Size and fit

The MD Runner 2 is designed with lightweight materials, making it comfortable to wear even on extended times. The upper is made up of mesh for ventilated comfort, and it has suede overlays, which is responsible for durability and for holding the feet better. It also boasts a low-top that allows the feet to move freely. The shoe also features a traditional lace-up fastening that can be adjusted according to one’s preference for a more secure and customized fit.

This Nike sneaker is a unisex shoe that is available in men’s sizes only. For the ladies who want to cop a pair, going one size and a half down is recommended to match their fit.

Nike MD Runner 2 Style

The Nike MD Runner 2 is a brand new sneaker inspired by nineties classics. This sneaker sports both a good look and quality material, which is as expected from a Nike shoe. The Nike MD Runner 2, which is released in primary colors like black and gray, is made for everyday life. Because of the comfortability this pair offers, it can be worn during a whole day tour around the city or just a few hour hangouts with friends. 

Both men and women can wear this with a casual street style. It works well with skinny jeans and joggers. For a more street vibe, one can opt to wear this with ripped jeans. Ladies could also wear this pair while wearing shorts. It can be worn with various tops like plain shirts or printed shirts, and wearing a denim jacket over the top can add some attitude to the ensemble. 

Notable Features

The retro-looking sneaker by Nike is a remodel of the original Nike MD Runner that was released way back in the nineties. It shows off a mesh upper with suede overlays, making the shoe well-ventilated, supportive, and durable. The mesh upper of the sneaker aids with the cooling of the shoe. On the other hand, the suede overlays are responsible for holding the feet in place and keeping the structure of the shoe.

The outsole of the MD Runner 2 is made of rubber with the usual waffle pattern for an enhanced grip on the surface. Also, the outsole of this sneaker is both lightweight and flexible. For added support and coziness, the heel collar and tongue are padded. The look of this pair is finished with the Swoosh logo on its side.

Nike MD Runner 2 History

Before becoming a multinational corporation, this American brand started as a distributor of the Japanese shoe brand, Onitsuka Tiger, in the United States. The company was established in the year 1964 and was first known as Blue Ribbon Sports. In the year 1971, the Japanese brand and the American brand formally split after having an issue over one design, which is now being sold as the Cortez in Nike and the Corsair in Onitsuka Tiger.

It was rebranded as Nike, from the name of the Greek goddess of victory, in 1971. The brand’s Swoosh mark, sketched by a design student at a nearby University, was also seen in the same year. During the early phase of the brand, celebrity endorsements were their assets, and big names like Kobe Bryant and Lebron James signed with them.

Throughout the years, Nike continued to release sneakers that accommodate the needs and likes of its wearers. They successfully produced many sneakers, from originals to retros. Among thousands of their releases, Nike released the MD Runner 2. The sneaker is a retro that offers both style and comfort. This sneaker is inspired by Swoosh’s 90s release, which is the original Nike MD Runner. 

The retro sneaker was able to keep the unique details from its inspiration model. It followed a traditional and straightforward design. Nike produced another variation for this silhouette that comes in the form of the Nike MD Runner 2 LW. It features a lightweight nylon material and some suede overlays to cover the upper.

Nice to know


  • The Nike MD Runner 2 is designed with a flat heel.
  • It has a foam midsole for lightweight cushioning.
  • The pair has a padded footbed.
  • It is designed with a breathable mesh lining.
  • The MD Runner 2 is more of a lifestyle sneaker rather than a running shoe.


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