Best Nike Walking Shoes for 2018

Nike walking shoes are no longer available. They offer a good selection of "lifestyle" shoes, but in my opinion, those are very different than walking shoes. Many of the "lifestyle" designs are more fashion based instead of athletic based.

If you have your heart set on a Nike walking shoe, it is most likely OK to choose a running shoe instead. Although walking shoes are built with extra cushioning in the heel to cushion a walker's foot strike and a wider toe box than a running shoe, running shoes are usually more cushioned all around and are more flexible as well.

I am a fitness walker but I wear a running shoe for a few reasons. First, I like to sprinkle in a little bit of jogging during my walks and it is much easier to walk in a running shoe than it is to jog in a walking shoe because running shoes are more flexible. Second, I have very narrow feet and running shoes offer a better selection of narrow widths.

In fact, Nike walking shoes don't come in a variety of widths. If you have narrow feet, I'd recommend having a look at New Balance walking shoes or Asics walking shoes, which is what I wear for my narrow feet.

If you feel that your toes are squished in your current shoe, then a walking shoe is probably better for you because they have wider toe boxes than running shoes.

Luckily, there are other athletic brands still making great walking shoes. You can find my recommendations for men's walking shoes here and women's walking shoes here.

What is more important than whether the shoe is designed for running or walking is finding the right shoe type for your feet. The best pair for you is the pair that fits your feet and feels most comfortable. To find out how to determine the best pair for you, have a look at this great article on the best walking shoes.

Below you’ll find a description of each Nike Running Shoe. I’ve also read through all of the user reviews to determine which style appeals to fitness walkers of every level. This will help you determine the pair that is best for your feet and your needs.

Below, you'll find some of Nike's most popular running shoes.


Women's Nike Walking  Shoes

Nike Walking shoes Are no longer available below you'll find nike's best running shoes

Nike Run Swift (Cool Grey/Hyper Pink/Dark Grey/Black) Women's Running Shoes

- The Nike Run Swift are lightweight and comfortable. They are perfect for those with a neutral foot. The price is great on these sneakers and they come in fun color combinations, too.

Nike - Air Max Motion Lightweight LW (Black/White) Women's Shoes

- The Nike Air Max Motion Lightweight is lightweight and flexible with plenty of breathability to keep your feet dry. They have good traction control, too.  Perfect for: a neutral foot type. There are more than one hundred great reviews on this sneaker. Women love how comfortable they are and they fit great as well.

Nike - LunarGlide 9 (Hot Punch/Noble Red/Arctic Pink/White) Women's Running Shoes

- The Nike Lunarglide 9 offer a lot of cushioning and comfort as well as support for your overpronation. Perfect for: Stability foot type.

Nike - Air Zoom Winflo 4 (Black/Metallic Silver/Cool Grey) Women's Running Shoes

- The Nike Zoom Winflo 4 has plenty of cushioning and shock absorption to keep your feet comfortable. It's made from breathable materials to keep your feet dry. They've been described as "walking on a cloud". Perfect for: Stability, overpronation foot type.

Nike - Downshifter 7 (Vast Grey/Sunset Pulse/Atmosphere Grey) Women's Running Shoes

- The Nike Downshifter 7 is on the 2018 Best Nike Walking Shoes List because they are lightweight and stylish and women love them! Perfect for: Neutral foot type.


Men's Nike Walking Shoes

Nike Walking shoes for men no longer available. below you'll find nike's best running shoes

Nike - LunarGlide 9 (Medium Olive/Dark Stucco/Black) Men's Running Shoes

- The Nike Lunarglide 9 are lightweight and comfortable. The mesh material will help keep your feet dry.  Recommended foot type: Stability (overpronation)

Nike - Downshifter 7 (Black/Metallic Hematite/Anthracite) Men's Running Shoes

- The Nike DownShifter 7 is new to my Best Nike Walking Shoes list. I am really impressed with all of the positive reviews written about this sneaker. It is lightweight and has a plush, padded tongue and collar for a comfortable fit. The mesh materials will help keep your feet dry. Recommended foot type: Neutral (underpronation)

Nike Run Swift (Black/White/Dark Grey) Men's Running Shoes

- The Nike Run Swift is a sharp-looking sneaker offered at a great price. It is made with mesh materials to keep your feet dry and a padded interior for extra comfort. Recommended foot type: Neutral, underpronation.

Nike - Zoom Winflo 4 (Glacier Grey/Black/Anthracite/White) Men's Running Shoes

- The Nike Zoom Winflo 4 are breathable and padded to keep your feet dry and comfortable. They have a durable rubble outsole and waffle-tread pattern which provides good shock absorption. Recommended foot type: Stability

Nike - Air Zoom Pegasus 33 (Loyal Blue/Black/Ghost Green/White) Men's Running Shoes

- The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus is light, flexible and offers plenty of cushioning for your comfort. This is a sharp looking shoe, with many nice color combinations available. Recommended foot type: Neutral


I was very disappointed to find virtually no Nike walking shoes.  They seem to have stopped making this line of athletic sneakers.

However, their running shoes are made with top notch materials to keep your feet dry and comfortable. They are a great choice for fitness walkers who also like to incorporate some jogging into their workouts.

Please view my list of Best Rated Walking Shoes that includes walking shoes from many different brands. You'll find a lot of great options in every color, price and style.

Don’t miss this helpful article on how to pick the most comfortable shoes. It offers great tips for how to determine which shoe you are going to be most happy with.

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