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

13 reasons to buy

  • Although a lifestyle sneaker, buyers who have used these for activities like running, hiking and other outdoor activities mention that these shoes did not cause foot pain.
  • A significant number of reviewers rave about how extremely lightweight these sneakers are.
  • One user mentions that it is effortless to match these sneakers with different outfits.
  • The collapsible upper is acclaimed by a high number of users. Because of this, bringing these shoes while traveling is convenient.
  • Most users compliment these sneakers’ comfort. One described the feeling as walking on barefoot.
  • One user was convinced that by wearing the Nike Juvenate TXT more often, it saved her feet from plantar fasciitis.
  • Several online reviewers love the simple and minimalist design of these shoes. The monochromatic upper and the understated Swoosh logo are great accents added.
  • One user commends how versatile these sneakers are.
  • These are comparable to the Nike Roshe, probably even better as these aren’t too bulky.
  • There is no need to break-in these shoes, according to one tester.
  • Numerous consumers noted that these are well-worth the purchase.
  • The flexible and breathable upper appeals a significant number of users.
  • The colorway selection is fresh and unique.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One user noted that the back of the shoe started to rip after only a few times of wearing.
  • The adhesives of the toe tip are quite noticeable and already coming off, said one reviewer.
  • One Juvenate user mentions that the Nike Juvenate TXT’s fit is different from the other models she owns. She finds it difficult to put these sneakers on as the band stitching on the opening of the shoe does not stretch too much.

Bottom line

The Nike Juvenate TXT gives the impression of being an underdog compared to its similar model, Nike Roshe. Despite this, its features illustrate that these sneakers should not be left unnoticed. Because these feature a sleek and minimalist design, a comfort that exudes the feeling of walking on barefoot, and a collapsible upper that makes it travel-friendly, the Nike Juvenate TXT is a sneaker that is a pair to consider when purchasing.


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Nike Juvenate TXT History

Released in 2015, the Nike Juvenate was inspired by an older model called the Nike Roshe. The term “Roshe” was derived from the word “Roshi,” which means zen master. This line features a flexible and lightweight upper donned in a minimalist profile. With an affordable price, these sneakers became an instant hit during its initial release.

The Nike Juvenate and Roshe carry a similar design and almost identical look. Despite this, the fate of the Juvenates plunged the opposite way as the Roshes, and its history seems to be the culprit.

The Nike Juvenate was initially dubbed as the Nike Zenji. Inspired by the zen-like stature, the word “zenji” which means zen master. The collection features a lightweight and simple design which was intended to exude zen-like characteristics of being calm and relaxed. Moreover, it is supposed to be a travel-friendly sneaker as in comes with a dust bag.

Moments after its release, a Reddit thread was created discussing the brand’s fiasco. The chosen name also happened to be a derogatory term in Arabic for people living in Zanzibar. Because of this, Nike re-called the existing units and changed the preexisting boxes to Juvenate.

Nike Juvenate TXT Style

The Nike Juvenate TXT has a sleek and breathable style displayed through its breathable mesh upper. It retains its seamless design as it features a no-tongue design, making it acceptable, preferred even, not to wear socks. These sneakers are more suitable to wear during the summer or the hotter seasons. Thus, wearing it with shorts, skirts or dresses can give any outfit a sporty-girly appeal.

Fit & Sizing

The Juvenate TXT generally runs true to size. Its lace-up closure and its flexible textured mesh upper provides a sock-like fit and keeps the feet locked in place. These are women’s sneakers with available sizes ranging from US 5-12. Half sizes are available for broader options.

Notable Features

With a fully collapsible upper composed of textured mesh, the Nike Juvenate TXT is a great travel companion. Unlike regular shoe construction, this sneaker does not feature a tongue. Its soft upper not only allows the shoe to have a sock-like fit which secures the foot in place but enhances comfort as well.

Additional Info

  • The Nike Juvenate TXT includes an EVA foam midsole, a lightweight cushioning material, which makes wearing of these sneakers more comfortable.
  • The Waffle-patterned outsole provides more traction and grip to these sneakers.