Nike Zoom Winflo 4

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The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 4 is the newest iteration of this Nike line of shoes. The additions to this shoe feature improvement to the cushioning and durability. Runners love this shoe for its responsiveness, cushioning, and as a mid or shorter distance racing shoe. This shoe allows the runner to receive the quality and style of a Nike product without the super high price tag and features some of the newest technologies offered by the brand. The upper features Nike’s patented Dynamic Fit design that actually molds to the shape of the foot and gives the runner a breathable, snug fit. The midsole features Nike’s patented Nike Air Zoom midsole that offers lightweight cushioning, and finally, the outsole is made using a unique waffle design that adds maximum durability. Overall runners loved the style and the fit of this shoe, and couldn’t pass p the amazing price to tie it all together.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Superior responsiveness
Waffle designed outsole adds traction
Neutral running
Adaptable comfort

Cons

Runs a half size small
Some runners commented that the upper frays easily

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Positive
  • Super comfy and great arc support. The toe box was nice. Be aware that you need to pay attention to where they were made. THe ones in Vietnam did not fit right and the same exact shoe from china fit perfect.
  • I love these shoes and they fit perfect and had no break in time. I would really suggest going to stores to get Nikes, the online shoes always fit so different even if you get sized. These have kept me from having foot pain and are extra comfortable.
  • This is my fourth pair and I am in so much love. They are light and so comfortable and have tons of toe room compared to other Nikes. I have wide flat feet and these accommodate beautifully.
  • Best Nikes on the market. They fit wide feet like a dream, unlike most other slim Nikes.
  • Perfect fit and perfect comfort. They are so light and feel amazing when running, almost nonexistent. They are the best running shoes I have ever owned.
  • They fit perfect to size. The design is great and light and has tons of cushioning. Great shoe Nike!
  • I got a size larger and they fit perfect. They are so light and comfortable. They style looks great with gym or casual wear. These work great for running!
  • I am digging the super versatile style of these. They fit great right out of the box and feel awesome running. They are super light and comfortable. I am so happy with my purchase.
  • Super light shoe. Incredible comfort and really support my sensitive heels. They do not ache at all at the end of the day. I am super excited about this purchase. Great shoe!
  • These grip like crazy. I was super and pleasantly surprised. They are light and cushioned well. I feel really secure running in these all together and highly recommend for casual runners.
  • They have a great support to them and are light at the same time. I have very flat feet and these keep them from aching. I am loving the colors too!
  • I find these shoes so easy to wear casually or in the gym. I have really high arches and they offer great support. They are light as well and I would recommend to anyone really.
  • These shoes give me a proper stance and have incredible support. They have corrected my pronation and really carry me well without any pain. They are more cushioned than any other Nike I have ever owned and do not squish my feet.
  • These are the best workout shoes I have ever invested in. They are so comfortable and supportive while still being super light. The best Nikes I have ever bought. They worked gea right out of the box. Nike really made a great shoe here. Keep it up!
  • These have great traction and tons of support. These are light and I was able to get going right out of the box, no break in time needed. I also find them very breathable.
  • These babies have saved my knees after surgery. The arches are so good and super supportive. I cannot get enough of these. All over great shoe from Nike.
  • Great comfort, design and super light. These have been great for my old bones and keeping me active as a senior. They have great support and no need for breaking in. I am super happy with these.
  • I have a overly wide front foot area and these have been so good and supportive without squishing my toes. They are really comfortable all over and I highly recommend them.
  • These are great right out of the ox. They have tons of cushioning and epic support. I am able to wear these all day with no pain.
  • These are the most comfortable and light Nikes I have ever owned and I own a lot of Nikes. They have a great hit to them, nice and soft. I wish they had better colors for us small footed women. They are better for running than the Max’s.
  • Best shoes ever, super light and cozy and have wide toes. They are great for my tennis practice, supporting my laterals and gripping great on the court. They have a good bunce to them as well and have great support.
  • Look great on my feet and fit true to size. These have all day support and keep me from having back pain from working all day.
  • They have a great cushioning on the all of the foot. They are super cushioned and comfortable. They look really good too. I am super happy with these.
  • These are super light while offering really good support. Best Nike ever made in my opinion. They do not fit snug like other Nikes and are perfect to size.
  • These are cushioned to perfection. The heel is super supportive as well as the arches. The tow box is wide and deep. Great shoe.
Negative
  • These shoes are WAY too narrow and cut into the sides of my feet. I am so disappointed. I wanted to wear these out! I live the way they look.
  • These shoes are a joke. They are equal to shoes I have that are half the price. Make sure to get an insole too, they are weak on the inside.
  • These shoes get dirty way too easy and are impossible to clean. They look terrible now and I have had them a week.
  • These shoes, after getting fitted, are so painful! The arches are all weird and while having support, add pressure in awkward spots. They look good but that is about all.
  • These are not made for basketball. I wore them 2 times and they fell a part. I loved them so much though, I bought another pair just for walking around town. They are not durable at all, they are simply aesthetic. They are comfortable enough to walk around.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of this shoe features more traction than other shoes in this same class. The rubber used in the outsole isn't just designed to be durable, it also has a unique Waffle design which adds a high level of traction to this shoe. This makes this a versatile shoe that can not only handle road running, but also groomed trails as well. Due to the higher level of traction and grip, runners loved this shoe for cross training, and especially for speed drills on the track.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of this shoe features Nike's Air Zoom material. This is a lightweight foam that adds a high level of cushioning without adding extra weight. Runners love that this midsole helped to absorb the shock of each footfall while returning energy to the runner to keep them fatiguing prematurely. In the long run, this helped to reduce the risk of injury by keeping the proper running form intact. Additionally, in this midsole, runners can expect to find the Cushioning Crash Rail that also helps to absorb shock and create a smooth ride from heel to toe. The midsole material is flexible and promotes the natural movement of the foot. It doesn't come with added stability features that attempt to change the gait cycle.
Upper
Upper

Upper

There is a lot to love about the upper of the Nike Zoom Winflow 4. It is designed using a super breathable engineered mesh material. This allows for open air flow which helps regulate the temperature of the foot and keep hot spots and blisters at bay. Runners love the dynamic comfort at this shoe offers. There wasn't just one part of the upper that runners enjoyed, instead they had positive things to say about many different aspects. It uses Nike's patented Dynamic Fit technology which molds to the shape of the foot and provides a snug, flexible fit. The shoe also utilizes Flywire cables to create a fit that is unique to each runner. The newest iteration of this shoe features a padded tongue and heel color to protect the foot against irritation and add extra durability.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Runners love the high level of breathability offered in this shoe. Air can flow easily through this shoe due to the larger openings in the breathable engineered mesh. The upper also features Nike's patented Dynamic Fit design. This keeps the upper lightweight and flexible but helps secure the foot and offer a snug fit. Runners noted that regardless of the temperature in which they were running, their foot stayed cool and dry throughout the entire workout.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

This shoe received overwhelmingly positive reviews for the high level of comfort it affords. This shoe provides the runner with added cushioning and support through the use of the lightweight Nike Air Zoom midsole foam. It also comes with added cushioning in the heel to protect the foot from impact. Runners liked that the shoe is very breathable and kept the foot cool and dry and free of irritations and blisters. The tongue and collar of the shoe are not more cushioned too.
Weight
Weight

Weight

At 9 ounces, this shoe can still be considered lightweight. Not only is it physically light, but runners also commented on how springy and light it felt to run in as well. This lightness attribute can be due to the Nike Air Zoom midsole material. Likes wise, the Dynamic Fit upper uses a very lightweight, breathable engineered mesh to provide a snug fit.
Style
Style

Style

Nike does a great job of providing the runner with a shoe that is durable and powerful while also being sleek and stylish. As with most Nike shoes, this one comes in a variety of colors and styles, and if you are interested in paying a little more, you can also customize your own design and color combination. What sets this shoe aesthetically apart from other Nike's are the unique Flywire cables found along the sides. they look like a cool stylish detail, but they actually serve an important purpose in the design as well.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Nike Air Zoom midsole provides a high level of responsiveness. Runners appreciated that this shoe helped them feel connected to the road below even with the added cushioning. The heel of the shoe features added cushioning to help absorb impact and redistribute that energy to the runner. Overall, runners felt confident changing speeds and directions in this shoe due to the high responsiveness.
Support
Support

Support

The key supports of this shoe can be found in the upper and midsole sections. The upper supports the foot through the use of the Flywire cables. The cables help hold the foot in place and reduce the risk of unwanted side to side movement. They also adapt to fit of the unique foot shape and side of each runner. Additionally, the cushioning found in the Crash Rail helps the runner by absorbing the impact of each footfall and creating a smooth ride.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This is a shoe that is specifically designed for road racing. Runners love this shoe for shorter or mid-distance runs and races. It is lightweight enough to be used in speed work, but also durable and cushioning enough to take the runner on slightly longer races or training runs. Additionally, since the outsole is designed using a unique Waffle design, the shoe possess a much higher level of traction than other shoes it the same class. This makes this capable of handling groomed trails.
Price
Price

Price

Runners appreciate the affordable price tag that comes with this shoe. While some Nike shoes can certainly be less affordable than others, the Nike Zoom WinFlow 4 is an affordable choice. It gives runners the cushioning and technology features, like the Fly Wire Cables and the Nike Air Zoom midsole and supportive heel unit without the huge price tag. This isn't going to be the least expensive shoe you can purchase, but it is certainly affordable to most runners.
Traction
Traction

Traction

This shoe features a higher level of traction than some others in a similar class. This can be attributed to the rubber outsole and its unique Waffle design. This design is created specifically to grasp onto the ground below the shoe and hold tight. It is sticky and provides added grip. This shoe is designed as a road running shoe but runners commented that it could nicely handle a groomed trail as well.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Nike Zoom line is known for its flexibility features and the Zoom WinFlow 4 is no different. Runners love that this shoe gives them protective cushioning but also works with their natural gait cycle. From the Engineered Mesh and Dynamic Fit of the upper to the flex grooves and waffle design of the outsole, this shoe moves with the foot naturally and doesn't attempt to change the runner's stride.
Stability
Stability

Stability

This is a neutral running shoe. That means that this shoe is not suggested for the runner looking for support with over or under pronation issues or a runner who needs added heel support. This shoe does provide some stability support through the cushioned heel counter, but overall, this shoe is designed as a neutral running shoe for the runner who doesn't need specific help improving their stride.
Drop
Drop

Drop

This shoe features a 10 mm drop, which puts it into more of the traditional category. This is not a shoe for the runner who is looking for a minimalist or zero drop shoe. This shoe is more designed for the runner who appreciated added cushioning, especially in the heel of the foot.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Engineered Mesh upper provides breathability
- Dynamic Fit upper molds to the shape of the foot
- Flywire cables stretch to adapt to the needs of each unique foot
- Nike Are Zoom midsole provides lightweight cushioning
- The cushioned Crash rail along the midsole helps absorb the impact
- Waffle outsole design added superior traction
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Nike Zoom WinFlow 4 is a lightweight running shoe that is perfect for short to mid distance races and training runs. It provides superior cushioning and responsiveness and runners liked it for speed work on the track as well. The upper uses Nike's patented Dynamic Fit Technology that molds to the shape of the foot providing a snug, yet breathable fit. the midsole uses Nike's lightweight Air Zoom midsole foam. The outsole of the shoe features a unique waffle design that helps the shoe latch onto the ground below it and give the runner added traction. This shoe is also under the cost of the average running shoe on the market today and comes in a wide variety of different colors and styles.