Who should buy the Nike Air Footscape NM

The football-inspired Nike sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a low-cut sneaker with a stylish and eye-catching look
  • You want a shoe that is perfect for walking
  • You prefer a sneaker with a heel that provides cushioning and shock absorption capabilities

Nike Air Footscape NM Logo

Style of the Nike Air Footscape NM

As the classic sneaker shifted from its original running roots into a lifestyle sneaker, the Nike Air Footscape NM has also improved in terms of style. Nike has also opened up to the use of new materials from premium or suede leather, mesh, rubber, textile, woven fabric, and synthetic materials for the Nike Air Footscape NM’s upper. 

Nike Air Footscape NM Midsole

The sneaker has also gained an audience among the fans of eccentric sneakers because of its asymmetric design and waffle pattern outsole.

Nike Air Footscape NM Heel

Notable Features

For a sneaker that is a product of extensive research, the Nike Air Footscape NM’s silhouette may be its most notable feature.  An injected Footscape midsole was engineered with deep Flex Grooves by Nike designers for flexibility and comfort across all types of surfaces and further promising reliable traction for various movements.

Nike Air Footscape NM Toebox

The silhouette matches the natural profile and kinematics of the human foot while its alternative fit accommodates the dynamics of foot motion resulting in a new type of comfort that does not go against the natural response to forces experienced during heavy physical activities.

History of the Nike Air Footscape NM

Since its first release in 1996, many sneaker fans have had a love-hate relationship with the Nike Air Footscape NM.  While others may not find the first looks of the foot-hugging and asymmetrical design appealing, the in-shoe feel of this cult classic definitely blew them away as the promised comfort and soft cushioning are immediately fulfilled.

Nike Air Footscape NM Laces

Researched and developed by Nike’s Advanced Product Engineering Group and the Nike Sports Research Lab, the running shoe is a product of the group’s conscious effort to relieve the stress on the foot and design a shoe that would be responsive to the needs of the feet making the entire in-shoe experience as comfortable as possible.

Nike Air Footscape NM Insole

The result of this research is the proprietary Footscape design silhouette that allows Nike to integrate with precision their designing process for athletes. As a result of this research, athletes are given greater comfort and response to the natural forces experienced during rigorous physical activities like running.

Nike Air Footscape NM Tongue

Soon other shoes that adhere to the Footscape design were released including the Nike Air Stasis, Nike Air Footscape 2 Presto, Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukka, Nike Air Footscape Woven TZ, and Nike Air Footscape Magista.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Football
Collection: Nike Air Footscape, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Colorways: Grey / Blue / Black / Green / Purple

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.