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Nike Wildhorse 6 Review



The best trail running shoes can stand up to whatever nature throws their way. Whether it is tough terrain riddled with rocks or loose gravel waiting to take you down, great shoes can handle it all with total ease. With that said, not every pair of trail runners you’ll encounter will offer the burly ruggedness you require in a shoe.

This is where the Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 6 trail shoes really excel. These are a stylish yet rugged trail shoe designed to tackle the roughest terrain you encounter. Weather steep, rocky, wet, or rooty, the Nike Wildhorse 6 can get the job done.

A Thick Underfoot for Ample Protection

You can’t talk about the Nike Wildhorse 6 Trail shoes without touching upon the foot protection. Thanks to Nike’s innovative React Foam, you’re treated to ample underfoot protection that still offers the springiness most runners crave.

With an 8mm heel-toe drop, those who strike the turf with their heels will land without issue or pain. A segmented rock plate in the forefoot grants extra protection from rocks, branches, and gravel without compromising flexibility. With an upper crafted thoughtfully from a breathable mesh, your foot is also protected in high wear spots.

High-Wear Sticky Rubber for Adequate Traction

Nike wanted to create the perfect trail shoe, which is why they spent a significant amount of time improving the Wildhorse 6 in terms of traction. Unlike previous designs, the current model offers high-wear rubber in the heel with sticky rubber in the front.

Cleat-shaped lugs of various sizes come equipped with super sharp edges for a significant bite. This lug design also helps to keep mud from building up on wet trails. These 5mm deep lugs also boast a flat surface on the top. While this may not seem like a big deal, it actually adds a bit of friction on hard surfaces.

Overall, these are shoes that maintain ample traction on grass, rocks, mud, snow, and wet surfaces.

A Comfort-Driven Wonder for Narrow Feet

The Nike Wildhorse 6 trail shoe offers excellent protection, traction, and stability. Where do they stand in terms of comfort? Well, if you have narrow feet this could be the trail shoe that dreams are made of. Average width feet should also find the shoe to be quite excellent.

In terms of length, the shoe itself is true-to-size. Those with very wide feet may not find ample space nor will they enjoy the more narrow toe box. Narrowness aside, the vertical volume feeling is spot on. This is largely thanks to the newly designed ultra-thin tongue and lacing apparatus which do not put any pressure on the tops of feet.

Overall, you’re going to find that the Nike Wildhorse 6 trail shoe offers up ample comfort and stability. You’ll feel well balanced and easy even when striking hard on tough surfaces.


Excellent foot protection
Great traction with 5mm ultra-grip lugs
Heel collar helps to keep the shoe free from debris
Great for those with narrow feet
Thick comfort underfoot


Not ideal for wider feet
Not very sensitive on the trail
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