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 is an affordable, lightweight running shoe. It features ample support, smooth transition, and impressive traction. It is a neutral running shoe that performs well on the road. This daily running shoe gained positive feedback from users because it delivers above-average performance compared to other cheap running shoes.

Facts

Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A top rated Nike running shoe
It has never been more popular than this May

Expert Reviews

  • First look | Frosty K's Vlogs

    Looks great and cushioned.

  • First look | Shop Zappos |

    This is built for the neutral runner with a breathable mesh and synthetic upper.

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  • 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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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