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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

Daily running

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.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.


We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A majority of reviewers found the Nike Air Max Thea Print very comfortable. One person added that she used the shoe on a shopping trip with hours of walking involved and her feet felt great.
  • Many people commended the shoe’s stylish looks. Most reviewers called the shoe “cute” and reported that they received frequent compliments when wearing the kicks, even from strangers on the street.
  • The shoe’s striking colors got several mentions from buyers. One, in particular, said the pink colorway would “add pop to any boring old gym wear” while another said she loved the Fireberry color.
  • A few people reported that the Air Max Thea Print gives decent support. One user found that the shoe holds the foot in place well, so it doesn’t move around much inside the shoe as you run.
  • One person stated that the Air Max Thea Print is a good alternative for people who love the Nike Free shoes but who need more support for their feet.
  • The shoe has decent arch support. One consumer said it might be good for other people with fascitis like him.
  • The shoe is lightweight and is “by far the best gym shoes for training in, running, or standard gym session,” according to a customer.
  • A consumer stated that the shoe is worth every dollar she spent.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many users complained that the shoe’s fit is narrow and not ideal for people with wide feet.
  • The shoe runs small reported several users. Buyers need to buy a half size higher than their standard shoe size, the users said.
  • Two reviewers said the Air Max Thea Print needed a bit of breaking in.

Bottom line

The Air Max Thea Print is a stylish, lightweight casual shoe that will give you all the comfort and support you need, whether shopping, running, or working out. It runs on the narrow side so it may not be a good buy for people with wide feet. Since the shoe also runs small, going up a half size higher might be best for new buyers.



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Nike Air Max Thea Print History

The very first Air Max model was released in 1987. Dubbed the Air Max 1, it featured Nike’s Air-Sole unit but made it visible for wearers to see. This groundbreaking design was well-received by the public and was the start of the masses’ love affair with the Air Max.

Throughout the years, the Nike Air Max collection has released dozens of models and iterations, all featuring the visible air unit that the line is known for. From the iconic Air Max 95s and 97s to the self-lacing HyperAdapt (the real-life Air Mag from Back to the Future II), many of these models developed a cult following.

The Air Max Thea Print comes from this long line of stylish and innovative models. The Air Max Thea was first launched in 2013. The silhouette seems to be a hybrid of the original Air Max and Air Max 90 with a bit of the Nike Roshe Run thrown in. It was an exclusive-for-women model with a bright flash lime colorway. It featured 3M accents on the tongue, a white midsole, and visible Air Max unit at the heel.

The Air Max Thea soon launched in other colorways as well as new iterations including the Air Max Thea Woven and the Air Max Thea Print. The Thea Max Print had the sleek minimalistic look and light weight of a running shoe. It features a textile upper along with leather and synthetic overlays.

Nike Air Max Thea Print Style

This low-top shoe has a minimalistic look that looks well with just about anything. Pair it with your favorite jeans, shorts, or leggings, and you’re good to go.

Fit & Sizing

The Air Max Thea Print is available in women’s sizes which range from 5 to 11. Since the size runs a bit small, buyers might do better to order half a size bigger than their usual foot size.

Notable Features

The Air Max Thea Print features the visible Air-Sole unit the Air Max line is known for. Injected Phylon in the midsole gives the shoe a cushiony feel while the Air-Sole unit absorbs shock. A Solarsoft sock liner provides the shoe with an easy feel for every foot strike.

Additional Info

  • The shoe has an approximately 1.5” midsole.
  • A pull tab in the heel allows for easy on and off maneuver.
  • There is sufficient padding in the ankle collar and tongue for enhanced comfort.