Who should buy the Nike Tanjun Racer

This low-cut Nike sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a lightweight shoe inspired by running
  • You are after a breathable sneaker with a stylish look

Nike Tanjun Racer Shoe logo

Style of the Nike Tanjun Racer

Most days, you just want a pair of sneakers that is not only comfortable but equally stylish as well. This Tanjun Racer low-top sneaker from Nike could give you that. The two-tone textile or mesh upper offers top-notch comfort and support while keeping your look casual and stylish. Adding a nice touch is the color block accents. Wear this sneaker with jeans, jogger pants, leggings, or shorts, and you're good to go.

Nike Tanjun Racer Laces

Notable Features

The Nike Tanjun Racer is a lighter and less bulky version of the running-inspired Nike Tanjun. It features a no-sew textile or mesh upper that is not only lightweight, but also allows the feet to breathe for a more comfortable feel. Unlike in the traditional Tanjun, the eyelets in this version is in the form of Flywire cables for a secure and dynamic fit.

Nike Tanjun Racer Toebox

History of the Nike Tanjun Racer

Following the success of the Nike Roshe Run, Nike introduced another silhouette with similar aesthetics in 2015 named officially as the Nike Tanjun. The name Tanjun translates to “simplicity” in Japanese, which is reflected through the shoe’s minimalist look comprised of a simple mesh upper accented with the signature Swoosh on both sides.

Nike Tanjun Racer Collar

The simplicity of the Tanjun is something that should not be disregarded as it made the shoe a popular choice among sneaker enthusiasts with lots of positive responses. As such, the Tanjun became the most popular shoe in the US in 2017 according to the NDP Group’s retail data.

Nike Tanjun Racer Outsole

As the Tanjun continuously makes its presence relevant, Nike came up with a different take on its silhouette. The Swoosh eventually released a less bulky and more minimal look through the Nike Tanjun Racer. This version also features a textile or mesh upper that is not only comfortable and lightweight but is also breathable. Few of the significant differences, however, are the use of internal Flywire cables for a more secure and lockdown fit and a thinner tongue in the Tanjun Racer version.

Nike Tanjun Racer Tongue

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Tanjun
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Colorways: Blue / Grey / Purple / Green / Beige / Black / Orange / White
Special editions: 4 special editions
SKUs: 921668003 / 921668009 / 921668301 / 921668800 / 921669003 / 921669008 / 921669101 / 921669300 / 921669301 / 921669401

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