DiscontinuedUpdate: Nike Air Max Typha 2
Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
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Updates to Nike Air Max Typha
- The Nike Air Max Typha is designed as a lightweight cross-training shoe. It features a warp-knit upper that delivers a snug fit. It has the Flywire cables integrated into the lacing system which adds lateral support to the widest part of the foot.
- The full-length midsole cushioning does not readily compress and absorbs shock upon impact. The heel features an additional technology called the Air Max which uses pressurized air to deliver a responsive base without the added weight.
- Underneath the trainer is a rubber outsole. This durable material is equipped with a multi-directional tread pattern to provide traction on most surfaces.
- UPDATE. In August 2018, the Air Max Typha 2 has been released by Nike. If features a few improvements in the shoe's construction.
Nike Air Max Typha size and fit
The Nike Air Max Typha is only available in men’s version and runs true to size. It comes in D - Medium width. The upper of this shoe is made from a form-fitting material that may not sit well with those who do not welcome a snug feel. Consumers are advised to try the shoe in person to get an agreeable fit.
The underside of the Nike Air Max Typha features a rubber compound. This material is hard-wearing, flexible and provides traction on most surfaces. It extends to the front of the shoe to protect the toes from impact during workouts.
Flex grooves are found in the forefoot area to promote plantar flexion. A multi-directional tread pattern lines the outsole for enhanced traction and durability of the rubber.
A full-length cushioning serves as the footbed of the Nike Air Max Typha. This compound protects the foot by absorbing the shock upon impact.
At the heel is the Air Max unit which enhances the shock-absorbing properties in the rear section. This technology uses trapped air to attenuate shock during repetitive landings. It is also designed to be lightweight and resilient to allow the midsole to return to its original form quickly and protect the foot from stress and fatigue.
The Nike Air Max Typha employs a warp-knit material for the upper. This type of fabric conforms to the shape of the foot to deliver reliable support. It is tightly woven to give the façade its structure but is still breathable to keep the foot chamber well ventilated.
It uses a traditional lace-up closure with the Flywire integrated into the two eyelets closest to the vamp. The Flywire is comprised of thin yet strong cables that reinforce the lateral support when the laces are tightened. In this model, the technology braces the broadest part of the foot during dynamic movements.
The rear section features the injected thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlay. This structure serves as an external heel clip that anchors the foot to the midsole and prevents unwanted movements.