This shoe is for the individual who is looking for a versatile shoe that can accomplish different goals. They are great for short runs to logging mid-range distances.
They are not for the runner who is looking for a shoe that will help them during those grueling long runs. They work well for runs under 10 miles. I also wouldn’t suggest them for a racing shoe.
This is Nike’s 10th version of the Winflo. I have had the past three models and each year there are great improvements. Just looking at the different versions you can see the significant changes that make the shoe look more expensive like some of Nike’s higher-end shoes.
The Winflo 10 is a balanced neutral daily trainer that wears many hats.
Not only is it a great running shoe for short to mid-distances, but it’s also a gym shoe and a shoe that can be worn around town.
It’s got a stylish look to them that stays true to the Nike brand. You can have a pair of your own for $100.I think the price is fair considering how versatile and well-made they are.
They weigh in at 9.9 oz (men)8.5 oz (women)and has a 10 mm heel to toe offset.
What’s new about the Winflo 10? The biggest change is the revamped toe box. It’s made to provide better a better fit. Another area that has been changed is the collar. There has been extra padding added in all the right areas. Each year Nike upgrades the Winflo nicely.
If you’re interested in a shoe that offers almost the same feel but you don’t want to pay $100, check out the Winflo 9. Both have an incredible pillow-like feel to them.
This is a significant improvement from the Winflo 8. Still a good shoe, but not on the same level as the past two versions. The 10s are now my new favorite.
The Winflo is similar to the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40 except you will pay more but they have a more responsive midsole.
I loved the Winflo 9s, so I was excited to test out the 10s. Opening the box, I noticed right away how Nike just keeps making them look more like the higher-end Nike running shoes. The Winflo 10 is no different. They are looking more like the Pegasus. I guess you could call them a budget Pegasus?
I bought the color: White/Citron Pulse/Vivid Orange/Black. They look great!
Putting them on for the first time I quickly noted how plush the midsole and upper felt. The upper is noticeably different from looking at it but feeling wise they feel similar.
The first run was a 5k at a decent pace. Out of the gate, I could tell that they were not going to cause any problems. There is no need to have a break-in period.
I felt like I didn’t run faster or had an easier run, but they did make for a very comfy run. I have done a variety of workouts in the shoes. The area they shine would be short to midrange runs and just get shoes to wear all day.
I have used them for tempo runs and they do work well but tend to be a tad too cushioned. I prefer a firmer midsole with a quicker toe-off transition.
Nike made the Winflo 10 through their Move to Zero initiative.
Nike states “this product was responsibly designed utilizing recycled materials from post-consumer and/or post-manufactured waste. One of our biggest steps on our journey to zero carbon and zero waste is in choosing our materials because they account for more than 70% of any product’s footprint. By reusing existing plastics, yarns, and textiles, we significantly reduce our emissions. Our goal is to use as much recycled materials as possible without compromising on performance, durability and style.”
The tongue is connected to the inside of the upper and is very padded. Lacing them up, you can pull them secure enough that your foot feels locked down without any other added pressure on top of your foot. An area I see improvement in would be the shoe laces themselves. They are your typical standard shoelace. I did have a few times where they came undone but I just made sure you double-knot them.
Around the heel counter, you’ll see a padded collar that hits the ankle at the perfect spot. I had no problems with irritation and it kept my heel secure. No problems with slipping or rubbing.
They are light and breathable shoes. The upper also dries out fairly quickly if they get wet.
You’ll notice the Nike Air cushioning that runs the full length of the midsole. It also has Cushlon foam. These two combined give you a soft landing with minimal impact. You will also notice how this soft foam works with the Nike Air cushioning to give you a springy pop with each step. I would say it has medium cushioning, where on those shorter runs it’s greatly felt but on distances past 10 miles, they start to lack in their responsiveness.
It’s a very stable shoe that offers fantastic support. Nike states that “the more supportive the shoe, the more stability it can give your natural stride.
A combination of tuned support and intentionally placed cushioning helps you feel secure with every step. The Winflo 10 has neutral support. It gives you balance, whether you’re a heel or forefoot striker.”
The outsole is pretty much the same as the Winflo 9. It’s made from rubber and has a waffle-like pattern that covers the entire bottom of the shoe. It provides reliable traction no matter the condition.
My conclusion of the Nike Winflo 10 is an exciting one. I love this shoe. Each version Nike puts out keeps getting better. If you’re on the market for a budget daily trainer that you can wear for logging miles, or wearing out to lunch with friends, get on the Winflo wagon and purchase a pair.