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Style # 18172
Nike Women's Initiator Shoe

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Nike Women's Initiator

price may vary based on color original price:$51.99
Hit the ground and go in the Nike Initiator running shoe.

  • Breathable mesh upper with supportive overlays
  • Lace-up front, padded tongue and collar
  • Textile lining with a cushioning footbed
  • Dual-density Phylon midsole for added cushioning
  • Durable rubber outsole for enhanced mobility

  • Free returns to over 1100 stores! see details


    Ask a Question asked: Why did you choose this?

    • Shanalee: "Because of size and comfort."
    • TERECA: "I need a good pair of shoes to walk in and for comfort & support."
    • lashanda: "daughter likes them"
    • D: "They look similar to Nike air liner which I love."
    • Faith: "Liked the look."
    • T: "Size & Width"
    • Jeanette: "Size and I already have a pair"
    • K: "I have a pair of these already and they give me the support I need as I had broken my ankle last year"
    • Michelle: "My favorite pair of Nike - Ever!! Long Lasting and I love the fit and look..Simple colors and not too flashy."
    • Julie: "I have a pair and they are great for falling arches"
    • Lisa: "had the exact pair before and LOVE them"
    • Mary: "I just got a pair from your store in Leeds, AL and love them so much I wanted a 2nd pair! AMAZING!!!"
    • Cozy: "I've bought this particular style for years because they fit my foot the best for speed walking."
    • Barbara: "I tried it on in the store but they did not have my size."
    • Linda: "I have wore nick shoes in the past and really liked them so going to try them again"
    • Alyce: "Looking for Nike in wide width"
    • Mary: "good color, great price and in my width"
    • Rachel: "I have bought them previously, but the Nike store does not carry them anymore. So I Googled for them and your site came up with the correct shoes."
    • Jackie: "Comfort and I love the colors"
    • D: "good reviews"
    • Deborah: "Because of color and wide width."
    • kenny: "Very comfortable and wide width is actually wide and perfect for my flat feet. My feet are so wide I usually have to get Men's tennis shoes but not with this shoe. I buy two every time so I will always have a spare."
    • Jessica: "For work"
    • NANCY: "I like the way Nike shoes fit my feet."
    • Anna: "I have a very hard time finding shoes that fit me well and the nike initiator fits perfectly"
    • Imelda: "Great shoes. We do a great deal of walking & these shoes are very comfortable. This is the third pair of these shoes that I have purchased. Love 'em."
    • Sarah: "For running and indoor soccer"
    • Sarah: "I like them"
    • DeeDee: "Great feel and support for MY feet, good price!"
    • Sharon: "Love, love love these shoes!"
    • diane: "Very comfortable sneaker."
    • Colette: "I read the reviews, they seemed good and I am always on my feet at wok."
    • patricia: "I have purchased this same brand and style for the past 3 years. It is comfortable and the shoe last an entire year. The shoes are still wearable but are just dirty and I need a new pair."
    • julianne: "I need a wide width, and they are cute!"
    • J: "I like the fit of these shoes"
    • JoAnn: "they are wide. i have a hard time finding wide shoes"
    • P: "colors, Like Nike brand."
    • Mary: "I wear wide widths Nike and they are hard to find!"
    • Jennifer: "I have previously worn these shoes and they work great for my plantar fasciitis."
    • Eileen: "3rd pair. They are comfortable and wear well!"
    • sherry: "friends daughter wanted these"
    • Margaret: "Like the style"
    • Sandy: "Arch support"
    • Arlette: "I need a comfortable shoes for walking,"
    • Trisea: "These were TOO narrow, although they were supposed to be wide. I ended up giving them to my daughter."
    • MELANIA: "comfortable"
    • Kelly: "cutest ones in wides. and reviews were all good"
    • L: "I have purchased 4 pair of these, now 6. They are excellent for walking and jogging. Also wear these for Zumba."
    • Mary: "Never been able to wear nike's because I have wide feet,but everyone at work loves theirs. I was told I could get wide widthes on line I wanted to give them a try."
    • J: "good brand bought them before and they fit well."
    • Kimberli: "I liked the style and I was looking for a mesh shoe."
    • JOAN: "Right size and brand that I need."
    • diane: "size"
    • Raymond: "They look good"
    • avis: "because i brought some a while back and they are very very comfortable for my feet when it comes to standing for 8 to 9 hours a day and sometimes 6 days a week on my feet very supportive to my arch also"
    • Corinne: "Similar to old ones that I really like"
    • michelle: "I liked the reviews. I work on my feet for 8 hours a day on cement and think they might be very comfortable."
    • Cheri: "They was on sale"
    • LuAnn: "I like the style and colors of the shoe. I have had this type of shoe before and then tried some other brands, this was the best fit for me."
    • Madlene: "Because wide size shoes are very hard to find for women. I have a pair of Nike very similar to these but my podiatrist recommended wide ones."
    • Dawn: "love nikes"
    • amy: "b/c this was the best looking wide width shoe"
    • J: "Great shoe. Does not need to be broken in. Comfortable from the second you put them on."
    • Erin: "just looking for a light and comfortable shoes"
    • M: "Have these already and love them! 3rd yr in row I've purchased these."
    • JOHANNAH: "the were cheap!!"
    • Regina: "I love that it has a touch of color but is mostly white. It will go with a lot of my outfits as well as my work scrubs."
    • Pamela: "I liked the color combination and they look both lightweight and cool for the summer."
    • Michelle: "color, shape, style, width"

    Cindy asked: I tried this shoe on in the store in both the Wide and the Narrow. I noticed that the insole was flat with not much arch support. I remember running shoes having more cushion and strong arch support. I am thinking of buying the wide and purchase an insole for arch support. I wanted to know if people who bought this shoe needed more shock absorption and/or arch support with the aid of insoles?

    • L: "I had the same issue. I have ended up using it as an occasional walking shoe, because the arch support is lacking. My big concern is the heel cushioning, and it was okay but not the best I have had from Nike. My son bought me a different pair of shoes that had better support and cushioning, and I wear those daily."
    • Debra: "I love this shoe have bought 4 pair of them, I did have to buy arch support for mine..."
    • Kathleen: "I like the shoes because I have a wide foot and they are comfortable right from the start. It is difficult to find a wide shoe just anywhere. I wear them all day without any other support in them and don't have any problems. I work in Physical Therapy and can tell you once you begin adding things inside your shoes it will change how it fits. If I used an insert I would probably buy a half size bigger but that's me. I need comfort. "
    • Ashlee: "I purchased these shoes for my daughter and yes, she also uses an insole because she's very heavy footed."

    kathy asked: does this shoe have an arch ?

    • Kelly: "I bought these sneakers for my niece who has flat feet , they provide her with enough support for working out and going walking . So I would say these have an adequate arch . Hope this was helpful."
    • Kathy: "A little bit"
    • Debra: "I would say not much at all, I have always worn an extra 1 in mine. I should have took mine back, I liked the look of the shoe but not good for long time walking. would not buy this shoe again.."
    • Heather: "I love the shoes. Yes they do not a huge arch but it does have one!!!"
    • Jennifer: "I actually returned these shoes because I was heavy and weighed over 200 pounds. I started walking to lose weight and these shoes have no support for a heavier person. The cushioning and arch are very thin. I bought some new balance instead. I really like them, just make sure you get over 600 for a good arch."
    • Bridget: "No longer have shoe and I don't remember."
    • TARI: "The arch is okay. I am flat footed and it was fine. my feet didnt hurt."
    • carol: "yes.. q good solid arch. I have a high in-step and the shoe is very comfortable."
    • Kathy: "Yes, a comfortable arch. I ordered this shoe for a good friend that is on her feet all day. It's the only shoe she will wear at work. She states the arch is solid and comfortable, the entire shoe wraps her foot in comfort. She highly recommends this Nike product!"
    • M: "Yes"

    Darlene asked: are they truly wide have bought shoes that say wide and they are not?

    • Shelly: "This actually are wide. I have the same problem and I love these shoes."
    • Kathy: "I don't care for them. I also bought a pair of Asics running shoes in a larger size and love them"
    • Catherine: "I bought them as a gift for my mother. She loves them. She wore them to Disney and thought they were comfortable and supportive. She has a wide foot and said the were true to width. Nike often run small so I ordered her a half size larger than what she usually wears and they fit great."
    • alison: "yes they were wide"