Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Lots of testers agree that the Nike Shox TL sneakers are comfortable on foot, even for standing and walking all day long. 
  • Several Nike fans are more than pleased that Nike re-issued the Shox TL. 
  • The Nike Shox technology impresses many testers.
  • The fit and feel of this shoe are excellent, according to most reviewers. 
  • The Shox TL from Nike is available in multiple colorways. 
  • Some testers say that the mesh uppers of this low-top Nike allow the foot to breathe.
  • Many purchasers like how the look of this shoe goes well with any outfit. 
  • The majority of reviewers highly recommend the Nike Shox TL men’s and women’s low-tops. 
  • At least one reviewer comments that the support of this shoe is outstanding. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Compared to most Nike sneakers, the Nike Shox TL sneakers are expensive. 
  • Some are disappointed that the insoles of this shoe are not removable. 
  • At least one reviewer report that these shoes are heavy to wear.

Bottom line

The return of the classic Nike Shox TL from 2003 immediately catches the attention of loyal Nike fans and a new set of sneaker followers. The Shox TL combines an eye-catching aesthetic with Nike’s revolutionary Shox technology for impressive comfort, style, and performance.

Although more expensive than most sneakers, the Shox TL is considered by most as an overall excellent sneaker. It fits and feels great on foot that it can be worn as an everyday shoe to dress up or down any outfit effortlessly. 

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Good to know

Released as part of the Nike Shox collection is the Nike Shox TL shoe. Like other shoes in the group, both the Nike Shox TL men’s and the Nike Shox TL women’s flaunt a low-top construction with a lace closure for a snug, secure, and customize fit. 

The breathable mesh material on the upper conforms to the foot's shape and allows plenty of movement. Keeping the foot supported are the TPU cage, molded overlays throughout the midfoot, and a TPU plate in the heel.

The Nike Shox TL is a re-release of the original 2003 model from the Swoosh brand. This recrafted version boasts a retro vibe all-over with its mesh base uppers and full-length Nike Shox cushioning technology. The futuristic overlays, on the other hand, give nothing but a bold look. 

This low-top kick offers versatile options for its men and women followers. Several colorways are made available to suit a wide range of style and color preference. Some of these include black/Amarillo/university red/black and pure platinum/chrome for men, and black/metallic hematite/max orange/black, white/luminous green/bright violet/black, and white/metallic silver/max orange/white for the ladies. 

One feature of the Nike Shox TL that stands out the most is the full-length Nike Shox cushioning. The Nike Shox, which took 16 years of research and development, first made an introduction in 2000 as a revolutionary cushioning technology for Nike’s running shoes. It utilizes spring-like Shox columns for enhanced durability, impact protection, and cushioning. A TPU heel counter supports the four Shox columns for equal impact energy distribution.

Nike has always been known as an innovative sneaker brand that designs and produces technologically-advanced sneaker models with improved performance. One promising technology from the brand is the Nike Shox. The Nike Shox is a cushioning technology that uses polyurethane columns that functions like a spring to absorb impact energy and provide supportive cushioning to wearers. It launched in 2000 after 16 years of research and development. 

Recently, the brand re-issued a recrafted version of its 2003 Nike Shox TL sneakers that’s true to its original form. The low-top retains the key features of the original version with upgraded materials to fit the demand of the current sneaker market. It features a full-length Nike Shox technology, mesh upper with molded overlays, TPU cage, TPU plate at the heel, and rubber waffle outsole. 

  • Nike released another version of the Nike Shox TL called the Nike Shox TL Neymar Jr. This special edition is a tribute to Brazilian professional soccer player Neymar Jr. 
  • Other collaborations on the Nike Shox TL include COMME des Garcons, Skepta, and Jerry Seinfield. 

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.