Who should buy the Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer

Nike utilized and integrated technologies and innovative components into Air Max Alpha Trainer to provide the ideal balance of support, stability, and lockdown fit during rigorous physical activities. It is a solid option if:

  • You work out in warm and humid environments and are looking for a shoe that will keep your feet dry and cool during strenuous exercises.
  • You carry out your fitness activities indoors and need a shoe optimized for such a surface. 
  • You suffer from foot, leg, or back problems and need a shoe that accommodates doctor-prescribed heel inserts. 

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Multi-directional outsole grip

The Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer has a bottom that is covered with rubber for multi-directional traction on indoor surfaces. It also wraps up onto the sides to protect the upper from abrasion.

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Responsive cushioned midsole

The Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer utilizes a unit of the Max Air technology in the heel for cushioning and responsiveness. Just as the name suggests, this component is powered by airbags to keep its lightweight form. It works by absorbing the force upon foot strike to protect the foot from stress or potential injury.

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It goes back to its original form upon toe-off to absorb the next impact. A similar midsole construction with an Air Max unit is employed in the Nike Air Max Typha 2 trainer.

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The Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer's insole

The insole is made from foam for a pleasant underfoot sensation. It is also made removable to accommodate custom orthotics.

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Breathable upper

An engineered mesh makes wearing the Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer a breathable experience. It is strengthened and protected by lightweight skin and film overlays in the high-wear areas. It has an inner sleeve for a snug fit and moisture-wicking comfort.

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Extra midfoot support

The lightweight Flywire technology offers support in the midfoot area. It consists of a set of strategically placed filaments that work like cables on a suspension bridge.

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The Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer's lacing system

A lace-up closure system keeps the foot contained within the footwear. It allows the user to adjust the fit according to their preference.

Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer Lacing System

Anti-skin abrasion paddings

The collar and tongue are padded for a snugger fit. They have a soft lining that protects the skin from chafing and abrasion.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12oz
Update: Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer 4
Use: Workout, HIIT / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Narrow, Normal / Normal
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Max
BRAND Brand: Nike
Colorways: Black / Red

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.