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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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 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.