Our verdict


The Nike Run Swift is a road running shoe that is suitable for neutral runners or those who do not overpronate. It is recommended for runners and athletes who are looking for a lightweight, comfortable, and affordable running shoe. This stylish running companion is also perfect for walking, gym sessions, and other casual walks.


  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable cushion
  • Supportive fit
  • Secure lockdown
  • Top quality
  • Affordable


  • Lacks arch support
  • Scratchy upper
  • Not for wide feet
  • Noisy

Who should buy the Nike Run Swift

For a budget-friendly running shoe, the Nike Run Swift has a lot to offer. For only $70, it's perfect for: 

  • daily running on the road and track
  • casual walking
  • people with neutral pronation who don't need extra arch support

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Who should NOT buy it

If you want to up your pace, forget the Nike Run Swift. Consider these speed training shoes instead.

Nike Run Swift road running shoe

As light as a feather

On paper (9.4 oz in US M 9), the Nike Run Swift ain't the lightest. But on the run, almost all agree that it's the "exact opposite."

Nike Run Swift road running

It barely has any weight; they forgot about it. 

Can take the summer heat

Thanks to the mesh upper of the shoe, airflow is amplified. It's light and thin, most runners state that their feet never felt hot in the shoe. 

Nike Run Swift breathability

The Nike Run Swift takes care of the feet

The shoe's Phylon midsole is the mastermind behind all its cushiness. It's soft and pliable, those who clock up long miles don't find their feet "beat-up." 

Nike Run Swift midsole

Apart from delivering a plush sensation, the midsole also absorbs impact. Pretty much, the Run Swift is almost identical to the Nike Air Zoom Structure in terms of comfort.

Lockdown fit

The Nike Flywire holds the foot in place. So much so, there are NO reports of slips. 

Nike Run Swift nike flywire

Along with the overlays, it steps up the shoe's overall lockdown for a more precise and confident fit.

Top quality doesn't always mean premium price

"It doesn't wear down easily." - This is how long-term users describe the Nike Run Swift's strength. 

Nike Run Swift tongue

Even after hundreds of miles, the midsole is still not bottoming out. The upper is still intact and so is the outsole. 

Nike Run Swift outsole

All this for only $70. 

If you're a sucker for a stable ride, the Nike Swift Run is not it

The Phylon midsole doesn't hit the right spot between rigidity and softness. Because of this experts think it has "limited stability." 

Nike Run Swift foam

And this has been proven to be true, especially during sharp turns. A lot have reported that they lost their footing when cornering.

Rubs the foot

The upper fabric rubs against the skin. It has a "plastic-like" feel to it, many have experienced abrasion and pain. 

Nike Run Swift supportive fit

Constricting for those with large feet

For runners with narrow to medium-width feet, the Nike Swift Run fits awesome. But for wide feet, it's less than ideal. 

Nike Run Swift toe room

It doesn't have much room in the forefoot, foot motions are restrained

It makes a lot of noise

The outsole makes some "popping noise," several reviewers find it "bothersome."

Nike Run Swift traction