Nike Revolution 5

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The Nike Revolution 5 is a comfortable entry-level road running shoe.


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8.9Overall score
Good, simple and functional road shoe at a low price
The Nike Revolution 5 is an entry-level road shoe with a stylish design. It offers a simple and functional configuration with a basic sole using rubber on the outside and EVA foam on the inside. The result is comfortable cushioning with all the responsive cushioning you need to have fun. The upper is also stripped down with a simple layer of knit. The ventilation is thus optimal but several runners have noted that the upper is unfortunately a little fragile. As you can see, the Nike Revolution 5 is a basic model that represents good value for money at around 50 pounds (60 dollars). Moreover, with 255 grams (men's version), it's a relatively lightweight model. It can be interesting to alternate with your main shoes during easy recovery workouts or to run at the gym on a treadmill. If you're looking for an inexpensive but slightly more advanced model, the Nike Legend React may also be a good choice.
Value for money
  • Good overall comfort
  • Effective cushioning
  • Reasonable weight
  • Minimum price
  • Some doubts about the durability of the upper


Specification: Nike Revolution 5

Terrain Road
Heel to toe drop 10 mm
Pronation Neutral
Weight (men) 255 g
Weight (women) 255 g
Release year 2020

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  • The Nike Revolution 5’s outsole includes abrasion-resistant rubber to provide optimal traction on urban surfaces while protecting the rest of the shoe from wear and tear. This ensures that the outsole provides good traction even in rainy conditions.
  • In addition, strategically placed flex grooves are designed to increase the flexibility of the shoe to adapt to the movement of the foot. This gives a softer and more fluid ride.


  • This road model owes its cushioning to ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) foam, a popular technology in running shoes. It’s a lightweight yet strong material that effectively absorbs shocks.
  • In addition, an insole (non-removable) completes the cushioning of the shoe.


  • The Nike Revolution 5’s upper translates into a lightweight knit. This provides optimal ventilation to allow the foot to breathe during exercise. This configuration also allows for effective foot support.
  • This road shoe uses a classic lacing system to comfortably adjust the pressure around the foot.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How does the Nike Revolution 5 fit?

This model follows a standard sizing system and is true to size. So you can choose your usual running shoe size. If this is your very first pair of Nike running shoes, it may be a good idea to visit a store to make sure you choose the most comfortable size.

Why is this shoe so inexpensive?

The Nike Revolution 5 is an entry-level model. As such, the technologies offered are very basic. However, the quality is very similar to the other models, although it should be noted that many runners have found the upper fragile due to its thinness. This makes this shoe, on the whole, a good value for money.
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What is the difference between this model and the Nike Legend React?

These two road shoes are similar in terms of budget but the Legend React is slightly more expensive because it features React cushioning foam, which is a recent innovation from Nike. The Revolution, on the other hand, offers a simpler configuration with EVA foam.

Nike Revolution 5 road running shoe

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    Good, simple and functional road shoe at a low price.

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