Verdict from 1 expert and 12 user reviews

3 reasons to buy

  • Comfort: The majority of the reviewers agree that the Jordan Air Zoom Renegade has a very plush cushioning. 
  • Support: Several runners claim that the shoe has enough arch support, keeping a stable and balanced ride. 
  • Weight: Despite its bulky exterior, users say that the shoe feels really light.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Traction: It does not have a grip that's sufficient for running, stated multiple testers. 
  • Ride: Experts have observed that the shoe does not feel lively; the ride feels flat. 
  • Lacing system: Even after cinching down, the laces still don't give a lockdown fit, reported some critics. 
  • Upper: The upper has too much volume over the foot that it feels loose, a few commenters remarked.

Bottom line

If it's a high-performance running shoe that you're looking for, there are better options out there. The Jordan Air Zoom Renegade just falls flat in responsiveness and traction.

But it is an option to consider if you want something stylish to double as casual and jogging footwear.

Tip: see the best running shoes.

Jordan Air Zoom Renegade: Run with style

The Air Zoom Renegade from Jordan is not only meant to fit your running needs but also your style essentials. Designed with some of the top-grade technologies and materials from the brand, this running shoe promises maximum stability and bounce without sacrificing weight. 

Jordan Air Zoom Renegade: The standout features

  • Stability and responsiveness. Much like the Air Zoom Alphafly Next %, the Air Zoom Renegade is equipped with two Zoom Air units in the forefoot. They do not just guarantee steadiness but they also amplify spring for better forward movement. 
  • Flexibility. The outsole running shoe displays is geared with some flex grooves, promoting the natural bend of the foot.
  • Comfort. Thanks to the Cushlon foam of the neutral shoe, the underfoot is cradled with a plush, generous cushioning. 

Who and what is it for?

The road running shoe is an excellent match for neutral runners, long-distance racers, training, jogging, and all-day wear.


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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.