Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2: A retroed runner with a rich past

Nike gives a second life to an old-school running shoe, the Nike Spiridon, by dropping the modernized Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2. This sneaker’s real charm is the story behind it. Such a marathon runner was reimagined in 1997 by Christian Tresser, the same guy behind the Air Max 97. By adding the responsive Zoom Air bubble on the heel, the Air Zoom Spiridon was born.

This blast-from-the-past silhouette reappeared in 2002. Thanks to lifestyle designer Steven Smith who updated the ‘90s shoe with an exposed heel cushioning encased in a cage. From then on, this style has been bouncing around the sneaker world, sporting a variety of colorways from Triple White, Metallic Silver to University Red, Volt, Infrared, among others. 

What the Air Zoom Spiridon Cage 2 has to offer?

  • has a fusion of wide mesh and overlays that flexes a retro style
  • holds a unique, head-turning design that makes it a conversation piece 
  • extremely ventilated with the mesh format and peek-a-boo segments on the rear side
  • caged Zoom Air unit and foam cradle the foot from impact 
  • comes with light materials that grant flexibility

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Zoom Spiridon
Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Zoom Air, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.