Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 13.2ozWomen: 11oz
Heel to toe dropWomen: 12mm
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.
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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The shoe stays true to its size and has a 10mm heel-to-toe drop. Something that is unusual in neutral running shoes.
Taking into account the lighter weight, these are the only functional updates you’re likely to discover during a run. From a running usage standpoint, Nike’s alpha-priced running sneaker has always been about more show than go.
Nike’s most expensive shoe isn’t its finest, yet looks unlike none other. This year’s edition comes with a brand new upper, and carries over the same sole unit.
Flexibility with maximum impact protection.
Updates to Nike Air Max 2015
- Nike focused the changes in the Air Max 2015 in the upper. Making an appearance in this model is the engineered mesh that has a combination of large and small holes in the upper. It is an extremely light mesh that greatly helps with the significant weight reduction. This is a softer mesh and feels plush to the feel for added comfort.
- The biggest change in the upper is the presence of the Flywire cables. These are clearly seen outside of the upper just around the midfoot. Nike uses the technology to improve midfoot fit as these cables are directly connected to the laces and the midsole.
- The final update in the upper is the new inner sleeve. This version of the Air Max offers better next to skin feel because of the sleeve. The inner sleeve enhances fit and comfort as well.
Nike Air Max 2015 size and fit
The main difference in fit compared to last year’s model is the snugger fit in the midfoot due to the presence of the Flywire cables. Otherwise, runners should still get excellent heel security that is not constrictive and a forefoot that has generally adequate room for the toes to naturally splay. Medium is the only available width while sizing is accurate in this shoe.
The Waffle outsole is almost flat with numerous small square nubs. It is made of translucent rubber. As the underfoot is almost flat, this helps with the stability of a high offset shoe and with the transition from heel to toe. Nike uses deep flex grooves for enhanced forefoot flexibility.
A full-length blown air bag that Nike patently calls as the Air Max is made of very thick air units. It creates a firmer ride and is ably supported by Cushlon foam, Nike’s regular compression-molded EVA. Providing some support and protection against puncture on the air units is a rubber sheet.
The new engineered mesh offers lightweight and breathable coverage. In this model, Nike almost does away with any sort of overlay, except for a seam around the toe box that is fused on. Logos on both sides of the shoe have reflective materials. The heel has more substantial fused on overlay for better support and structure. As always, the tongue and collar are both very well-padded. The aforementioned inner sleeve, also works with a plush insole for plush comfort.