We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Nike Revolution 5 is a perfect jogging and walking companion, according to many wearers. 
  • People like the lightweight construction of this road running shoe
  • The shoe is stylish and comfortable based on some reviews. 
  • A lot of runners welcome the light and breathable upper of the Nike Revolution 5.
  • Many purchasers commented that the shoe offers excellent cushioning. 
  • This running shoe has ample room in the forefoot section that allows for natural foot movements, several consumers noted. 
  • Nike Revolution 5 offers additional support in the heel area, said a few reviewers. 
  • Consumers are happy that the price of this running shoe is affordable. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • The durability of the upper unit is questionable to some buyers.
  • One reviewer mentioned that the shoe insole is not removable.

Bottom line

Runners have appreciated the cushioning quality of the Nike Revolution 5. This road running shoe utilizes a soft midsole foam that offers a bouncy and responsive running experience. Although some consumers complained about the shoe’s durability, others still recommended this neutral running shoe for its breathability and lightweight construction. 



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Expert Reviews

79 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | cowfreekicks | | Level 1 expert

    It's quite a basic sneaker for a basic price.

  • 81 / 100 | Runner Expert | | Level 3 expert

    The midsole of this shoe is not that soft, rather firm and thin. But compared to Nike Revolution 4, it feels that it has a better arch support.

  • 92 / 100 | Run Hard | | Level 2 expert

    It’s breathable, comfortable, lightweight and can be used for multi-purpose.

  • 70 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 2 expert

    The Nike Revolution 5 is an entry-level, well priced running shoe, made with soft foam to ensure a comfortable run over short distances (i.e. 5-10km).

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Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.