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

8 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers expressed admiration over the shoe’s aesthetic appeal.
  • A good number of wearers mentioned that the shoe feels super comfortable due to the Zoom Air tech in the midsole.
  • The Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit has a water-repellent Flyknit upper, which makes it great for the rainy and snowy season.
  • A handful of commenters liked the shoe’s new and one-of-a-kind design.
  • Some purchasers disclosed that they often get complimented when they wear the shoe out and about.
  • The Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit is a lighter footwear option for the chilly weather compared to other winter boots.
  • The shoe is offered in multiple colorways consumers can choose from.
  • The upgrades of this shoe generally added durability and upgraded comfort to a classic.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few buyers found the shoe a bit big.
  • A number of commenters didn’t like the design as it looked too boot-like. It is an acquired taste, according to a few comments.

Bottom line

With the Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit’s heightened aesthetics and upgraded features, it is a shoe for the outgoing and fashion savvy gentlemen. Its unique and innovative boot-like design made some people hesitate to cop. But if you are looking for stylishly unique and weatherproof boot-like sneakers then this shoe is right up your alley.

Apart from the shoe’s good looks, the comfort and durability that this shoe has are worth the value for its price.



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Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit History

The cult-classic running shoe, Air Zoom Talaria, was first released in 1997. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, it is the first shoe to feature visible Zoom Air that comes in bold colors making it a hit amongst runners back then. Since then the Air Zoom Talaria was a shoe that’s been sought after by collectors and loyal fans.

In early 2016, supporters were surprised with retro releases that came in an array of exciting colorways. In the latter part of the same year, Nike released a Flyknit version in mid-cut just in time for the cold holiday season. The updated silhouette is called the Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit. The shoe underwent multiple upgrades and has been released in different colorways.

Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit Style

The Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit features a rugged and outdoorsy look specifically updated for winter. The suede panels on the side and metallic D-ring lace loops add to the overall tough aesthetic of the shoe. The Flyknit upper, however, gives the shoe a casual look that somehow balances the design. Given the balanced aesthetic, this shoe could be worn in casual to smart casual settings preferably in the winter season. Monochromatic colorways could easily be paired with different outfits too.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit is manufactured as a men’s shoe. Sizes available run from 6 – 15. The Flyknit upper should feel breathable, comfortable and have a sock-like fit. The mid-cut collar is said to have a snug, supportive fit and could enhance coverage for chilly weather. The cushioned insole combined with the Zoom Air tech should offer superb comfort and support.

Notable Features

The Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit’s upper is crafted from the brand’s one-piece woven Flyknit tech. A suede-like material can be seen covering the mid-panel area on both sides of the shoe. The Flyknit material is visible in the toebox area, on the tongue, and collar. The leather material could be seen wrapping the toebox and back heel. The shoe model’s name, Talaria, is debossed in cursive placed on the leather back heel.

The upper also features no-sew films giving it a sleeker look and has a DWR (durable water-repellent) finish. Nike’s swoosh logo can be seen on one side of the shoe. It features a lace-up closure with metallic D-ring loops for a more secure hold. The shoe has a mid-cut style collar with the front being higher than the rest for assistive purposes while trying to put the shoe on. A heel tab can also be seen in the shoe’s collar.

The shoe’s outsole is updated to a more aggressive traction for rough terrains. Three stripes can be seen in the forefoot of the outsole for more flexibility. The Zoom Air unit can be seen occupying ¾ of the shoe through the outsole.

Additional Info

  • The tonal black and white colorways feature a reflective heel with the Talaria name on it.
  • The Nike Zoom Talaria Mid Flyknit’s exaggerated heel provides extra durability.
  • The insole of the shoe can be removed.
  • The shoe’s outsole has an ombré colored design.
  • The Baroque Brown colorway has paint splatter design along the sides of its outsole.