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


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.


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.


We spent 8.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Shox Avenue SE is available in a variety of colors, making the the selection process a lot more fun for buyers.
  • Some wearers shared their appreciation of this model’s provision of effective arch support, one even said that being in this shoe feels like walking on clouds.
  • A good number of those who left reviews noted that this pair looks great; there was even one who said that the Nike Shox Avenue SE looks better in person than online.
  • A lot of purchasers gave this model a considerably high overall satisfaction score.
  • Some buyers expressed their willingness to recommend this model to their family and friends.
  • A reviewer enthusiastically shared that the shock-absorbing feature of this shoe is effective.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers shared that the Nike Shox Avenue SE does not provide the expected level of comfort.
  • There were wearers who shared that this model is smaller than expected, so new buyers are advised to get a pair that is at least half a size larger.

Bottom line

A lot of purchasers appreciate the aesthetic value that the Nike Shox Avenue SE adds to their outfit of the day. In addition to that, working fellows consider this model a good professional companion, saying that they can walk around wearing this shoe for a long time without issue. Yes, there are concerns about this model’s smaller-then-expected sizing, but it’s something that can easily be remedied.



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Nike Shox Avenue SE History

The world first came to know of the Nike Shox technology in 2000. It was originally characterized by four highly responsive rubber columns that were placed directly below the heel. This was a strategic placement because many runners concentrate their energies at the rear part of the foot.

Subsequent releases, however, rose to acknowledge other foot areas where energy is concentrated while in motion, and the rubber columns were strategically placed there.

The Nike Shox Avenue SE is a recent release. While it remains true to the column configuration and placement of the original Shox, it carves its own niche by making its construction lighter and more supportive.

Nike Shox Avenue SE Style

The Nike Shox Avenue SE takes after the silhouettes of the other Shox Avenue releases. What sets it apart is its use of smooth leather on the upper, including the tongue. As such, it sports a wholly neat appearance, with no visual disruptions caused by material change.

Given its athletic roots, it does not anymore come as a surprise that this model goes well with active wear. It has a largely monochromatic appearance, broken only by the sharp contrast created by the bright color of the rubber pillars and the large logo on the side.

Fit & Sizing

This model is available in women’s sizes. The ladies will fully enjoy the goodness that is the Nike Shox Avenue SE if their feet fall between sizes 5.5 to 11.

Notable Features

Like the others from the Shox line, the Nike Shox Avenue SE also has its exposed pillars under the heel as its most notable parts. The prominence of the pillars are further enhanced by the usually bright color that they have, which contrasts with rest of the shoe.

The large Swoosh, which sits on top of a see-through material that covers much of the midfoot and rearfoot, is also a prominent feature.

Additional Info

  • The outsole of the Nike Shox Avenue SE is made of non-marking rubber that features a waffle traction pattern.
  • A NIKE SHOX call-out is found on the lateral side, right above the heel.
  • The tongue features a large Nike Shox logo.