Nike high heels might sound very odd, especially if you are aware that Nike focuses on running shoes and similar sportswear. In fact, High Heels Daily asked Nike if they made high heel shoes. The reply was that no, they do not make and at the time of the article, which was published in 2012, have no plans to make high heels. Therefore, any high heel sportswear shoe that you see with the Nike “swoosh” is a fake.
With that said, Nike does make the Dunk Sky High Essential which is a wedge shoe, not a stiletto heel. Adidas makes what they call a high heel sneaker, which looks more like a dressy saddle oxford with a dancer heel. The key to identifying the Adidas ZX 8000 shoe is the distinctive heel counter design.
There are companies that make or have made high heeled sneakers, including Christian Louboutin who created the Boltina. The model was out of stock as of 2016, so any you find are collectors’ items and are likely to be priced accordingly. If you find a pair, you might want to display rather than wear them.
There are affordable high heeled sneakers. For example, Ochenta puts out a rivet decorated lace-up sneaker in camouflage, light and dark blue denim, and traditional tennis shoe white. Freshete has a similar line of shoes with more colors and designs, as well as a choice of stiletto or chunky heels. While they are not Nike, they are sneakers and have that dress casual feel.
Who would wear high heeled tennis shoes? Someone who likes to wear heels with jeans, or a sports dress. The tennis shoe theme is more attractive with casual wear than a standard dress pump. A ballet dancer who normally is on point will benefit from a casual pair of heels because the elevated heel will not put stress on tendons that are normally contracted. This also holds true for a receptionist or other sort of businesswoman who wears heels most of the day. The support of the elevated heel combined with the cushioning common to sneakers can be welcome after wearing dress shoes.