Nike Air Zoom Winflo 8: Miles of comfort 

The Winflo series from Nike is known for this, and the 8th iteration of the line is not here to disrupt that. In fact, it's here to take it a step further with the following features:

  • The Zoom Air units in the forefoot are designed to absorb impact and create spring in each step. 
  • For a soft sensation, the midsole is made up of the brand's Cushlon foam. 
  • To secure breathability, the upper is made up of a translucent mesh. 

What and who is it for? 

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 8 is a daily trainer that's designed for runners on a budget. With its qualities, it's best suited for the following: 

Surfaces: Road and track

Distance: mid-distance runs (5k to 10k) 


  • daily runs
  • jogging
  • gym sessions
  • walking

Winflo 8 vs 7 

The only apparent changes made to the Nike Winflo 8 are the (1) application of the Flywire technology for a more supportive fit and (2) a new translucent mesh upper for a well-ventilated design. 


How Nike Air Zoom Winflo 8 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 4% road running shoes
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Bottom 1% Nike running shoes
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Bottom 4% neutral running shoes
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