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The Nike Victoria NM runs true to size with a low-profile silhouette kept secured by traditional lacing for a snug fit. The women’s sneaker comes in medium – B with for women. Range in sizes varies in retailers with the most common fittings starting from US size 5 to 11.
The 1980s was an era where many iconic sneakers were initially launched. Among these sneakers were running shoes with their lightweight designs and primary materials like mesh, rubber, and suede that guarantees durability and a construction that is versatile to wear on and off track often serving both purposes as an athletic shoe or as a casual lifestyle sneaker.
The Nike Victoria NM, released in early 2016, was inspired by the shoes of the 1980s. Nike knows this all too well as the retro silhouettes of these runners are preferred by many sneaker fans than the modern looking running shoes. In fact, retro lifestyle sneakers are more popular than the new running footwear designs coming from many manufacturers. The extensive use of sneakers as a fashion statement paved the way for many lifestyle kicks to be released in recent years. The Nike Victoria NM has vibrant color combinations for a smooth mix with a variety of outfits from jeans and shorts for women to joggers and sports skirts.
Most prominent among the features of this retro sneaker with modern styling is the comfortable cushioning Phylon midsole that ensures a cozy running and walking experience while wearing these kicks. The women’s running shoe also has a noticeable sole flex groove that extends from heel to toe to guarantee a wide range of movements and flexibility. This shoe is an NM or Natural Motion shoe that follows the shape of the feet with tread cuts that adheres to the original gesticulations of the feet when running or walking resulting in more natural glide and strides while wearing the shoe.
Shoemaking giant Nike has a wide array of shoe offerings from budget-friendly kicks to high-end custom made collaborations and designs. Among the most successful models of the multi-billion sports shoe company are running shoes. Taking experiments and studies in Natural Motion through the years, the running shoe designs have followed the natural motion of the feet to improve the running and walking experience.
Nike as a producer dates back to its early years as Blue Ribbon Sports athletics coach Bill Bowerman and founder and former college track athlete Phil Knight formed the company by distributing Japan-made running shoes in the United States in the late 1960s.
After a few years of distributing Japanese running shoes all over the United States, Knight and Bowerman decided to come up with their brand in 1971 that they called Nike settling in Portland, Oregon as its headquarters. The first releases of the label were running shoes designed by Bowerman, an experienced American track coach, came up with designs fitted for college and university running athletes.
From early designs such as the Nike Cortez to the Nike Free models, the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer has since followed the natural motion philosophy in most of their running and walking shoes ensuring a comfortable wearing experience.
The Nike Victoria NM or Natural Motion has the 1980s running shoe vibe with its suede-synthetic mesh and rubber materials that resemble other kicks of the era. The cushioning Phylon midsole and flex grooves that adjust to the natural motion of the foot results to an instant smooth gliding and freedom in movements.
- The rubber outsole has a flexible tread pattern with high durability and traction.
- Mesh material is used in the toe box and parts of the side panel for improved breathability.
- Visible swoosh logo at the sides comes in contrasting colors for added style branding.
- Heel height is approximately one inch.