Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Nike React Ianga brings comfort to the user which impressed a lot of users.
  • According to some reviewers, the Nike React Ianga is surprisingly lightweight.
  • Most reviewers love the silhouette of the Nike React Ianga.
  • Many purchasers have stated that they find the colors to be cool and received praise while wearing it.
  • Some reviewers have noted that the React Ianga has a good grip even during wet conditions.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some purchasers have stated that the toe box is cramped for those with wider feet.
  • A couple of wearers find it frustrating when putting on the shoe.

Bottom line

Nike adds another unique shoe to its product line. Nike React Ianga mixes both modern and traditional elements giving its overall rugged look. This high-top sneaker is water-resistant and can stand wet conditions. With its React foam technology and some added padding on the upper, it gives the wearer great comfort all day long.

Nike React Ianga boasts comfort and military boot features making it worth the purchase even its slightly expensive price. 

Facts

React Ianga comes in men’s sizes. Though it is available in men's sizes, women can still opt for 1 or 1.5 size smaller for a good fit.

For the upper, this sneaker is made of durable canvas with suede details for most parts making it lighter and more versatile. It also comes with a round leather toebox and a heel-clip design which secures the heel and toe in place. It also comes with a removable padded insole which is also well-cushioned giving the user a smooth experience.

Its foxing webbing and tongue webbing aids the user when putting on or removing the shoe.

As part of the 10th Collection, Nike takes inspiration in Bill Bowerman’s military contributions and came up with a combat-ready silhouette. It used both the elements of a military jungle boot and a street runner. With modern, technical details added, this high-top sneaker gives an overall streetwear appeal.

The silhouette comes in different colorways which can be paired with casual wear during the autumn season. 

Nike adds another member to the React family. Fused with the React technology, React Ianga also boasts as being both lightweight and durable making it perfect even when used for a long period of time. Its foam also provides a good cushioning and delivers an energy return providing a smooth ride experience while on the go. 

Nike has built technologies that have become a breakthrough in the industry. With hopes to address the runners’ wishes in having a shoe with better cushioning and energy return while being lightweight and durable, Nike React was made. It was a great feat as most foams could only offer one or the other and it was impossible to have all four. It slowly gained recognition by runners with some stating that they wanted to run even more. Though it is usually used for running shoes, this technology was first featured in the basketball shoe Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 and has brought positive results. 

In 2019, Nike takes on another conceptual endeavor. To pay homage to the contributions of Bill Bowerman as a major to the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, it released the 10th Collection. The series adds functional features to their footwear made to stand in different conditions. Currently, there are two React-based sneakers that have joined the collection and took on a combat-ready silhouette.

One of the two is the Nike React Ianga. First released in September 2019, this sneaker blends the function of a military boot with the stylings of the silhouettes React Element 55 and React Element 87. Its canvas leather upper added with some modern details brings offers the function of a boot while its React midsole provides long-lasting comfort. It also has “the 10th” label added at the side close to the collar.

  • Currently, it is available in Club gold/black/Wolf grey/Electric green.
  • Nike React Ianga comes with a leather collar.
  • The Nike logo is added along with the lace guards near the toe box.

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com