Minor changes made, some good some not so much…
I’m not going to go over things the way I would normally due to the fact that these are nearly identical to the Nike Zoom Crusader so I’m just going to note the minor changes.
The midsole on the Run the One is a bit firmer than the Crusader so you can’t feel the Zoom Air as much as you could previously. I remember praising the Crusader because it was one of the few Zoom based models currently available where you could finally feel the Zoom… not sure why they changed it, but I wasn’t pleased with it. However, the fit feels nicer and a bit more secure due to the changes made within the upper’s construction. Instead of the inner bootie or sleeve, they decided to go with a one-piece build that hugs the foot perfectly. With the Crusader, I felt as if the interior and the exterior of the shoe where going in two different directions when you were in motion… these are solid throughout and felt much better overall.
Ventilation is a minor upgrade, great for those that prefer some air flow and nothing special for those that don’t care about that attribute.
Overall, I’d go with the Zoom Run the One between the two based on the fit. I never felt 100% secure in the Crusader and initially thought it might’ve been due to the extremely low cut. These proved that the cut wasn’t the culprit, but the build. Not a bad model for the price and if you wanted more detailed information then head over to the Zoom Crusader Performance Review to compare notes/ score cards.