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