Summary

We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Most testers raved about the Nike Air Max Dia’s unbelievable degree of comfort. Some said it was the most comfortable pair they’ve worn.
  • The sneaker is reasonably priced.
  • Many loved how sleek and elegant the sneaker looked on their feet.
  • More than a handful got compliments while wearing the sneaker.
  • The thick midsole pleased a couple of users as it added a few inches to their height.
  • Quite a handful of satisfied customers bought the sneaker in different colorways.
  • The sneaker fits true to size, according to most Nike Air Max Dia reviews.
  • A few users with arched feet reported that the sneaker cradled their feet so well.
  • A customer with severe plantar fasciitis described the sneaker as miraculous, as she wore the pair right out of the box and walked in them all day without hurting.
  • The sneaker is surprisingly light and flexible despite its chunky looks, one user pointed out.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One wearer complained that the tongue gradually slips to the side while walking for an extended period.
  • Some wide-footed wearers detected the sneaker to run quite narrow.
  • The low-top sneaker does not have much ankle support, a few users mentioned.

Bottom line

Though springing out from the legendary Air Max line, whose heritage is inherently masculine, the Nike women’s Air Max Dia has stood out on its own and set the bar higher. Almost all reviewers gave the Nike Air Max Dia five-star ratings for its comfort, style, and innovation. Many have even described it as the sneaker they were looking for all this time. Considering its reasonable price tag, the Nike Air Max Dia convincingly proves itself to be a wise purchase.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
Top 1% most popular sneakers
It has never been more popular than this May

Expert Reviews

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With its shape and stance designed for a woman’s feet, the new Nike Air Max Dia is offered 5 to 12 sizes. The heel and tongue each have a pull tab for smoother and quicker on-and-offs.

The Nike Air Max Dia casual shoes fulfill a woman’s styling needs. Pair them up with cozy leggings, joggers, and tracksuits for that active, sporty vibe. They can also be dressed up with skirts, skinny jeans, and capri pants for casual wear. Because the Nike Air Max Dia is offered in a wide array of boldly feminine colorways, the potentials for styling remain boundless.

The Air Max Dia showcases a futuristic silhouette. Its streamlined synthetic upper sits atop an elevated midsole, equipped with the classic visible Air Max cushioning at the heel. Small Nike swooshes are embossed on the collar and the forefoot area for subtler branding.  

Nike introduced the Air Max I, designed by Tinker Hatfield, in 1987. That was the beginning of the Air Max technology. It featured a visibly air-pocketed sole, seen through a window in the heel area, which resulted in one of the most distinct and unforgettable sneaker silhouettes seen by men.

The following years saw Nike banking on this Air technology. The designs following the Air Max 1 first featured slightly larger air pockets and larger windows then up to entirely and visibly aired transparent outsoles that stretched from heel to toe. Even after producing many models of these air-pocket soles, Nike didn’t slow down and kept on innovating.

In 2018, the Nike Air Max Dia, a women’s exclusive sneaker, was released. Breaking boundaries, Nike had teamed up their best female creatives to come up with a feminine iteration of the legendary manly sneaker.

  • The Nike branding on the heel has four small dots, representing the women who designed the Nike Air Max Dia.
  • The rubber slightly jutting out around the perimeter of the outsole adds more traction and stability.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com