Facts

  • Terrain
    Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    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.

    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.

  • Use
    Use

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $80
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • One user commented that the shoe helped minimize their hip pain and plantar fasciitis.
  • Many buyers were satisfied with the appearance of the shoe as well as the various color choices available.
  • A majority of wearers stated they liked the light weight and the relaxed fit.
  • Some runners reported a comfortable wear even during extended periods of time.
  • Several purchasers praised the affordable price of the shoe.
  • A lot of reviewers observed the competent shock absorption capability of the Max Air system.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Several users noted it was a very narrow shoe and that it was uncomfortable to wear for long-distance runs.
  • The insole looked cheap, flimsy, and did not give the impression of durability, wrote a reviewer.
  • One buyer said it was too snug around the ankles.
  • The shoelaces that were included were too short and hard to tie, according to a consumer.
  • A couple of users complained that the rubber outsole was noisy and bothersome.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Max Advantage has gathered mixed reviews from users. For some, the midsole delivered a reliable performance, while others were not won over by various design elements. Overall, many were able to attest that the shoe was consistent with other releases from the Air Max series with its signature cushioning system and overall structure.

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Updates to Nike Air Max Advantage

  • 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.

Nike Air Max Advantage size and fit

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.

Outsole

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 has a reinforced piece of rubber that lends durability, as well as the responsiveness, that’s needed for an efficient gait cycle.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.