Nike Revolution 6: A cheap option for beginners

New to the running scene? The 6th edition of the Nike Revolution series is one of the most budget-friendly trainers on the market. For a sub $100 shoe, it delivers quality comfort with its plush and flexible ride. Even better, it's paired with a soft, breathable upper that will keep your feet cozy from the first step down to the last. 

Who should buy the Nike Revolution 6

The Revolution 6 is a neutral running shoe suited for road runners looking for a : 

  • budget-friendly trainer
  • jogging shoe that can double for all-day wear

Revolution 6 vs. 5 

The changes established on the Nike Revolution 6 are minimal. All of the updates it sees are made in the name of amped-up comfort: 

  • A plush mesh is added to the forefoot and collar to keep the feet cozy.
  • The revamped upper also heightens breathability. 
  • For durability, there are additional "skins" or overlays embedded on the upper. 
  • In order to enhance comfort, the Revolution 6's midsole has more cushion while the outsole has better flexibility. 

Nike Revolution 6 Next Nature: An approach to sustainability 

The Revolution 6 from Nike a.k.a the Nike Revolution 6 Next Nature is made environmentally friendly; hence, the name. The laces are 100% recycled polyester while the upper is composed of 20% recycled materials (calculated by weight). 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Nike Revolution
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging
Material: Mesh upper

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