Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the shoe users agree that the Nike Zoom 2K sneakers are very comfortable.
  • Most reviewers adore the sneaker’s unique aesthetic and find it appealing.
  • A couple of online purchasers are pleased that the pair they received looked exactly the same as in the photos.
  • Some Zoom 2K reviews state that the shoe’s quality in construction and materials are superb.
  • This shoe is available in a good number of colorway option, pleasing many shoppers.
  • Several commenters mention that neutral-colored pairs match well with a wide array of outfits.
  • A good number of buyers believe that this kick’s price tag is a steal.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of shoe users gripe about how this pair’s break-in period could cause pain.
  • A few reviewers report that the shoe creased.

Bottom line

Nike has designed the Zoom 2k with today’s prevailing sneaker trend in mind. That said, the Zoom 2K is mostly loved for its bold, retro aesthetic accented with lines and color contrasts. 

If you value all these features and love a pair of contemporary kicks that borrow design cues from the late 1990s to early 2000s, then this might be a worthwhile cop.

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Good to know

The Nike Zoom 2K sneaker, one of the Swoosh’s recent lifestyle kick offerings, is available in men’s and women’s sizes. The shoe features an inner bootie construction that provides a slip-on functionality and snug fit, while a webbed lacing system offers enhanced stability and support. 

Designed with a retro running-inspired aesthetic, sportswear giant Nike deliberately decked out the Zoom 2k with modern details that add a touch of futuristic flair making for one unique looking shoe. A rather minimal design, this sneaker took the opposite route by settling for bold details such as multiple branding, a unique lacing system, protruding overlays, exaggerated curves, and color play.

Bolder colorways offer a stylish, more noticeable design compared to monochromatic ones providing an added boost to your everyday wear. However, the neutral ones have the upper hand when it comes to versatility and convenience in mixing and matching. Still, whatever color your heart decides upon this kick’s stylish details are sure to complement and add oomph to your casual ensemble.

The fusion of heritage style and modern comfort is perhaps the Nike Zoom 2K sneaker’s most notable feature. However, the shoe is equipped with an abundance of details ultimately making it an incredible pair that leaving the specificities would be a mistake.

The upper’s main attraction is the rubber wings that wrap from the outsole all the way to the side. Apart from its design contribution the wings also provide enhanced stability. The mix of leather, mesh, rubber, and synthetic leather display rich textures that elevate its overall design. Moreover, other components such as exaggerated heel and branding further cement the early 2000s aesthetic inspiration.

Lastly, Zoom Air cushioning, breathable mesh forefoot, inner sleeve construction, and webbed lacing system all contribute to satisfying modern comfort requirements.

Nike reaches back to its past to bring running’s innovate explosion by reimagining the Nike Zoom shoes. Still filled with the performance DNA of running sneakers, the Nike Zoom 2K offers new aesthetic that bridges performance and style with ease.

The new retro-inspired sneaker was initially introduced in three colorways and Nike eventually released more colorways. Some of the most sought-after hues of Nike Zoom 2K are red, all white, and pink. Shoppers are also offered a wider variety of color options such as black/anthracite/black, sail/black/white, white/black, deep royal blue/white/orange peel, wolf grey/dark grey/white, off white/university red/obsidian, oil grey/light cream, plum dust/pale pink/plum chalk, and all white.

  • Heel pull-tabs are provided to act as an aid in easier on and off.
  • The words “Zoom 2000” can be read across the loop eyelets.
  • Cutout accents near the ankle provide a one-of-a-kind design.
  • Zoom branding is placed on the lateral side’s rear part as an emblem that informs the shoe is equipped with Zoom Air cushioning technology.


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.