DiscontinuedUpdate: Nike Air Zoom Winflo 5
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.
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WeightMen: 9.7ozWomen: 8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 28mmWomen: 28mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2
- The first distinguishable change in the Air Zoom Winflo 2 from Nike is the use of an engineered mesh in the mid-foot and forefoot area. This material is very lightweight and breathable, offering support and encouraging natural freedom of movement. The strong yet less pliable sandwich mesh that’s used in the original Winfo is used in the rear section of the shoe.
- There are more Flywire cables in this model. The previous model only had a few on each of its sides, but this one has more of them, following the current design of most Nike shoes with the Flywire adaptive fit system.
- The forefoot area of the Winflo 2 now has a higher volume, which is in contrast to the low-volume forefoot of the 1st Winflo. It accommodates those with bigger & wider foot shapes while giving more space for the toes to naturally spread.
- The high quality cushioning system of this model features the Zoom Air unit in the heel, which offers responsive cushioning. It offers more support and protection, especially during the heel striking portion of the running phase.
Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 size and fit
The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 comes in a standard running shoe length. Those with medium-sized feet can acclimate well into this model. It has a medium fit, but it can accommodate a variety of foot sizes. Its platform isn’t narrow and its upper fabrics aren’t restricting, thus giving a snug yet comfortable overall wearing experience.
A Rubber Waffle outsole design offers multi-surface traction. Non-prominent, multi-directional lugs make it easier to traverse uphill climbs and downhill slopes. Durable rubber maintains the capability to keep the sole unit from wear and abrasion.
The Flex Grooves that are placed on the surface promote natural freedom of movement, especially in the forefoot area. The heel area also has a semi-curved shape, making it easier to transition well from the heel to the toe.
The Cushlon mid-sole foam is a soft and resilient component. It doesn’t easily lose structural integrity, so it’s a great foundation for the platform. Combined with the Zoom Air in the heel, a thin unit that features the “air” technology from Nike, the mid-sole can provide a solid and well-balanced ride for runners of all styles. This midsole configuration is also available in the Winflo 5 road shoe.
The insole above the mid-sole unit offers additional cushioning, shock absorption and breathability. It’s made of high quality materials and it provides great support.
An engineered mesh resembles a very soft woven fabric that’s reminiscent of most textiles. It’s highly breathable and responsive to the movements of the foot. The entire forefoot and mid-foot sections of the upper unit uses this material, thus extending the overall comfort felt by the wearer.
Synthetic overlays that aren’t sewn-in are used in the mid-foot section. They add a more adaptive fit that isn’t too restrictive. Combined with the popular Flywire cable system, the overlay system delivers customizable security that doesn’t strangle the foot.