Who should buy the Nike Renew Serenity Run 

The Renew Serenity Run is perfect for neutral runners who are looking for a: 

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Comfort that lasts

With the runner's mental health in mind, the Nike Renew Serenity run provides a plush and bouncy sensation with its Renew foam. This allows the wearers to slow things down and enjoy their run. 

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In this respect, Nike is successful. Almost all runners agree that the shoe is very cushy, they can wear it for long periods. It mutes out impact while giving a "cloud-like" cushion. 

Fits like a glove

The upper is very snug, but there are no reports of rubbing and discomfort. And thanks to the strap under the arch, the shoe creates a dialed-in fit. This stabilizes the feet to eliminate slips.

Nike Renew Serenity Run support

Delivering pain-free strides

Those with high arches all claim that regardless of the surface —grass, concrete, wooden and tiled floors— the Renew Serenity Run keeps their feet supported. Even when using it for a full day, they've never experienced lower back pains, and aching feet and legs. 

Say goodbye to sweaty feet

The shoe's upper material is light and airy, all testers say that it "never overheats." Even for long hours, their feet have remained sweat-free. 

Nike Renew Serenity Run toe room


Although the Renew Serenity Run is loaded with cushion, it's never heavy on foot. 

Nike Renew Serenity Run: Springs into action

Apart from comfort, the Renew midsole also delivers a bouncy ride. It's super responsive, many have commented that their runs have been enjoyable and "energized." 

Nike Renew Serenity Run cushion

Easy on, easy off

The shoe's opening is accomodating, runners find it easy to slide on and off. According to them, it's their go-to shoe if they want something convenient or just trying to get out the door. 

Nike Renew Serenity Run slip-on


Reviewers describe the Nike Renew Serenity's design as a "classic." Whether dressing up or down, it's a stunner. The color scheme is simple, but the small details make a "big pop." 

Warning: NOT for wide feet

Like other Nike running shoes, the Renew Serenity is narrow. Those with large feet might find their toes cramped. 

Nike Renew Serenity Run toe box

Renew Serenity Run: Rubs the heel

Critics advise against wearing low-cut socks in the Nike Renew Serenity Run. The shoe's ankle collar is abrasive, some even had lesions. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Nike Renew
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging
Material: Mesh upper

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