Nike Renew Retaliation TR 2: Engineered for class workouts

The Renew Retaliation TR 2 is a workout shoe that is designed explicitly for collective workouts. It yields essential features to help you perform at your best.

Comfort during explosive moments such as jumps, sprints, and lunges is provided by soft foam cushioning and insole. Grippy outsoles and lacing attached directly to the midsole work together to keep you stable during lateral moves. Lastly, durable mesh uppers keep your feet feeling fresh.

Who is it for? If the following attributes are right up your alley, then this shoe could be worth checking.

  • Basic, versatile aesthetic that's easy to pair with most outfits
  • Light and breathable trainers
  • A shoe for class-based exercises
  • Versatile footwear that can be worn inside and outside the gym

Nike Renew Retaliation TR 2 vs. Retaliation TR 2

Released more or less a year apart, these two shoes are fundamentally the same but different in purposes and aesthetic details. Find out more below.

  • The newer version employs more layers in the upper for better structure and durability.
  • Both employ mesh for excellent breathability.
  • Although both use lace-up closures, the newer model employs only two straps hidden in the upper for better longevity.
  • Both shoes feature soft foam midsoles and insoles for cushioning and support.
  • Both pairs employ rubber outsoles but display differing tread patterns. The new iteration shows a more aggressive design for improved traction.

Good to know: This shoe takes inspiration from the Retaliation TR 2 and the Renew Retaliation TR shoe.


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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.