The fit of Nike sneakers tends to be pretty uniform, but to really understand what’s your size you must know which model you are going to buy. A quick example: while the whole Nike Air Max family results true-to-your-size, the Air Force 1 typical loose fitting often leads people to purchase a smaller size. On the contrary, the Nike Huarache are similar to other running shoes: in this case, this tight-fitting requires going one size up, like it happens with the Nike React and Nike Presto. Wearability also depends on materials: rocking a Flyknit or mesh sneaker feels different compared to a suede model, and so on.
Which are the most famous Nike shoes?
No doubt that Nike played a key role in the so-called sneaker game movement that broke out in the early ‘90s, leading a sort of cultural revolution that pushed sport shoes and trainers on top of everyone’s wishlists. When it comes to such a global, structured brand it’s impossible to select just a couple of designs, even though some shoes have helped push the boundaries of sport footwear more than others. More specifically:
The Nike Air Force 1 were the first pair of Nike featuring an air chamber in the midsole, called Air Unit. Their goal was to improve cushioning, and despite being originally devised for basketball players, the style quickly turned into an authentic streetwear staple.
The Nike Air Max were the first Swoosh-branded models to fully disclose this innovation by creating a small window in the midsole. Furthermore, the Air Max 90, 95 and 97 tested new forms and dimensions of the Air Unit.
Around the same time, the Nike Huarache and Air Presto explored the possibility for shoes to dynamically adapt to the foot shape.
From the early ‘00s on, Nike started focusing on materials, textures and improved its pre-existing technologies with a particular attention on eco-sustainable production. The Beaverton-based company’s main effort now results in relentless attempts to reduce its environmental impact, as you can notice from Nike’s new collection of eco-sustainable clothing and footwear.
How do I sign up for sneaker raffles?
There’s such a high demand surrounding some Nike shoes that sometimes the best way to sell those sought-after models are via raffle, i.e. a random lottery which guarantees everyone has the same possibility to grab a pair. This happens with the Nike Dunk, and for OG colorways of widely acclaimed retro sneakers, with the Air Max 1 and the Air Max 97 ‘Silver’ as notable examples. Joining a SPECTRUM raffle is extremely simple: subscribe to our newsletter a few days before the raffle’s deadline, visit our Release page, search for the product you’re willing to purchase, click on the relative image and fill in the form with your size, address, Instagram account and the numeric code you have received via email.
Which is the most suitable Nike sneaker for me?
To pick just the right shoes for your needs, you should first ask yourself how you want your next pair of Nike sneakers to look like. The Swoosh catalog looks virtually infinite - you can easily get lost among Nike ACG outdoor shoes, highly technical running footwear and all those bright iterations of vintage sneakers such as the Nike Cortez. All this without forgetting Nike also offers a wide offering of slides and sandals, together with specific boots and outdoor sneakers for hiking and trail running.
How much are Nike shoes?
The price of Nike shoes depends on the model, on the pack the pair belongs to and on many other factors. You can browse our daily updated selection of sneakers to pick just the right model for your needs and for your budget from the latest footwear arrivals, or just head to our Nike Sale page and look for the steal of your life from an endless variety of discounted sneakers.