two sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe Two “Black/White”
Nike Roshe Two “All Black”
Nike Roshe Two “White/Metallic Silver”
Nike Roshe Two “Iguana & Sail”
Nike Roshe Two “Gym Red”
Nike Roshe Two SE
A low-top casual sneaker, the Nike Roshe Two SE joins the Nike Roshe sneakers line with affordability, style, and comfort making it a much-desired shoe. Appealing to both men and women, the colorway options of this special edition add to the “fun” and “fashionable” factor. It follows the original Roshe with a few upgrades to give it a comfy fit. These are some of the features one can find on the Nike Roshe Two SE low-top:
The Nike Roshe Two SE has a mix of woven materials and flexible textile making up the upper.
A 3 density foam molded sole for a soft cushioning can be found with this pair.
Ankle cushioning is elevated with the plush padded collar.
Pull tabs on the heel and tongue help for comfortable wearing.
Grooves on the outsole enhance the flexibility of the shoe.
Nike Roshe Two SE sneakers to check out:
Nike WMNS Roshe Two SE “Oatmeal/Oatmeal - Khaki - White”
Nike Roshe Two SE “Blue Black”
Nike Roshe Two SE “Black/Dark Grey”
Nike Roshe Two SE “Hasta/Anthracite-Ghost Green-Off White”
Nike Roshe Two SE “Night Maroon/Black”
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit V2
With subtle alterations in the materials, this update is a welcome addition to the Nike Roshe Two family as well as the Nike Roshe shoes line. The futuristic V2 of the Roshe Two brings the classic Roshe silhouette with the Flyknit fabric that Nike has integrated into the upper giving it more breathability and lightness. These are some of the features that the Nike Roshe Two Flyknit V2 has:
It features a bootie construction.
A sock-like collar can be found on the shoe and makes for a comfortable slip-on feature.
It is slightly pricier than the other shoes in the Nike Roshe sneakers collection.
It has a triple-density cushioning for proper support and superior softness.
The Nike Roshe Two Flyknit V2 features the Flywire eyelets for an adaptive fit.
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit V2 sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit V2 “Wolf Grey”
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit V2 “University Red Black”
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit V2 “Green Abyss/Mica Blue/Wolf Grey”
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit 365
Breaking it down, the Nike Roshe Two Flyknit 365 is the definition of elegance and simplicity that is great to wear all year round, 365 days a year. Fashion-forward with exceptional quality, the Nike Roshe Two Flyknit 365 has been welcomed warmly by sneakerheads in the industry and the Nike Roshe sneakers line. Take a much closer look at the sneaker here:
The Nike Roshe Flyknit 365 has a Flyknit constructed upper.
Its upper has been treated with a water-repellent coating, keeping the feet dry and warm.
A diamond pattern was also used on the shoes for an overall winterized effect.
A Phylon midsole on the shoe offers lightweight cushioning.
For durable traction, the low-top has a rubber outsole.
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit 365 shoes to check out:
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit 365 “Triple Black”
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit 365 “Volt/Green Glow/Black/Wolf Grey”
Nike Roshe Two Flyknit 365 “Bright Crimson/Dark Grey-Black-Black”
Nike Roshe Two Breathe
The endless iterations that Nike adds to the Roshe Nike sneakers are limitless as it churns out yet another great variation in the form of the Nike Roshe Two Breathe early on in 2017. It’s a blend of the original Nike Roshe Run and the Nike Roshe Two with an identity of its own altogether. Here’s a quick rundown of its features:
The upper is made of an even more breathable material.
Growing the family of the Nike Roshe sneakers, NikeLab upgrades the Nike Roshe Two, coming out with the NikeLab Roshe Two Leather Premium. The upgrade to this sneaker makes it luxurious, slipping on easily with exceptional comfort. For those who want to become owners of a pair, here are some things you should know about the NikeLab Roshe Two Leather Premium:
The upper is crafted with premium leather.
Its three foam density midsole allows for comfortable cushioning.
The NikeLab Rose Two Leather Premium low-top has a sock-like fit to it with its neoprene sleeve construction.
It also has a waffle-pattern outsole for better traction.
Slow-recovery foam liner outfits the shoe.
Nike Roshe LD 1000
For this addition to the Nike Roshe shoes, things are a little different regarding history. The LD 1000 was a favorite shoe in the 70s when long-distance runners wore it. What makes it special? The upper is that of the iconic Cortez while the LD-1000 sits atop the Rosherun NM Natural Motion sole unit. With a mixture of vintage and modern styling, the Nike Roshe LD-1000 becomes a nostalgia-inspired sneaker with a striking character. It becomes an instant conversation piece and a fashion must-have for many. Interested to know more? Here’s a run through on some of its features:
The Nike Roshe LD-1000 has a mesh upper.
The suede overlay is dominant on the sneaker.
A vintage foam tongue gives it a touch of class.
The sneaker also has the “Fat Belly” Swoosh.
Nike Roshe LD-1000 sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe LD-1000 “Varsity Royal”
Nike Roshe LD-1000 “Black/White”
Nike Roshe LD-1000 “Varsity Red and White”
Nike Roshe LD-1000 “Obsidian”
Nike Roshe LD-1000 “Summit White/Blue Glow”
Nike Roshe LD 1000 QS
Adding to the Nike Roshe sneakers and Nike Roshe LD-1000 family is the Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS. It is the same as the original with the significant difference being that this variation is a Quickstrike. For Nike sneakers that are released as Quickstrikes, it merely means that the releases are done at very exclusive stores with a higher price tag on it. The higher price tag can be attributed to the use of better materials for superior quality. This shoe was released in limited quantities. Read about some of the features here:
The upper is made of closed mesh and synthetic leather.
The Swoosh logos and heel tabs are also made of leather.
With a rubber waffle pattern, the outsole provides excellent grip and traction.
Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS “Obsidian”
Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS “Black”
Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS “Sport Red”
Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS “Varsity Royal”
Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS “Wolf Grey”
Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM
Rarely does Nike deviate away from the Nike Roshe One silhouette when adding iterations to its Nike Roshe shoes lineup, yet, it hasn’t been unheard of, and it can be seen with the Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM. This sneaker mixes the design of the Nike Waffle Racer and the Nike Roshe One to come up with the perfect blend of retro classic and modernity. Here are some things that one should take note of when it comes to getting the Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM:
The shoes upper is made of lightweight nylon and suede.
A full-length Phylon sole adds to the durability and comfort of the shoe.
Embroidered Swoosh logos cap off the classic retro feel.
The outsole has a textured waffle sidewall wrap reminiscent of the original Nike Waffle Racer.
A fresh take on the original silhouette, the Nike Roshe Run Woven ups the game for woven fans and fans of Nike Roshe sneakers alike. It’s been designed with winter months in mind and is, design wise, a great shoe all around. Any sneakerhead would be crazy not to have this as a fashion staple in their closet. Here’s what it features:
The Nike Roshe Run Woven is a low-top sneaker.
It utilizes a combination of premium suede and weaves for the upper.
The lacing system is simplistic and straightforward.
Breathable and lightweight.
The versatility in aesthetics makes it easy to pair with almost any outfit.
Nike Roshe Run Woven sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe Run Woven “Black Anthracite”
Nike Roshe Run Woven “Dark Atomic Teal”
Nike Roshe Run Woven “Bright Citrus”
Nike Roshe Run Woven “Blackout”
Nike Roshe Run NM Woven “Gradient”
Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire
It’s almost ironic how the Nike Roshe One had zero promotion or publicity when it came out, but every shoe after that was released in line with the Nike Roshe sneakers collection was suddenly given the limelight. The Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire was no different. Released to much fanfare, this pair continued the Roshe stranglehold. Here’s all that is needed to know about the Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire:
The upper has Dynamic Flywire integrated into it.
The upper is also composed of a mesh-like material.
Roped pull-tabs can be found on the heel and tongue.
Lightly colored laces add to the dynamic re-up of the shoes.
Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire “Hyper Blue”
Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire “Sport Turquoise”
Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire “Cyber”
Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire “Night Stadium”
Nike Roshe One Essential iD
Joining the Nike Roshe sneakers family is the Nike Roshe One iD. The NIKEiD is the brand's customization platform that allows designers to customize their shoes, specifically the Nike Roshe in this case. Creation of one’s new-go to shoe is now possible with the broad spectrum of colors available. Check out the features:
Allows new graphics for the Roshe One.
Personalization is possible with personal iD wherein you can add your name, a message, or even numbers to the heel.
The Nike Roshe One Essential iD has a full mesh upper.
For comfort around the ankle, the sneaker has a cushioned collar.
It also has Solarsoft sockliners for that premium comfort.
Nike Roshe One Essential iD sneakers to check out:
Since this variation of the Nike Roshe One allows for customization, personal preference comes into play.
Nike Roshe Run FB
With the release and issuance of the Nike Roshe Run FB, Nike Roshe shoes cement itself as shoes with a design that is for every man. Aimed to be fast looking with a football (soccer for the Americans) inspired design, the Nike Roshe Run FB offers a lot for fans of both the brand and the Nike Roshe line. What can you expect out of it? Here’s a quick look at it:
The Nike Roshe Run FB has a mesh-based build for soft impact protection and ventilation.
Its mesh upper works with textured overlays.
A traditional Phylon sole can still be seen on the Nike Roshe Run FB.
All in all, the Nike Roshe Run FB’s build is made to be lightweight.
Nike Roshe Run FB sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe Run FB “Yeezy”
Nike Roshe Run FB “Leopard”
Nike Roshe Run FB “Mint”
Nike Roshe Run NM FB “Dark Grey Camo”
Nike Roshe Run FB “Volt Leopard”
Nike Roshe Run MID
Continuing to rack up shoes for the Nike Roshe sneakers, the Nike Roshe Run MID impresses with the great colorway options that are ready. This iteration has the sporty yet elegant touch to it, introducing a different take on the Nike Roshe One. The exciting look it has can be attributed to the various styles, materials, and cuts that are incorporated. Here’s a run through on some of its features:
The Nike Roshe Run MID has nylon mesh upper.
Fabric material is used on the middle panels.
Leather and mesh detailing are evident on the shoe.
The toe area has an appealing stitched design.
This mid-top sneaker is leveled for ankle support and variety.
Nike Roshe Run MID sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe Run MID “City” Pack
Nike Roshe Run MID “Black/White”
Nike Roshe Run MID “Black/Atomic Red”
Nike Roshe Run MID “White/Blue”
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Nike Roshe Run Metric
Part of the flurry of Nike Roshe sneakers that have been dropped, the Nike Roshe Run Metric is one for the books. It has a fragmented geometric design that elevates the minimalistic design of a simple silhouette to something futuristic. Here are some things and facts to know about the sneaker:
The upper consists of geometric synthetic paneling.
A tonal Swoosh logo can be found on the sides.
Rolled laces give the Nike Roshe Run Metric a polished look.
The construction of the shoe makes it lightweight.
Nike Roshe Run Metric sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe Run Metric “Walnut”
Nike Roshe Run Metric “Volt Metallic Silver”
Nike Roshe Run Metric “Black”
Nike Roshe Run NM Breathe
A lot has been said about the Nike Roshe Run, and it goes on with the Nike Roshe Run NM Breathe. With the mix of the Natural Motion iteration and Breathe mesh, this pair of sneaker is both flexible and airy, easy on the eyes with its design and various colorways. Take a closer look and check out the features of the Nike Roshe Run NM Breathe:
The shoe has a full mesh upper.
There is extra ventilation on the forefoot and heel.
For responsive cushioning, one can find a Phylon midsole on the shoe.
The EVA foam outsole is ultra-lightweight and has waffle treads.
Nike Roshe Run NM Breathe sneakers to check out:
Nike Roshe Run NM Breathe “Mica Green”
Nike Roshe Run NM Breathe “Military Blue”
Nike Roshe Run NM Breathe “White - Black”
Nike Roshe Run NM Breathe “Charm Yellow”
The Nike Roshe One has been a favorite silhouette since it came out in 2012 and it comes as no surprise that a slew of great collaborations would come out for the Nike Roshe sneakers. The trend continues, artistic collaborations coming in left and right. Here are some of the favorites:
GourmetKickz x Nike Roshe Run “Black Mamba” (Custom)
The GourmetKickz x Nike Roshe Run “Black Mamba” sports a Kill Bill themed color with the yellow base and blood-spattered design adding depth to the upper. It is a shoe of pure artistic creation worthy of being part of the Nike Roshe sneakers collection.
The Boxtrolls x Nike Roshe Run “Trollstrikes”
The Boxtrolls is a movie about an eccentric family of creatures living beneath the streets. With the colors on this collaboration, the sneaker looks like it has been gift wrapped straight from the Boxtrolls themselves, and nicely rounds up the Nike Roshe sneakers collection and the Nike Roshe sneaker collaborations list.
Yuko Kanatani x Nike Roshe Run “Midnight Craftwork”
Kanatani surely doesn’t hold back with her “Midnight Craftwork,” a pair of Nike Roshe sneakers that is vivid and eclectic. It is one of the faves in the Nike Roshe sneakers collaboration front, the purple hue egging sneakerheads on to getting a pair of it.
Size? x Nike Roshe Run “Urban Safari” Pack
This simple collaboration of a shoe between Size? and Nike shows us how simple things are sometimes all we need. Extra detailing was put into the midsole and Swoosh logo though to emphasize the safari and speckled print.
Liberty of London x Nike Roshe Run
This pair has two different styles to it with paisley and floral patterns taking centerstage. Simple yet stunning, this collaboration shoe is perfect for the ladies and adds depth to the existing collection of the Nike Roshe sneakers line.
Size? x Nike Roshe Run “Cement” Pack
Having had a previous collaboration, Size? returns once more to add to the Nike Roshe sneakers another stellar collaboration shoe. The Size? x Nike Roshe Run “Cement” Pack is impressive enough to have had a good amount of people clamoring to get a pair.
Frequently Asked Questions
How did Nike begin?
Nike began in 1964 and was known as Blue Ribbon Sports, founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman. It was a distributor for Onitsuka Tiger.
When did the name change from Blue Ribbon Sports to Nike happen?
In 1971 when both Knight and Bowerman decided to part ways with Onitsuka Tiger. The two created their line of sneakers and officially called it Nike.
What catapulted the Nike Roshe shoes to popularity?
Many attest to the comfort of the Nike Roshe sneakers as being the comfiest shoes they have ever worn at the time of its release. The variations in the different Nike Roshe sneakers have also contributed to its popularity.
What is the price range of Nike Roshe sneakers?
Depending on the iteration that one gets from the Nike Roshe sneakers, the prices vary. A pair of Nike Roshe One will set one at $75 while the more premium iterations of the Nike Roshe sneakers can go for as high as $140.
What is the size range of Nike Roshe lifestyle shoes?
Nike Roshe sneakers are offered in men, women, and kids sizing. Most Nike Roshe sneakers have a size range of 5 to 12 US for women, while men have the choice of choosing from a size range of 6 to 18 US.
Where can I buy Nike Roshe shoes?
Nike Roshe sneakers have reached every corner of the world and are widely available. Most international Nike stores sell Nike Roshe sneakers. For those who are looking to be able to try the shoes that they choose in person, retail stores are the best bet to pay a visit. Online shopping is also a popular choice, and many online retailers, as well as sites, offer a wide variety of Nike Roshe sneakers up for grabs.
Who is the person behind the Nike Roshe line?
The designer behind the original Nike Roshe sneaker model is Dylan Raasch who began his career as a level 2 designer for Nike in 2009. He was relatively new to Nike at the time, but today, Raasch is the Nike Air Max Creative Director.
When did the design process for the Nike Roshe sneakers begin?
The design process for the Nike Roshe sneakers collection began in the fall of 2010. Raasch presented an idea that was a little too abstract at the time. Not one to give up, he decided to develop the design he had in mind during his free time.
What brought about the need to come up with the Nike Roshe shoes?
The idea that Raasch had in mind had no brief to it. Raasch was asked to come up with something that could still have quality at a price point that was significantly lower. There were zero limitations and Raasch had the perfect opportunity to come up with something fresh and new.
What were the challenges that came up with the first Nike Roshe sneaker?
The design was initially met with skepticism and Raasch had to work hard to prove that the idea he had in mind was worthy of being a global contender in the sneaker market. Another challenge was coming up with the shoes at the price point that Nike had asked for; about $70 to $75.
When was the first model of the Nike Roshe sneakers collection released?
The first model that came out was the Nike Roshe Run, and it was released in 2012, nearly two years after the initial idea of the silhouette came to Dylan Raasch. The Nike Roshe Run was later named the Nike Roshe One.
What was the inspiration behind the Nike Roshe One?
The inspiration for the shoe’s design came from Zen art. With Zen art being primarily all about being simple, Raasch incorporated this into the shoe well by adding only the essentials that the shoe’s construction needed.
So what does the Nike Roshe One have that sets it apart from other Nike sneakers?
Here are few things that stand out:
The construction is made up of a pliable two-piece upper.
The bottom of the outsoles had the Nike natural motion waffle print representing stepping stones in a Zen garden.
The insoles mimic a freshly raked Zen garden.
It has a minimal lacing system.
It has a one-piece sole wherein the midsole and rubber bottom are combined.
First colorway: the Nike Roshe One came in the iguana colorway which played with the natural color of dark green moss on off-white rocks in the garden.
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Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.