I picked up a pair of Nike Roshe Runs about a month ago. I was always reluctant to purchase a pair of Nike running shoes, given how common and expensive they are. The Roshe, however, was reasonably priced and had a unique and unusual design. After years of wearing flat-soled trainers (such as Converse) I wanted a pair of extremely comfortable everyday shoes, and I’ve definitely found them.
Roshe Run has a mesh upper, which is thin and breathable. It’s also worth noting that these shoes can be worn in the wet - your feet will be soaked but they won’t change shape or disintegrate. They’re extremely grippy even in the slipperiest of conditions. I love how thin and minimal they feel on the foot.
Roshes feature a thick sole - which is made of a very squidgy rubber, making them feel very bouncy. I’m the type of person who crashes down on my heels a fair bit when walking quickly (I know, I know), and these shoes have removed the pain that results from that type of walking. My only complaint with the heel design is that they put pressure on the front portion of your foot, just behind your toes. This means that if you’re standing still for a long period of time, the front part of your foot can get a little achey.
The mesh upper means that there’s no layer of material inside at all; this means that your feet are resting directly on the mesh layer. Wearing these shoes in very cold weather probably isn’t the best idea, unless you wear enormous insulating socks.
I don’t run, but the Roshes have performed excellently simply as a walking shoe. They are comfortable enough to wear all day, in varying weather conditions. They have great grip, and a comfortable, soft sole, and are soft enough on the inside to wear without socks if you’re wearing them in very hot weather. They also have a relatively subtle, clean design - a breath of fresh air as most running trainers are hideous.
Roshe Run is available in a huge range of colours, at various stores for around £70.