Nike React Miler 2 Shield

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Nike React Miler 2 Shield: Review

β€œA weatherproof daily running shoe from Nike.”

Overview


The Nike React Miler 2 Shield is a versatile running shoe designed to tackle various weather conditions, including rain and wet surfaces. This shoe features a water-repellent upper to keep your feet dry and comfortable during your runs. It incorporates Nike's React cushioning technology in the midsole, providing a responsive and cushioned ride for long-distance runs. Additionally, the shoe offers excellent traction on wet surfaces, making it an ideal choice for runners who need reliable performance in less-than-ideal weather conditions.

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Verdict

The consensus on the Nike React Miler 2 Shield


The Nike React Miler 2 Shield performs very well as a comfortable and weatherproof daily trainer. The React foam provides a smooth and propulsive ride. The weatherproof upper keeps feet dry. Excellent for rainy runs.

Updates to Nike React Miler 2 Shield


The Nike React Miler 2 Shield updates the regular Nike React Miler 2 with a waterproof upper and grippy outsole for winter running.

Nike React Miler 2 Shield: Base model


The Nike React Miler 2 Shield is a special weatherized version of the Nike React Miler 2 neutral daily trainer. It has an upper and outsole optimized for wet conditions.

Comparable Shoes


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The Nike Winflo 8 Shield is a more affordable weatherproof option from Nike but lacks the React foam cushioning.

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The Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 also uses React foam but has a more breathable upper.

4 Nike React Miler 2 Shield Pros & Cons


2 Pros

Very comfortable React foam cushioning
Keeps feet dry in wet conditions

2 Cons

Expensive compared to other daily trainers
Not very breathable

In Depth


Upper

The Shield upper on the Nike React Miler 2 Shield uses a synthetic, water-repellent material to keep the feet dry in wet conditions while running.

Outsole

The Stormtread rubber outsole pattern provides grip on slick surfaces. However, the lugs can get clogged with mud.

Comfort

Reviewers praise the plush feel and padding around the heel and tongue that provides all-day comfort.

Who should buy the Nike React Miler 2 Shield?


The Nike React Miler 2 Shield is ideal for runners seeking a cushioned, weatherproof daily trainer for rainy day runs.

Who should not buy the Nike React Miler 2 Shield?


The Nike React Miler 2 Shield may not be the best choice for those on a tight budget. Also not ideal for runners wanting maximum breathability.

Nike React Miler 2 Shield: What's it good for?


The Nike React Miler 2 Shield is a good shoe for daily runs and walking in wet weather and winter conditions.

2 Nike React Miler 2 Shield FAQs


Is the Nike React Miler 2 Shield waterproof?

Yes, the synthetic upper material is water-repellent to keep feet dry.

How does the Nike React Miler 2 Shield compare to the regular version?

It has the same React foam midsole but adds weatherproofing features like the water-repellent upper and grippy outsole.

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Nike React Miler 2 Shield characteristics and specifications

Specificationsvs Average
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2 Shield
Released
Mar 2023
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320 g
Heel to toe drop
10 mm
Heel
33 mm
Forefoot
23 mm

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