Despite being one of the simplest silhouettes in Nike’s often over-engineered stable of shoes, the Roshe Run (which has since been renamed as Roshe One) has emerged as the brand’s most successful sneaker in the 21st century. It’s not a surprise, since the darn thing looks good, wears comfortably, and comes priced affordably. Now, it’s time to see whether the Swoosh can recreate that winning formula with the Nike Roshe Two.
A direct successor to the Roshe Run, the new silhouette is built for all-day casual wear just like its predecessor. As such, it doesn’t prioritize technical elements that other sneakers build their foundations on (it won’t perform as well during runs as a dedicated training shoe), choosing instead to optimize every element for wearing with utter comfort.
The Nike Roshe Two is cut in a minimalist upper that acts as a “protective glove for your feet,” conforming to your extremities’ dimensions rather than the other way around, all while providing stretch and breathability to serve you all day regardless of the weather. It pairs that with lofted groves to add some flexibility, along with a supplemental foam layer for much-needed cushioning. To ensure underfoot comfort, it comes with a dual-density memory foam insole, a tri-fusion IU midsole that delivers targeted compression, and a cored outsole for improved flexibility. That same outsole, by the way, comes with higher surface density better impact protection.
No pricing has been announced, but the Nike Roshe Two will hit stores starting August 25.