Updates to Nike In-Season TR 8

The In-Season TR model saw a complete overhaul, starting with the silhouette of the trainer. 

The open-cell mesh of the previous iteration has been replaced with tightly-woven fabric.

Flyware cables are still present but have been moved to the middle of the midfoot for better lateral support.


Who is it for? This pair of Nike training shoes is suited for anyone, regardless of where they are in their fitness journey. 

What is it for? The Nike In-Season TR 8 is crafted to support movements of high-intensity interval training. It is also suitable for those doing light exercises or for quick runs.


Traction. The sole unit of the Nike In-Season TR 8 is the same as the one used on the previous model. It features an exposed midsole, but high-wear areas are protected by rubber pods. The cuboidal traction pods are meant to provide multi-direction grip.

Flexibility. Flex grooves are placed in the forefoot section. They enhance the pliability of the material and aids in the smooth heel-to-toe transition of the foot.

Shock-absorption. The heel of this workout shoe is concaved. The hollow portion helps dull the impact during heel landings.


Cushioning. The In-Season TR 8 uses a dual-density foam. The outer layer is rigid and durable to protect the softer core. This construction aids in attenuating shock and keeping the foot steady.

Comfort. A soft foam insole lines the inside of the Nike In-Season TR 8. This layer cradles the foot, preventing in-shoe slippage and helps dull impact when it hits the ground.


Coverage. A tightly-woven mesh makes up the vamp and the heel of the Nike In-Season TR 8. This fabric helps with foot containment.

Meanwhile, a different type of mesh is used on the midfoot panel of this training shoe. The material aids in keeping the interior fresh.

The inside is lined with a soft textile. The fabric aids in wicking moisture and breathability.

Design. Synthetic overlays are used on the midfoot and heel section of the upper. They add style to the top, but they also serve in securing the foot.

Lockdown. A traditional lacing system is used on this Nike trainer. It allows wearers to adjust the fit according to their needs.

Flywire cables are incorporated in the two middle sets of eyelets. The strings heighten the midfoot support when the shoestrings are cinched.

Fit. The collar and the tongue are both lined with plush foam. The soft elements protect against abrasion and prevent excessive movement of the foot.


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