• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 8.2oz
    Women: 6.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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  • 98 / 100 | Paul Tadalan | Level 1 expert

    If you're a runner that just wants one shoe for everything, this is a great shoe for you.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 3 expert

    The Nike Air Zoom Elite 10 is quietly one of the better shoes in Nike's lineup.

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  • The Nike Air Zoom Elite 10 is a lightweight running shoe that’s configured to provide support and performance to daily runners and those who have an active lifestyle. When it comes to the overall design and build, this model doesn’t have a lot of differences compared to its immediate predecessor, the Zoom Elite 9, save for an upper that is less open in construction.
  • Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the Cushlon foam. This compound runs the entire length of the sole unit, supporting the foot-pad and enabling it to take energized steps. Blown rubber is the material that is used for the outsole unit, and it’s meant to grip the ground and add a bit more cushioning.

Standard sizing schemes were used in the making of the Nike Air Zoom Elite 10. Runners are encouraged to try on a pair using their usual sizing choices. On the topic of width, the available options are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. A semi-curved platform accommodates the natural curvature of the human foot.

The outsole unit of the Nike Air Zoom Elite 10 makes use of Duralon blown rubber. This layer is thin, so it doesn’t add weight to the profile of the entire product. Its job is to protect against abrasion and wear while also doling out surface grip. It also has a spongy nature that can potentially contribute to the cushioned feel of the underfoot.

Hexagonal traction nodes pockmark the rubber surface, taking the helm in providing traction over the ground.

Cushlon is a proprietary foam that is meant to carry the foot responsibly through the gait cycle. It is designed to be slightly firm, a midsole trait that boosts the propelling power of the toe-off phase. The resilience also staves off any early material breakdown.

Embedded in the forefoot area of the Nike Air Zoom Elite 10’s platform is a Zoom Air unit. This add-on is a thermoplastic piece that contains pressurized air.  Its job is to provide extra spring to the landing-and-takeoff process, energizing the performance nominally. This notable midsole technology is also present in some Nike Air Zoom shoes, such as the Pegasus 35 and Vomero 14.

An ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) sockliner is placed above the main cushioning unit. It has a contoured shape that supports the curves of the underfoot.

Flymesh is a material that offers a lightweight and flexible coverage. It is also breathable thanks to the breathing pores and slits on its façade. The one on the Nike Air Zoom Elite 10 doesn’t have a lot of open and visible ventilation holes, unlike the 9th iteration. Still, breathability is still at the forefront of the upper’s design.

Dynamic Flywire Cables serve as supportive strands that cause the midfoot section of the upper to tighten or loosen with the lacing system. Synthetic print-reinforced eyelets are still present for precise adjustments.

The Nike Swoosh logo is emblazoned on the lateral side of the forefoot and the medial midfoot section. Such additions heighten brand recognition.

The heel part has a reflective print on it. This extra element makes the runner more visible in low-light conditions. Nighttime running becomes safer because of such an addition.