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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

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

    Trail

    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
    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
    Use

    Daily running

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

    Competition

    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
    Price
    $85
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9.7oz
    Women: 8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Several runners wrote that the 2nd version of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo was suitably lightweight.
  • Many noted that the price of this version was affordable.
  • Some testers loved that they were able to use this shoe for a variety of activities: running, training and walking.
  • The coverage was snug yet secure for runners; they didn’t feel as if their feet were strangled by the materials.
  • The color schemes gained some fans, and they said that it was eye-catching, but not distractingly bright.
  • The underfoot cushioning was adequate, according to runners; they felt that it was springy and responsive.
  • Many testers described this shoe as ‘comfortable’.
  • A consumer wrote that because of its breathable upper, the interior essentially became free from odor-causing moisture.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the 2nd version of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo was a bit narrow.
  • Others noted that the size they chose was slightly smaller than what they were used to.
  • The mid-sole broke down easily on one tester, essentially diminishing the underfoot comfort.

Bottom line

The Air Zoom Winflo 2 from Nike was generally well-received by new and veteran runners. A lot of them wrote that the upper cover system was comfortable. Also, for them, the durability was consistent and the overall quality was superb. Many neutral runners recommended this road shoe. On the other hand, the fit wasn’t very agreeable to a few of those who tried it.

Rankings

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.

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.


Upper

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.