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One way in which the success of the Roshe Run can be measured is by how inspired its fans are. TeamROSHE is a worldwide group of Roshe Run enthusiasts who were brought together by their love of the model. They even maintain a blog with regular updates, whenever new news or colorways of the model hits. Check out their take on the state of the Roshe Run below.

The state of the Nike Roshe Run could not be more exciting. Looking back from merely two years ago, who could have seen this day coming? The once outcast of the sneaker world, thrown into infinite box-less aisles at Ross and Nordstrom Rack, is now a household name in the sneaker world. Coming from a group that has been behind the Roshe since its inception, TeamROSHE is extremely proud of what the model has become. We compare its growth to watching a younger sibling struggle their way through high school, go on to blossom in college, joining the student union and graduating with honors. The Roshe Run has evolved and taken on a new meaning to Zen.

At its core, the Roshe Run model stands for, “only the essentials.” Originally this was viewed as the physical make up of the Roshe, a mesh upper and an EVA outsole. Fast forward to today, Nike has taken the Roshe Run and transformed it into one of the widest collections of a single shoe imaginable with hundreds of variations. The shoe takes on a new life with each new upgrade, whether it is the incorporation of suede, a mid cut, leather, a Nike Free outsole, and the list goes on. But deep down, it is the same shoe, with the same original philosophy.

Dylan Raasch, designer of the Roshe Run, said back in 2012 when only the original mesh model existed:

“I wanted the shoe to be as versatile as possible, so I designed it so it could be worn barefoot or with socks. You could dress up or down in it, travel with it, walk or run in it, chill in it, almost anything. I felt the simpler I could make it, the more profound it would become.”

The Roshe Run is made for nearly any occasion. With the diverse collection the shoe now boasts, there is absolutely no event, no setting, and no terrain that a Roshe Run cannot go. By evolving, the Roshe Run takes, “only the essentials” farther than TeamROSHE ever could have imagined, and warrants itself as a staple in everyone’s sneaker rotation. No matter where you’re going, there is an essential Roshe Run for you. - TeamROSHE