Size and fit

A durable and dependable feel can be expected from the synthetic and textile upper of the Nike React Element 55 Premium, offered in women’s and men’s sizes. It has a sporty lace-up closure that keeps things tight, while the low-cut silhouette enables the ankle to move as it will without hindrance.

Nike React Element 55 Premium Style

The low-top Nike React Element 55 Premium was released in a limited number of colorways. For the men, the options are black/laser fuchsia/white/black and black/tour yellow/white/black. Meanwhile, the ladies’ version comes in black/active pink/white/black. These colorways have a sporty vibe that’s perfect for athleisure and casual styles.

Men and women can pair the kicks with joggers or track pants along with a sweatshirt, tank top, or t-shirt for a sports-inspired look. Pants or jeans will also go well with the shoe’s casual appeal. Additionally, ladies can opt to wear the sneakers with leggings for a smooth flair, along with a crop top or t-shirt.

Notable Features

Textile and synthetic materials make up the smooth upper of the Nike React Element 55 Premium trainer. It has a rope lace-up system that gives it a sporty accent. Meanwhile, the eye stay shape notably follows the wavy design lines of the Nike Internationalist’s eye stays.

A smooth ride can be expected with this model, as it features Nike React technology. It also has a TPU heel clip that delivers additional stability, while the pull tab at the heel helps in easing the foot in and out. Nike React branding is found on the tongue, while Swoosh logos grace the sides and heel.

Nike React Element 55 Premium History

In late 2018, Nike dropped the React Element 55 shoe, a follow-up of the Nike React Element 87. The elements were the inspiration behind Element 55, particularly the highly radioactive Cesium. As a result, the sneaker has a blend of futuristic and heritage accents.

The Element 55 also takes inspiration from heritage running kicks, such as the Nike Internationalist which was first released in 1982. Nike further enhanced the silhouette by releasing the Nike React Element 55 Premium. It features a balanced blend of classic design elements and futuristic innovation.

This iteration is dubbed as an experiment gone right. It features the Nike React foam, which creates a lightweight and bouncy comfort. It also has an exaggerated outsole that adds a head-turning cutting-edge look. Overall, the shoe offers form and function in equal measure, ideal for everyday adventures.

Additional Info

  • The midsole and outsole feature rubber pods that provide reliable traction.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike React Element 55
Style: Sporty, Futuristic, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike React Element, Nike React
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.