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 cleats.
  • 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 cleat-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 cleat-like design made some people hesitate to cop.

But if you are looking for stylishly unique and weatherproof Nike mid-top 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.
Danny McLoughlin
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.