Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The word comfortable is used by a majority of reviewers when describing the Nike Viale.
  • Some people mention that this sneaker is durable.
  • Many users appreciate the arch support that this shoe provides.
  • This sneaker is lightweight and feels good to wear when running on the treadmill or during short walks, based on several wearers.
  • A lot of sneakerheads find the Viale by Nike very stylish and good looking.
  • A good number of commenters are happy about the affordable price of this kick.
  • The Nike Viale in black and Nike Viale in white can be worn with just about anything, according to some users.

2 reasons not to buy

  • It is difficult to get the foot in the shoe, based on a few commenters.
  • According to one Nike Viale review, the upper material is too soft and flimsy.

Bottom line

The Viale is a comfortable and lightweight sneaker offering from US-based shoe manufacturing company, Nike. Several reviewers found this shoe to be durable and stylish. It also has one of the best arch support features in the market. 

But if you are looking for an affordable and appealing kick that you can wear to the gym or run errands, then this one is a great option.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Lifestyle Shoes
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Mesh, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable
Price: $65
Colorways: Beige, Black, Green, Grey, Multi, Pink, White
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 7/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 7/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
Top 7% most popular sneakers

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With its mesh upper and low-top construction, this running-inspired sneaker is expected to be breathable while offering unrestricted ankle mobility. The Nike Viale is available in sizes for men only. But because of its unisex style, it can also be worn by women provided that they get a pair that is 1.5 sizes smaller than their usual pair. 

Another lifestyle sneaker released by the Swoosh, this kick has an angular mod look that is inspired by marathon runners. The Nike Viale men’s sneaker is easily paired with gray or black jogger pants. Wearing it without socks creates a casual feel to the whole get-up. Women can wear this shoe with shorts, cropped pants, and leggings if you are aiming for a sporty look. The Nike Viale on feet looks great with or without ankle-high socks.

The upper of this sneaker is made of a lightweight mesh material that offers breathable comfort for all-day wear. Despite having a slip-on-like silhouette, the Nike Viale comes with laces for a more customizable fit. It also has a padded footbed and a mesh lining that keeps the foot feeling fresh and comfortable on the inside.

The Nike Viale is among the brand’s athleisure sneakers released recently alongside some Nike Air Max and Nike Air Force sneakers. Definitely one of Nike’s affordable kicks, this sneaker promises lightweight comfort and minimalist flair despite its $65 price tag.

  Beginnings of the Swoosh brand

Previously known as the Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS), Nike was founded on January 25, 1964 in Washington, USA. Its founders were Phil Knight, a middle-distance runner from Portland, and Bill Bowerman, a track-and-field coach who was in search of ways to enhance his students’ performance. Together, Knight and Bowerman came down in history as the fathers of one of the most popular and reputable sports shoe and apparel brands in the world.

BRS was initially a distributor of Onitsuka Tiger running shoes which they import from Japan. By the end of its first year, the company grossed $8,000 by selling 1,300 pairs of shoes. On their second year, their sales rose to $20,000, and on their third year, Blue Ribbon Sports has officially opened their first retail store in Santa Monica, California. As their business became more established, they started manufacturing their own line of shoes.

Several years later in 1971, BRS ended their relationship with Onitsuka Tiger, and the company was renamed to Nike in 1978. Nike created a lightweight training shoe which made a debut in the 1972 US Track & Field Trials. It came with waffle-type nubs on the outsole.

Before Nike became synonymous with Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Mia Federer, their first endorser was Steve Prefontaine. Today, Nike has a plethora of shoes under its belt, including tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, and athletics. The success of the company has become so widespread that it began acquiring other companies such as Hurley, Converse, and Umbro.

  • The Nike Viale features an EVA midsole that gives long-lasting comfort and cushioning.
  • The synthetic outsole with its foam tread optimizes stability and enhances traction.
  • Hidden Swoosh brandings can be found under the heel tab and underneath the outsole.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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