Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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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.
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Nike Payaa Premium History
The Nike Payaa was first released in 2015 in which its DNA was taken from the ‘Payaagek,’ a native Alaskan boot. This model was first launched as a sports running shoe for the winter season. It was constructed with one piece mesh upper and the neoprene ankle support to make it comfortable to wear. It also displays a unique fuss-free lace lock system that needs not to be tied thus saves time.
The Payaa resembles some of the well-celebrated Nike silhouettes. The midsole with a chunky heel reminds us of the Hyperdunk 2015, the lacing pattern resembles that of the Presto, and the one-piece mesh upper is similar to the Roshe Run.
However, the sales of the Payaa did not improve and was later on found on the outlet store for a fraction of retail price. Two years after, Nike released the premium edition that features a premium leather upper as a replacement for the mesh and updates the lacing system while all the other features remain untouched.
Nike Payaa Premium Style
The low-top Nike Payaa Premium showcases a simple profile with luxurious details. This minimalist kick is covered with premium leather and one-off lacing system to give a slim, clean finish and fuss-free look. Most wearers can be seen strutting their Payaa Premium with joggers, jeans, skinnies or shorts.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike Payaa Premium is available in men’s sizes 6 to 12 and women’s sizes 5 to 12 in medium width. However, this model runs narrow and small as reviewed by most users. Thus they suggest grabbing a full size up for a more comfortable fit. It has a sock-like fit with unique lace closure for a secure it. It also features a heel tab for easy on/off wear.
One feature that made this striking for many buyers is the presence of unique lace-up style. It uses a bungee lace with nylon loops with a one-off lace-up pattern. This distinctive yet simple design reflects the minimalism and straightforwardness of this kick. Another feature that makes this shoe distinct is the presence of drastically slope midsole that reminds so much of the Hyperdunk 2015 midsole.
- The Nike Payaa Premium has injected unit midsole for lightweight cushioning and an injected unit outsole that delivers superb traction.
- It has a slightly padded collar and leather-lined insole for an added comfort.
- It features a removable insole with ample arch support.
- The outsole is cored out to reduce the weight and enhance the flexibility.
- Heel support is built into the outsole for stability, streamlines style and protection from the external element.