Profile of the Nike Varsity Compete Trainer

The Varsity Compete Trainer is an everyday workout shoe from Nike that is meant to support and move with the user during their strenuous workout sessions.

Outsole

The Varsity Compete Trainer has a bottom made of solid rubber that is meant to provide sturdiness while protecting the foot from the harsh elements of the ground. It wraps up to the medial and lateral sides to safeguard the upper. It is patterned aggressively all over with rubber nubs that amplify the traction on various types of surfaces, especially on the turf ground.

Midsole

The trainer utilizes an EVA foam unit to cradle the foot. This material is shock-absorbent, cushiony, and supportive. It has a low-profile design that gives a close-to-the-ground feel, makeing the wearer feel stable.

Upper

The Nike Varsity Compete Trainer has a low-cut style to foster Compete ankle mobility that lets the user move unhindered. It employs mesh for the topmost part. It is a breathable material that permits air to pass through inside the foot chamber. It also has the flexibility to expand whenever it needs to during fast and challenging workouts.

Synthetic overlays are strategically placed on the high-wear areas. They serve as reinforcements that protect the fabric from rips.

The midfoot is wrapped in webbing. It works together with the traditional lace-up closure to lock the foot down. It is also meant to enhance lateral support.

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.