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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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$60
Weight
Men: 10.5oz
Women: 9.4oz
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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 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A good number of runners loved the comfort coming from the cushioning and plush interior of the Dart 10.
  • A very affordable shoe.
  • The midfoot saddle and substantial overlays superbly secure the foot.
  • It is lighter than the earlier model.
  • Some appreciated the arch support of this shoe.
  • A breathable run is ensured by the moderately large holes of the mesh.
  • Durability is decent for a shoe of this price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few noted that the traction suffers when used in wet conditions.
  • Quite a number of reviewers observed that it is too small.

Bottom line

Nike continues to improve on the 10th iteration of the Dart as a solid choice for entry level runners who are looking for trusty and lightweight trainer with decent arch support. The shoe is a fancy-free trainer that can slog through miles of training in comfort.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 322 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
18%
3 star
7%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%

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Expert Reviews

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76 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 76 / 100 by Running Shoes And Advice • Scott Steven • Level 3 expert

    I just do not feel like this shoe was a match for me. I have read a lot of positive reviews on this shoe, sadly, I cannot praise this shoe as much as some others.

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Updates to Nike Dart 10

  • The fit and feel of the Dart 10 gets most of the modification. In this model, a new midfoot strap sits between the eyelets. It helps runners find their most comfortable fit and enhances the midfoot hold of this shoe.
  • A thicker, but softer mesh is introduced in this shoe. Durability is seen as the most direct result of the thicker mesh as breathability continues to be optimal.
  • Nike also added more foam to the ankle collar and tongue for a more comfortable ride. There should be a lesser risk to develop blisters or irritation because of the plush padding.

Nike Dart 10 size and fit

The fit of the Dart has been enhanced in the 10th version. There is improved midfoot and heel security because of the added overlays. The toe box has just enough room for the toes to splay without being uncomfortable. Medium is the available width of the shoe. Nike markets the Dart as a having standard shoe length.


Outsole

The outsole is very basic with almost flat rubber configuration for better transitions. There are also flex grooves to give the shoe more flexibility. This Waffle outsole is covered in hard-wearing carbon rubber for traction and durability. A crash pad helps a little with the cushioning and shock absorbing features of the shoe.


Midsole

Nike uses two midsole foams in the Dart 10. Both the Reslon and Phylon midsole runs the length of the shoe for consistency in cushioning. There is a softer ride because of this combination.


Upper

A breathable mesh is the most prominent part of the upper. It gives durability a boost because of its thickness. There is a combination of TPU and printed overlays all over the shoe for superb hold. A midfoot saddle helps with the form-fitting fit of the shoe. Nike adds a midfoot strap between the eyelets to help with the cinching and midfoot lock down. The tongue and collar have plush padding.