Summary

We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Same with other Nike Tanjun iterations, this shoe is commonly described as extremely comfortable.
  • Teens and adults who have bought the Tanjun Premium praised the shoe for its simple and clean yet stylish looks.
  • A good deal of users were pleased with the lightweight and durable construction of the Nike Tanjun Premium.
  • Although affordable, the shoe was perceived as high-quality, noted by several consumers.
  • When worn for work or long walks, as well as running, cardio training and other types of activities, the shoe held up, confirmed by the majority of the purchasers.
  • Many liked that this sneaker was easy to slip on.
  • Breathable and light, this sneaker was considered as a perfect summer shoe by more than a handful of users.
  • This product is available in a wide array of colors that can be easily matched with various types of clothing.
  • Some noticed that the shoe looked better in person than online.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike Tanjun Premium runs narrow, according to a couple of users.
  • There were a few who thought the shoe fits smaller than their usual choice.
  • The shoe’s color looked different in person, not many observed. 

Bottom line

Recently dubbed as “Mom’s favorite shoe”, the Nike Tanjun is currently considered as the go-to sneaker of loving mothers on the lookout for reasonably-priced everyday footwear. An upgraded version called the Nike Tanjun Premium was recently released.

Crafted with top-grade materials, this shoe, although sold at a slightly higher rate is still undeniably inexpensive. Moms and the general public continue to perceive this shoe as an appealing option for its visually-attractive silhouette, comfort, versatility, not to mention, affordability.

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Expect this shoe, with a runner-inspired silhouette, to hug your feet in comfort 24/7 while providing reliable support. Its streamlined upper, however, only offers minimal toe room. The Nike Tanjun Premium is available in Medium width for all genders. Men’s sizes range from 6-15 while women’s sizes range from 5-12. It commonly fits true to size.

Clean and simple yet stunning, this shoe is available in a wide array of colorways. Whether neutral-toned or brightly-colored, the Nike Tanjun Premium looks great dressed up or down.

All-day comfort can also be expected from the Tanjun Premium. Built with a breathable, ultralight, no-sew mesh upper, this humble lifestyle sneaker is capable of keeping your feet cool, dry and comfy in the hottest of weather. It can also double up as a trainer, making it a reliable day-to-day footwear for people always on the go.

This round-toed sneaker, with its Roshe Run-like silhouette is truly attractive. Aside from this, the Nike Tanjun Premium is also known for its flexible and durable, thick synthetic sole unit with a Waffle outsole pattern that provides better cushioning and improved shock absorption as well as dependable grip and traction.

Back in the year 2012, the Nike Roshe Run was launched. A ubiquitous Nike creation designed by Dylan Raasch. Used to the iconic Air Force 1’s bulky design, this shoe’s never-before-seen silhouette was initially met with skepticism. This, however, changed when the shoe’s release was welcomed with great enthusiasm by fans worldwide.

The hype for the Nike Roshe Run faded after a few years as its popularity was overshadowed by bad press. Despite this, this minimalist runner, beyond doubt, has already ingrained its mark in the sneaker world.

Fast forward to December 2015, the Nike Roshe seemed to have resurrected in the form of the Nike Tanjun. Flaunting a look that’s almost identical to the once famous Roshe, this model was also launched at a price affordable for average Joes and Janes.

The word “Tanjun” in Japanese means “simplicity”. And, true to its title, “simplicity” is exactly what this shoe embodies. Built with a seamless and breathable mesh upper and a well-cushioned, injected sole unit, both materials boast of being lightweight, this shoe has soon become a crowd favorite.

Despite the lack of expensive marketing campaigns, Nike Tanjun's prominence unexpectedly scaled the walls. As proof of its popularity, as of September 2017, the Tanjun was recognized as the “best-selling shoe in the US”. NPD Group, a market research company that is considered as one of the largest in the world, even reported that it has been selling like crazy for the last three consecutive months.

The Nike Tanjun Premium, an upgraded version of this blockbuster, recently launched. Similar to its predecessor, it is acclaimed for its affordability, eye-catching aesthetics, versatility and enhanced comfort.

  • Textile insole as well as lightly padded tongue and collar improves the shoe’s in-shoe feel. It also gives the shoe a lockdown fit.
  • Secure fit is achieved with the addition of the traditional lace-up closure.
  • Famous “Swoosh” logo can be found on the Nike Tanjun Premium’s lateral and medial side.
  • The wave in the midsection of the sole completes the look of the shoe.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com