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  • 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
    $100
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 8.9oz
    Women: 6.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Dec 2015
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Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Sequent is amazingly comfortable for a lot of runners.
  • Several noted that the price is a real steal.
  • The cushioning absorbs shock well, based on more than a few observations.
  • It is very stylish for some.
  • A good number of runners have had cool and dry runs because of the breathable mesh.
  • The traction is pretty for quite a number.
  • 8 different color options.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Based on several remarks, the Air Max Sequent lacks the arch support of other Air Max versions.
  • It is a bit tight for a handful of runners.
  • The tongue often bunches up during the runs of quite a few runners.

Bottom line

Nike adds another Air Max entry in the form of the Sequent. Although not as popular as expensive as its brothers, it does have superior comfort, exceptional breathability, decent arch support, and the kind of looks that catches a glimpse or two wherever the runner goes. The no-fuss work and the price make it a great option for those who want to mix style and performance on the road.

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Updates to Nike Air Max Sequent

  • Nike delivers a version of the Air Max that mainly offers the basics in a really good-looking package. In the Sequent, Nike offers a shoe that is supremely breathable because of the mono mesh.
  • On top of the breathability is well-designed interior that provides tons of comfort without too much cushioning. By using soft and plush fabric, runners can enjoy their runs or every day chores in this exceptionally comfortable shoe.
  • The shock-absorbing capabilities of the shoe are enhanced as it uses the iconic Air Max Zoom unit. Runners should also feel a good balance of cushioning and responsiveness as the Phylon foam runs the entire length of the midsole.
  • Nike’s reliable Waffle outsole continues to offer durability and traction for hordes of Nike fans. This outsole is featured in the Air Max Sequent for tested and reliable grip on the road.

Nike Air Max Sequent size and fit

The fit of the Nike Sequent is designed for those with narrow to average foot widths. There is solid heel and midfoot security while the forefoot gives just enough space for some wiggle room. The almost minimal upper gives a nice locked down support that is still comfortable. It runs true to size.


Outsole

Nike keeps it basic in the outsole as it uses its staple Waffle design for traction and durability. Giving the Air Sequent a little more flexibility are the articulated flex grooves in the midfoot to the forefoot.


Midsole

The midsole features soft cushioning with a touch of responsiveness due to the injection-molded Phylon foam. Nike’s proprietary foam is also very light with moderate durability. The transition through the gait cycle is enhanced as it covers the entire midsole. Beneath the midsole foam in the heel is a U-shaped Air Max zoom unit. The Air Max offers the most cushioning and best shock-absorbing capability among air units in Nike’s technology. It makes landing on the heel a treat.


Upper

The totally seamless upper is an exercise in simplicity. Besides the very breathable mesh, the Swoosh logo is basically what stands out in this section. It has moderate padding in the collar with a very thin tongue that is lined with soft and plush fabric. An internal heel counter provides structure and security in the heel.