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

11 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers were near unanimous in reporting that the Nike Tanjun is superbly comfortable.
  • The price is very affordable.
  • Many buyers were impressed by the lightness of the Tanjun.
  • Several users noted how well-ventilated this shoe is.
  • The sneaker is available in multiple color variations.
  • The shoe is out of the box comfortable, according to some purchasers.
  • More than a handful received compliments while wearing this shoe.
  • A few reviewers like the shoe’s combination of support and flexibility.
  • Some of the users who have wide feet found the fit as just enough for them to be comfortable.
  • The style is an easy match for a variety of outfits, as reported by a handful of reviewers.
  • The cushioning is surprisingly very good since it comes from a very light shoe, according to several users.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers complained about the lack of durability coming from the different parts of the shoe.
  • Some reviewers felt that it runs slightly smaller than usual.
  • A handful of users were slightly disappointed that the Nike Tanjun lacked the midfoot hold they need.

Bottom line

True to its Japanese name that means “simplicity,” the Tanjun is a no-fuss sneaker that handles performance and style with aplomb. It is a very affordable shoe that still shines where comfort and looks go. It is superbly light, breathable, and easily blends with almost any outfit in the wearer’s wardrobe. For anyone who is looking for a simple, yet still quite catchy sneaker that can also double as a performance trainer could scarcely go wrong in this shoe. The very affordable price is clearly an icing on the cake for the Nike Tanjun.



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Nike Tanjun History

After the successful debut of the Roshe Run, Nike came up with a silhouette that is eerily similar to this much sought-after sneaker. When the Nike Tanjun was unveiled in 2015, sneaker fans were very much interested and intrigued as the new design largely took its cue from the Roshe. However, in just a span of a few years, the former successfully established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the sneaker world.

The word Tanjun is literally translated in Japan as “simplicity.” One can clearly say that the word fully encapsulates what the shoe brings to the table. It is made of a very simple upper mesh and very prominent Swoosh on both sides of the shoe. Despite this unassuming approach, sneaker fans were quickly impressed by the understated appeal and maximum comfort of this shoe.

In so many ways, the simplicity of the shoe is its very own identity. Nike is already such a top favorite among sneaker fans when it comes to technology and sophistication. By somehow relying on the essentials and a little twist of a very popular sneaker, the Swoosh has come up aces yet again in the Tanjun.

Nike Tanjun Style

Everyday comfort with the looks to go with it is the idea behind the design of the Nike Tanjun. Because of the shoe’s multi-faceted appeal, one can dress up or dress down in this shoe. It is best used for casual looks and an active day out attire.

Since the Tanjun’s release, the shoe has been a summer and spring time staple among fans of the Swoosh and sneaker fans in general. The vibrant colors and well-ventilated interior makes it an ideal complement during hot-weather months.

Fit & Sizing

People with average to slightly wider feet should get their right fit in the Nike Tanjun. Although it comes in the standard D for the men’s and B for the women’s the roomy interior offers more room for those who need it. It has adequate secured fit despite its very minimal upper construction. The men’s sizing is from 6 to 15 while the women’s is from 5 to 12.

Notable Features

Simplicity at its best is truly embodied in the design and style of the Nike Tanjun. The Swoosh typifies the simplicity is more attitude in this sneaker as it unsurprisingly lives up to its Japanese name’s origin. With a very modest upper that is mainly accented by the huge Nike logos on both sides of the shoe, this vividly monochromatic approach certainly stands out in an almost unassuming way. Sneaker lovers who go for a low profile kind of approach should greatly appreciate the design and style of the Tanjun.

Additional Info

  • Nike covers the interior with soft fabric for that plush feel.
  • A fixed insole in the Nike Tanjun adds a little more cushioning.
  • The mesh offers very good breathability.
  • Both the tongue and collar are adequately padded for enhanced in-shoe feel.
  • The shoe has a diamond grid mesh upper design for ventilation and aesthetically-pleasing look.
  • The Tanjun’s lightness is mainly due to the foam that make up both the outsole and the midsole.
  • The no-sew upper is tailor-made for those who wear their sneakers without socks.