Want to know what makes the Nike Zoom All Out Low 2 so good? Or are they even that good?
There aren’t many reviews and it looks like that Nike has discontinued these shoes on their official website.
However, they are still available on Amazon.com.
I’m going to sift through all the good and bad reviews and see if I can come up with my own conclusion.
You are now reading my unbiased Nike Zoom All Out Low 2 review.
At a Glance
Product Name: Nike Zoom All Out Low 2
Designed for: Running
True to size: No
Expected lifespan: 8 – 18 months
Price: $60 – $80
My rating: 4.4/5
The All Out 2 are clearly built for running with the responsive cushioning and comfortable midsole. Flaws are virtually nonexistent and if you get these shoes they will keep you running for longer by providing an extra spring in your step. However, wide feet people will be let down due to the narrow construction. Keep reading for my full review or go to my alternative for those with wide feet.
What is the Nike Zoom All Out Low 2?
They are aesthetically pleasing running shoes with a statement to make.
The feature a mesh upper with Nike’s special Flyknit technology.
Both of these together create a lightweight and highly breathable upper so your feet stay comfortable for longer.
No-sew overlays cover the upper to cut down on weight even more, but without sacrificing durability.
One thing that sticks out is Nike’s Air heel unit which covers up to 3/4 of the outsole!
The Air Unit provides responsiveness. It compresses upon impact and immediately decompresses when you lift your feet.
Usually the Air Unit just covers the heel but in this case it covers most of the outsole, which is what gives it so much responsiveness.
They also feature flex grooves in the oustole, allowing more flexibility for alternative uses other than running.
But I’ll cover that shortly.
The outsole offers waffle pistons to help absorb impact and soften hard landings.
All in all I like what I see so far. The Nike Zoom All Out Low 2 clearly put an emphasis on shock-absorption, flexibility and responsive running.
Are the Nike Zoom All Out 2 Good for Running?
As you already know, these shoes are incredibly bouncy.
This may or may not be a bad thing depending on your weight and your goals.
If you’re going to be using them for running (no matter your weight), they are perfect because the responsiveness and waffle pistons provide a bouncy feeling.
This puts an extra spring in your step to keep you running for longer without getting fatigued as easily.
If you don’t like that bouncy feeling during your running sessions, then you probably won’t like these shoes.
But I have no problems with the running abilities because they do, in fact, perform very well for it.
On the other hand, that bouncy feeling doesn’t go away when walking.
In fact it makes it harder because there’s less stability for lighter individuals.
Anyone that’s 150 pounds or less should opt for something that’s a little more stiff. There’s just not enough stability for you.
Whereas heavier individuals can wear them for walking because the extra weight keeps the shoes stable and secure.
What Else Are They Good For?
I wouldn’t wear them for anything else other than running or walking.
There isn’t enough lateral stability for things like crossfit, the gym, athletics or sports.
Cross training and sports require side-to-side movements, and most of the time in quick bursts.
And like I already mentioned, they are far too unstable even for walking if you’re on the lighter side.
Trying to do intense workouts in these is a disaster waiting to happen. And I don’t want that happening to you.
So no, the Nike Zoom All Out Low 2 are not good for anything else and should be strictly kept for walking and running.
However, when I say walking I also mean walking or standing all day.
They are so comfortable that you don’t experience tired or painful feet at the end of the day.
This makes them good for working a job for 8+ hours a day, or just casual use when you want something that breaths as you go about your day.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do they last?
There’s a lack of information regarding the longevity of these shoes.
But one thing we can do is go off of Nike’s proven track record, the price tag, the materials used and construction.
After careful consideration I can confidently say they will last 8 months up to 1.5 years.
Of course the more you wear them the quicker they wear down.
Are they comfortable?
That’s a given. They are incredibly comfortable as reviewers have pointed out.
They say they’re like walking on clouds, or even walking on air.
This is due to all the comfortable materials, waffle pistons and responsive air unit.
Are they true to size?
Again, a lack of information due to limited reviews.
But we already know that 99.99% of Nike shoes run small, so I recommend sizing up 1/2 for a comfortable fit.
So no, they are not true to size.
Are they good for wide feet?
No, unfortunately they have a narrow construction.
Users have said they are far too tight for wide feet people.
The New Balance Arishi v3 are a better alternative if you want a wide running shoe with the same price.
Do they have arch support?
They are neutral shoes with neutral support.
Considering all the padding they offer I have no problems saying they fit all arch types comfortably.
This goes for flat feet, low arch, neutral arch and high arch.
Pros and Cons
- Good casual shoes for everyday wear
- Bounciness that makes runners go for longer
- Feels like walking on air
- Good quality, can last up to a year and a half
- Arch support for everyone
- Narrow construction, not good for wide feet
Do I Recommend then Nike Zoom All Out Low 2?
Oh hell to the yes.
What’s not to like about it?
The fact that the narrow construction cuts out people with wide feet?
Yes that sucks but I have provided an alternative for those people.
The other negative is that lighter individuals might find it too unstable when walking.
You might want to check out the Skechers Go Walk Joy instead if you’re looking for a walking shoe.
Other than that, they perform as good as Nike claim.
They haven’t exaggerated any claims and they really do perform for running, for both light and heavy people.
They’re under 100 bucks and have caught my attention with the immense responsiveness and comfort.
The Nike Zoom All Out Low 2 gets the big thumbs up from me.
The Verdict: High Value for Money
The fact that they’re under $100 and can last 1.5 years gives them the upper hand against its competitors.
As a rule of thumb, $100 shoes will last about 1 year with frequent use.
The Nike Zoom All Out Low 2 are high value for money.
Are they better than other running shoes with the same price?
Not really. Every shoe has its pros and cons.
These are strictly for narrow and average sized feet, but make up for it with the responsiveness and comfort.
Expect to run for longer without getting fatigued as quickly as your current running shoes.
And that concludes my review.