The upper of this sneaker boot is made of a mix of synthetic and genuine smooth leather coated with water-repelling layer for protection in any weather conditions. What I noticed during the Nike Rhyodomo review is that the aerodynamic shape of the boots and the solid but not rigid upper materials also make it a good choice for casual hiking, not just for city walks. The interior feature a thin layer of synthetic padding for optimal temperature, whether is freezing cold or not. I like the shape of the heel area in an angle which not only gives it a modern look but also add to its utility, with the back ridges making it easier to take them off with your opposite toe. Around the heel there is plenty of padding , enough to hug the foot and stop dirt or pebbles from going in or warmth to come out. As you'd expect from a boot they have four metal lace clasps on each boot and a sewn in padded tongue that is meant to stay in place and not slide to the side and keep any humidity from going in. These do vey well in wet conditions, whether you're in rain , slush, sleet or snow. The Nike Swoosh logo sits discrete in its place on the side, leaving the stitched overlays and the stylish midsole steal the show.
The sole unit of the Nike Rhyodomo stands out with its modern shape that fits perfectly with the upper silhouette. While Nike did not slap the ACG logo on these , they are nothing less than all weather conditions ready. The brand did not relay on any of their classic cushion technologies for this style but rather used classic rubber materials of different density shaped in a distinct, modern way. The rubber material the outsole is made of does very well on wet, frozen surfaces as well as dry ones. The large lugs on the outsole add some serious traction on these while still being flexible. The insole is not removable and it adds to the cushion offered by the rubber outsole.
To conclude this Nike Rhyodomo review , this is a sneaker boot for those looking for a stylish alternative for their winter footwear lineup. They are great for every day, all day wear which makes them a nice option for work boots. They have a nice balance of looks and utility with a refined design and durability. The all black version is the most popular for these but several others definitely are worth a look. For Timberland fans there is a wheat version, as well as a brown and olive colorway.