Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2

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Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 Review Facts

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 running shoes are one of the types of running shoe you could wear all day long. These shoes will provide great comfort as they are well cushioned, lightweight and breathable. As many of Nike’s running shoes, the Winflo 2 is also stylish. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can match them with whatever you are wearing whether it is your training shorts or your best pair of leggings.

The Winflo 2 features Flywire technology, utilizing cables in the upper to provide better and lighter support as well as giving an adjustable lockdown to your foot. These shoes are part of the Nike Air line, meaning they incorporate an Air unit to help absorb the shock from the impact of running or walking during long periods of time. The midsole of these road running shoes has a responsive cushioning technology, enabling the shoe to adapt specifically to your foot shape.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Visually appealing
  • Comfortable and durable midsole
  • Zoom Air unit for sock absorption
  • Upper with Flywire technology
  • Great breathability
Cons
  • Can feel a bit narrow
  • Reviewers have say it doesn't fit to true size
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole allows you to run over different surfaces thanks to the good traction of the rubber compound and the waffle shape. That waffle shape makes sure that the lugs provide traction in different directions and terrain. The Flex Grooves enhance a natural movement from the forefoot area to the rest of the shoe. The fact that the heel area is shaped with a curve in the back, allows a smoother heel to toe transition. The rubber compounds used in the outsole are meant to be very durable.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole is among the best features of the Winflo 2. The Cushlon foam provides a smoother impact protection and a softer feeling compared to regular treated EVA midsoles. The combination of the Cushlon midsole foam and the Zoom Air unit on the heel of the shoes is described by reviewers as one of the “best midsole setups Nike has right now”. The midsole of the Winflo 2 provides great impact protection. The Air Zoom unit is a mini airbag placed in the heel of the shoes that make the landing very smooth on the back of your feet. It also enhances the responsiveness and speed of your run. As an advantage, the Air Zoom unit is lighter than other technologies used to control impact pressure. The shoes come with an independent insole that provides good breathability and extra cushioning and comfort.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the shoe is really responsive to the movements of your foot when walking and running. It incorporates the Flywire system, consisting of filaments attached to the outsole that go all the way over the forefoot area to hold the foot securely in place. The upper of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 road running shoe is really lightweight and breathable. Thanks to the characteristics of the mesh and the Flywire technology, the shoes allow you to have an almost customized fit. That is why these shoes have been recognized by reviewers as outstanding to walk and run for long periods of time.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 are light running shoes. The average weight for the men’s shoes is 275 grams (9.7 oz.) and for the women’s shoes is 227 grams (8 oz.) on average. The weight varies depending on the size of the shoe. According to reviewers, the weight is ideal for daily running and walking sessions.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The breathable mesh from these road running shoes allows great breathability all the time. Breathable shoes will always keep your feet cool and dry regardless the conditions of the terrain. These shoes will allow your sweat to evaporate more quickly cooling you down and decreasing the risk of getting blisters. As your body loses a lot of heat through your feet, breathable shoes will enhance your whole body to cool down quicker. If you run on hot conditions it's important to keep the sweat away from the shoes, and in cold weather is important to avoid getting wet feet through the environment. The combination of a breathable mesh and an independent breathable insole, make the Winflo 2 ideal shoes to keep your feet cool and dry.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

According to reviewers, the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 road running shoe stands out from other shoes for the comfort. The soft upper and the Flywire technology make the shoes have a socklike feel. The outsole of the shoes with the Air Zoom unit make the landing, take off and any other movement very smooth. The fact that the shoes are very lightweight adds to the overall comfort of the shoes. However, if you have wide feet, you may have to try these shoes before buying them. Some reviewers have said that the shoes can feel narrow.
Style
Style

Style

The style of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 road running shoes is very classic in my opinion. They have a very characteristic Nike design. The upper mesh pattern is very appealing to the look and combined with the big Nike logo, the shoes look very good. The colors of the shoes are very classic, from Black/White, Blue/Grey, and Black/Red, the brand makes sure you can wear them with any outfit. Whether you are running on your favorite shorts or leggings, or you’re going to buy the groceries on your jeans or sweatpants, these shoes will look great on you!
Durability
Durability

Durability

Nike generally uses high-quality materials in their shoes, the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 road running shoe is no exception. From the highly breathable upper mesh to the rubber outsole, these shoes will last for a while before they break down. Keep in mind that these shoes are road running shoes. They will last more if you run over paved roads and flat tracks and not trails.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Winflo 2 is as protective as it can get is a road running shoe. The Air Zoom technology provides outstanding impact protection on the heel area. The midsole makes a good job absorbing the impact forces as well and providing a smooth heel to toe transition. The cushioning of the shoe makes them really comfortable and helps to get a good fit. The Flywire technology helps to provide a great fit to your feet. It makes sure to keep your feet in the right place at the right time. That will prevent blister formation, discomfort, and possible slips while running. As they are road running shoes, do not expect protection on rough terrain.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Flywire technology that the Winflo 2 road running shoe features makes them very responsive. They are very lightweight and they provide a great fit, making them really good at going fast over flat and paved surfaces. The control you get from these shoes is very good. The traction from the outsole, the Flex Grooves, and the waffle pattern lug distribution makes them very responsive to the surface you are running over.
Support
Support

Support

The support from these shoes is good. The shoes are very responsive, have good cushioning, good fit and outstanding impact absorption. However, the most important thing you need to have in mind when it comes to choosing the right shoes for you is to know what kind of support you really need. It is important to know if you over pronate or under pronate. Knowing what kind of pronator you are (if you are) is imperative to buy the right running shoes. The Winflo 2 road running shoes have a neutral arch support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The best performance of these road running shoes, you can get from running over track, road and gravel paths. The traction and responsiveness of these shoes over flat surfaces is great and decreases at the same time the tracks get more uneven. Also, these are great shoes for long walks and for those who spend their days on their feet.
Price
Price

Price

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 road running shoes have been discontinued as the third version of the shoe became available not long ago. You can find these shoes online from a low $50 USD and going up to $140 USD. That means the average price is around $95 USD. The price depends on the size and if it's for men or women.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The rubber outsole from these shoes works great over flat surfaces. The waffle pattern and the Flex Grooves helps the shoe have good traction to the ground. Reviewers have said that the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 is great when you are starting to train to run faster over paved roads.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2 road running shoes are naturally very flexible. The soft upper, the rubber compound from the outsole and the responsive midsole make the shoe very flexible. The Flywire technology allows the shoe to be really flexible while providing a great fit. The light weight of the shoes adds to the feeling of flexibility to the shoe.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The great fit of the Winflo 2 makes them very stable. The Flywire technology provides a sock-like feeling. The pressure that the shoe puts on your foot is just enough to maintain a great fit during your entire run. The waffle pattern that the rubber outsole presents adds stability to the shoe from the outside in. The cushioning and impact absorption coming from the Air Zoom heel unit, not only make the shoes very responsive but very stable while running, especially when going fast.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a shoe is the difference between the height of the heel and the height of the toe. The Winflo 2 shoes have a 10 mm drop. This is a standard drop.
Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2
Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2

Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 2

• Flywire upper technology

• Air Zoom heel unit

• Great breathability

• Waffle pattern in the outsole

• Flex Grooves for better traction

• Durable materials
Bottom line
Bottom line

Bottom line

Overall, these are very good shoes. Reviewers have said they come with the best midsole setup, providing great comfort. They have good technology for impact absorption keeping your joints away from injuries. The secureness is especially good thanks to the Flywire technology that hug your feet and provide a great fit. The breathable mesh is perfect for any activity you perform with them. You can walk, run, train and due to the drop, the shoe reviewers have claimed they are good for cross fit activities as well. Keep in mind that these shoes have been discontinued as the third version of them has been released not long ago. However, you still can get them on Amazon, there are plenty of them around waiting for you. The Winflo 2 does not provide any extra support for people that over pronate or under pronate. The independent insole may allow you to try your own customized orthopedic insole if you need it.