Updated June 17, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Nike Shoes For Men

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Seemingly overnight — and with a lot of help from some basketball player named Mike — Nike went from just another shoe company to the biggest name in the business. Today, they make more than just footwear for the court, as men can find options suitable for running, hiking, lifting, and everything in between. You can even find shoes that are perfect for those days when you just don't want to do it. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best nike shoe for men on Amazon.

10. Zoom Pegasus 35

9. SB Check Solarsoft

8. Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5

7. Air Huarache

6. Max Torch 4

5. Lebron 17

4. Air Max LTD 3

3. Lunar Fingertrap

2. Lebron Soldier XIII

1. Air Force 1

Special Honors

StockX Exchange This third-party website offers a huge variety of new, old, and collector's sneakers from a large number of brands. It's particularly stocked with shoes Nike and Jordan and is a good place to find some of the rarest models on the market. stockx.com

Nike If you want a look at the leading edge of the sneaker business, you might consider going straight to the source. This is where you'll find all the newest releases, preordering for unreleased models, and quite a few older models that have been manufactured for years. nike.com

Editor's Notes

June 15, 2020:

Nike has always been one of the most popular brands in the world, and while their initial popularity came about largely because of basketball shoes, they make all different types today, and they generally do a very good job. The Air Force 1 are a 2007 re-release of one of the company's highly popular 1982 flagship, while the Lebron Soldier XIII represent some of the flashiest and most well-known modern releases. The Air Max LTD 3 have a similarly iconic style but are more comfortable for many wearers thanks to their low-top design. If you're looking for a good-looking, standout shoe that's not terribly flashy, a the Lebron 17 would be a good choice.

They're also increasingly well known for their running shoes, and of those, the Zoom Pegasus 35 are some of the most popular and offer quite a bit of support. The Max Torch 4 are decidedly more minimalist, with a low-cut profile and wide toe box that's great for long distances. Neither is anywhere near as minimalist as the Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5, which are some of the nicest trail runners you can buy. The Air Huarache are pretty flashy and also built to fit each person's foot individually, along with an above-average amount of ventilation.

If you don't need something quite as light as a running shoe, the Lunar Fingertrap are worth a look in part because of their woven uppers, durable construction, and versatile design. The SB Check Solarsoft, on the other hand, are on the opposite end of the spectrum from high-end athletic shoes, as they're an understated yet high-quality pair of skateboard kicks.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 17, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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