Size and fit

The Nike React Element 55 SE’s low-top built allows the ankles to exercise full mobility in each stride. Then a traditional lace-up closure fastens up the thin textile upper while securing the feet with a custom, lockdown fit. It also comes with a heel pull tab for easier entry. 

Nike React Element 55 SE Style

This Nike trainer’s heritage is mainly rooted in a running heritage, as seen from its silhouette and colorways. Wearers often pair these React Element casual shoes with athleisure such as joggers, sweatpants, and jeans finished with a tank top or a plain tee. That never goes wrong.

Now the special edition broadens its versatility by introducing clean, subtle colors and taking fresh colors from trail shoes. As a result, the Element 55 SE comes in a surprising set of colorways, from simple to vivacious pops for every personality. Here are the white sneakers: SU19 white/pure platinum, SU19 white/game blue, and SU19 white/university red. Lastly, here are the colorful pairs: grey multicolor and black/teal.   

Notable Features

Despite how audacious, futuristic, and colorful the Element 55 SE looks, it’s when it’s worn that it does what it does best—delivering to the feet the maximum comfort and cushioning possible. Proudly Nike, the peerless React foam midsole is indeed the best of its kind.

Nike React Element 55 SE History

In 2017, Nike had first used the React foam tech in basketball shoes such as the Jordan Super Fly and React Hyperdunk, with aims to provide players with superior cushioning and energy return. After that, the React midsole appeared in Nike running shoes, e.g., the Epic React. Then it didn’t take more than a year for the React to makes its debut in the lifestyle silhouettes.

What became the foremost Nike React silhouette is the React Element 87, which had swept the masses of sneakerheads. Seeing the success of the Element 87, Nike decided to follow it up with an affordable, more accessible version—albeit not lesser, but rather different. That is the Element 55. After first appearing in two colorways, one of which is the unforgettable Spruce Aura and Vulc colorway, the Element 55 appeared in more colorways. Now, Nike introduced the Element 55 SE to further stretch the range of the Element 55 in more futuristic styles and colors.

Additional Info

  • Rubber pods are placed in specific sole areas where support and stability are most needed.
  • It has an asymmetrical tongue, which adds distinctiveness to its style.

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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