The upper of the Nike Zoom Air Low is made from engineered mesh, a move away form the Flyknit the hi top version featured. Nevertheless, it adds some support much needed for the low top runner, while being highly breathable and deliver a glove-like fit. In addition, Flywire support for the laces helps to enhance lockdown, wrapping the shoe securely onto the feet, and there is also a partial mesh layer lining that helps to reinforce comfort as you move.
During this Nike Zoom All Out low review it felt pretty flexible and comfortable on my feet, whether I was taking a slow jog or working out. These main features are what I feel many will appreciate about the Zoom All Out Low, as well as the extra support offered by the heel counter to improve stability.
As mentioned, the Nike Zoom All Out Low shoe comes with a visible Zoom Air unit, which runs three-quarters its length. Looks aside, it does give you that true ‘walking on air feeling and responsiveness that the Nike Air Zoom products are known for. However, the feeling is enhanced due to the use of cushy Cushlon foam in the midsole, as well as the ribbed rubber crash rail running around the sides that help to promote foot flexibility. Underneath all that is a durable, waffle-tread rubber outsole that provides great traction and shock absorbance.
This combination of technologies in the sole unit makes up for a steady ride, feeling like walking on bubbles. Some runners might find it as a strange feeling, as the sole is low and a bit on the stiff side. It is the reason why many might enjoy it as an all day sneaker rather than a running shoe. It does feel great even after long hours of standing or walking around. As far as running goes, I appreciated the noticeable responsiveness while running on the track or asphalt. I didn’t have any problems with slippage on damp or wet surfaces. This sneaker also makes up for a decent training shoe, offering great support when sudden moves are made, a characteristic of the Zoom technology.
To conclude my Nike Zoom All Out Low review, this is a running shoe built for those who want to stay active and remain comfortable while at it. But its multiple colorways and unique design also make it great for those who want it for its looks. I used it for both, easily pairing it with jeans and t-shirt, as well as running gear.
I will conclude by saying that the Zoom All Out Low is near-perfect for basic running, exercising and just looking good, but will show flaws when put to the test for performance running. Hopefully this gets better as Nike continues to build on the great reputation laid down by the original.