Nike React Miler 2 Review

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Type of supportUniversal (neutral)
Inclination of the sole10mm
Sole thickness (heel)31mm
Sole thickness (forefoot)21mm
Weight (men’s model)321g
Weight (female model)257g
Great comfortA little bulky
Stable and effective cushioning for long distancesModel that is narrow in size
Breathable upper that supports the foot wellNot the most inspiring shoe in Nike’s lineup
Sturdy shoe


The Nike React Miler is back with its second model, using the same cushioning and design as its predecessor. Although it is a very similar shoe to the original Miler, the 2 features a redesigned upper for a more streamlined design. This model also stands out for its breathability, durability and stability, especially for long rides.

Thanks to the Nike React technology used for the midsole of the shoe, the Miler 2 offers a comfortable and smooth running. While the energy return wasn’t great, runners appreciated the cushioning for long runs and good arch support from the midsole design. Although the shoe is not a pronator model, it provides good support throughout the run. The redesigned upper is less bulky, made with a lightweight mesh that allows feet to breathe. However, with a weight of 312 g (men’s version), the M2 is not exactly light (if you are looking for a more agile shoe, the Invincible Run is more appropriate). Finally, the outsole of the Miler 2 is very durable and provides solid traction on urban surfaces.

Runners who tested the Miler 2 were overwhelmingly satisfied with their experience, reporting precise foot support and great midsole comfort. The design of the shoe and the choice of colors also appealed. The main drawback of the shoe? Users note a narrow design, mainly in the toe area. In addition, for some, the cushioning is too imposing and makes the shoe bulky, when it is already heavy.

In summary, the Nike React Miler 2 is a good option for those who like comfortable and stable cushioning, despite its somewhat narrow upper and bulky design.



  • Abrasion resistant rubber provides sure grip and protects the platform from bitumen wear.


  • The midsole displays React : a specially soft foam developed by Nike.

Upper part (upper)

  • The technical mesh allows targeted support for your foot while providing good air circulation in the shoe when the speed increases.
  • midfoot band provides comfortable support and reinforces the structure of the upper for durability.
  • The rigid heel counter comfortably cradles the foot for a more personalized fit during training.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does the Nike React Miler 2 fit?

The M2 is true to the advertised size. However, some testers noted that it was a bit narrow, especially around the toes. You can try going up a half size, but generally we recommend going for another size if you have wider feet .

Is the React Miler 2 suitable for pronator runners?

Yes, this model is a shoe for neutral gait (also called universal). Thus, it is aimed at all runners whatever their stride. It therefore does not display a stability aid to correct the stride and prevent overpronation. However, testers note that this model is particularly stable.

Is this model for the road suitable for athletes with a heavy build (85 kg or more)?

Yes, these shoes are suitable for heavy runners. Indeed, the Nike React Miler 2 have a 31mm sole under the heel, which is enough cushioning for most athletes. You should be able to run with it safely, regardless of your weight.

Are these shoes a good choice for running a marathon?

This Nike running shoe is particularly suitable for long distances such as the marathon thanks to its well-cushioned and stable configuration that provides good support throughout the race. This makes her a perfect candidate for your event!

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