Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 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.
  • Like most Nike sneakers, this model looks sleek and elegant, especially on the feet.
  • More than a handful got compliments while wearing the sneaker.
  • The thick midsole with the Air-Sole unit 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.
  • 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 say the sneaker runs 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.

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Good to know

The Nike Air Max Dia's shape and stance are designed for a woman’s feet. Its heel and tongue each have a pull tab for smoother and quicker on-and-off.

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 as well as 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.


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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.