Who should buy the Renew Rival Shield

The Nike Renew Rival Shield focuses on running conditions that involve low lighting and wet weather conditions. Such a shoe is recommended for you if:

  • You want a water-repellent shoe that can perform well on long-distance runs
  • You prefer a daily running shoe that is built for runners with moderate to high arches

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Updates to the Nike Renew Rival Shield

  • The upper unit features a water-repellent fabric to stave off splashes and minor instances of water exposure
  • Renew technology involves a mildly firm carrier unit that encases a soft nucleus, offering a consistently soft underfoot experience and a snappy ride
  • Flex grooves on the under-pad encourage the natural movement capacity of the foot

Nike Renew Rival Shield name print

Flexible outsole for optimal traction

Ground-contact foam makes up the outsole unit of the Nike Renew Rival Shield. The compound is durable, and it can provide traction through a zigzagging pattern of shallow trenches. The grooves are also for flexibility.

Nike Renew Rival Shield outsole

A comfortable yet snappy ride

Underfoot cushioning of this water-repellent Renew Rival shoe is given by the Renew technology, which is comprised of the slightly firm foam that also graces the outsole, as well as a core that is soft by design. These two elements work together to ensure a comfortable yet snappy ride. The soft center cushions the foot while the firm wall propels the runner forward.

Nike Renew Rival Shield midsole

The medial part of the midfoot has a raised portion that buttresses the arch, thus helping in the prevention of strain or irregular gait progression.

Nike Renew Rival Shield raised medial

Water-repellent ventilation

The external part of the Nike Renew Rival Shield’s upper unit is made up of a textile that is water-repellent. The job of this material is to protect against mild splashes of water. It still accommodates airflow through tiny holes.

Nike Renew Rival Shield water-repellent

The internal lining is a soft and smooth fabric that seamless mimics the foot-chamber. It prevents hot spots and blisters while encouraging ventilation.

A toggle lacing system is employed in this running shoe. It is comprised of thin, rounded laces, discrete eyelets, and a secure-and-lock unit that adjusts the tightness or looseness of the fit.

Nike Renew Rival Shield toggle lace

Reflective prints are fashioned on the instep, the sides and the heel. Such elements encourage safety when running in low-light conditions.

Nike Renew Rival Shield instep

A pull tab is placed on the back part of the collar to assist the runner when wearing or removing the shoe.

Nike Renew Rival Shield pull tab

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Nike Renew Rival
Collection: Nike Renew
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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