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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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 11ozWomen: 8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
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
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- Runners who are no strangers to the Nike Air Max series may find the Air Max Advantage as a capable shoe for road running and gym workouts. This shoe is created for runners who have a medium-to-high arch or a neutral gait.
- It has a textile upper with synthetic overlays that bring breathable support as air is allowed to circulate freely, thus keeping the foot dry while being active.
- The Max Air system for the midsole is designed to give a dynamic and secure feel while providing comfort and responsiveness.
The Nike Air Max Advantage comes in a standard running shoe length and with a structure that’s designed to suit wearers with a low to medium-volume foot. Width profiles are available in medium for both the men’s and women’s versions.
The outsole is made of soft rubber that ensures just the right amount of traction no matter the road condition.
With minimal flex grooves that run across all directions, the outsole allows for smoother transitions from heel strike to toe-off. The flex grooves are not too profound; the shoe is intended to work on pavements and not on technical trails.
The heel area of this Nike road running shoe has a reinforced piece of rubber that lends durability, as well as the responsiveness, that’s needed for an efficient gait cycle.
The midsole features Max Air technology in a full-length foam unit that has shock-absorbing properties, offering long-lasting comfort for long-distance runs. The Max Air cushioning has less midsole material and more airbags, therefore resulting in a maximum impact protection during repetitive foot landings.
With Max Air, the shoe has a lighter weight compared to conventional running shoes, but not at the expense of energy return. Its shock-absorbing characteristic protects the body from impact and lessens the chance of fatigue and injury.
This shoe has an open mesh upper that promotes an optimum level of ventilation, thus maintaining a dry and airy environment inside the shoe.
The internal lining makes use of a light cloth to boost a comfortable in-shoe sensation.
There are minimal-constructed synthetic overlays located at the toe and heel area to encourage just the right amount of support and protection against irritation and injury.
The tongue and collar are both adequately padded as they intend to wrap around the ankle securely while providing a plush feel.