Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
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Updates to Nike Air Epic Speed TR II
- The Nike Air Epic Speed TR II features the Air technology in the heel section. The Phylon foam encapsulates the Air unit, forming the full-length underfoot platform.
- The shoe has a mesh upper that keeps the foot ventilated. Synthetic overlays protect some areas against abrasion while catalyzing lateral support in the midfoot section.
- Rubber pods protect the high-wear areas of the outsole. They also provide adequate traction on most surfaces.
Nike Air Epic Speed TR II size and fit
This Nike trainer is only available in men’s sizes and tends to run true to size. It is available in a D - Medium width. The mesh upper does not stretch out because of the synthetic overlays that protect it.
The Air Epic Speed TR II features an exposed midsole. This foam is made to be durable and flexible. It features a hexagonal tread pattern that facilitates multi-directional movement.
Rubber protects the high-wear areas of the sole such as the heel, the toe, and the medial and lateral parts. This compound is hard-wearing and flexible. It features densely-placed hexagonal pods that provide grip.
The Nike Air Epic Speed TR II features an injected Phylon midsole made of the compressed ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA) pellets. The Phylon is designed to be lightweight, shock absorbent, and capable of returning energy to the foot, resulting in faster propulsion. In addition, It also employs a molded foam insole which adds a layer of cushioning to deliver a comfortable footbed.
The heel uses Nike’s renowned Air technology, which is comprised of compressed air that’s trapped in a plastic unit. It constricts during impact to absorb the shock, then quickly bounces back to its original form, preparing the foot for the next move. A bit more hyped combination of the Phylon foam and the Air unit is used in the Nike Air Max Full Ride TR 1.5 trainer. Unlike the Epic Speed TR II, its Air compound is made transparent.
A breathable mesh material makes up the upper of the Nike Air Epic Speed TR II. It maintains a fresh interior environment by allowing heat to dissipate and cool air to come in.
It utilizes a lacing system that’s enhanced with the Flywire in the first two eyelets closest to the toe box. Tightening the laces makes the wires wrap themselves around the foot for added lateral support.
A bumper protects the toe box from abrasion and impact associated with specific activities such as burpees and planks.
A net-like synthetic overlay reinforces the midfoot area. It serves as additional support during side-to-side movements.
The padded tongue and collar offer comfort to the top part of the foot. It also serves to lock the foot in place to prevent it from slipping out while in motion.
An external heel counter anchors the foot to the midsole. This structure ensures that the heel does not slip inside, thus preventing injuries.
A breathable fabric lines the inside of the shoe. It smoothens the seams and allows the foot to stay ventilated.