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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the reviewers shared that the Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS is very comfortable.
  • Many reviewers shared that this pair is good for an all-day wearing.
  • Generally runs true to size.
  • Many retro fans applauded the throwback and stylish design of the Nike Roshe LD 1000 QS.
  • This pair has a nice arch support, said many users.
  • It has a roomy toe box, praised by some buyers.
  • Many users commended the flexibility of the Roshe LD-1000 QS.
  • Many wearers liked the lightness of this pair.
  • Available at a reasonable price point.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Most buyers complained about the durability of their Nike Roshe LD 1000 QS. Some shared that their pair easily worn out after only several uses.

Bottom line

The Nike once again blended two iconic elements and formed one stylish footwear. The Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS is a hybrid of throwback style with modernized ride. The upper shows the classic 70’s nylon sneaker, installed over the lightweight and cushy midsole. This pair boasts about its deep forefoot flex grooves for the foot’s natural motion and waffle lugs for durable traction.

This Quickstrike release is only available at a very limited quantity.  The fresh style of the Roshe LD 1000 QS displays the almost faultless mashup of two renowned models.  With its versatile design, this sneaker can be paired with almost any casual style. Considering the price tag that is very reasonable, this shoe is worth the buyer’s every penny.


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Nike Roshe LD 1000 QS History

The LD-1000 was one of the popular sneakers in the 70s. It greatly brings to mind the silhouette of the equally popular Cortez. Nike dubbed this shoe as such because this pair was intended for Long Distance (LD) runners that can run up to 1000 miles per year.

The LD-1000 was originally conceptualized through the team effort of designers and experts from the medical field. With the supervision of Nike’s founder Bill Bowerman, they created a footwear that will avert injuries of the lower extremities. By creating a safe shoe, the speed and the performance of the runner will automatically follow. Nike formed a shoe that offers excellent traction and stability with durable and breathable upper.

Meanwhile, in 2012, Nike launched a shoe design that was a product of a two-year conceptualization process headed by the designer Dylan Raasch. It was inspired by the Zen art that showcases simplicity and calmness. Removing all the other unnecessary elements, Nike just incorporated the essentials.  No other embellishments, just the basics.

The Nike Roshe LD 1000 is the product of the combination of LD-1000 upper and Roshe Run sole. Nike was successful in fusing two iconic features into one shoe. This shoe carries a lightweight mesh upper with suede details and waffle pattern outsole. 

Nike released the QS variation of the Nike Roshe LD-1000. This QS is offered only in limited quantities in selected stores. The Roshe LD 1000 QS is presented with better materials, thus tendered at a higher price.

Nike Roshe LD 1000 QS Style

Although this shoe was inspired by the running sneaker in the 70s, the updated Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS is a perfect casual sneaker. With its lightness and superb comfort, this pair is being tagged as a suitable shoe for all day use. The versatility of the pair is also undeniable. Whether going to school or enjoying a night out, wearers cannot go wrong with this pair. Most users can be seen throwing on their Roshe LD 1000 QS with their jeans, joggers or even shorts. This pair is undeniably a neck-breaker. 

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Roshe LD-1000 QS is available in men’s sizes from 6 to 12 US in medium width.  Most users revealed that this pair generally runs true to size. It features a well-padded collar and tongue for a comfortable fit. It has the traditional lace-up closure inserted into the suede eyestay.  The low-cut profile of the Nike Roshe LD 1000 QS allows the wearer to maximize the range of motion.

Notable Features

The Nike Roshe LD 1000 QS displays a mash up of throwback and modern elements. The classic upper of this comfortable sneaker was noted by many buyers. The upper is accentuated with the combination of suede and mesh. Another notable feature is the ‘fat belly’ Swoosh stitched on the sides of this sneaker. This feature is a hint of its retro ancestor.  

Additional Info

  • QS stands for Quickstrike which means Nike sneaker that was released in very exclusive stores with a slight increase in price as it also includes better materials. The QS models began showing up in the market in the early 2000s. Back then, the QS models were released unannounced in limited quantities.
  • The Nike Roshe LD-1000 was released in 2014 and it is the first collaboration of the Nike with the Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment design.
  • It has the SP and pinwheel designs on the insole.
  • The Nike branding can be seen on the tongue and on the heel. The leather ‘fat belly’ Swoosh can be seen stitched on the sides.
  • The tongue of this pair has an un-stitched end, thus showing the inner yellow foam cushioning. This is the original design of the Nike LD-1000 released in 1976.