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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WeightMen: 12.9ozWomen: 11.9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 13mmWomen: 13mm
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: Narrow, NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
Release dateNov 2016
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70 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
There's a bunch of models that they've made that people don't remember and they just forget. This is gonna be one of those models that people forget.
I think they're pretty good.
If you need a lifestyle sneaker which looks like none other, then consider the Air Max 2017. On the other hand, if a good running shoe is what you want, look elsewhere.
The latest addition being the Air Max 2017 women’s running shoes provided a soft, cloud-like cushioning effect mile after mile on road and treadmill; probably something to do with their amazing looking full length Max Air unit.
- Nike made several changes in the flagship model of the Air Max series. In the 2017 Nike Air Max, the most visible change is the removal of the Flywire cables. The loop-to-the-laces technology is replaced with a more traditional structure.
- By removing the Flywire cords, Nike made some changes in the heel and midfoot to provide excellent fit and support. This shoe offers a new molded foam in the said areas. In lieu of the cords, the foam provides adequate hold, support, and a more comfortable feel.
- Nike sculpted the Cushlon foam in the midsole to provide better flexibility. As the Air Max unit is quite thick, the flexibility of the midsole foam gives it a little more balance and spring.
Known more as a lifestyle shoe rather than a “real” running shoe, the fit of the Nike Air Max 2017 is supremely comfortable. It is easily an all day, everywhere shoe because of the generous fit that still provides sufficient support and locked down feel. The molded foam in the heel and the midfoot give a sense of a wraparound feel that is really nice to the skin. It runs true to size.
The outsole of this Nike running shoe is basically that of the earlier version. It uses the plastic-like construction with countless small nubs placed all over the underfoot. The nubs of the Waffle design provide the much-needed traction from an outsole of this type. There are also a couple of flex grooves in the forefoot for flexibility.
The biggest attraction in the midsole and basically the entire shoe is the full-length Air Max cushioning. It is made of Cushlon foam together with Nike’s innovative gas technology for a more bouncy and shock-absorbing combination. On top of the Air Max cushioning is the standard Cushlon foam for more responsiveness and durability.
The new Flymesh upper is needed to provide more structure as the 2017 Nike Air Max does away with the reliable Flywire cables. It is very breathable and has the right combination of flexibility and firmness. Besides the molded foam in the heel and midfoot for a foot-hugging support, there is also a partial inner sleeve that wraps the foot like a glove. Nike uses reflective elements in the upper for low-visibility running.