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Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

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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.

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

10 reasons to buy

  • Most of the users find the Chukka model of the top-notch Nike Tanjun to be superbly comfortable.
  • Several wearers experienced an ample fit with the sneaker.
  • Maintaining the overall look of the original Tanjun but with a twist, the sneakerboot expressed a good-looking seamless silhouette.
  • The shoe proved honest to its advertising by keeping the foot of the reviewers dry during the wet season.
  • Aside from prohibiting moisture to penetrate its interior, the shoe also stayed warm during cold weather.
  • Providing extended hour support and coziness, the Nike Tanjun Chukka can be worn throughout the day without hurting the feet.
  • The Tanjun Chukka is an excellent lightweight alternative to bulky boots, according to few customers.
  • Its image can also be combined adequately with a business casual look for work.
  • The sneakerboot is perfect for partnering with jeans.
  • A couple of users highly recommend the shoe to other potential buyers looking for a shoe with good aesthetics and exceptional function.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Due to the fleece lining in the interior of the shoe, some wearers with wide feet encountered a tight fit, and a portion of them even ordered a size larger than their usual.
  • A purchaser didn’t like the fabric found on the upper of the sneakerboot.

Bottom line

Refurnishing the number one shoe in the US market in 2017, the Nike Tanjun Chukka was reformed to function as a boot while radiating a lightweight feel. Maintaining the overall comfort of the original running Tanjun, the Nike Tanjun Chukka included an addendum of stability and purpose to its features by being an all weather shoe. The sneakerboot is even proud of its seamless aesthetics that can be appropriately sported in a variety of occasions.



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Nike Tanjun Chukka History

The success story of the Nike Tanjun would trace out to its father design: the Nike Roshe. Inspired by the coinage of a Japanese Zen Master, the outline of both shoes exhibit pure simplicity which is coincidentally is the origin of the word Tanjun.

Gaining mass culture popularity with its low-priced and unadvertised model, the Nike Roshe had its turning point by amassing a bulk of sneaker sales since its establishment in 2012. Although fame was known to have its dark side, the Roshe had acquired its negative taste of publicity in the succeeding years.

The Roshe was name-dropped by the satirical men's apparel blog, Four Pins, stating that they killed the renowned Nike model. This uproar cast a minor shadow in the light of the Zen-inspired brand which in turn forced Nike to produce a similar silhouette in the form of the Nike Tanjun.

Come 2017, a surprising comeback for the formidable sportswear producer was manifested by the Nike Tanjun claiming the number 1 spot in the US-based NPD survey. A significant contributor to its rise was its general release in stores and its popularity with mothers. But Nike's aspirations for the shoe didn't stop there.

Nike further developed the Tanjun's smooth design and incorporated it into a very functional sneakerboot that can withstand differences in weather. Adding a waterproof textile upper and reflective elements made the Nike Tanjun Chukka visible at night while showcasing dryness and warmth for the feet.

Its structure of a boot also astonishes users with its lightweight material construction which enables them to sport it indoors and outdoors. Besides having a sturdy and durable exterior, the lining inside was assembled with fleece for supreme comfort.

Nike Tanjun Chukka Style

The Nike Tanjun Chukka's upper is fabricated in a seamless style which can be made appropriate to partner with pants. Its sleek mid-top image also qualifies as a casual shoe which also borders as premium wear that can be worn in business-related events.

Fit & Sizing

Adding a fleece lining in the shoe's interior may suggest a tighter fit for wearers with wide feet. But for users who prefer a snug feel can compensate with its lace-up closure which is infused with reflective material. The shoe is made available in a standard D medium width for men from 6-12.

Notable Features

The mid top silhouette of the original Tanjun was enforced with waterproof textiles in its upper for keeping the feet warm and dry. The contours of the lace patch were replicated from the Nike Tanjun sneaker but are punched with two additional eyelets making its seven holes. The Nike Tanjun Chukka's midsole is composed of an injected foam that provides ample cushioning with a lightweight experience. And lastly, its interior is incorporated with fleece material for a warm, cozy sensation.

Additional Info

  • The durable outsole rubber that is patterned from the Nike Tanjun has small herringbone trenches in each tile which provides traction and grip on different surfaces and extends up to the toe front.
  • The tongue and the collar of the Nike Tanjun Chukka are lightly padded for utmost comfort.
  • Colorways for the sneakerboot involve the black, dark grey, and green glow.
  • Nike branding can be seen on the tongue tab as well as a side swoosh logo that is tangent to the synthetic heel counter.