Low Top

Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

Mid Top

Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

High Top

Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

Good to know

Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

Inspired from


Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.


Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

Good to know

Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.


Good to know

Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

Special editions


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

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.



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Nike Shox NZ Premium History

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 the 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.

Nike Shox NZ Premium Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

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

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.