Facts

  • 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 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

    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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 8.8oz
    Women: 7.6oz
  • 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
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Oct 2018
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Updates to Nike Odyssey React Shield

  • The Odyssey React Shield utilizes the Nike Shield technology, which makes the shoe weather-ready. It has the water-repellent capacity to keep the foot dry when running on rainy or wet running conditions.
  • The shoe features the new Nike React foam technology, which is designed to deliver a responsive and bouncy ride. It efficiently absorbs shock during landing without affecting energy return, making every step smooth and consistent.
  • The Nike Odyssey React Shield also features a toggle lacing system for a quick on and off adjustments. In one pull, runners can easily adjust the fit in cold, wet weather.

Nike Odyssey React Shield size and fit

This weather-ready running shoe version of the Odyssey React runs true to size, and it is available in a standard medium width for both men’s and women’s versions. The shoe is not ideal for wide-footed runners because it has a narrow fit from the heel to the forefoot.

Outsole

A rubber material covers the outer sole of the Odyssey React Shield. It aims to deliver foot protection and durability in high-wear areas. It has zigzag grooves that are designed for traction and flexibility.

It also uses a storm-tread wet traction rubber. The placement of the rubber in the forefoot and heel sections is meant to deliver added traction and durability. Compared to the Epic React, the shoe has more rubber outsole, but it maintains its minimal weight.

Midsole

In the midsole is the new Nike React technology. It is strategically placed in the midsole to give runners a smooth and springy cushioning. It absorbs impact during landing, and it ensures a high-energy return for a powerful toe-off.

The fluid geometry design of the midsole is specifically created to enhance the performance of the runner without adding too much weight to the shoe.

Upper

What makes the Nike Odyssey React Shield a weather-ready running shoe is the G.90 water-repellent upper. The use of the Nike Shield technology and the sealed seams allow the foot to stay dry even in wet running conditions. The upper material is slightly thicker than the usual to keep the foot warm, but it remains to be durable and lightweight. 

The shoe features a toggle lacing system which is designed for easy and quick adjustments. Runners can tighten and loosen the laces in just one pull. This lacing system also aims to provide comfort and a personalized fit.

Reflective elements are added in the upper to increase visibility when tackling the dark routes.


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