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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra received high overall satisfaction ratings from several buyers.
  • Several reviewers said that this model is very light.
  • Many of those who left reviews mentioned that this pair is among the most comfortable shoes ever manufactured; one even mentioned that he can wear this model all day without issue.
  • There were mentions of how responsive this pair of kicks is.
  • There are many colorways to choose from.
  • An overwhelming majority of those who left reviews said that they are so motivated to recommend the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra to friends.
  • A handful of purchasers talked about how beautiful this pair looks. One even claimed that this is going to be a sought-after classic in the future.
  • One reviewer noted that this model gives great arch support.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of reviewers complained about the size of this model; one was even saying that this does not consider people with wide feet at all.
  • There were those who took note of how poorly manufactured the pairs sent to them were. There was even one who said that the shoes looked cheap.

Bottom line

The Ultra treatment that this shoe went through really bore fruit. Wearers are very appreciative of its lightness and the overall comfort that it gives. They are also happy with the level of stylishness that this pair of kicks brings. Overall, the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra is a great buy, considering the type of style and performance it gives to the user.



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Nike Zoom Spiridon Ultra History

The original Nike Air Zoom Spiridon was first released in 1997. It was named after Spiridon Louis, who was the champion of the first Olympic marathon that was held in 1896.

It was one of the first models to showcase the Zoom Air, which is a technology that is meant to maximize shoe responsiveness for a more energized and efficient run. Combined with a breathable mesh upper that sported an oversized metallic Swoosh, it was a shoe that was poised to take the market by storm.

Excellently, it did. In fact, the original Spiridon is currently hailed as among the greatest sneakers of all time. To pay homage to it, Nike resurrected the Spiridon in 2005, although it was limited to just a few pairs because of some strategic diversions.

A little more than a decade later, Nike reintroduced the Spiridon, this time in its full OG glory. Fans were delighted in mid 2016 when the model came out in its original colorway. Of course, there were some material upgrades but the overall look triggered fits of nostalgia.

The first quarter of 2017 saw the Spiridon going through a serious makeover. It received the Ultra treatment, making it lighter and sleeker because of an all-new dominantly no-sew design. It still remained loyal, however, to the silhouette of the original.

The current Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra is available in its original colorway. There are also a horde of other colors to choose from.

Nike Zoom Spiridon Ultra Style

From the name to its construction, the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra is undoubtedly rich with athletic flair. As such, conventional wisdom dictates that it goes very well with active wear. But with its sleeker silhouette and more imaginative rendering of colors, it now lends itself to the artistry of those who want to go out in casual or street style.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra is surely out to make the lives of both sexes more active and stylish. It is available in a standard width for both the man and the woman. The ladies can pick their best fit from sizes 3 to 8. The gents can pick the best one from sizes 6 to 15. A Dynamic Fit lacing system makes adjustment a lot easier for wearers.

Notable Features

The Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra is most notable for the large Swoosh on both sides. The logo is even given a metallic shine that gets for the model the attention that it deserves.

Technology-wise, this model is famous for its use of a Zoom Air unit from the heel up until around 75 percent of the foot. This strategic placement of the cushioning unit contributed so much to the lightness and overall sleek appearance of the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra.

Additional Info

  • The Nike Air Zoom Spiridon Ultra uses a dual-density memory foam on the insole to provide high levels of cushioning.
  • The model has a heel pull so that it will be easy for the wearer to slip in and out of it.
  • The shoe has a uniquely designed rubber outsole to provide an enhanced grip.