Who should buy Nike Shox NZ

Get the Nike Shox NZ if you:

  • are in search of an affordable, innovative sneaker from Nike
  • do not have wide feet
  • need a lifestyle sneaker that provides ample amount of support

Nike Shox NZ label

Who should NOT buy Nike Shox NZ

For those who have wide feet, the Nike Shox NZ might be narrow for you. You can get the Nike React SFB Carbon instead.

If you need a Nike sneaker that can take beatings, the Shox BB4 from the same collection is considered to be nearly indestructible. 

Nike Shox NZ back part

The Shox NZ supports every movement

Many users have said that Nike Shox NZ provides enough arch support.

A handful of wearers also have revealed that this sneaker has great ankle support.

Nike Shox NZ low top

It has a Pebax plate over the Shox columns, which provides lateral stability and support.

It might take time for it to be comfy, but it's worth the wait

Some users do not like that Nike Shox NZ needs to be broken in. But, once broken in, many buyers describe this pair as comfortable. Some even recommend this pair for activities requiring an extended period of standing.

While it is comfortable for a lot of users, those with wide feet will not enjoy this lifestyle shoe since few critics have expressed disappointment about the narrow width. 

Nike Shox NZ toe box

The most notable feature of the Nike Shox NZ is the innovative 4-column Shox technology located under the heel. This feature further improves gait, speed and absorbs shock well, which promotes the comfort of this sneaker.  

The rubber outsole is made of BRS 1000 carbon with a waffle pattern that will provide not only optimum traction but also comfort.

Nike Shox NZ outsole

A light shoe that promotes an efficient ride

The majority of the testers liked the lightness of this pair.

The Nike Shox also has Phylon padding for lightweight cushioning.

The Shox technology is also responsible for the lightness of the shoe and heel protection, thus allowing the runner to have more efficient strides.

Nike Shox NZ shox technology

The sleek profile of the Shox NZ

Several users enjoy the innovative design of the Shox NZ from Nike.

The Nike Shox NZ has an upper that is made of synthetic leather for a sleek profile and has mesh on certain areas for ventilation. 

Nike Shox NZ upper

The Nike Shox 4-column cushioning unit under the heel gives a modern yet minimalist look to this shoe and was eventually adopted by street fashion.

Many buyers also applauded the wide colorway selection of the Shox NZ. It is almost guaranteed that buyers will eventually find their own perfect preferred color combination.

Enjoy a secured fit with this Nike sneaker

Some of Nike's best-selling shoes have adapted to the Shox technology. Among the recently released, the Nike Shox NZ is the only version that uses a Gilly lacing system.

Nike Shox NZ lacing system

This system delivers an optimum foot lockdown. It also lessens the weight on the forefoot, thus making this a more comfortable pair.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Shox
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Synthetic
Technology: Phylon

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.