Who should buy Nike Air Epic Speed TR II

The Nike Air Epic Speed TR II features technologies and innovative materials to ensure that it has the durability, comfort, and support that most users want to see in a Nike product.  It is a solid option if:

  • You are looking for a shoe that could serve well both for work and everyday walking.
  • You are looking for a shoe that has the ability to minimize the chances of heel injuries.
  • Your fitness regimen includes burpees and planks and you need a pair that has enough toe box protection. 

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Logo

The Nike Air Epic Speed TR II's sole unit

The Air Epic Speed TR II features an exposed midsole. This foam is made to be durable and flexible. It features a hexagonal tread pattern that facilitates multi-directional movement.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Outsole2

Rubber protects the high-wear areas of the sole such as the heel, the toe, and the medial and lateral parts. This compound is hard-wearing and flexible. It features densely-placed hexagonal pods that provide grip.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Outsole

Shock-absorbent midsole

The Nike Air Epic Speed TR II features an injected Phylon midsole made of the compressed ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA) pellets. The Phylon is designed to be lightweight, shock absorbent, and capable of returning energy to the foot, resulting in faster propulsion. In addition, It also employs a molded foam insole which adds a layer of cushioning to deliver a comfortable footbed.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Midsole1

The heel uses Nike’s renowned Air technology, which is comprised of compressed air that’s trapped in a plastic unit. It constricts during impact to absorb the shock, then quickly bounces back to its original form, preparing the foot for the next move.

A bit more hyped combination of the Phylon foam and the Air unit is used in the Nike Air Max Full Ride TR 1.5 trainer. Unlike the Epic Speed TR II, its Air compound is made transparent.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Midsole2

Breathable upper

A breathable mesh material makes up the upper of the Nike Air Epic Speed TR II. It maintains a fresh interior environment by allowing heat to dissipate and cool air to come in.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Upper

Enhanced lateral support

It utilizes a lacing system that’s enhanced with the Flywire in the first two eyelets closest to the toe box. Tightening the laces makes the wires wrap themselves around the foot for added lateral support.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Lacing System

Abrasion-resistant bumper

A bumper protects the toe box from abrasion and impact associated with specific activities such as burpees and planks.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Bumper

Supportive overlays

A net-like synthetic overlay reinforces the midfoot area. It serves as additional support during side-to-side movements.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Overlays

Anti-slip components

The padded tongue and collar offer comfort to the top part of the foot. It also serves to lock the foot in place to prevent it from slipping out while in motion.

An external heel counter anchors the foot to the midsole. This structure ensures that the heel does not slip inside, thus preventing injuries.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Collar

The Nike Air Epic Speed TR II's fabric lines

A breathable fabric lines the inside of the shoe. It smoothens the seams and allows the foot to stay ventilated.

Nike Air Epic Speed TR II Fabric lines

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 8.8oz
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Features: Lightweight
Collection: Nike Air
BRAND Brand: Nike
Colorways: Black / White

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Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.