10 Best Nike Running Shoes Of All Time

Updated on: February 2021

Best Nike Running Shoes Of All Time in 2021


Nike Men's Free Rn 2018 Running Shoe (9, Cargo Khaki/Black-Sequoia)

Nike Men's Free Rn 2018 Running Shoe (9, Cargo Khaki/Black-Sequoia)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Nike Men's Flex Experience Run 8 Shoe, Black/White-Cool Grey-Reflective Silver, 10 Regular US

Nike Men's Flex Experience Run 8 Shoe, Black/White-Cool Grey-Reflective Silver, 10 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Nike Men's Downshifter 9 Running Shoe, black/white - anthracite - cool grey, 10 Regular US

Nike Men's Downshifter 9 Running Shoe, black/white - anthracite - cool grey, 10 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • RUNNING SHOES FOR MEN: The Nike Downshifter 9 running shoe lets you take your sprints and runs to new levels.
  • COMFORTABLE FIT: Men's Nike shoes feature open mesh at the forefoot that is lightweight and breathable, keeping you comfortable throughout your run.
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Closed mesh through the midfoot and heel provides structured support to our men's sneakers while the textured outsole provides additional traction and durability.
  • RESILIENT RIDE: Men's shoes with an articulated, full-length midsole that provides resilient and flexible cushioning, while the no-sew midfoot saddle delivers support.
  • RUN FREELY: Flex grooves provide traction and let your feet move naturally in your Nike running shoes and the soft, smooth midsole cushions your stride.

Nike Odyssey React Flyknit 2 Men's Running Shoe, Blue-navy Blue, 10.5

Nike Odyssey React Flyknit 2 Men's Running Shoe, Blue-navy Blue, 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Nike React technology delivers a soft, smooth and responsive ride.
  • Flyknit construction provides lightweight flexibility and breathability.
  • Soft, synthetic material through the midfoot quarter adds support.
  • Foam collar is molded for smooth comfort around your ankle.
  • Geometric, athlete-informed outsole pattern helps evenly disperse impact to provide a smooth transition and soft feel.

Nike Men's Running Shoes, Grey Gunsmokesea White Oil Grey Atmosphere Grey 003, 11 UK

Nike Men's Running Shoes, Grey Gunsmokesea White Oil Grey Atmosphere Grey 003, 11 UK
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Model Number: AH7857003
  • Gender: mens
  • Color: Gunsmoke/White-Oil Grey
  • Made In: Vietnam
  • Brand New With Original Box

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Women's Running Shoe Black/White-Thunder Grey Size 8.5

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Women's Running Shoe Black/White-Thunder Grey Size 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Perforations on upper enhance breathability in forefoot and arch
  • Full-length Zoom Air unit provides a smooth, responsive ride
  • Slimmer design reduces bulk for a comfortable, conforming fit
  • Exposed Flywire cables in the midfoot promote a snug fit at higher speeds
  • Cushlon ST foam provides soft, responsive cushioning

Nike Women's Tanjun Running Shoes Black/Black/Black 8.5 B(M) US

Nike Women's Tanjun Running Shoes Black/Black/Black 8.5 B(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Breathable fabric mesh and manmade upper with logo accents
  • Lace up closure for a secure fit
  • Fabric lining
  • Cushioned footbed for added comfort
  • Foam midsole for added cushioning

Nike Women's Downshifter 9 Running Shoe, Black/Black-Anthracite, 9.5 Regular US

Nike Women's Downshifter 9 Running Shoe, Black/Black-Anthracite, 9.5 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • RUNNING SHOES FOR WOMEN: The Nike Downshifter 9 running shoe lets you take your sprints and runs to new levels.
  • COMFORTABLE FIT: Women's Nike shoes feature open mesh at the forefoot that is lightweight and breathable keeping you comfortable throughout your run.
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Closed mesh through the midfoot and heel provides structured support to our women's running shoes while the textured outsole provides additional traction and durability.
  • RESILIENT RIDE: Running shoes with articulated, full-length Phylon midsole provides resilient and flexible cushioning, while the no-sew midfoot saddle delivers support.
  • RUN FREELY: Flex grooves provide traction and let your feet move naturally in your Nike running shoes and the soft, smooth midsole cushions your stride.

Nike Men's Revolution 4 Running Shoe (12, Thunder Blue/Football Grey)

Nike Men's Revolution 4 Running Shoe (12, Thunder Blue/Football Grey)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Nike Mens Air Max 270 React Running Shoes, Club Gold / Flat Gold-wheat-light Bone, 9

Nike Mens Air Max 270 React Running Shoes, Club Gold / Flat Gold-wheat-light Bone, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
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How to Practice Proper Barefoot Running Technique

Barefoot running is a growing phenomenon among runners. Many have reported less back pain, and stronger tendons as a result of ditching their shoes and going natural. However, this transition cannot happen overnight.

The most important thing when focusing on barefoot running technique is to eliminate any heel strike in your stride. The heel strike is believed to be the culprit for most back and achilles pain among runners. This is the entire reason you wanted to ditch the shoes.

Shoes with extra padding in the heel cause the runner to under-compensate. Since all the cushioning is there, the running stride tends to meet the ground heel first. As a result, all the pressure and force of the stride gets placed on the lower back. Running with a heel strike defeats the purpose of running barefoot at all.

To improve your barefoot running technique and reduce your heel strike, focus on landing on either the balls of your feet or your mid-foot. Think of your foot as a spring; as the ball of your feet reach the ground, gently lower your heel until it touches the ground. As soon as it does, spring it back up again using the balls of your feet. Repeat this barefoot running technique for every stride. This lowers the force of impact dramatically, reducing common back and leg pain.

To further improve your barefoot running technique, you must shorten your stride. This is related to the elimination of the heel strike, as it encourages the use of the mid-foot instead of the heel. By decreasing the length of the stride, and increasing the rate of the stride, you keep your feet underneath your body and can more evenly distribute the weight on your foot.

Normal long distance running tends to encourage the body to lean forward some. Maybe the mind is subconsciously using forward momentum to keep the legs moving. However, this practice can also lead to injury. Proper barefoot running technique demands a straight and upright posture. This way, the feet are less likely to land awkwardly and increase stress.

To prevent the setbacks related to too much too soon, limit barefoot running to less than five minutes per session until you have mastered the barefoot running technique. Most of those who have spent years running with shoes will find running without them to feel unnatural. Take it slow and get used to it before logging big miles. Remember to imagine yourself as light and smooth when running as well.

By incorporating proper barefoot running technique like the suggestions listed above, one could run barefoot with more comfort and less impact on their body.

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