Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers agreed that the Nike Shox NZ Premium is an eye-catching shoe with a great style.
  • The majority of reviewers applauded the quality and premium materials of this shoe.
  • The majority of the reviewers commented that this is a very comfortable shoe.
  • Some purchasers said that this shoe provides excellent arch support.
  • This is a light shoe, according to a few reviewers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer was disappointed that the Nike Shox NZ Premium has poor breathability and makes his feet feel hot.
  • There were several comments on this shoe being too tight and narrow.
  • Many reviewers were not pleased that the pairs they received have excess glue all over.

Bottom line

The Nike Shox NZ Premium is a version of the lifestyle sneaker Nike Shox NZ that utilizes premium or high-quality materials. The majority of reviewers liked the update, noting that the quality and comfort of the shoe are exceptional. However, despite this, many were also disappointed that the pairs they received have excess glue marks all over. Some also experienced a too tight and narrow fit on their regular sizes.

Good to know

The Nike Shox NZ Premium is a low-top, running shoes-inspired sneakers. The mesh and leather upper give ample hold and support to the feet, while the Gilly lace closure allows an adjustable and lockdown fit. There is also an extra eyelet on the tongue that helps keep it in place and no slide off to the sides.

The Nike Shox NZ Premium is available in US sizes 6 to 14 in D Medium width for men and 4 to 11 in B Medium width for women

The Nike Shox NZ Premium is a low-top sneaker with a sporty yet stylish look. It has a minimal looking one-piece upper in premium leather and mesh materials. The Nike Shox columns add a sporty and modern vibe to the casual look of the sneaker that makes it suitable for everyday use and streetwear.

What stands out the most in the Nike Shox NZ Premium sneakers is its sleek exterior with high-quality, premium materials. The Nike Shox columns are evident in this version for impact protection and superb cushioning. There is also a finger construction reinforcement through the midfoot for support and flexibility.

One of Nike’s shoe technologies is the Nike Shox, which debuted in 2000 after 16 years of research and development. It is a midsole technology made of polyurethane (PU) columns. Initially developed to improve stability, shock absorption, lightness, and heel protection on running and basketball shoes, this technology is currently utilized in lifestyle shoes as well.

The Nike Shox NZ is one of Nike's lifestyle shoes that use this technology. It also features a fitted one-piece upper material and a Gilly lacing system. Later on, it received a premium version with better quality and materials through the Nike Shox NZ Premium.

  • It also features a blown rubber outsole lugs for responsive cushioning.
  • The Swoosh is evident on the side panels, while the Nike Shox brandings are displayed on the tongue and the sides just below the collar.
  • The tongue is comprised of a mesh material that allows foot ventilation.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.