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

12 reasons to buy

  • A large number of positive comments on the comfortable triple density foam that gives a plush and soft feeling to the foot.
  • Numerous reviewers love the breathability of the mesh upper material that keeps feet well-ventilated, cool, and dry all throughout the day.
  • Several users love wearing the shoes for workouts, runs, and walking as they are very lightweight and comfortable.
  • A good number of customers noted how flexible the rubber soles of the Nike Roshe Two Breathe as it adjusts well to a variety of foot movements.
  • Some heaped praises for the sneaker’s good built and quality that lasts for months without any signs of wear.
  • A lot of wearers commented on how comfortable the shoes are for wearing at extended hours and longer periods without the foot feeling fatigued and tired.
  • Quite a good number of users commented that the trendy colors and cool interiors of the Nike Roshe Two Breathe make it a great shoe for the summer and hot days.
  • Some buyers find the $100 price for each pair affordable and reasonable with all its features and comfort.
  • A few reviewers observed the better material quality and improved design of the Nike Roshe Run Two Breathe makes it more durable than its previous model.
  • Some reviewers are impressed at the perforated portion of the tongue and upper’s soft breathable fabric material that allows air to circulate around the shoe.
  • A number of users like the sock-like stretchy one-piece bootie synthetic tongue that makes for easy entry as it hugs the foot while the pull tabs at the front and back make for quick on and off.
  • Additional padding in the back ankle and Achilles area gives ample protection while the thick and padded removable insole can be replaced by orthotic inserts for added support and cushioning.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some customers find the shoe a bit tight at first use and need a little time to break-in.
  • A few reviewers noted some very small tearing on the upper material when the shoe is used for high impact workouts and sports.
  • A small number of reviewers find the grip of the outsole rubber pods not enough for the kind of traction they want for their shoes.
  • Some users think the Nike Roshe Two Breathe need more cushioning and impact absorption.

Bottom line

The Nike Roshe Two Breathe is a great improvement from the OG Nike Roshe Run and the newer Nike Roshe Run Two with its breathable upper material and comfortable midsole and plush cushioning that makes wearing them a breeze. For its $100 price tag, this is a reasonable choice of reliable footwear fit for long walks, workout runs, and everyday activity as its performance is marked by extreme comfort and reliable foot protection.

This sneaker is also great footwear for the hot summer months when a cool and airy shoe could ease the heat and pressure on the foot. The improved cushioning is also great help to reduce fatigued and tired feet to easily recover after strenuous activity.


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Nike Roshe Two Breathe History

Continuing the legacy of Nike Running shoes is another popular running shoe turned lifestyle sneaker -- the Nike Roshe Run. First released in 2012 as an affordable minimalist running shoe, the original Nike Roshe Run was sold at only $70 with an EVA sole that was unmolded which made its manufacturing less costly. But before the midsole design was completed, it took the design team led by Nike designer Dylan Raasch 16 alterations before settling with the OG Roshe Run’s midsole.

Raasch drew inspiration for the design from the Zen Buddhist-inspired gardens that have long been known to exude aesthetic simplicity and balance. The shoe’s outsole with its individual pods resembled that of freshly raked sand and stones. Even the Roshe’s OG Iguana colorway has been inspired by the colors of moss growing abundantly growing in temples.

The name of the shoe is also heavily inspired by Zen Buddhism with the Roshe name coming from the Roshi title conferred upon Zen Buddhist masters.

Without any marketing and promotional hype, the first Nike Roshe Run was released to a unanimously good acceptance by the public who wanted a minimalist running shoe without the hype yet performs well. The shoe also had great reviews from blogs even starting a team Roshe community with thousands of followers on Instagram and other social media channels. Some five years after the first release, Nike has already released several colorways, exclusive designs, and collaborations, and other designs depicting the minimalist elements of the first Roshe run shoes.

But it was not all positive for the Roshe Run series as sooner after its release several critics held the shoe because of its affordability and the wide array of colorways it was available, many sneaker fans tend to tag it as a common shoe that lacks style and edge compared to other Nike limited releases.

But the fandom of the Nike Roshe Run seems unperturbed by some of the shoe critics as the shoe is still considered of the popular modern releases of Nike for a very long time. Its affordability and availability seemed to be both a boon and a bane of its existence but in the end; the entire line of modern running sneakers became a commercial success.

To follow-up, this success of the first Nike Roshe Run, the world’s top footwear maker released its successor the Nike Roshe Two on September 1, 2016, with the same popularity and probably even surpassing the first release popularity of the OG Roshe Run or Rosh One.

The Nike Roshe Run two featured a natural motion outsole with flexible groves and individualized pods for better traction while a triple-layer foam midsole gives wearers ultimate comfort and cushioning. With its one-piece bootie design, the shoe boasts of better on and off with its slip-on features and a fit that runs true to size. Early 2017, Nike released the Roshe Two Breathe with an even breathable textile upper and perforated tongue for a more cool and airy design perfect for the summer.

Nike Roshe Two Breathe Style

Marked by styling versatility, the Nike Roshe Two Breathe is a perfect summer footwear that can be worn with or without socks. The lightweight shoe boosts confidence in every stride with its superior cushioning and comfort that lasts all day. This casual running shoe is great for workouts or just some light strolls with its cool synthetic upper and one-piece bootie fit with perforations at the tongue for maximum breathability.

The shoe also has a metallic rope lacing while its side panels are finished with a suede leather material with a debossed or depressed Swoosh logo. The lifestyle running shoe first came in colors that blend well with various types of clothing for men and women. Among the colorways for the Nike Roshe, Two Breathe include Black, Pale Grey, Arctic Orange, Trooper, and later on Polarized Blue, Sunset Glow, and Pink colorways for its female sneaker fans.

Fit & Sizing

With a one-piece bootie type entry around the collar and tongue, the Nike Roshe Two Breathe has a snug fitting made even more secure by a metallic rope lacing to loosen and tighten the footwear. The shoe runs true to size for both men and women. Sizes for men starts at US size 6 to 14 and size 5.5 to 11 for women.

Notable Features

The second rendition of the Roshe series is a great improvement in terms of cushioning. The Nike Roshe Run Two Breathe features a triple density foam midsole that gives the shoe extreme comfort and cushioning.  Plush cushioning can also be felt immediately upon wearing the shoe as the padded removable insole gives a great in-shoe feeling.

To further promise greater cushioning comfort and foot protection, extra padding was provided for the Achilles and ankle portion of the collar. To further prove that this is a better version of the original Roshe silhouette, Nike designers improved on the waffle outsole for reliable traction and impact protection with individual pods at the bottom for superior grip.

Compared to the thick upper material of the Nike Roshe Run two, the Breathe model has an ultra-breathable textile construction that lets air circulate all throughout the shoe and further improved with a perforated portion at the middle-upper up to the tongue.

Additional Info

  • Nike Roshe Run Two Breathe features suede leather on its side panels and perforated tongue for breathability.
  • Rope lacing on the sneaker is finished with a metallic fabric while a debossed Swoosh logo is imprinted on the suede material.
  • Among celebrities spotted wearing the Nike Roshe Two Breathe include singer, rapper, and songwriter Drake.
  • The low top Nike Roshe Two Breathe offers good mobility and adequate support.