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Running trainers: the power of movement
Our journey began in 1971 when we launched our first ever running shoe. We haven't stopped innovating since. Today, we're proud to help runners everywhere chase down their dreams—with innovative footwear that's made to support you through every stride and every mile. From durable road trainers to grippy, water-resistant pairs for challenging trail runs, our running shoes are built to go the distance with you.
Support from the ground up
Great sporting footwear begins with the right outsole, and our running trainers are no exception. You'll find generative traction patterns that provide unmatched grip across wet, slippery or uneven terrain. Do most of your training on hard surfaces? Choose light but durable rubber outsoles that are made to stand up to the demands of concrete and tarmac, as well as wraparound toes for extra protection from scuffs. Look out for designs with a distinct rocker shape that allow for a smooth, natural motion throughout your foot—reducing the impact on your joints over time.
Because running can be tough on your joints and muscles, we make our runners' shoes with engineered inner soles that soak up the impact of each step. Spongy, responsive foam provides cushioning in high-impact areas, so you can move with confidence and push yourself to your limits. If you like a springy, propulsive feel, check out Zoom Air units and ZoomX foam that deliver matchless energy return—powering you forward to your best-ever performance.
Lightweight uppers to set you free
Your footwear should never hold you back—that's why we design our running shoes with light, flexible materials that ensure maximum comfort. Stretchy weaves move with you while keeping their shape, and breathable fibres help you stay fresh and focused for longer. You'll also find a choice of collar styles—from low-profile pairs for ultimate freedom of movement to wrap-around options that give added support at the ankle. Heading out in rainy or snowy conditions? Choose all-weather running shoes made with water-resistant GORE-TEX technology. It'll keep your feet dry and protected as you pound out the miles.
Small details, big differences
Great sporting performance comes down to fine margins, so it's no surprise that our running trainers are designed with supreme attention to detail. Like strategically placed cleats in the outsoles, which reduce overall weight and provide more natural movement from toe-off to landing. Or stretch lace fastenings that give you the secure fit you need with extra freedom to move. Look out for designs with inner wrap-around sleeves for a sock-like feel, and practical pull loops so your footwear is easier to put on and take off.
Safeguarding our future
It's never been more important to protect the health of our planet. That's why we created Nike's Move to Zero programme. Our goal is simple: to take our company to net-zero carbon emissions and net-zero waste. As part of this commitment, we've been making all of our Nike Air soles at our Oregon and Missouri facilities with at least 25% recycled manufacturing waste since 2008. We haven't reached our target yet, but we're on our way. Ready to join us? Choose runners' shoes with the Sustainable Materials tag.