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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

12 reasons to buy

  • Plenty of users love the waterproof feature of these sneakers because it can be used during the rainy and winter season.
  • These sneakers provide excellent ankle support because of its mid-cut silhouette.
  • Using these sneakers during the colder months is perfect as it keeps the feet warm.
  • Several users love the grip of these shoe since it can also be used on snow.
  • One user who has feet and leg issues were able to use the Nike Air Max 1 Sneakerboots for exercising. The sneakers kept the ankles and knees stable, and no problems were encountered during the workout.
  • These sneakers do not get dirty easily. Moreover, they are quite easy to clean.
  • Generally, these shoes fit as expected.
  • Several users highly appreciate the versatility of these sneakers.
  • Most of the testers mention that these shoes are exceedingly comfortable. Wearing it throughout the day is feasible without encountering issues.
  • Because the style of the sneakers is elevated, it protects the feet from getting wet.
  • These sneakers are worth every penny.
  • The colorways of the Nike Air Max 1 Mid Sneakerboot are gender-neutral, making it suitable even for men.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The bottom of the shoe is composed of a hard material making it not as comfortable as expected.
  • The construction of the shoe is quite narrow. People with wide feet may have issues regarding sizing.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Max 1 Mid Sneakerboot combines the style and function of a sneaker and a boot. These water-resistant sneakers are geared to protect the feet against different elements, most especially the rain and the snow, making the feet comfortable and warm. The upgraded outsole also provides additional traction, making it an excellent shoe to use during winter. Those who want to be geared up during the winter months can consider purchasing this model. Keep in mind that, although it generally runs true to size, the construction of these sneakers are a bit narrow.


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Nike Air Max 1 Mid Sneakerboot History

Easily one of the most iconic shoes, the Nike Air Max 1 had to thank the ingenious Tinker Hatfield for its inception. Launched on March 26, 1987, the Air Max 1 revolutionized the sneaker world because of its unique design and remarkable use of the Air-Sole Unit.

The Air-Sole unit has long been a favorite before the conception of the Air Max. This technology was developed by former NASA engineer Frank Rudy, wherein the sneakers replaced the usual sculpted EVA midsole with pressurized gas pouches. What inspired Hatfield in designing the Air Max 1 was the Centre Georges Pompidou, a building in Paris with an exposed structural and design elements and known for its architectural irregularities. This gave the idea to Hatfield to enlarge and expose the air pouches, making it the largest air cushioning units to date.

However, upon presenting the design, the brand thought it was too provocative and looked structurally weak. Upon its launch, it created a resurgence in running wherein Nike was able to capitalize. It took the brand to escalated heights.

Until now, the Nike Air Max 1 has been one of the most popular silhouettes to date, with different variations under its belt, including the Nike Air Max 1 Mid Sneakerboot.

Nike Air Max 1 Mid Sneakerboot Style

Released in 2015, the Nike Air Max 1 Mid Sneakerboot is a girlier update on the unique Nike Air Max 1 sneaker. These sneakers come in a mid-cut silhouette. The upper remains to be sleek as it is composed of leather and short hair suede. The 3M detailing throughout the sneakers’ mudguards is a great addition to the shoe’s style and feature. True to its Air Max 1 name, these sneakers retain the exposed Air-Sole units.

The bold style of these sneakers can elevate any basic outfit. Pairing it with a loose sweater and legging can already make anyone geared up for the cold and winter season.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Air Max 1 Mid Sneakerboot is a women’s sneaker ranging from 5-12 with half sizes available. Generally, users say that these sneakers run true to size. However, it may run a bit narrow, especially for those with wide feet. Although created for women, men who wish to avail these sneakers can go 1.5 sizes up to get the perfect fit.

Notable Features

This rendition of the Nike Air Max 1 is not entirely a sneaker and not wholly a boot. Although retaining the similar build and cushioning of the Air Max 1, the Nike Air Max 1 Mid Sneakerboot come in an elevated silhouette with rugged updates and features related to a winter boot. The water-resistant feature of these sneakers is notable. Its upper is composed of waterproof leather and fabric and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) membrane to ensure that no water can quickly go inside the shoe.  The gusseted tongue and elevated sole not only seal its boot-like appeal but gives protection to the foot as well.

Additional Info

  • The Nike Air Max 1 Sneakerboot features a more pronounced rubber outsole compared to its predecessor. It provides more traction and grip suitable for snow and rain.
  • The padded lining adds warmth to the feet.
  • The iconic visible Air-Sole unit and full-length polyurethane compose these sneakers’ midsole, making it lightweight and comfortable.