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Nike Renew Elevate Review

Nike Renew Elevate
Nike Renew Elevate
Nike Renew Elevate
Nike Renew Elevate
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7.9
A very affordable Nike budget model with good overall performance
based on 2 expert reviews
based on 2 expert reviews

Best Suitable For:

A good choice for outdoor courts

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Available at 3 shops | Official Retail Price: $79.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Traction
8.0
Cushion
8.0
Materials
7.5
Support
8.0
Fit
8.0
Outdoor
100%

Facts & Figures:

Type:
High Top
Release Date:
8/2020
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide
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Summary of 2 Expert Reviews:

Pros:
The traction pattern is durable and performs
Supportive upper materials
Cons:
Materials feel and look cheap

Performance of the Nike Renew Elevate:

The Renew Elevate is one of Nikes cheapest budget models, does it show in its performance? The traction pattern works well on outdoor courts and clean indoor courts. On dirty courts, you will need to wipe off the dust from time to time. The cushioning setup is divisive: one reviewer thought the Renew foam was soft and bouncy while another thought that it was too firm and didn't provide enough impact protection. The Mesh materials look and feel cheap but provide enough support and feel comfortable on-foot. Overall, for only $80 you get a decent performer, comparable to the KD Trey 5 VIII, but a little more supportive and with lower material quality.
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Reviews of the Nike Renew Elevate:

The 7.9 average overall rating ranks #131 of 156 shoes overall
8.3
The Sole Brothers
August 17, 2020
For $80, this is a beastly performer. This is the best budget model available right now, even better than the KD Trey 5 VIII.
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7.6
RicheeKim
August 17, 2020
For only $80, I can't complain. The materials feel budget and the Renew cushioning isn't as nice as in the KD Trey 5 VIII. But the fit, traction, and support are good.
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Traction of the Nike Renew Elevate:

The 8.0 average traction rating ranks #110 of 156 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 17, 2020
The stopping power is good and I had no issue with sliding out on the outdoor courts I played on.
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8.0
RicheeKim
August 17, 2020
The traction is really good. On clean courts, you will have no problems at all. On dirty courts, dust will get stuck in-between the grooves of the traction pattern and you will need to wipe from time to time.
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Cushion of the Nike Renew Elevate:

The 8.0 average cushion rating ranks #112 of 156 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 17, 2020
The foam in the heel is very soft and gives you a nice subtle bounce. The forefoot was super nice in the beginning but bottoms out a little bit after a while. I would take Nike Renew over Phylon every day of the week - one of my favorite cushioning setup I've played in recently.
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7.0
RicheeKim
August 17, 2020
The Renew cushioning feels much firmer compared to the KD Trey 5 VIII. There is only minimal impact protection but you get a lot of court feel.
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Materials of the Nike Renew Elevate:

The 7.5 average materials rating ranks #141 of 156 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 17, 2020
The Mesh looks and feels cheap but it's pretty comfortable on foot. Nothing to complain about!
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7.0
RicheeKim
August 17, 2020
The Mesh materials look and feel cheap, but they get the job done.
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Support of the Nike Renew Elevate:

The 8.0 average support rating ranks #118 of 156 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 17, 2020
The Swoosh on the lateral side cages in your feet. Lateral containment was very good, and the flat base is very stable on cuts.
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8.0
RicheeKim
August 17, 2020
Ho heel slippage thanks to the external heel counter and no side-to-side movement on the footbed because of the Nike Swoosh that acts as a barrier on the lateral side. The base is wide enough to provide stability on cuts and crosses.
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Fit of the Nike Renew Elevate:

The 8.0 average fit rating ranks #115 of 156 shoes overall
8.0
RicheeKim
August 17, 2020
There is a little bit of dead space on the top of the toe box - but this never bothered me too much. Players with flat feet might have issues because of the rubber that comes up on the medial side.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 100.0% average outdoor rating ranks #6 of 156 shoes overall
good
The Sole Brothers
August 17, 2020
Even after playing outdoors a lot, there seems to be very minimal wear and tear.
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Width of the Nike Renew Elevate:

regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
August 17, 2020
Starts out a little bit narrow but the material breaks in nicely.
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regularly wide
RicheeKim
August 17, 2020
The width is regular.
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Size of the Nike Renew Elevate:

true to size
The Sole Brothers
August 17, 2020
I went true to size and it fits me like a glove.
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true to size
RicheeKim
August 17, 2020
I went true to size and was perfectly fine as a slightly wide-footer.
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