doesnt look too different from other nike running shoes, but i think i see what you are perhaps saying.
most brands (and nike to a large degree) typically have a few different “streams” of products targeted to different consumers.
i typically categorize running products into 3 categories.
advanced- totally different formal or technical solutions. usually more clean, minimal, and targeted to the consumer who is looking for something “different” and not necessarily an avid/pro runner. more use of allover mesh of synthetic construction, more unique colors, etc. crosses over to lifestyle. along the lines of the new nike zoom series (jasari, etc.), nike frees, kukini, moire, etc.
contemporary- technical runners more overlays (but somewhat simplified), technical looking shanks and cushioning systems, 3m bits, etc. panels and overlays somewhat larger/more than core shoes, and more variation in patterns of toecaps, quaters, etc. also more variation in colors and material finishes. like some shox, pegasus, max moto, etc. usually the shoes that more serious runners use (with the exception of the shox perhaps), and also by many people for training, gym, etc.
core- more basic versions of contemporary. less technical bits and plastic parts, more subdued colors, pretty standard patterns for toecaps, heel overlays etc. most patterns are based on some sort of thin overlay parts with an accent underlay to color. lots of basic colors (white/black or white/navy, or white/red, etc. includes runners like a lot of basic NBs, asics, etc. the one you picture above would likely be in this category or between core and contemporary.
below are some pics of sample from each category (pics are a few years old, but hopefully you can see the similarities/difference in/across each category.
** pics are in opposite order core-advanced (top to bottom)
*btw, these categorizations are my own way of looking at the market. different brands/designers may look at things differently and certainly some brands focus more on one type than another.
hope this helps.