Nike Pre-Love O.X Review

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Nike has been making great quality athletic shoes for quite some time now, always finding the next best way to help you achieve your goals. The Nike Pre-Love O.X racer is just one more in their long line of great products that they offer. They feature you phenomenal underfoot cushioning for an amazingly responsive ride that any runner can appreciate. The sneakers have a breathable lining to help make sure that your feet are going to stay both cool and dry for the duration of your run, promoting a healthier in-shoe environment. Not only do they feel great on your feet but they also look fantastic just about anywhere you go. They are available in a couple of different colors so you are sure to find something that is going to best suit your style and personality. Whether you are looking for something to run in or simply a pair of casual or work sneakers, this product will suit your needs quite well. They do have a moderate price tag, but that combined with the fantastic durability makes them a great investment. Customers were very happy with these sneakers and stated that they would recommend them to friends, family, and fellow runners. They are going to be a fantastic addition to anyone’s gym bag or sneaker collection.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Amazingly comfortable
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Fun color options
  • Great design
  • Responsive ride
  • Fits true-to-size
  • Breathable mesh collar
  • Supportive and flexible
Cons
  • Moderate price tag
  • Not a stability sneaker
  • Not available in wide width
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these sneakers is made out of a rubber compound that is designed to last. You should not have to worry about them wearing down too quickly while you are out on a run or a walk, allowing them to stay part of your sneaker collection for quite some time.

In addition to the sticky rubber, these shoes have an aggressive waffle pattern that is common in a lot of Nike's sneakers. This waffle design has been a staple for Nike since the early 70s when they used their waffle iron from their kitchen to create the first waffle tread pattern. There is a reason that they still use this pattern today, and that is because it works. You will get an amazing amount of traction while you are out and about with these on your feet, helping to make sure that you will not slip and fall because your sneakers could not hold their grip.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Nike Pre-Love O.X running shoes is made out of Injected Phylon (IP) foam to give you amazing cushioning when hitting the track. The soles are made with EVA foam pellets that are compressed, expanded by heat, and then cooled inside of a mold. The EVA is then injected into a mold and then once it is cooled enough the open the mold and the sole springs to life. This may not seem like a big deal, but in fact, it kind of is. When creating the midsole like this you can use just the right amount of foam for the task at hand without having any waste as you might find with other techniques.

The fact that these Nike's use an IP injected midsole means that they will give you a better bounce for that nice spring in your step that many runners can appreciate. This also means that the sneakers are going to have a good deal of underfoot cushioning to keep you comfortable. Additionally, this type of midsole is designed to help keep the weight down on the shoes so they will not hold you back while you are on the go.
Upper

Upper

The uppers of the Nike Pre-Love O.X sneakers are made out of a mixture of both suede and durable nylon to help make sure that they will not tear or rip on your while you are out and about. They feature a rubber toe tip for extra durability.

These racers have a mesh collar that ensures they are well ventilated. You want to make sure that what you choose to run in is going to be breathable so you can help keep your feet both cool and dry, especially if you are out on a warmer day or you are heading out for longer distances. If the air can get into your foot chamber then you can keep your feet cool but it will also help allow any sweat from your feet to evaporate more quickly and leave your shoe, keeping you dry and promoting a healthy environment for your feet.
Weight

Weight

When it comes to your footwear of choice, especially something that you are going to be racing or running in, you want to make sure that you find something that is going to be as light as possible. You do not want to feel like you are being held back or slowed down because you have too much unnecessary and extra weight attached to your feet. You are not going to have to worry about that with this product, they are designed to keep the weight off of them. From the upper to the outsole, everything is made out of lightweight materials with no unnecessary add-ons. Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of information on what the exact weight of the sneakers are, but customers agree that they feel great and will not slow them down on race day.
Support

Support

Support is super important when it comes to your running shoes. You want to make sure that your feet are going to be locked in safe and secure. These sneakers offer you a decent amount of support to help keep you locked into your shoes. As long as you get the proper fitting shoe you are not going to have to worry about your feet slipping and sliding inside of your shoes while you are on the go which can potentially cause you to fall and injure yourself or someone else. The traditional lace-up closure helps secure your feet inside your shoe so you will not have to worry about your sliding out of them when you take a step.

When it comes to arch support, these sneakers are going to offer you a decent amount. The cushioned midsole offers a decent amount of padding under your arches to give you the support you need where you need.
Style

Style

Customers seem to really like the look and design of these great sneakers. The style was inspired by US Olympian, Steve Prefontaine, who was the prized pupil of Nike's co-founder Bill Bowerman. These sneakers have a very visible waffle treat pattern on the shoes, a rounded toe, traditional lacing system, and a rubber toe tip. Finishing off the look is an oversized Swoosh on the side.

These shoes come in a couple of different color options so you can try to find something that is going to best your style and personality. They are available in black and summit white; black, white and white; smokey mauve and black; plum dust, white, and plum chalk; true berry, white, blue void, dark citron, and black; and the fan favorite white with a holographic Swoosh logo. No matter what colorway you decide to go with you will look great in these sneakers.

Even though these are running shoes you are not limited to the track while wearing them. They make for a very good looking casual shoe as well that will fit right in almost anywhere. Whether you want something to wear to your job where you will be on your feet all day or you simply want something to wear while running errands these shoes are going to be the perfect fit.
Fit

Fit

They way your shoes fit is important to your comfort level and the amount of support you will receive. You want this product to fit your feet snuggly so you will not have to worry about your feet sliding or wobbling around inside the shoe. At the same time, you want to make sure that they are not too tight that they are squishing your toes causing you discomfort or pain.

Customers have stated that the Nike Pre-Love O.X running shoes are running true to size so that should help take some of the guesswork out of deciding what you should order. If you are unsure then it is recommended that you check out a sizing chart, just to make sure. It is better to get the correct size the first time than receive an ill-fitting shoe and have to deal with the hassle of exchanging it.
Durability

Durability

When you are in the market for a pair of running shoes you should keep in mind that you are making an investment and as such you might end up spending a little more money than you initially wanted to, but if you get something that is going to last then it saves you money in the long run. As long as you find something that is durable than you will not have to spend that money again to replace the shoes for quite a while.

That being said, the Nike Pre-Love O.X racers are not overly expensive. They are not the cheapest on the market, but they do have a more affordable price tag than some others. They are also designed to be extremely durable. Customers have had no problem with them suffering from premature wear and tear making them a pretty decent investment. Reviewers believe that they got their monies worth out of these sneakers.
Comfort

Comfort

When in the market for a pair of racers you are going to want to try to find something that is going to be comfortable. Chances are you are going to be wearing them for longer runs and be on your feet for quite a while. You want to have something that will keep your feet happy and cozy and these ones will do that.

Customers have stated that they believe these sneakers offer them exceptional comfort while they are on the go. Most of this comes from the amazing underfoot experience they receive thanks to the IP foam midsole that provides extra cushioning for a soft and bouncy ride. They also have a fabric lining inside of the foot chamber to help prevent any irritating rubber or chafing that could cause blisters while you run. Overall, reviewers love the high comfort level you get from them.
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

When it comes to a running shoe you are going to want to find something that is going to give you that nice little spring in your step that gives you a high energy return with each step that you take. That is something that you will absolutely get with these racers. Thanks to the IP foam midsole you will get a responsive ride. This basically means that as you take a step your feet will sink down into the cushioning of your sneakers then it will quickly and efficiently try to bounce back into its original shape, propelling you forward into your next step. This is going to save you a little bit of energy with each of the steps that you can then use to help you run just a little bit faster and longer, giving you that edge you need on race day.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a great fitting and super comfortable pair of running shoes for your next race then you have come to the right place. These racers offer superior comfort in the form of an Injected Phylon midsole to give you a nice bouncy feel for a highly responsive ride. The not only feel great but they look great too. Whether heading to work, running errands, or hitting the track, there is sure to be a pair that will suit your needs. Having a moderate price tag and high durability makes them a great investment, making these sneakers a great addition to anyone's sneaker collection.