The non-marking rubber traction outsole is integrated into the Nike Reax Run 5. This component of the shoe aims to enhance the grip needed in different types of surfaces. The traction the shoe provides is an essential factor in the runner's performance. Aside from grip, durability on a wide variety of paved surfaces is added to the platform.


The Reax cushioning of the shoe features pyramid-shaped pillars that provide support to the midfoot and heel area. These multiple pillars are strategically placed in the shoe to deliver more responsive cushioning and shock absorption. As a result, the heel area is prevented from wobbling, especially during lifting weights and lateral movement. 

Used in making the running footwear is the cushioned insole. This soft footbed is strategically placed above the midsole unit. The primary purpose of this component of the shoe is to provide added comfort throughout the running session.


A breathable mesh upper is utilized in the Nike Reax Run 5. This thin mesh is essential in keeping the foot fresh and dry during the running session. As a result, a healthy and relaxed foot environment is promoted.

Along with the breathable mesh upper is the supportive leather overlays. This component of the shoe adds to the support and structure of the Reax Run 5.

Featured in the shoe is the padded collar. The primary purpose of this is to provide added comfort in every stride.

Integrated into the shoe is the fabric lining. Nike added this feature to ensure a high comfort level.

Used in making the running shoe is the round toe box. This is focused on providing enough room for the toes to spread out naturally and comfortably.

With the utilization of the lace-up closure system, a snugger fit is encouraged. The user can adjust the laces depending on his needs and preferences. As a result, a more individualized fit is enjoyed by the runner. 

Lying on the sides of the shoe, the Iconic Nike Swoosh is utilized. The main goal of this feature of the running shoe is to add to the aesthetic design and style of the platform.

The metallic detailing is integrated into the Nike Reax Run 5. Like the reflective details in some Nike running shoes, this feature adds to the visually-appealing design of the platform. It also contributes to the visibility of the shoe during the running session.


How Nike Reax Run 5 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 26% road running shoes
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Top 25% Nike running shoes
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