Standing all day requires both comfort and support. And who else can do it better than Nike, right?
It’s a given - Nike running shoes aren’t just all bounce and style. They are also cut out for the perfect mix of both cushiness and stability, which is why they’re one of the finest choices for all-day wear.
Every model you see on this list, we’ve handpicked ourselves. We walked in each of them to see how they perform and if they really are the cream of the crop.
Having our own RunRepeat shoe testing lab allows us to test and measure every shoe more thoroughly. On top of that, we clock up at least 30-50 miles in each shoe, giving us a solid background on its durability and performance.
To assess other parts of the shoe, we also:
Slice it into pieces to see what it’s made of
Measure each part of the shoe via multiple parameters like breathability, flexibility, strength, etc.
To find out how the all-day wear Nike shoes fare against other running shoes, we also calculate their CoreScore based on thousands of expert and user reviews.
If there's one thing we can't take away from the Pegasus 38, it's that it's the GOAT of all workhorse shoes in our arsenal! It oozes with plushness, stability, and pop, doing it all from slow days, tempo sessions, and gym workouts even. If you want to run with fun, take the Pegasus any day!
In the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2, our feet just felt locked in place! And even after rough wear testing, this daily trainer proved itself a durable shoe. It's loaded with lots of cushion that's not too soft nor too rigid, making it supportive and ideal for heavy runners. As a daily running shoe, it sticks to what it's designed to do - it's not going to make you run fast, but it does offer a smooth, easy ride.
At the entry level, there’s usually not a ton to review or write about, but the Nike Quest 4 fills a niche with a trendy-looking shoe at a bargain price. If you desire that Nike swoosh and have less than $80 in your pocket there aren’t many options, but surprisingly this stylish trainer fits the bill and isn’t all that bad!
If we were stuck with only one running shoe that can do it all, without a second thought, we'd pick the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37. It's a workhorse, and it does its job too damn well! It can handle daily runs, long miles, and it doesn't do less in tempo sessions either. Even better, it's comfy and bouncy, generating a fun ride whatever the pace!
Made for daily runs, the Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 works best for us in slow short runs. It's anything but comfortable and durable. But if it's a stylish, sleek trainer you're after, this shoe fits the bill! And on pavement, this shoe just bites. Even better, it's easy to put on and off!
The Nike Air Zoom Structure 23 offers a different feel from its predecessor. It has a softer and more responsive cushioning but continues to provide a decent level of stability. This high-mileage Nike running shoe is not ideal for excessive overpronators because of its soft midsole. Also, the plush cushioning delivers an all-day comfort but users must keep in mind that it may feel warm on hot summer days.
The Nike Juniper Trail is an affordable off-road shoe that seems ideal for beginners and people who want a little more grip for easy trails. With durable materials, trail-specific design features, and an excellent ground feel, this is an excellent choice for compact dirt and gravel trails.
The React Infinity Run Flyknit from Nike is a max-cushioned shoe that didn't weigh us down. Even better, it's a shoe that is soft, springy, and velvety smooth, easily making its way to our pick for slow long runs. For a neutral shoe, it's also very stable. Ultimately, it's not a shoe that wowed us, but it's a shoe we'd pick if we want a cruiser that's going to eat up miles!
Laci is a contemporary dancer turned shoe aficionado. She is the most knowledgeable person when it comes to athletic shoes, size conversions and details people nitpick about footwear. She keeps the RunRepeat content gears turning 24/7. And she walks 20miles/week.