Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 Review

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Editor’s Conclusion
Nike has made some new and improved updates to the latest Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 that will certainly leave you feeling excited! Modeling a sleeker profile, Nike fanatics can look forward to experiencing a redesigned upper with improved fit and ventilation.

Fans will also be pleased to see the inclusion of a new, larger Air Zoom unit in the shoe’s forefoot, improving the running shoe responsiveness. An increased stack height will also deliver a springier step when running.

So, whether you are a loyal customer of Nike or are considering jumping ship, here are all the things you should know about the newest Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7.   
Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 Review Review Facts
Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Redesigned mesh upper 

Air Zoom Technology

Increased stack height

Slimmer minimalistic design 

Full-length rubber outsole 

Slitted pattern outsole 

Excess foamed midsole 

Cons

Slim fit may not be suitable for wider feet 

Key Features

Updated Mesh Upper

So, what can you expect from the Winflo 7? Well, it has an updated mesh upper that offers improved ventilation and provides a better fit. The mesh features numerous perforations allowing air to flow freely through the shoe. I found that my feet could breathe easily and did not feel sweaty when running.

The mesh material also creates a supportive shape around my foot, keeping it firmly in place. I found that the improved fit and mesh material gave the running shoe a sleeker, more minimalistic design which I liked. However, it is important to be aware that the sleeker and slimmer design may not be suitable for some runners, in particular people with wider feet. 

Air Zoom Technology

The Winflo 7 has a resigned Air Zoom unit that consists of a new larger unit in the forefoot, which accompanies the existing, smaller unit in the heel. The Zoom Air Technology gave me more cushioning underfoot and made the shoe more responsive when running. When I went on a longer run, I noticed that the running shoe was extremely supportive and comfortable.

Outsole

An increased stack height gave the Nike running shoe a noticeable springy feel. The outsole included a slitted pattern, providing the shoe with a better grip. The running shoe also had a squishy feel underfoot due to the excess foam in the shoe’s midsole.

Other features include a full-length rubber outsole that allows a natural flex of the foot. The rubber outsole also provides a good level of shock absorption, protecting my foot from strain or injury. When running, I noticed that the Winflo 7 provided a great amount of grip. The shoe also has a pointed heel and an outwardly curving Achilles’ lip.

Support
 
The Winflo 7 is a very structured and supportive running shoe, because of its improved mesh upper. Its slimmer profile however makes the trainer more suited to narrow feet rather than wider feet. The new, larger Air Zoom unit positioned in the shoe’s forefoot gives the shoe a fantastic level of cushioning and improves the shoe's performance and comfort.

Weight

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 running shoe weighs approximately 10oz, lighter than its predecessor, which weighed 11oz. The Winflo 7 also has a heel drop of 10mm. 

Responsiveness

The Winflo 7 excess foam in the midsole makes it more responsive and springer. When I looked at the running shoe for the first time, I noticed its chunky sole straight away. This excess foam in the midsole also makes the shoe a lot more durable which is fantastic news, when cranking up the miles. 

Who Is It For?

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 running shoe is a perfect shoe for road running. The Winflo 7 is best suited to neutral runners who require a responsive shoe but have a smaller budget to play with. The trainer is suitable to wear on both short and faster runs, due to its fantastic cushioning system.

Compared to Previous Models

When comparing the Winflo 7 to its predecessor, Winflo 6, the designers at Nike have made some fantastic updates to the shoe. One of the biggest improvements has been the breathability of the shoe.

The Winflo 7 has a mesh upper that has plenty of perforations, allowing your foot to breathe easily. Whereas Winflo 6 offered a more basic engineered mesh upper that did not offer much breathability.

When it comes to the Zoom Air units, Winflo 7 has a larger unit in the forefoot with a small unit in the heel whereas Winflo 6, had two smaller units, one in the forefoot and one in the heel.

Other improvements made to the Winflo 7 include a slitted patterned outsole rather than a waffle patterned outsole. Winflo 7 also has excess foam in the shoe's midsole in comparison to its predecessor.

The Winflo 7 is also lighter, weighing 10oz, whereas the Winflo 6, weighed 11oz.

Verdict

Overall, if you want a neutral running shoe that is breathable and responsive, I recommend the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7.

Featuring lots of perforations, the mesh upper kept my feet well ventilated. The upper also supported my feet, keeping them firmly in place. The new larger Air Zoom unit in the forefoot made the shoe more responsive.

However, if you have wider feet, these slimmer, sleeker running shoes may not be the best option for you.

So, if you a loyal customer of Nike and have a limited budget but want a reliable running shoe that offers a good amount of cushioning and is extremely breathable, the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 7 is a great option for you!