Who should buy Nike Gravity Shox

The Nike Shox Gravity is an ideal choice for people that are looking for:

  • edgy and standout footwear with new materials and futuristic aesthetics
  • one of a kind looking shoe that adds spice to any everyday casual clothes

Nike Shox Gravity logo


With its mesh upper, this kick can comfortably mold to the natural shape of the foot. Also, the tongue and heel grip allows easy on and off access into the shoe. Both the shoe's collar and tongue are padded for added comfort and cushioning.

Nike Shox Gravity front

Breathability and flexibility

This kick's upper is made of a mesh material that provides breathability and flexibility.

Nike Shox Gravity material

Support of Gravity Shox 

A TPU heel counter placed at the rear of the shoe provides support for the foot and structure of the shoe. Flywire cables are integrated with the shoelaces and cinches for a lockdown fit. 

Nike Shox Gravity heel


The Nike Shox Gravity utilizes twin plates with foam cushioning, which is the main difference from the original Nike Shox’s technology.

Nike Shox Gravity sole

History of Nike Gravity Shox

Conceived by Nike in 1984 but released in 2000, the Shox was a cutting-edge shoe that pushed the bar of athletic sneakers during that time. It was the first shoe to display a wholly exposed midsole with a pillar-like system, which was unprecedented in the early 2000s. The kick was marketed as footwear with a technology that provides a spring-like effect that will help athletes jump higher and more efficiently. 

Nike Shox Gravity detail

Since its debut, the Nike Shox range has been releasing different models, but its popularity has slowly died down throughout the years. Fast-forward to 2018, a fresh silhouette and style are being introduced to the Nike Shox line in the hopes of bringing back its glory days. Designed by a duo of established designers named Aaron Cooper and Greg Thompson, the Nike Shox Gravity is a nod to the original Shox model. 

Nike Shox Gravity collar

According to the shoe designers, the Nike Shox Gravity borrowed the original Shox's concept of "boing" while adding and emphasizing the feeling of "flow." The designers further explained that instead of getting just a bouncy effect from the shoe, this latest iteration also aims to provide a feeling of gravity-defying flow.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Shox, Nike Flywire
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Technology: Phylon

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.