• 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: 9.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
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  • 84 / 100 | Road Runner Sports

    It's completely water-resistant. It is still breathable and it will be really lightweight so your foot will stay cool inside your shoe on any type of run.

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Updates to Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield

  • The Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield aims to deliver the same ride quality, but the upper and the outsole sections were modified to improve the shoe’s fit, comfort, and traction. The water-repellent upper has also been applied to keep the fit dry throughout the run. To prevent the water from entering the shoe, the seams were also sealed.
  • The mesh material of the old Nike Structure Shield has been replaced by a woven upper. This new element gives the foot lightweight and durable foot coverage.
  • Another new feature of the Nike Structure 22 Shield is the toggle lacing system. This easily adjustable lacing is designed to give runners convenience in cold and wet weather.
  • The placement of the reflective elements has been modified as well to increase visibility on dark routes.

Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield size and fit

This reliable stability shoe from Nike is available in standard sizing. It gives a snug and secure fit from the heel to the forefoot. The woven upper conforms to the shape of the foot and it provides a comfortable wrap for long hours.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield is available in a medium width for both the men’s and women’s versions.


The water-repellent version of the Nike Structure 22 makes use of the Storm-Tread wet traction rubber. It aims to provide a reliable grip on slippery, wet, and snowy roads. It also gives durability to the outer sole of the shoe.

The Deep Anatomical Flex Grooves were specifically designed for flexibility and mobility. It promotes a smoother ride through the gait cycle.


Designed to minimize overpronation, the shoe delivers a great combination of responsiveness and cushioning. The Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield has ample cushioning from the forefoot to the heel section. In the midsole is the Dynamic Support technology which is a combination of dual-density Phylon and Cushlon foams. The functions of the Dynamic Support midsole is to give runners a softer underfoot cushioning. It also aims to deliver a good blend of support and a smooth transition.


In the upper of the Nike Structure 22 Shield is a water-repellent woven material. It keeps the foot dry on wet running conditions without compromising breathability and comfort. The woven upper material is lightweight and durable.

Along with the water-repellent material is the sealed seams. It prevents water from entering the shoe even on rainy days.

This road running shoe also features a toggle lacing system that is easy to adjust. It gives runners convenience, especially on cold and wet running conditions.

For increased visibility on dark routes, reflective elements are added to the upper of the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield.