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

9 reasons to buy

  • This shoe was 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. The Noble Red colorway, in particular, looked more maroon or burgundy than red, confirmed by one or two buyers.

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 a 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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Nike Tanjun Premium History

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.

Nike Tanjun Premium Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.