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The Best Nike Shoes for Women on Zappos, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about the best shoes for women before — including comfortable shoes for travel and being on your feet all day, shoes for working out and running, and even water shoes — here, we’ve rounded up the best Nike shoes for women, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Zappos.

Best-rated (and least expensive) women’s Nike shoes

Nike Benassi JDI Slide

“This is the perfect price for a quick, summer slip-on slide shoe that’s also cute,” raves one reviewer, and many more are fans of the affordable and stylish sandal. “The minute I put my feet into these shoes I felt like I was walking on a cloud — no joke,” writes a happy reviewer. Another adds, “My feet breathe and are so comfortable in these.” They also come in handy in a variety of situations. One reviewer calls them “great shoes to slip on in a hurry to go to the store or take out the trash. They could even be great after a pedicure or during a day of swimming.” Another says, “I travel a lot so these are perfect airport shoes with some socks so I can slip them off and not touch the nasty ground, and perfect for post-workouts, too.”

Even at the low price point, they’re very durable and supportive. A reviewer who wears them while standing on hardwood floors all day says they “provide adequate arch support and are very comfortable.” One reviewer explains, “although I got mine a little over a year ago and wear them mostly everyday, they still are in such great condition,” and another notes, “they are well made and hold up to regular washing by hand in the sink with a little dish soap.” With hundreds of positive reviews, it’s not surprising that this reviewer declares, “it’s atrocious that not everyone owns these! They’re awesome. Buy them, you won’t regret it”

And now for some micro-picks of every type of women’s Nike shoes you might be looking for.

Best women’s Nike walking shoes

Nike Tanjun

“This sneaker wins in terms of comfort,” writes one reviewer. “The footbed is phenomenal — just as comfy as my beloved Birkenstocks. I can walk for miles in these.” Others tend to agree, like this reviewer who says, “I have tried every shoe recommended for gals on their feet. I have spent hundreds on athletic shoes, walking shoes, clogs, etc. No shoe has ever been as comfortable as the Tanjun.” Reviewers also like that they’re good for travel: “They were easy to slip on and off when going through airport security. They were super-comfortable, lightweight, and great for walking while out sightseeing,” writes a reviewer who purchased them for a trip. And even one reviewer who says, “I have many foot problems, too numerous to bore you with,” calls them the “most comfortable shoes I’ve put on my funky feet in quite a while.”

Best women’s Nike running shoes

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

Beloved among runners for being both lightweight and cushioned, the Pegasus is a favorite of reviewers, as well. “I am an avid runner and have been doing half-marathons in these guys,” writes one reviewer, and another says, “running on these is a dream! There is plenty of cushion and plenty of responsiveness to keep my feet feeling comfortable throughout the duration of a run.” Even those who don’t run are fans, like this reviewer who says, “the style is off the chain!”

Best women’s minimalist Nike running shoes

Nike Free RN 2018

Lots of reviewers noted that these flexible running shoes “require no breaking in” and “are instantly comfortable.” A runner who’s on her “fourth or fifth pair,” says, “these are lightweight, comfortable, and not constraining while still offering sufficient sole protection for road (and gravel) running,” and another similarly says, “the lightweight material and flexibility gives you the support you need without added weight. It’s like walking on a cloud.”

Best women’s Nike running shoes for overpronators

Nike Air Zoom Winflo 5

“I have had a heck of a time finding shoes that work with overpronation,” writes a reviewer. “However, these shoes have changed my life! These shoes feel better than being barefoot. I can walk more than three miles a day without pain at all.” Others looking for a stability shoe (one that prevents the foot from rolling excessively inward which can cause pain and injuries), are just as happy with the Air Zoom Winflo. One reviewer says the “stability feels great and helps with overpronation,” and another writes, “they have the perfect amount of arch support and cushion to walk around all day and are excellent for running. I overpronate and these provided me enough stability without orthotics.”