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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Competition

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.

Price
$85
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most runners gave positive impressions on how comfortable the Nike Tri Fusion was for them.
  • The shoe features the tri-density mid-sole for better cushioning and smoother transition.
  • The lateral midfoot strap and overlays provide additional support and structure.
  • Most runners applauded the diamond design in the solid rubber outsole because it adds durability and promotes multidirectional traction.
  • This model a roomy toe box for better toe splaying.
  • This shoe has an affordable price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners mentioned that the outsole layer of the shoe started peeling off earlier than expected.
  • Cushioning of the shoe needs improvement, as stated in some reviews.
  • Upper mesh is not totally breathable.

Bottom line

The Nike Tri Fusion features ample support, smooth transition and impressive traction. It is a neutral running shoe that performs well on the road. It is ideal for daily training, as well.


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4.4 / 5 based on 128 ratings

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Updates to Nike Tri Fusion

  • The Nike Tri Fusion features the tri-density midsole that deliver a reliable and soft cushioning. It attenuates shock during impact and high energy-return provides a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • The shoe also features the flex grooves in the outsole that promotes natural foot movement. The flex grooves flexes naturally during foot movement, allowing the foot to flex to where it meant to. This gives added support during long distance runs.

Nike Tri Fusion size and fit

The Tri Fusion is available in standard running shoe size and width for both men’s and women’s versions. The heel, forefoot and midfoot are in medium measurements, comfortably accommodating different foot shapes and measurements.


Outsole

The outsole unit of the Tri Fusion is made from carbon rubber that delivers enough amount of traction on road surfaces. It also gives durability to high wear areas. The flex grooves promote the flexibility and natural foot movement, enhancing runner’s heel-to-toe transition.


Midsole

The midsole uses the tri-density midsole foam that delivers enough amount of cushioning. It gives a perfect blend of soft cushioning and dynamic returns for a much resilient ride. There is also a plump insole that gives added comfort and cushioning whenever necessary.


Upper

The Nike Tri Fusion features the traditional air mesh upper that has soft lining fabrics for a soft and comfortable fit. The entire mesh coverage delivers maximum breathability while keeping debris out from shoe.

The padded ankle collar and tongue gives additional comfort and the full lace-up closure gives additional protection by preventing debris to enter the shoe and trap in the shoe’s footbed.