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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • This sneaker looked better in person, nearly all confirmed.
  • One user liked the barefoot-feel the shoe provided.
  • Many appreciated its lightweight construction.
  • The Nike Current Slip-On gained recognition for its nice and clean aesthetics.
  • Others considered this shoe as being made of quality materials.
  • This model is sold at a reasonable price point.
  • A few retailers are selling this product at a discounted rate.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Among the few user reviews collected about the Current Slip-On, one user disliked the addition of the shoelaces on this iteration.
  • Not many complained about this shoe’s size stating that it fits smaller than expected.
  • Another buyer said this model was hard to put on.

Bottom line

Unknown to many, the famous Air Max 90 Current actually borrowed elements of its design from a heritage runner called the Nike Air Current. This year, the global giant decided to bring this classic back with a re-engineered upper and sole unit.

Dubbed as the Nike Current Slip-On, despite the presence of laces, this shoe definitely made the loyal fans of the retro runner jump for joy. Priced reasonably and currently created for casual wear, folks were happy to see its modern look, not to mention the comfortable sock-like feel it is able to provide.


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Nike Current Slip-On History

A lot of today’s iconic sneaker models would not have been born if not for the existence of archived silhouettes, the Nike Air Max 90 Current included. Its design is reminiscent of a classic runner dubbed as the Nike Air Current which was created back in the year 1989.

Its sibling, the Nike Air Flow, launched in the same year. Both having angular cut out details in the quarter panels, these two creations were liked by many and instigated a cult following back in the days. Lightweight and form-fitting, it shared a lot of similarities with the iconic Nike Sock Racer designed by famous Swoosh designer and genius Bruce Kilgore.

Running enthusiasts and sneaker fanatics got to re-experience the Nike Air Current in its true form in 2012. A year after the Nike Air Flow was reissued, the brand decided it was time for its sibling to get a taste of the limelight. Outfitted in simple yet visually-attractive black/neon colorways, followers of this classic were pleased to see this back on the shelves.

After five years, this retro runner returns with a streamlined upper and a slimmed-down sole unit. Known as the Nike Current Slip-On, its function, however, has taken a backseat, in order to give this version a more contemporary look. Nonetheless, it still carries the original’s elastic midfoot strap and lacing system.

Nike Current Slip-On Style

Despite having a clean and simple-looking upper, the Current Slip-On is still a head turner for its modern and fashion-forward aesthetics. Men, whether easygoing or always on the go, need not worry about what to wear. Versatile and fuss-free, this casual sneaker can be paired with anything including jeans, sweats and shorts.

Fit & Sizing

A revamped version of a classic runner, the Nike Current Slip-On is crafted with a stretchy, bootie-like foam/textile upper with a neoprene collar. With this said, count on this lifestyle sneaker to mold to the shape of your feet, narrow or wide. Reliable support can still be expected with the addition of the seamless taped reinforcements as well as the external heel counter.

This shoe generally runs true to size and is available for men. Sizes range from 6.5-15.

Notable Features

The familiar elastic midfoot strap and lacing system placed atop set this runner turned casual shoe apart from other form-fitting footwear. These also help improve the shoe’s fit. Moreover, its recognizable upper lays on top of an Air tech-equipped midsole and flexible rubber outsole. The former offers reliable cushioning while the latter provides adequate grip.

Additional Info

  • For easy on and off transition, “Swoosh” marked pull tabs are added on the tongue and heel.
  • The 1989 version had a three-eye lace-up closure. This, on the other hand, has only two eyelets for its bungee lacing system.
  • The textile lining improves the Current Slip-On’s in-shoe feel.
  • Airflow is enhanced with the addition of the Swoosh branded quarter inserts on the lateral and medial side.
  • The iconic “Air” callout can be found on the heel’s midsole. A “Swoosh” logo can also be seen embossed on the rear part of the undersole.