|Update:||Nike Air Max Sequent 4|
|Weight:||Men: 11oz | Women: 8.4oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 14mm | Women: 14mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Heel strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Release date:||Feb 2017|
|Type:||Heavy | Big guy|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White|
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- Right off the bat, the most obvious change that jumps out of the Air Max Sequent 2 is the mix of knit and mesh upper. Whereas the previous version used mainly a spacer mesh, the new model went for better form-fitting fit and the right blend of flexibility and support in this new upper material combination.
- Another clear update is the more padded tongue as a way of resolving past issues where runners complained about some rubbing where the tongue meets the skin. With a more plush tongue, there should be enhanced comfort and significantly lesser chances of experiencing irritation or rubbing.
- A noteworthy change is not readily visible in the 2nd edition of the Nike Air Max Sequent. From a traditional 12mm heel drop, it jumps to a 14mm heel to toe drop. There is a slight increase in the thickness of the midsole and the outsole rubber. The idea is to provide more cushioning and better shock absorption, although this may not suit everyone.
Nike succeeded in coming up with a shoe that conforms to the foot better in the Sequent 2. The main ingredient in the improved fit is the mix of mesh and knit material in the upper. There is much better security and flexibility in all the right areas. It continues to have a good heel grip while the forefoot accommodates a number of different foot shapes. The toe box has adequate room for the toes to splay.
The underfoot of the Nike Air Max Sequent 2 is a carryover of the original version. It has a Waffle outsole with countless square nubs for added grip on a variety of surfaces. There are a handful of articulated flex grooves in the forefoot for flexibility. The forefoot is made of softer blown rubber for traction while the heel has a sturdier carbon rubber for durability.
Nike’s workhorse and staple midsole technology in the Phylon runs the length of the midsole for cushioning and shock-absorption. The full-length design, which is also the same as the Sequent 4, enhances the transition through the gait cycle. Runners are very familiar with the technology located in the heel as this gives the shoe added importance and popularity. The Air Max unit in the heel gives added shock-absorbing features and a very cool look.
The upper is also where Nike is nailing it in the Sequent 2. By combining knit and mesh, Nike offers an upper that is very reminiscent of the more expensive Flyknit experience. There is improved support and wraparound feel of this shoe compared to the earlier model because of the knit-mesh combo. The upper brings a lot of ventilation to the party as well. Nike improved the comfort altogether by using a very plush fabric lining in the interior and a more padded tongue in this version. A lace-up closure clinches the fit of this shoe.