There are a lot of Janey-come-lately sneaker brans that have gained a bunch of attention lately (Allbirds I’m lookin’ at you), but for my money there is only one OG brand that  is the go to for fashion looks that defy the ups and downs of trends. Look at my sneaker collection and there’s one brand that dominates: Nike. The iconic brand is behind so many of my favorite sneaker styles—but their overall selection is literally hundreds of sneakers. To help you sort through them, I’ve rounded up the best Nike sneakers (and have broken them down by category so you can find exactly what you’re looking for).




Not really a runner but on the hunt for a great pair of sneakers to wear on all of your Hot Girl Walks this season? Look no further—I’ve found your perfect pair. The Nike Air VaporMax 2021 Flyknit sneakers from NIke is an investment at $210, yes, but the bubble soles lend to just how comfortable these will be to wear. The stretchy knit upper material also moves with you for a weightless feeling as you go. I’m personally obsessed.



The Nike Cortez sneaker was so beloved in Stranger Things that Nike collaborated with the show to come out with a new green pair back in 2019. In any case, the classic red, white, and blue colorway remains a must-buy for people looking for a touch of retro flair. They’re snug to the foot and lend a polished edge to any ensemble. The red-white-and-blue colorway is the most popular iteration, but you can catch limited-edition versions with each season.

Easy slip-on sneakers are cropping up on the feet of all of the trendiest women right now, and this all-white pair from Nike is designed for everyday wear or working out in. Technically a tennis shoe, it’s made to be durable and life-proof thanks to the fabric upper. Shop it now in four other colors, including this all-white version, an all-black colorway, and a peachy pink option depending on your mood. Priced at under $100, you can’t go wrong.


The Nike Blazer Mid ‘77 High-Top Sneaker has had a bit of a resurgence over the last few years, proving itself to be a stylish high-top option that’s also comfortable enough to wear all day. Great worn with a slip dress or with a mini skirt, the statement-making shoe is a bold take on the classic Nike sneaker. Plus, the leather upper can be worn super tight to the foot or more open, giving you an array of styling possibilities.


Nike Air Max ‘97 Sneaker

A quick scroll through Pinterest or TikTok will no doubt bring up endless images for this specific pair of Nike Air Max ‘97 sneakers. While the silver option has remained popular through the years, the ‘97s are also available in this sleek white shade as well as vibrant pink, deep brown, and black. Definitely not for the faint of heart, these are the types of sneakers that make a statement every time you wear them. Style them with an equally-bright outfit for maximum impact.



If you’ve read our roundup of the best running shoes for women—or just looked to the feet of the runners you follow on Instagram—you’ll know that different types of running require different types of shoes. This lightweight pair of Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39s works is your ideal all-conditon running sneaker. It’s great for running in any weather and has enough padding to keep you comfortable while going the distance. Available in two colors, they’re designed to be extra breathable to boot.



There are those super chunky sneakers you love to wear when you want to make a major impact, and then there are slender, easier, sneakers that are more low-profile that you wear every single day. These all-white and ‘80s-inspired Court Vision Low Sneakers from Nike are definitely in the latter category. Available in all-white or seven oher colorful combinations, this pair of low-rise sneakers won’t draw too much attention to themselves, in a good way. Don’t forget to wear them with your most colorful pair of socks.



This under-$100 pair of Daybreak sneakers from Nike is so easy to style with formal pieces and casual ones alike thanks to its off-white colorway and cream-colored accents. A touch retro courtesy of the ‘70s detailing and just a little bit modern-feeling thanks to the colorful touches, they’re the perfect wear-everywhere-with-everything type of sneaker. If you are looking for a pair that’s on the brighter side of things, they’re also available to shop in four other colors.