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The Best Women’s Nike Shoes for Style & Comfort

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It’s no secret that Nike is one of the biggest names in sports.

With athlete endorsements, celebrity partnerships and countless collaborations under its belt, the Swoosh boasts a wide range of performance-driven styles for running, basketball and other sports, as well as classic lifestyle silhouettes such as the Blazer, Air Force 1, Air Maxes and Cortez styles. There’s even an Air Max Day dedicated to the beloved sneakers.

Outside of its sport and lifestyle silhouettes, Nike is also leading the pack with its innovative designs for healthcare workers and people with disabilities. The brand’s Air Pulse Zoom Sneakers are specially designed to keep doctors and nurses comfortable while working long hours on their feet. Earlier this year, Nike’s Go Flyease debuted as the brand’s first hands-free sneaker, featuring a Bi-stable Hinge in the midsole to keep the silhouette securely open when it’s ready to be worn and the sneaker secured to the wearer’s foot when in use. The tech-forward style will be available for purchase in April.

Since the brand’s selection of footwear is seemingly endless, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite women’s shoes from the sportswear giant to simplify your shopping experience. Our picks deliver an ideal blend of comfort, style and performance, so you can get the most wear out of them. From low tops to high tops, skate styles and even sandals, there should be something for everyone here. Keep reading to check out each pair and shop them all ahead.

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage

Delivering a timeless design, Nike’s Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage features a crisp leather upper that gets more supple with wear with hits of suede and bold retro branding. Exposed foam on the tongue and a special midsole treatment drive home the throwback look. The style is available in various colorway options.

Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage, Best Women's Nike Shoes
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Nike Air Max 90

A beloved shoe courtesy of famous sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s Air Max 90 comes in endless variations and provides top-tier comfort thanks to an Air Max unit and plush padded collar. It also features a heritage rubber Waffle outsole for added traction and durability.

Nike Air Max 90, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Classic Cortez

Another iconic retro silhouette, Nike’s Classic Cortez will instantly add an old-school vibe to any look. The low-top shoe is dressed in smooth leather with synthetic leather elements for enhanced durability and boasts a foam-cushioned midsole to soften your stride.

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Nike Air Max 95 Premium

For something bolder, you can’t go wrong with the Nike Air Max 95 Premium. The human body-inspired lines along the upper offer an eye-catching look as Max Air units in the heel and forefoot deliver lightweight cushioning. And a foam-cushioned midsole with flex grooves makes them even more comfortable. The highly sought-after sneaker also comes in more minimalist iterations, too, if your tastes are simpler.

Nike Air Max 95 Premium, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Owaysis Sandal

While the athletic giant is known for its running shoes and lifestyle silhouettes, Nike also makes some great sandals. Case in point: The sporty Nike Owaysis. Crafted specifically for women’s feet, the style features an airy design with soft straps and dual-density foam combined with flex grooves for exceptional comfort. It has an adjustable heel strap for easy entry and making micro-adjustments.

Nike Owaysis sandal, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

Made for running, Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus 37 is designed with light, springy React foam cushioning that will last and a strategically-placed “airbag” in the forefoot providing added responsiveness. Meanwhile, the engineered mesh upper is crafted to offer breathability and structural support. It’s available in extended widths for wider feet.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Daybreak

Released in ’79, Nike’s Daybreak sneaker fuses a nylon upper with suede and synthetic leather overlays to a lightweight foam midsole set on a durable rubber waffle outsole for optimized traction. The enduring silhouette evoking classic ’80s style comes in a variety of colorways.

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Nike Air Max Viva

Nike’s Air Max Viva features an innovative lacing system that uses two separate laces constructed from heavy-duty tech chord to help you achieve a perfect fit. The mixed material upper is equipped with a padded collar that sculpts your ankle, while Max Air cushioning and soft, flexible foam underfoot elevate comfort.

Nike Air Max Viva, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Air Force 1 ’07

Since its debut, there have been countless takes on the ultra-popular AF1. But the Nike Air Force 1 ’07 keeps things simple. The clean, low-cut style has a crisp all-white leather upper with perforations on the toe and lightweight Nike Air cushioning for ultimate comfort.

Nike Air Force 1 '07, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3

Nike’s Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 is designed with a couture-inspired textured upper that’s breathable and stretchy.  Contoured cushioning and innovative VaporMax Air technology are made to lend a supremely lightweight, bouncy feel as you go about your day.

Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3, best women's nike shoes
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Nike SB Charge Slip

Although created for skating, Nike’s SB Charge Slip is well-equipped for a range of other activities, from running errands to exploring new cities. The stylish and flexible design is made of breathable canvas that can take a beating and features a soft, cushy foam sockliner.

Nike SB Charge Slip, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Court Royale 2

These classic Nike Court Royale 2 sneakers were designed for the tennis court in the ’70s. The simple, low-profile silhouette offers amazing versatility and comfort with a crisp leather upper and plush insoles.

 

Nike Court Royale 2, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Air Max 97

This pair is another iconic shoe that will complement a plethora of different looks. The ever-iconic Nike Air Max 97 features water-ripple lines, reflective piping and full-length Max Air cushioning for comfort and style. The famous design sits on a rubber outsole with a modified Waffle pattern for reliable traction and durability.

Nike Air Max 97, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Bella Kai 2 Leather

Wear these cushy leather sandals out for lunch or a trek on the boardwalk. Featuring a women’s specific design, Nike’s Bella Kai 2 Leather includes a woven strap, supersoft dual-density foam cushioning and outsoles with a tread pattern for enhanced grip.

Nike Bella Kai 2 Leather, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Air Zoom Pulse

Uniquely, Nike’s Air Zoom Pulse was built for and tested by nurses. The lace-free slip-on sneakers feature a durable, water-resistant upper that’s easy to clean and soft foam cushioning with a Nike Zoom Air unit under the heel to keep you light on your feet during long shifts. They also offer dependable traction on wet and dry surfaces.

Nike Air Zoom Pulse, best women's nike shoes
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 Nike Air Max Up

Available in a wide range of colorways, Nike’s Air Max Up features a cool double Swoosh design and a more dynamic Air unit made specifically for a woman’s foot. The unit is framed with TPU accents for lightweight support and durability. Moreover, foam cushioned midsoles and breathable perforations on the sides enhance comfort.

Nike Air Max Up, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Victori One

Who can resist some great pool slides that slip on with unmatched ease? You can wear them with or without socks, and Nike’s Victori One has a contoured footbed that cradles and supports the foot. The grip pattern also helps keep your foot in place, while mechanical foam cushioning provides a plus yet responsive feel.

Nike Victori One, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Asuna

These sporty-chic Nike Asuna slides are designed with a cinch cord lacing system that allows you to easily fine-tune the fit. Underfoot, the pair features soft foam and a rugged tread pattern for ultimate grip.

nike asuna slides, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Air Max 1 By You

Another legendary silhouette, the Nike Air Max 1 comes with a visible Max Air unit, padded low-cut collar and lightweight foam midsole. This customizable option allows you to create your own signature design.

Nike Air Max 1 By You, best women's nike shoes
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Nike Ultra Comfort 3

A stacked memory foam footbed with contoured arch support makes Nike’s Ultra Comfort 3 a pair of go-to flip-flops.

Nike Ultra Comfort 3, best women's nike shoes
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