Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 Review: First Impressions

If you love the Nike brand and you are looking for a great running shoe under $100, Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 is your best option. This running shoe is the most affordable and has previous models also admired by experts for their being reasonably priced.

But runners don’t recommend this shoe for just affordability. The Winflo 7 has no compromise in technology that can push you farther as you run. Although it might not have the premium feel of the top running shoes twice its price.

Nike Winflo 7 has mixed reviews in terms of support type. And if you look at the product details in the Nike website, you’ll not see any clues if it’s for neutral runners or overpronators. There are sources that say it’s a neutral running shoe while others say it’s a stability shoe.

But this running shoe has an obvious arch support, contoured footbed, and a little rigid in the midfoot area compared to other neutral running shoes. Do you want to know what we think about the Winflo 7? It’s a neutral running shoe with stabilizing features. This shoe has plenty of heel cushioning but is just regular in the front of the foot, which is a distinctive quality of a neutral running shoe.

Key features:

  • Mesh details throughout the upper, which helps promote airflow with every step.
  • An Air Zoom unit in the heel and forefoot, which tunes the shoe for speed and provides cushioning where you need it.
  • More foam, which offers a springier feel and is responsive and durable.
  • Heel counter, which helps secure your foot.

How Does Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 Feel on Your Feet?

Nike Winflo 7 has a super comfy heel cushioning. Heel strikers may benefit from it, as well as those who have heel problems. This shoe now offers more foam so it feels springier and more responsive than its predecessor. It can fit a wider foot size but people who have bunions may struggle with the toe box that is not so roomy.

This shoe has a heel counter, which helps your foot feel secure by locking your ankle and controlling your foot’s pronation. It is flexible in the forefoot area, which gives your toes freedom of movement when pushing off to complete your step. Although it feels like it only has a regular cushioning in the forefoot.

Having said that, the Winflo 7 can be a concern for those who have issues with their forefoot such as Morton’s neuroma, metatarsalgia, bunions, etc. But it may work for people with hammer toes because the sole is firm in the forefoot and the upper material is soft.

Most helpful consumer reviews:

I am very particular about how a shoe feels. These are perfect! They make me feel energized after working all day in them. The cushion in the step is awesome!

These are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned! I bought them to wear at work. I stand all day and my feet never hurt!

How Does Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 Perform When Used for Walking?

We want to make sure that this running shoe also works well with any walking activities since there’ll be consumers who will use it for walking only, as well as standing for long periods at work.

After using it for walking around town for 3 days in a row (with at least 5 hours of walking and standing each day), we were satisfied with how it sustained its cushioning and support throughout the whole time. And it gives an impression that the shoe is quite durable and could give a prolonged support for the longer runs.

It’s time for the test run…

We are now ready to test Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 on its natural design – road running. Right now, we are confident that this running shoe will not disappoint. And hope that its materials will live up to its topmost durability. We’ll be back after the test run to give feedback on shoe performance, support, comfort, and durability.

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